Saturday, September 17, 2011

Now think if this was in America!

"- Floorball engages nearly one million people and is visible everywhere in our country. It is a sport that represents teamwork, endurance, quick tactical decisions and playfulness. It is also a sport that is included on each unit within the Armed Forces. Floorball is an exciting way to meet the many young people that in the future may consider the Armed Forces as an attractive career path, says Fredrik Svahn, Marketing director in the Swedish Armed Force."

So the Armed forces in Sweden just decided to become the main sponsor for Floorball in Sweden. Not bad in the local perspective.
We further know that in the more Global perspective the Singaporean Military play a lots of Floorball and that the Thai Military have been exposed to similar ideas. In the USA we have learned that one Major at an Air Base in Alabama recently started Floorball. That is good and much better as compared to me as I tried to get a large Army fort here in Wisconsin to do Floorball. The head guy said - without any knowledge about Floorball - he would not even let me try it out - that his Floors would not be able to keep up. I wonder if one should laugh or cry?

Anyway here is the full article on the Swedish Armed Forces, 
Thanks to IFF and SIBF!

One day I am sure the US, Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force will do Floorball at a large scale too. The only reason for them not doing this yet is probably that their intelligence service is not good enough....


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Research suggest that eye-injuries are more common in Floorball as compared to Tennis, but less common as compared to Squash (similar to Racquetball).
To minimize this risk of injury Floorballcentral recommend: Use certified protective eye-wear (mandated in many European areas for the youth). Do not lay down on the court. Follow the rules strict on stick height.

Also if you get addicted to this sport - do not blame us!