Thursday, February 16, 2012

Why this is so utterly Important



This is yet another re-post from BC Floorball - with their grandiose permission!
We here at Floorballcentral just want to add a few lines to this - why we think this is so important.
A) For the first time we here see Athletes with Wheelchairs that realize - what an International standard translates into - and they take immediate action.
This is not just beneficial for them or the full Floorball community but most likely for all other athletes with Wheelchairs in North America - if they so do wheelchair "hockey" versions or not. Now the world of Floorball opens up in a new domain.
B) These Athletes using a wheelchair also point out the direction for so many kids with "foam-sticks" in American schools or other flimsy, clunky and just bad old fashion sticks. These athletes takes the lead in front of what many "regular" Ball Hockey and Floor Hockey players... well the way we see it.. will eventually be forced to do - if they decide to just sit idle.
C) Our warmest congratulations to BC Floorball, Athletes in Wheelchairs in Vancouver, and to the rest that's happening in west Canada right now!



At a small coffee and bagel shop off Main Street in Vancouver, the BC Floorball Federation held it’s first planning meeting with local Wheelchair Hockey athletes Adam Frost and Hilary Brown.

The outcome was the launch of a local Wheelchair Floorball team, the organizing of Canada’s first official Wheelchair Floorball demonstration game at the Richmond Olympic Oval, and a full review of the International Wheelchair Floorball tournament circuit and Power Hockey Floorball events.

The Canadian Team will immediately start to recruit Players to play in the Prague Wheel Open this August. For more information and videos on Wheelchair Floorball Hockey, click on the links below:

http://wheelchairfloorball.org/

VIDEOS

Here is a clip of the Vancouver players, led by Hilary Brown, playing Wheelchair Hockey
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNNDpv9UmBM

BC Floorball is proud to be affiliated with such great athletes and we look forward to the games, the travel, the hosting opportunities at the Richmond Olympic Oval and the passion for Hockey that was shown today at the first BC Floorball Wheelchair Floorball meeting, the future looks great for this Sport in Canada.

BC Floorball
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Caution

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!