Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Canada Announces Application to Host World Championships

This is a repost from FloorballCanada - with the kind permission of the author -we are proud to share this with you.
PRAGUE- Delegates from the Canadian National Program recently attended and participated in the IFF Competition held during the annual Czech Open tournament in Prague in August, 2012.  The two day event featured a number of discussions around the growth and development of the sport around the World.  It was attended by 17 different countries and over thirty delegates. The conference was very productive and a number of decisions were put forward to the IFF for consideration moving forward.

One such discussion was of particular interest to the growth of Floorball in Canada.  The Canadian contingency consisting of Todd Crawford and Brett Davis came prepared to officially offer Canada as a viable option for hosting a World Championship.  Crawford and Davis have been involved actively in Canadian Floorball for a number of years and most recently have acted as General Manager and Head Coach of Canada's first U-19 World Championship Team.  The announcement was well recieved but the group and it could act as a huge step forward for Floorball in not only Canada, but North America.  

Davis and Crawford have held a number of positive preliminary meetings with cities in Southern Ontario with the hopes of finalizing the Women's U-19 World Championships in 2016.  Davis, who acts as Director of National Programs said  "It is a very exciting time for Floorball and we feel our bid could benefit not only the sport of Floorball, but the Canadian Federation and the prospective host city as well." 
A final announcement of the host city for 2016 could come as soon as December 2012. 
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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!