Monday, December 17, 2012

Powerful and smart news from BC Floorball


BC stands for British Columbia and yeah,  it is the western province of Canada.
They have minutes ago released a press statement that indicate a significant support from their government that goes straight to Floorball. They are smart the Canadians...

-----News Release-----
BC Floorball receives financial support to increase participation

BC Floorball Executive Director Greg Beaudin is pleased to announce a significant BC Sport Participation Grant received from the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, administered through viaSport British Columbia.
Using these funds, BC Floorball can now introduce and activate greater participation of the sport across the province through their four main pillars: Schools, hockey associations, community centres and floorball clubs.
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We say wow. This is not just good for Floorball in BC this is good for all Floorball. This talks about a serious level of recognition and we are certain it won't stop here...
So for Canada this is a very good step indeed, but what about us in the US? Ok, we do not have the full picture here but we strongly suspect that there has not been any breakthroughs like this in the US yet. Yes, we have made some minor attempts ourselves (or with others) to toss in a few grant applications. But no that has not been a larger focus from us and so far - well it almost sounds like many grant sources in the US does not have too much of an idea about Floorball yet - so indisputable it must be hard to grant money or set aside support for something unheard of.
This will change, and with Canada in the lead here - with what is a significant support...
Well, good old USA may not sit on the sidelines - that idea is fully absurd to us...
This happens to be about, schools, hockey associations, community centers and of course floorball clubs.

Congrats - BC...
Full story - is here http://www.bcfloorball.com/?p=1745

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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!