Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Beautiful news, Canada puts Floorball on the North American Map!


Image via City of Belleville Canada


A few quotes:
"Four hundred athletes. Sixteen countries. Ten days. A $1.2 million economic spinoff"

“This is incredible,” said Ellis. “This puts us on the map — not just in North America, but worldwide. It'll take the whole city to pull this off and it just shows what we can accomplish when we work together."

“Seven years ago I traveled to Scandinavia with a high school hockey team and while we were waiting one day for our tour guide, I stumbled upon a game that looked a lot like a game that I played from my childhood,” said Crawford. “I thought it would be a really good training tool for hockey, so we brought it back into our hockey program at Moira.”

“The kids enjoyed it,” said Crawford. “And, it started to pick up. So, we started a league. Now, five years later, the league has grown in leaps and bounds and we have children and adults playing in three divisions with more than 100 players."

Want to read the real deal? Full article is here...
http://www.intelligencer.ca/2013/05/14/belleville-confirmed-for-2016-world-floorball-championship?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
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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!