Tuesday, October 15, 2013

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Wheelchair Floorball at ParaGames

Gold Medalist Patrick Anderson- 2013 Nominee for IPC Male Athlete of the Year

An exciting new era in North American Wheelchair Hockey has begun, as Team British Columbia, representing Canada took to the Floor at the ParaGames in Breda, Netherlands. This is the first North American team to go compete internationally in this great new sport.

Locally, Nationally and Continentally, Wheelchair Hockey for Manual and Electric Wheelchairs has had a decent history of participation, however it’s with #FLOORBALL equipment and rules that has really changed the game and given our players opportunities to compete in large scale tournaments like the Prague Wheel Open and the ParaGames....
Read the full scoop and story here http://www.bcfloorball.com/?p=1973
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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!