Friday, December 27, 2013

The largest gets only larger


Today started the worlds largest Floorball tournament and it is yet larger than ever before. Some 600 plus teams with 11.000 plus players and teams mainly from Sweden, but also from Finland, Belgium, Ukraine and Russia - but this year nope - no participation from Jamaica.

Can Ball Hockey match that?

It is not overwhelmingly easy to find informations about this tournament in English - one page with some basic information is from last year - and that is the easiest one to find. Both Gothia Cup and tournaments down the in Czech Republic seem to master the international advertising a bit better - at least as it comes to marketing in English. Or maybe it is just us being utterly bad managing our search engines? Or could it be that Uppsala thinks this is a little secret - if so sorry u r now busted!

Anyway some efforts by Mika Kohonen stands out and IFF writes what he is involved with during the storvretacupen for special needs players here http://www.floorball.org/news.asp?kieli=826&id_tiedote=3667

Here is more on Mr. Kohonen

Anyway, Storvreta themselves has some 19 teams involved and... here is a few pics and Swedish news from the first day..
We must link you out since we do not know how the copyright would work otherwise... but hey that first picture wow does it speak Floorball to us - check it out it is just great http://www.uppsalanyheter.se/sport/innebandy/item/3113-bildsvep-storvretacupen-2013-12-27
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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!