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Filipino-born Elite club coach in Sweden to assist the Philippine team

Source: KAIS Mora IF

Noel Alm Johansson, coach of KAIS Mora IF in Sweden, will be the assistant coach of the Philippine Men’s floorball team at the Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) Cup in Bangkok, Thailand on July 1-6, 2017. KAIS Mora plays in the Swedish Super League, which is considered to be the most prestigious and most competitive floorball league in the world. Noel with KAIS Mora won the gold medal and a couple of silvers during the last three seasons. He also led the team to win the IFF Champions Cup in 2015 against other elite champion clubs from Finland, Czech Republic, and Switzerland.

Born in Quezon city (Philippines), Noel was adopted and came to Sweden as an infant. He started to coach floorball in 1990 and now he is coaching one of the best women’s floorball club teams in the world. It was quite unexpected and came as a sudden decision that Noel will help coach the Philippine Men’s team in the AOFC Cup. A few weeks ago the team’s head coach Peter Eriksson, who lives in Manila and who happens to also start his floorball career with Kais Mora, met with Noel and discussed with him the national team program and development work of PFA in the Philippines. Being his dream to have an opportunity to do something for floorball in his home country, he was convinced to go to Thailand and meet with the team a few days before the Cup, with the opening match against China on Saturday July 1. “It feels incredibly inspiring and exciting,” said the 47-year old Fil-Swedish coach on making a difference for the Filipino youth through floorball.

The Philippines is still aiming to win its first ever victory in an international floorball match. Noel has been discussing with Peter the plans and strategies of the team to achieve this goal. “I think it really looks good and interesting. I’m really looking forward to meeting and getting to know the players,” said Noel.

Noel expects that this trip to Thailand will be an awesome adventure and an incredible experience together with the team. But after this Cup, he hopes that this experience can make an impact to the development of floorball in the Philippines. Further, he already imagines different possibilities for collaboration work between KAIS Mora and the PFA in the future, such as team exchange programs. In relation to the national team, he hopes that this is just the beginning of his involvement in coaching the team as the Philippines aims to take part in the World Championship qualifiers in South Korea next year. Also, in two years Noel expects that floorball will again be included in the SEA Games program which will be held in the Philippines.

For more information about the AOFC Cup: http://www.floorball.org/pages/EN/AOFC-Cup-2017

Here is the match schedule of the Philippines during the AOFC Cup (Manila time):
July 1 8:30am vs China
July 2 3:00pm vs Iran
July 3 12:00nn vs Singapore
July 4 TBA Quarter-finals
July 5 TBA Semi-finals
July 6 TBA Finals

Source: KAIS Mora IF News

Call for selection in the Philippine men’s national floorball team for AOFC Cup

Filipino floorball players worldwide are invited to sign-up for selection to the Philippine men’s national floorball team who will be competing in the upcoming Asia-Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) Cup in Thailand in late June 2017. The AOFC
is introducing this new regional championship which will be a stand-alone event, unlike in the past where it is usually held in conjunction with the World Floorball Championship (WFC) qualification events.

The Philippine men’s floorball team will be led by Mr. Peter Eriksson as the head coach for this AOFC Cup campaign. Eriksson, who together with his family has been living in the Philippines, is pleased with the fast development of the local players and is confident to improve a lot as a team before the Cup in Thailand. In order to further improve the country’s performance in the tournament, the team is open to have reinforcement players abroad who are playing in other national leagues such as in Sweden, Finland, as well as other European and Asian countries.

The AOFC will alternate from year to year from men´s & women´s competition. In 2017, as it is a WFC year for women, the AOFC Cup will be for men. In 2018, it will be for women, which the Philippines is lobbying to host in Manila. Further, the national team’s performance in the AOFC Cup is significant for the PFA’s recognition from the Philippine Olympic Committee and for the eventual inclusion of floorball in the 2019 SEA Games Manila. Thus, Filipino players from all over the world are invited to take part and have the opportunity to represent their home country.

Interested players may sign-up in this online form: https://goo.gl/forms/4h5RTpsQ6x2fFToD3

The PFA may contact you for possible selection in the Philippine men’s floorball team. For more information, please email us at office@floorball.ph.

LSFL, floorball passion and camaraderie brought out among De La Salle students

Last August 20, the La Salle Floorball League (LSFL) concluded with eight (8) teams from the two FTTEAMS (PE) classes, each team headed by De La Salle Manila (DLSM) club members, fighting to get the top spot.

The LSFL started with teams competing against each other in 3v3 matches, where the Thunders came out as champions. Afterwards, the 5v5 matches were played with the Tiger Cubs bringing home the gold after an intense finals match against the Thunders. The White Knights also came out as the 2nd runners-up of the games.

Although at the end of the day only one team came out as victors, no one could deny the bond that has formed among teams and students because Floorball is all about the passion and the camaraderie. And so everyone is encourage to come and try floorball with DLSM Floorball Club.

If you are interested, you can contact Club president Zack Tamargo at 09052890082 or email him at zackdozer@yahoo.com. You could also PM him in facebook, Zacky Tamargo.

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The inaugural La Salle Floorball League (LSFL) was successfuly organized last August 20 at the E Razon bdlg, De La Salle University Taft, Manila.

2015 PFL Women’s Champion, UP, visits De La Salle Zobel

UP Floorball Club vs De La Salle Zobel

The PFL Season 2015/16 is fast approaching and another pre-season friendly match is scheduled on Saturday, September 26, between the 2015 PFL women’s division champions UP Floorball Club and the De La Salle Zobel floorball club.

Jestine Mariano, UP Floorball Club president and women’s captain, and her team will drive down south to Muntinlupa city to play against the young team of De La Salle Zobel, led by Jay-R Beterbo. The match will start at 2:00pm which will be held at the De La Salle Santiago-Zobel in Ayala Alabang village. Everyone is invited to watch the match for free and support both teams, as they prepare for the upcoming PFL season. The PFL opening match day is scheduled on October 10 at the UP CHK Gym. PFL matches will be played every other Saturday from October to April next year.

UP Floorball Club hosts the Amoranto QC for a pre-season friendly match

[Men] Amoranto QC vs UP Floorball Club

UP Floorball Club  will host a friendly match with the newest club participating in the upcoming Philippine Floorball League (PFL), Amoranto QC Floorball Club. The pre-season friendly match will be held on September 18, 2015 at the University of the Philippines Gymnasium, Diliman, Quezon city at 10:00am. The men’s Amoranto QC will debut on its first floorball match against the country’s pioneer club.

QCHS-demoAmoranto QC Floorball Club was founded in March 2015 based on the Public Youth Floorball program of the Philippine Floorball Association (PFA), when the sport was introduced to the students of Quezon City High School and Manuel Roxas High School. The PFA youth floorball program is a voluntary initiative for the less-privileged young Filipinos to be introduced and to participate in an organized sport program. There were over five hundred interested public school students who registered to learn floorball. With those who continued in the sport program, Amoranto QC club was then established and is now a Member Club of the PFA with about 40 members, 95% of which are youth and children. The Club aims to grow its members to over 80 players by year 2020, developing the youth and making a difference in their community.

The Amoranto QC Floorball Club will be participating for the first-time in the upcoming season 2015-16 of the PFL which will run from October 2015 to April 2016. The PFL is the seasonal Club competition of the PFA for its registered Member Clubs. The purpose of the league is to create a venue to encourage physical activity participation and increase the level of competitiveness among local floorball players.

The End with New Beginnings

Volunteers and members of the PFA pose for a picture with kids who participated in one of the floorball clinics conducted in Cebu last Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2015. Also in the picture are Anders Schough and Robert Vrabac, who also facilitated the coaching seminar. Photo by: Jun Pellejera.

written by Hannah Adrienne Palang

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I was never really into sports because I could never shoot a ball into a hoop, or serve a volleyball so well that it would always fly over the net. But early this year, during one of my physical education (PE) classes, a group from the Philippine Floorball Association (PFA) introduced me and my classmates to the sport of floorball. Continue reading “The End with New Beginnings”

Floorball expands in the Queen city of the Philippines

cebu_2Floorball seeds were successfully planted in Central Visayas, Philippines with the launching of the floorball development program in Cebu city. The program, in partnership with the IFF and the University of Jyväskylä, started with a three-day floorball development seminar last 29th January to 1st February at the University of San Carlos North Campus in Cebu city. Continue reading “Floorball expands in the Queen city of the Philippines”

The Philippines debuts in international floorball in December

The schedule of matches for the Southeast Asian Floorball Championships 2014 is now released. A total of four men’s and four women’s teams from the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the host country Singapore will be participating in the first regional championship. The tournament will start on the 18th of December 2014 and matches will be held at the Hougang Sports Hall. Continue reading “The Philippines debuts in international floorball in December”