Category: SEA Games

FAT PIPE is the official Pilipinas Floorball equipment partner

During the recent Men’s World Floorball Championships held in Prague, FAT PIPE and the Philippine Floorball Association (PFA) have agreed to establish its partnership in developing floorball in the Philippines, contributing to the overall growth of the sport in the Asian region. One of the leading floorball brands FAT PIPE has committed to be the official floorball equipment partner of Pilipinas Floorball.

The Finland-based company FAT PIPE represented by Sami Turtainen and PFA President Ralph Ramos sealed its partnership at the Clarion City Hotel Prague last 9 December 2018. Sharing the same values beyond competition, FAT PIPE and Pilipinas Floorball will join forces to make floorball the most exciting and accessible sport for over 100 million people in the Philippines through development projects and competition events throughout the country, including an international tournament in July 2019 and leading up to the SEA Games Floorball competition in November 2019.

This is not the first time that FAT PIPE and PFA have collaborated in developing the sport in the country. In 2017, FAT PIPE has provided additional support to the Palaro Floorball Project of the PFA. The project was initiated through the IFF Material Board grant which aims to develop local teachers to start their own floorball team in their area, particularly focusing on children ages 12 years and under. Also, the objective of this project is to push for the inclusion of floorball in the Palarong Pambansa (national school games) elementary division as a demonstration sport in 2020.

FAT PIPE will also be the official floorball equipment provider of the Pilipinas Floorball national teams starting season 2018-19.

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Floorball in the Biggest SEA Games ever

Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) Federation Council officials approved a total of 56 sports for the 30th Southeast Asian Games Philippines 2019 on Saturday. The Final List of approved 56 sports includes floorball being a Category 3 sport, together with Arnis, E sports, Jujitsu, Obstacle Course, among others.

Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PHISGOC) Executive Director Ramon Suzara said the SEAG Federation Council members were in Manila from November 23 to 25, where they made an ocular of the competition venues in Clark and Subic.

Suzara also confirmed the first gathering of the 11 Southeast Asian Games Chefs de Mission from November 29 to December 1. This is in time for the Philippine SEA Games One Year Countdown Celebration at the Bayanihan Park, Clark, Angeles City, Pampanga on November 30.

A time honored tradition of the SEA Games, the Philippines as host country will lead the Countdown Celebration. A series of activities, functions and gatherings will be announced leading up to the opening of the 30th SEA Games in 2019.

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Source: ESPN5 (25 November 2011). SEA Games next year to include 56 sports. TV5|ESPN.

Floorball for approval of 2019 SEAG Fed Council

MANILA, Philippines — Fifty-six sports disciplines and the calendar of events proposed for the 2019 Manila Southeast Asian Games have been tabled for discussion by the SEA Games Federation Council which started the first round of talks yesterday for final approval next month.

In the calendar of events for the SEAG the country is hosting Nov. 30 to Dec. 10, 2019 are athletics and aquatics for Category 1; and archery, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, boxing, chess, cycling, dance sports, equestrian/polo, hockey (indoor), fencing, football, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, ice skating, judo, karatedo, modern pentathlon, muay, pencak silat, rowing, rugby 7’s, sailing/windsurfing, sepak takraw, shooting, softball, soft tennis, squash, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, traditional boat race, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wrestling, wushu, petanque and surfing for Category 2.

Arnis, E-sports, jujitsu, kick-boxing, kurash, lawn bowls, obstacle course, floorball, sambo, skateboarding, underwater hockey and vovinam are in Category 3.

Philippine Olympic Committee president Ricky Vargas, in his capacity as federation president, presided over the broadcast committee meeting.
POC chairman Abraham Tolentino was on top of the sports and rules committee meeting held yesterday afternoon at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay.

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Source: Abac Cordero (29 October 2018). “56 sports up for approval of 2019 SEAG Fed Council”. The Philippine Star.

Floorball added to PH SEAG roster

There will be three sports disciplines to likely be added in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games when it is held in the Philippines next year.
Officials, led by former Philippine Olympic Committee president Dr. Celso Dayrit, currently chairman of the SEA Games Council Executive Committee, said this in a report to POC President Ricky Vargas and Chairman Bambol Tolentino yesterday.

Indoor hockey, floorball and vovinam have been approved for inclusion during the meeting that Dayrit and Tolentino attended over the weekend at the SEA Games Federation Office in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dayrit said that the sports submitted by the Sports Committee, headed by Cong. Tolentino, were all approved by the member countries present in the meeting.

Tolentino said this was “a positive development which validated the decisions made by the SEA Games Council in the Manila meeting last May.”
Final approval of the sports will be made in the next Council meeting to be held in Manila on Nov. 22 to 24.

“I am happy to report that the SEA Games Fedration Office accepted all the proposed sports submitted by POC, with the addition of Indoor Hockey, Floorball and Vovinam,” said Dayrit.

Vargas said the added events are subject to compliance by the national sports associations concerned.

And this is with regards to capability to host, arrangements, logistics, etc., plus the recognition by their respective international federations and the POC.

“I look forward to the final approval of these recommended sports this November. This is the maximum number, so there can no longer be any addition, but this could be lessened,” said Vargas

The total number of approved sports for the Games is 56.

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Source: Peter Atencio (01 October 2018). “3 disciplines added to PH SEAG roster.” Manila Standard.