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Philippines competing in the world’s largest floorball tournament

The Pilipinas Floorball women’s national team will be participating in the 2018-19 Storvreta Cup on 27 and 28 December 2018. Storvreta Cup is the largest floorball tournament in the world and is organized by Storvreta IBK. This is a record-breaking year for the organizers as there will be over 2,000 matches to be played in 8 days by more than 700 teams from different countries including the United States, Switzerland, Belgium, Russia, and Belarus. The competition is scheduled to start on 27 December 2018 and will end on 6 January 2019 in the city of Uppsala, Sweden.

This is the first time that the Philippines will be competing outside of Asia. The participation of our ladies team in the Storvreta Cup is part of their preparation for the upcoming 2019 Women’s World Floorball Championships Qualifications for Asia-Oceania region to be held in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 January to 1 February 2019.

After playing in the Stovreta Cup competition, our national floorball team led by Noel Johansson will stay in Uppsala until the first weekend of January for a training camp in partnership with Storvreta IBK.

The women’s team for the Storvreta Cup is composed of the following players: Atet Albano, Che Balares, Angelica Bengtsson, Jerylou Berdan, Jemarie Berdan, Grace Embile, Mimi Mabanta, Jestine Mariano, Candy Pellejera, Jade Rivera, Roxane Ruiz, Sarah Samonte, Clarisse Satuito, Denisse Satuito, Kay Toledo, and Pauline Tolentino.

It will be a great opportunity for these young players to gain first-hand experience of top floorball action in Sweden, where the sport originated and is considered to be the biggest floorball nation. This has been made possible through the invaluable support of the respective parents of the players and through the generosity of Storvreta IBK and the Swedish-Filipino community.

The team is also sponsored by our partners OnlineFactory.asia, Power Woman and gaZtronaut.com, as well as the official Pilipinas Floorball equipment partner Fat Pipe.

You may subscribe to the following link for All Access livestream matches during the Storvreta Cup: https://solidsport.com/storvretacupen/all_access

Here is the match schedule of our women’s team on 27 and 28 December 2018 (SWE time):

For more information, updates and results about Storvreta Cup, please visit their website: https://solidsport.com/storvretacupen

PTV Sports Balita: Girl power sa PH Floorball

The Pilipinas Floorball women’s team is set for their preparations for the upcoming 2019 World Floorball Championships Qualifiers in Bangkok, Thailand on 27 January to 1 February 2019.

Source: PTV (20 December 2018). Girl Power sa PH Floorball. Sports Balita. Retrieved from https://www.facebook.com/PTVph/videos/1113556148852678/

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.

For more information about FAT PIPE in the Philippines, please visit and like FAT PIPE Philippines facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/Fat-Pipe-Philippines-374177796457525/

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.

POC welcomes floorball as new NSA


The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) General Assembly held Thursday was eventful as it welcomed four new national sports associations and expelled one long-standing member. With 23 voting members and several non-voting members present, the POC went through its usual business, including reports on finances and house-cleaning measures taken by the young administration. Four new NSAs, including sikaran, floorball, tchoukball and surfing were recognized as new POC members. Each was given a chance to make a brief presentation.

Read more here.

Source: Bill Velasco (23 November 2018). “POC expels arnis, adds four NSAs”. The Game of My Life. The Philippine Star.

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.

Philippines first WFC Qualification event

The IFF received 30 registrations for the 12th IFF Women’s World Floorball Championships, to be held in December 2019 in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and the qualification groups have been decided. Switzerland, as the host country, receive automatic qualification, while all other 29 countries must compete for the remaining 15 places. For Belgium and Philippines this will be their first ever WFC qualification event. The Final Round will be held with 16 teams, divided into 4 groups according to their ranking and ballot draw.

Read the full article here.

Source: Around the Rings (29 October 2018). “Rwanda Newest IFF Member”.

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.

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.