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.

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

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.

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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.

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.

Successful coaching course held in Davao

Davao City — Ten new coaches completed a basic floorball coaching course in Davao last September 23 and 24, 2016. The coaching course was initiated by the Durian City Thorns Floorball club, in partnership with the Philippine Floorball Association. The participants were equipped to conduct floorball practice for children by having a good understanding and application of basic floorball skills as well as to implement floorball rules during gameplay.

On the second day of the course, the coaching participants applied what they have learned by teaching basic floorball skills to over 20 young local players. The Durian City Thorns club will continue its program among 17 years-and-under players with the aim to build a positive Floorball culture in Mindanao, the southern region of the country. The PFA looks forward to return to Davao and assist the Thorns in organizing their first local tournament. A refereeing development course may also be conducted alongside the floorball tournament.

For more information on Davao floorball, you may contact the Durian City Thorns floorball club here.