The Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) Federation Council has approved a total of 56 sports for the 30th Southeast Asian Games organised in the Philippines 2019. The final list of approved 56 sports includes floorball as a category 3 sport, together with Arnis, E sports, Jujitsu, Kickboxing, Kurash, Lawn Bowls/Petanque, Netball, Obstacle Course, Sambo/Vovinam, Underwater Hockey, and Wakeboarding.

The SEA Games in 2019 are the biggest SEA Games ever organised and will take place November 30th to December 10th next year.

– The inclusion of floorball in the 30th SEA Games in 2019, is a major achievement for us and especially for the IFF members in South-East Asia. This will give us more leverage to grow the sport even further into Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam. The IFF is looking forward to a very busy end of the year 2019 with both the Women’s WFC and the SEA Games, IFF Secretary General, John Liljelund, comments.

The Philippine SEA Games Organising 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 that the first gathering of the 11 Southeast Asian Games Chefs de Mission will take place 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.

Floorball last featured at the SEA Games 2015 when Singapore won both golds.

Read the espn article about the SEA Games here and the Straitstimes article here.


Floorball in the media