From 2022 onwards, the competitions in floorball, American football, handball and cheerleading will be held as University World Cups – a competition between university teams rather than national team squads – instead of a Championship.

– IFF has been really content with the World University Championships and the WUC has been helpful in the development of our sport. The new World University Cup has huge potential to enlarge the participation in the events. We hope it will bring new teams and countries to University Floorball and that it will continue to help growing the sport. The IFF looks forward to working together with FISU to develop the competition within University Sports, the IFF Secretary General John Liljelund comments.

For the first time ever, The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has also opened a double attribution programme for hosting of its World University Championships and University World Cups in 2022 and 2024. This means cities and NUSFs can plan ahead and look into the opportunity to host these unique events either three years from now, or five.

At its Executive Committee meeting in Naples in July, FISU adapted its bidding procedure to cater for a double attribution which would see the two best dossiers for each sport being assessed by FISU’s technical committee for the WUC.

After successful allocation for 2022, the events would also be attributed for 2024.

– FISU is moving ahead enthusiastically with its new concept of the University World Cups, said FISU Chief Executive and Secretary General Eric Saintrond and continues:

– These events create an alternative set-up to regular competition between national teams. In fact, to maximise the potential of the university sports movement, we believe this format of university teams competing against each other is crucial. It will increase participation in these sports even further, not just at our events but in universities worldwide as the finalists come through continental qualifiers.

Source & more information: FISU

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