Now floorball clubs in Sweden can take important steps to increase knowledge about gender equality. An easy to access online tool, Fifty/Fifty, has been developed, which is expected to lead to great results.

– There has been a lack of simple tools that can help both clubs and associations. Now we can expect a change, says Inez Rehn, Swedish Floorball Federation’s Inclusion Manager.

The Swedish Floorball Federation is working on several levels to achieve the Swedish Sports Confederation’s gender equality goal by 2025. In the governing document Swedish Floorball Wants (Svensk Innebandy Vill), these goals have a high priority.

With the help of the online education Fifty/Fifty, the aim is that clubs around the country will become stronger in this subject. The training is created by Värmland’s Floorball Federation and RF SISU Värmland, with support from the Swedish Floorball Federation.

– It is not only the boards of all the floorball clubs in Sweden that can attend the training, it is open to all sport organisations in Värmland. We hope that it will be open to all sport organisations across the country soon. So far, we have seen a great deal of interest and there are about 50 clubs that are registered, says Camilla Olsson, Office Manager at Värmland’s Floorball Association.

The purpose of the education is to give participants more knowledge about why it is important to work with gender equality and what benefits this gives to both associations and individuals. Fifty/Fifty will give new ideas that will lead to tangible, relatively small changes, which in the long run will have a great impact on gender equality.

The Swedish Floorball Federation will also organise an equality day, on May 9th, for their clubs in conjunction with the Women’s U19 WFC 2020 in Uppsala. The aim is to give the participants more knowledge, tools and inspiration as to why it is important to work with equality. The online tool Fifty/Fifty will serve as inspiration for the day.

Source & more information: Swedish Floorball Federation & Fifty/Fifty website

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