The IFF Central Board (CB) had its first meeting of the year 2021 on Sunday the 24th of January 2021 via Teams. The main topic for the meeting was to define the tasks of the CB members.
The Central Board decided the chair persons of the committees, the Strategy Steering Group and the Athletes Commission. The members of each committee will be decided in the IFF CB meeting on the 20th of February 2021. The CB also decided to form one new committee, which is the Development Committee.
IFF Committee Chairs
Rules and Competition Committee (RACC) Mr. Martin Klabere
Referee Committee (RC) Mr. Carlos Lopez
Medical Committee (MC) Dr. Walter Frey
Entourage Mr. Tamuz Hidir
Development Mr. Steen Houman
Working groups and Commission
Strategy Steering Group (SSG) Mr. Stephen King
Athletes Commission (ATC) Ms. Agata Plechan
Women’s U19 WFC 2020, Uppsala, Sweden – played in May 2021
The Women’s U19 WFC is played 5th – 9th of May 2021. Visit the website here!
The preparation of the final round in Uppsala is ongoing. The Go/NoGo dates are set to 8th March for the teams and 13th March for LOC. The IFF Office is looking over the situation constantly.
Men’s U19 WFC 2021, Brno, Czech Republic
The Men’s U19 WFC is played 28th of April – 2nd of May 2021. Visit the website here!
The preparation of the final round in Brno is ongoing, and the schedule has been prepared and published. The Go/NoGo dates are set to 8th February for the teams and 1st of March for LOC.
The qualifications have all been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictions in place concerning travel, testing and quarantine. Teams to be directly qualified due to this is Canada (Americas), Poland, Russia and Slovenia (Europe). Already earlier Australia, Japan and New Zealand (AOFC) has been directly qualified.
Men’s WFC 2020, Helsinki, Finland – played in December 2021
The Men’s WFC 2020 to be played from the 3rd – 11th of December 2021. Visit the website here!
Women’s WFC 2021, Uppsala, Sweden
The Women’s WFC is played 27th of November – 5th of December 2021. Visit the website here!
Women’s WFC 2021 Qualifications
- WFCQ AOFC in Japan
The event has earlier been postponed to be played 29th June to 3rd July. The Go/NoGo dates are 19th April for the teams and 26th April for the LOC.
- WFCQ Americas in Canada
The event has been postponed to be played 4th to 6th June. The Go/NoGo date is preliminary 2nd April for both teams and LOC.
- WFCQ EUR1 in Latvia
The event has been postponed to be played 1st to 5th June. The Go/NoGo dates are 29th March for teams and 2nd April for LOC.
- WFCQ EUR2 in Italy
The event has been preliminary postponed to be played 24th to 28th March but not confirmed due to difficulties for all teams to participate. Attempts to further postpone the event is ongoing.
- WFCQ EUR3 in Slovakia
The event has been postponed to be played 26th to 30th May. The Go/NoGo dates are 29th March for teams and 2nd April for LOC.
Men’s WFC 2022, Zurich, Switzerland
The 14th Men’s World Floorball Championships will be played the 5th – 13th of November in Zurich and Winterthur, Switzerland.
Women’s U19 WFC 2022, Wellington, New Zealand
The 10th Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships will be played the 4th – 8th of May in Wellington, New Zealand.
Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games
The Asia Indoor and Martial Art Games (AIMAG) will be organised in Thailand and played in Bangkok and Chon Buri. The event has been postponed to 10th-20th of March 2022.
Future World Floorball Championships – WFC 2024 bid
Due to the fact that there are still some evaluations missing for the WFC 2024 bids from Singapore and Sweden the issue will be brought to the CB for the meeting in February, to have a full picture of the situation.
The Athletes Commission elections have normally been carried out during the WFC qualifications, but due to Covid-19 the IFF CB decided to organise the Athletes Commission elections for the Women’s candidates will be organised online. The IFF CB decided that the IFF allows all Member Associations to participate in the ATC elections with a maximum of 20 female players.
The IFF will present the ATC nominees on the IFF channels and the ATC voting will take place by the end of February.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) declared in the end of December 2020 that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) is non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) for a period of two years and to impose significant consequences. The IFF will co-operate closely with WADA and ARISF to follow up on the issue and the consequences to the Adult World Floorball Championships.
The minutes from the IFF CB meeting will be published soon here