The 12th Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships 2023 will be organised in Frederikshavn, Denmark, from 26th to 30th of April. Floorball Denmark will receive significant financial support for hosting the event and look forward to organising their first U19 WFC.
– The financial support we will receive is around 125,000€ from the city of Frederikshavn and from Sport Event Denmark. For us the support was very essential and it also gave us a great advantage in the bidding process. The U19 WFC is the first step for us, in order to come with a bid for an Adult WFC later, Floorball Denmark’s President Steen Houman informs.
Every journey, no matter the destination, must begin somewhere. For Floorball Denmark the journey began with hosting the Men’s World Cup Qualifications in 2020. The destination: Becoming a serious contender and international force for developing floorball around the world.
Now the second leg of the journey begins where the first leg left off. Last week, the International Floorball Federation (IFF) selected Denmark as the host country for the U19 Men’s World Championships in 2023, which will therefore be held in Frederikshavn, Denmark from April 26 to April 30, 2023.
– It is impossible to overstate our excitement, says the Secretary General of Floorball Denmark, Carsten Nymand Provstgaard and continues:
– The IFF is putting a lot of trust in our organisation by awarding our hosting bid, and that is something we should be proud of and work hard to live up to. We are incredibly excited to build a world-class championship in Arena Nord with solid backing from our partners in the Municipality of Frederikshavn, Sport Event Denmark, SPORTLIVE and Arena Nord itself.
Not Frederikshavn’s first rodeo
The historic and industrious city of Frederikshavn is no stranger to international sporting events. In 2015, the European Handball Federation (EHF) Women’s Handball World Championships were held in the city and in 2020, the Men’s World Floorball Championship Qualifications attracted more than 4,000 spectators to Frederikshavn.
The national sporting event organisation, Sport Event Denmark, is equally ecstatic to see a new international event coming to Denmark:
– An international youth championship can often pave the way for one or more senior championships down the line. Therefore, it is great that the U19 Men’s World Floorball Championship 2023 has been awarded to Frederikshavn. We all share – in this prolonged time of uncertainty and lockdowns – a need to rejoice and look forward to international events and championships – and even more so when they happen on our own soil, says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.
16 national teams from around the world, including Denmark, will send their best teams to Frederikshavn in 2023, to compete for the U19 World Floorball Championships Trophy.
Source: Floorball Denmark