Floorball has taken new development steps in China by becoming a school sport in Sanya, a city on the southern end of China’s Hainan Island. Floorball is now included in the sport programme of the Sanya Foreign Language School (SYFLS).

The project first started in July 2020 when the China Floorball Union (CFU) and Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) representatives, Chair of AOFC Youth Development Mr Ching SJ and CFU Vice President Mr Yuan Yong, were invited to SYFLS by the principal Ms Zhu Weixue and assistant principal Mr Wang Qingguo. The first meeting prepared the ground for the further floorball cooperation.

In August, the CFU appointed lecturers to provide floorball training for teachers of SYFLS and developed floorball courses for the school. With the support of CFU, SYFLS has now successfully launched floorball as a sport programme of the school.

– Through the efforts and influence of SYFLS, schools in Hainan are gradually starting to include floorball into their school systems. Combined with Hainan’s unique geographical advantages and policy conditions, floorball can be further developed and strengthened through future international exchange. With the joint support and efforts of many parties, we see a bright future for Hainan floorball, CFU Vice President Mr. Yuan Yong informs.

China Hainan School

As a six-year public school jointly built by Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and The People’s Government of Sanya City, SYFLS strives to build the school into a multi lingual and international first-class foreign language school with international exchange. The school wants to play the leading role of high-quality education resources.

Source: China Floorball Union

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