The transfer window activity continues! As more transfers have been confirmed, we take a look at another group of big international moves for the 2022/23 season including Danish national team goalkeepers Mike Trolle and Emil Brixager, Norwegian forward Marius Pedersen and Latvian Women’s national team forward Simona Grapena.
Both Danish Men’s national team goalkeepers from last year’s World Championships are at new clubs for the 2022/23 season. 4 time WFC veteran Mike Trolle moves back to Denmark to original club Hvidovre Attack from Swedish side Hollviken IF. Hollviken fill the space of goalkeeper with another Dane in Emil Brixager. Emil was also part of the Danish squad at the men’s WFC in 2021 and also at the U19 WFC in 2017. He is a young goalie at 23 and will be looking to develop further in the Swedish top division. Trolle meanwhile heads back to Denmark and was recently announced as part of the Danish squad for the upcoming 6 nations tournament in Germany as a warm up to the men’s World Championships in Switzerland later this year.
|29.08.2022||Mike Trolle||Hollviken IF||Hvidovre Attack FC|
|29.08.2022||Emil Brixager||Benlose Floorball Club||Hollvikens IBF|
Young Latvian forward Kevins Smits moves back to Lekrings in Latvia from Swiss side Kloten-Dietlikon. Smits has played at all levels of the Latvian national team starting with the U19 WFC in 2019 and then moved up to the senior side in 2021 for the WFCQ and the Men’s World Championships in Helsinki where he got 7 points in 7 games, helping Latvia finish 5th and qualify them for the World Games in Alabama which took place earlier this year.
|08.09.2022||Kevins Smits||UHC Kloten-Dietlikon Jets||FK Lekrings|
Norwegian forward Marius Pedersen has represented his nation at 3 Men’s World Floorball Championships (2016, 2018 and 2020) and moves to Swiss side UHC Lok Reinach who play in the National League B. Pedersen was previously playing at top Norwegian side Tunet and moves to one of the premier nations for play and coaching in world floorball. Still only 23 he has lots of time to develop his skills and talent further.
|01.09.2022||Marius Pedersen||Tunet IBK||UHC Lok Reinach|
Alongside fellow Singaporean Tiffany Ong, Hafiz Bin Zubir moved to Sweden in a show of strength for the game of floorball in Singapore. Hafiz previously was playing in Finland with SB Vantaa and moves across the Gulf of Bothnia to just outside of the Swedish capital Stockholm with Uppsala Teknolger in Division 1 of the östra Svealand league. Hafiz has represented Singapore at 4 previous Men’s WFC both as a defender and forward showing his benefits as a utility player, the dream of any coach. He has scored 13 points in those 20 Men’s WFC games for Singapore.
|12.09.2022||Abdul Hafiz Bin Zubir||SB Vantaa||IBK Uppsala Teknologer|
Two teammates from Latvian side Rubene move over to top Finnish Liiga side Koovee. Simona Grapena and Zane Darsa both represented Latvia at the previous Women’s World Championships in Uppsala last year (2021) helping them finish 9th place with wins against the USA and Germany. Simona Grapena also represented Latvia at the 2019 Women’s World Floorball Championships in Switzerland where they achieved 8th position. Both Simona and Zane will be looking to make an impact in a highly competitive and challenging Finnish Women’s league.
Italian Women’s national team forward Camilla Olshov moves to Spanish side CUF Leganes from Italian side Viking Roma. Camilla was a forward on team Italy last year at the Women’s World Championships in Uppsala where Italy finished 16th. She played alongside her sister Roberta on a young Italian side looking to grow for future tournaments.
|26.09.2022||Camilla Olshov||Viking Roma||CUF Leganes|
More big transfer news will be announced throughout the start of the season so stay tuned for more big and maybe even surprising transfers!
All transfers both confirmed and TBC can be found here floorball.sport