The Men’s U19 World Floorball Championships 2023 EUR1 Qualifications will be held in Salzburg, Austria from the 24th to the 28th of January. Austria, Belgium, France, Great Britain, Netherlands and Norway will fight for two spots in the final round in Frederikshavn, Denmark this upcoming April.

 

Austria

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during MU19 WFCQ 2023?

As the home team we will give our best to be at the WFC again, as we were in Brno last time out.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

#58 Tommy Unterweger born in 2007 but plays already in the first League

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

#35 Georg Leitner is the most active player of team Austria, leading both on and off the field.

 

 

Most skillful player?

#42 Filip Prokop

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#31 Paul Steinbichler

 

 

 

 

Belgium

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during MU19 WFCQ 2023?

Belgium will approach the WFCQ match by match to gain experience and to continue to develop as a team. The team hopes they can surprise their opponents and inspire new generations.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

#10 Oskar Muhrbeck will bring some flair to the team. He always plays with much commitment will give everything he’s got to get his team to claim the victory.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

#21 Seppe De Camps is the captain of the team and the glue that holds the team together. He is a forward who scores and let his teammates score and is always ready to motivate his team.

 

 

Most skillful player?

#11 Michiel Fyen is a quick forward with good ball handling skills. He has a precise wrist shot, a good positioning in front of goal and is lethal when he gets the ball in the box

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#6 Leo Desmaele is a good defender who can hardly be caught making a mistake. He is always fair in his duels and an example when it comes to fair play.

 

 

France

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during MU19 WFCQ 2023?

We have a complete and collective team. We have worked hard to be ready for this competition. We know what our goal is and we will do our best to achieve it.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

#13 Hugo Petit is a young player. He is one of our very promising young players. Already very complete, he has a winning mentality. Keep an eye on him.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

#23 Antonin Couplaix is our captain. He is always positive with the team during the game and outside the game.

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

#11 Sven Lattman is a very complete player, he has very high technical quality. He is our technical leader. Don’t miss him.

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#34 Bastien Avoledo has an excellent state of mind, always positive and smiling. He showed fair play throughout the match.

 

 

 

Great Britain

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during MU19 WFCQ 2023?

The Great Britain U19 team is still building up while endeavouring to improve and popularise Floorball in the UK. Even though, the team is very young and inexperience; coaches have full confidence in the final squad. We are going to change history and win the very first international floorball match for the GB U19 team. We are going to work hard to win each game and we’ll do everything we can to qualify.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

#7 Theo Sire – He is a young player; floorball is his second sport, but really interesting to watch him as he combines skills from ice hockey and floorball.

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

#8 William Rixon – He is the right man for the captain position (He was born to lead the team). He is friends with all teammates and everybody follows him on and off the field.

 

 

Most skillful player?

#88 Ben Elden – fast and skillful forward with whole range of moves

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#14 Will York – always plays with great attitude and is a real team player

 

 

 

Netherlands

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during MU19 WFCQ 2023?

A team that is widely spread not just in age but in location. Without much time to practice and play together the players have nevertheless bonded into an effective team with each player knowing their role in the strategy. Together each achieve more! We expect to provide on field excitement on our way to placing for the finals.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

#81 Thijs van Hoorn – the youngest player. Already selected for this qualification, with a strong basis for team play, he continues to develop and will be a player that will help carry NL U19 successes all the way to the 2027 Championships!

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

#4 Robin Swier – Moving from Netherlands to play in Switzerland he developed not only into a great player but has grown to be balanced yet focused. He appreciates that it is the team that wins and that setbacks are opportunities to learn, overcome and excel.

 

Most skillful player?

“Ha ha, not giving this info to our opponents! Just watch out we have several skilful players!”

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#33 Jolan Wapstra is our FairFloorball player. From off the pitch, rather than driving choosing to cycle with a box bike full of sticks on the way to giving floorball clinics, to on the pitch where he seems to have the luck of always being the one to be knocked over, he just gets up and gets on with the job of helping the team win.

 

Norway

Describe your team, and what should we expect from your team during MU19 WFCQ 2023?

The team is prepared for these qualifications and the main goal is to qualify for the WFC in Denmark.

Players to watch

Team rookie or young player to look out for on your team and why?

#18 Emil Bratlie is an offensive, strong player.

 

 

 

Who is a leader on and off the field and why?

#12 Petter Robøle is the leader on and off the field.

 

 

 

Most skillful player?

#5 Ferdinand Vermund

 

 

 

Which player demonstrates #FairFloorball the best?

#20 Philip Maximillian Næss-Fladset

 

 

 

 

 

More information on the Men’s U19 WFCQ 2023 EUR1 event in Salzburg, Austria can be found on the IFF App platform here:

 

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