The transfer window is now officially open! We take a look at the first group of big international moves confirmed for the 2023/24 season, with more to come over the summer!

Women

Czech Defender Kristyna Bachmaierova makes the move from Czech Extraliga side FBK Jicin to Swiss Prime League team UHC Laupen. Bachmaierova was a star on the FBK Jicin team this past season as top points scorer of the club in the regular season with 37 points in 19 games. She helped Jicin stay in the top Czech Division also by helping them to victory in their play-down playoff matchup. She has played the past 6 seasons for Jicin scoring a minimum of 36 points every season, and will be looking to help her new side Laupen take the next step up towards the top of the Swiss Prime League.

 

Czech Forward Eliska Chuda returns back home from Swedish side Taby to Florbal Chodov for the 2023/24 season. Chuda spent 2 highly impressive seasons with Chodov in the Czech highest League before she made to step across to the SSL with Taby for last season. However the points total was less than expected for Chuda who will look to return to more familiar territory in the Czech League. Chuda was a star in the Czech Republic with her last 2 seasons in a row hitting 60 points for Chodov, and now at 21 years old will be looking to hit even higher numbers! Chuda also broke into the Czech Women’s national team at the 2021 WFC in Uppsala where the Czechs finished in 4th position.

 

23 year old Dutch Forward Marissa Meijer moves across Europe to take a big step up with Swiss Prime League side UHC Laupen. Marissa has consistently been one of the best players in the Netherlands yet again topping the Dutch League statistics table this past season with her side UFC Groningen Up. She helped her Groningen side win the domestic Cup title and get to the national championship final this past season and is rewarded for her amazing numbers (48 points in 10 league matches & 27 points in 4 Cup matches) with a big step up to Switzerland. Marissa is also an integral part of the Dutch Women’s national team, being in their squad for their last 2 WFC Qualification campaigns in 2019 and 2023 (2021 Qualifications were cancelled due to COVID).

 

Men

Talented Finnish Goalkeeper Joonas Kaltiainen moves across the Gulf of Bothnia from Helsinki (Espoo) based Esport Oilers to Umeå located Thorengruppen! Joonas is a World Championship Silver medallist from the 2020 (2021) WFC that took place in Helsinki. The 30 year old will be looking to further develop his skills in the SSL this upcoming season and make his way back into the Finnish Men’s National Team setup. Joonas played 28 matches last season for Oilers in the regular season with a 76.31% save percentage and 9 matches in the playoffs for 73.24%.

 

Czech defender Martin Prazan returns back home to Czech Livesport Superliga side AC Sparta Praha. From 2012 to 2020, Martin was one of the main players of  Prague side Chodov, with whom he also won two League titles. In 2018 , Martin Pražan made it to the final nomination for the home World Floorball Championship. After many years of working in the highest Czech competition, Martin decided to work abroad, specifically he went to Switzerland to the club UHC Uster, where he played a total of three seasons and now decided to return to the Czech Republic.

 

Morics Krumins like Kaltiainen moves across from Finland to Sweden for next season to join Allsvenskan side Warberg! Morics is 30 years old and has played his last nine seasons in the Finnish top league with Nokian KRP as a Defender. He helped lift Nokian from a team near the bottom of the F Liiga to a top team in the league having reached the Playoff Final before losing in Game 7 against TPS this past season. The defender has averaged over 20 points per season in Finland with a total of 113 goals and 96 assists. In addition to this, he has also represented Latvia at six World Championships, the last one in December 2022 in Switzerland. Krumins got his floorball start at home in Latvia with club team Lekrings, but he left his home country to play in Finland already in 2012 as a junior. After a season in SSV’s junior team and a season with PSS in the second league, he has represented Nokian KRP in the top league since 2014. Now Morics moves to Sweden and will play in the Allsvenskan with Warberg.

 

Young Latvian Defender Janis Ragovskis heads back to his home country of Latvia and club side Talsi. Ragovskis is another one of the young, talented group of Latvian players looking to help push Latvia into the famed “Top 4” country bracket. Ragovskis has spent the last 4 years in Finland, first with LASB in the F-Liiga before moving over to 2nd Division side Koovee last season. Ragovskis is also a major part of the Latvian national team with 2 U19 WFC’s and 2 senior WFC’s with Latvia under his belt. He was also a part of the 2022 World Games squad where Latvia drew with Sweden and beat Switzerland before just losing out to the Czech Republic for Bronze in Birmingham. Janis got 26 points in 26 games for Koovee last season and will take his talent back to Latvia to help Talsi fight for a potential Latvian Championship.

 

More transfer news will be announced throughout the summer so stay tuned for more interesting and maybe even surprising transfers!

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