14 Women’s World Floorball Championships will take place from 2nd — 10th December in Singapore. Germany, Australia, Singapore and France are playing in Group C.

 

Germany

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

Team Germany’s game has taken big improvement after last WFC, and peak of that development was a historical 5-3 win against Finland U19 team in last July’s friendly match in Finland. Team consists of many great personalities and is a mix of new younger players and experienced familiar faces from earlier Championships.

Germany starts now in group C, outside of top 8 nations, but everyone in the team is hungry to show that they belong back with the best teams. Even bigger goal in the tournament is to reach 5th place, which would mean place to 2025 World Games in China. Players have shown that when they can play by game plan in relaxed state, 5th place in WFC is a realistic goal to reach.

Players to watch

Who is your most dangerous attacker and why?

#11 Winona Jürgens has shown that she can strike when opposite team least expects. Offensive zone positioning is top class and timing to move makes it hard for defenders to follow her. She can shoot from all kinds of passes with one touch and her shots are accurate.

 

Who is your strongest defender and why?

Attackers of opposite team should look around when they get the ball, because #12 Theresa Beppler-Alt doesn’t slow down when she aims to get it back. She shows example how to play hard, but clean when defending. Theresa is also fast with the ball and owns an effective shot from distance.

 

Who is your toughest player and why?

#7 Anna-Lena Best is a superior all-time top scorer in German Bundesliga with way over 100 goals so far. Besides scoring, she’s also a creative player with silky hands, and one of the strongest and toughest players in the team, so it will be hard to stop her when she’s attacking.

 

Who is your face-off champion?

Looking for a best player to face-off is not easy, but let’s bring #15 Elena Bröker in. This season Elena plays in Sweden and her strongest parts besides scoring are challenging and breaking inside opposite formations, but she can also win balls to the team from face-offs with good percent.

 

 

Australia

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

After a long absence from the international arena, Team Australia is eager for the World Championships and wants to prove that floorball is constantly developing in the country. We are happy to be able to do this in our “half of the world”. Of course, we also have the right mix of young and experienced players.

Players to watch

Who is your most dangerous attacker and why?

#28 Yasmin Skene – Technical player who will do whatever she can to create a scoring opportunity. Fights hard and stands up in big moments.

 

 

Who is your strongest defender and why?

#9 Vanessa Austin – Played an outstanding qualifier. Ness is a natural leader on and off the field who always has her team mates backs.

 

 

Who is your toughest player and why?

#10 Blaise Hodges – Not only does she possess the physical strength and agility on the court, but her mental strength to overcome challenges, maintain a positive attitude and lead the team is second to none.

 

Who is your face-off champion?

#29 Carolyn Margetts – 40+ and still going strong! Seldom loses a face off and if she does, fights to win back possession. Not only our best trained player, but also the most experienced. Like a good wine: She only gets better with age.

 

 

 

Singapore

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

Expect Team Singapore to bring a spirited and resilient performance to the upcoming World Floorball Championships, despite their relatively smaller physical size. Their unwavering determination and ability to face challenges head-on, coupled with the strong chemistry developed through continuous training, will enable them to present a united and formidable team on the international stage. Singapore’s teamwork and dedication are sure to be prominent features of their play, and the advantage of their small geographical size allows them to train together year-round, setting them apart as one of the few teams with the continuous opportunity to refine their skills and build unparalleled team cohesion.

Players to watch

Who is your most dangerous attacker and why?

#8 Siti Nurhaliza is the most dangerous attacker due to her exceptional goal-scoring instincts, coupled with her ability to navigate through opponents with remarkable agility, making her dribbling skills a formidable weapon on the field.

 

Who is your strongest defender and why?

#26 Wen Xin Foo is the strongest defender thanks to her impressive physical strength and well-defined muscles, which give her a formidable presence on the field. Her ballet background has also enhanced her agility, enabling her to skillfully maneuver around opponents and excel in defensive situations.

 

Who is your toughest player and why?

#9 Jerelee Ong is the toughest player due to her exceptional physical attributes, making her one of the fastest and strongest athletes in floorball. Her combination of speed and strength makes her a formidable opponent in one-on-one challenges, where her tenacity and skill often prove to be formidable assets.

 

Who is your face-off champion?

#22 Amanda Yeap excels as a face-off champion because of her extensive experience and remarkable versatility, allowing her to adapt to various positions and consistently secure victories in face-offs from the very beginning and throughout the game.

 

 

 

 

France

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

Our team is the first French selection to participate in the WFC. We discover this level, we are full of enthusiasm and motivation! Our team is a mix of experience and youth, with players who mainly play in France. Our goal is first and foremost to make the most of this experience and win at least one match.

Players to watch

Who is your most dangerous attacker and why?

#77 Marine Klopfenstein – She is a very talented young player. Her technical skills and vision of the play make her a very dangerous player.

 

 

Who is your strongest defender and why?

#12 Marie Hu – An experienced player, full of composure. She helps our defense lines to be more confident.

 

 

 

Who is your toughest player and why?

#11 Chrystelle Pin – Chrystelle has been the key defender of Team France for 10 years. She particularly likes the physical duels in the defensive phase.

 

 

Who is your face-off champion?

#6 Pauline Meneust

 

 

 

 

*Information is provided by the teams and edited by the IFF

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