Athletes’ Commission Chair:

Agata Plechan (POL)
Born: 04.07.1987
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission in 2017 and Chair since December 2020

Agata is an experienced floorball player & young entrepreneur. Holding a Masters Degree in Development & International Relations, she has worked in many international organisations including European Parliament and European Olympic Committees EU Office in Brussels. Since 2007 she has lived in Denmark where she plays floorball & runs her own company in Copenhagen.

 “I am sure that my experience from working in the European OC Office, where sport is combined with all different aspects of human life, will help me to perform well as part of the Athletes´ Commission.  I care about every level of floorball development and I dream about seeing it as a part of the Olympic Games.”


Athletes’ Commission Members:

Lara Heini (SUI)
Born: 9.07.1994
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2021

Lara has played in the Swedish league since 2018 and played a starring role in the success of the Swiss women’s team at WFC 2019. She has Masters in Business Innovation, likes the outdoors and believes that being part of the ATC is her chance to give something back to the sport.

“Floorball stands at an interesting and ground-breaking point between authentic amateur sport and professionalisation. I would like to be a part of it and help to shape the future of our beloved sport.”


Kabaziba Daphine (UGA)
Born: 9.09.1993
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2021

Kabaziba is a pioneer of Floorball in Uganda having begun playing in 2015 when the sport was first introduced to the country. She helps with player education and works with different NGOs on how women can be involved in sports. She hopes to bring a new perspective to the ATC.

“I have been a player representative in Uganda for some time and I know what we players go through. I want to represent not only my club and country, but also Floorball players throughout the world since most of us, especially in Africa, go through almost the same problems.” 


Josefina Eiremo (SWE)
Born: 17.07.1984
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2013

Josefina is the longest-serving member of the ATC. She retired as a player from international and top-level Floorball in 2017, but in 2018 she returned to the women’s national team as Team Manager, a position she still holds. She played 101 internationals and was the national team captain for many years.

“It is important that we make the players’ voices heard and for me it is an honour to have the chance to continue to contribute to the development of floorball.” 


Yui Takahashi (JPN)
Born: 15.01.1989
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Elected to Athlete’ Commission in 2017

Since 2011 Yui has played in the second highest league in Sweden. In Japan, she has been involved, not only as a player but also, a coach of the men´s & the women´s U19 national teams. She has a Masters in Education and the topic of her master’s study was using floorball as a teaching material for P.E. in primary school. In 2016 she established ‘T3 Floorball Project’ which is a voluntary organisation to promote Floorball in Japan.

“I have learned that to deliver the voices from Asia to the IFF is a very important mission. I know that I can do it, so I really want to keep working in the ATC.”  


 Junoh Lee (KOR)
Born: 11.02.1984
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2014

Junoh worked in the Test Events Management Department, organising 28 international sport events for the Pyeongchang Organising Committee for 2018 Winter Olympic & Paralympic Games. He is currently living in Laussane and working with World Archery Centre of Excellence.

“The world of sports focuses on athletes. It should be the same to floorball. Without you, there is no floorball and no future in floorball. Now, it is time to strengthen the athletes’ voice to the IFF and to the world in order to develop floorball further”


Tomas Sladky (CZE)
Born: 09.08.1986
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2017

Tomas has played in all of the Top 4 leagues – 1. SC Vítkovice (CZE), SV Wiler-Ersigen (SUI), Koovee (FIN), Jönköpings IK (SWE). He returned to Ostrava and his home club, Vitkovice in 2017, leading them to a Czech national title in 2019. Tomas studied Sport Management & Coaching at Palackého University in Olomouc.

“I feel that I can still represent the player´s voice in an effective way. I´m ready to join as many IFF meetings as I can to talk about important topics, to bring new ideas into discussion and to help with development of our great sport in general!”


Sergio Garces (ESP)
Born: 28.02.1981
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2020

Sergio has been playing floorball from the very beginning of the introduction of the sport in Spain. He has won 15 Spanish Championships and, captained the national team since 2003 and become the best known field player in the country. Sergio works as physical education teacher at a primary school in Leganes.

“I want the small floorball countries to grow, and make floorball even bigger. I would like to reduce the gap between big and small floorball nations, and lower the costs that small countries have to pay to take part in international competitions.”


Jarno Ihme (FIN)
Born: 28.03.1985
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Elected to Athletes’ Commission 2020

Jarno played in highest league in Sweden and Finland for 14 years. He won gold medals at WFC, U19 WFC and World University Championships, he has a masters degree in Sport Science and teaches high school physical education and health sciences. In 2019 he joined the coaching staff of the Finnish men’s U19 team. Jarno is very motivated to take the challenge of joining the ATC and be active in a role to develop Floorball.

“Floorball is my passion and one of biggest personal dreams of mine is to work with and develop the sport that I love so much. With my history with the sport I can bring to the table new ideas of how to make Floorball an even bigger and better sport in the future.”


To contact the Athletes´ Commission directly, email to: athletescommission@floorball.sport

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