Athletes´ Commission Chair:

Lidwien Reehuis (NED)
Born: 29.04.1986
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Member of the Athletes´ Commission since 2015

Lidwien is an energetic and very well-respected member of the Dutch Floorball community, being involved both as a player, administrator and junior coach.

 “I think it is important that someone represents athletes from smaller floorball countries to show that floorball is a worldwide sport. I feel the motivation to bring people together, to find creative solutions and to make Floorball a better sport for everyone.”

 

Athletes´ Commission Members:

Eliisa Alanko (FIN)
Born: 29.08.1988
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Member of the Athletes´ Commission since 2013

Eliisa successfully combined a demanding study schedule with her Floorball career for many years. As a player she has seen many sides of the game. She played in Switzerland for two years (2009-11) and believes that this experience contributed a lot both on & off the court.

“The ATC is an important link between players and the International Floorball Federation. This is a way how players can get their voices heard.”

 

Josefina Eiremo (SWE)
Born: 17.07.1984
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Member of the Athletes´ Commission since 2013

Josefina retired as a player from international and top-level Floorball in 2017 after leading her club team IKSU to the Swedish national title for the 4th time. In 2018 she returned to the national team, this time in the role as Team Manager. She played 101 internationals and was the national team captain for many years.

“It’s important and fun as a player to contribute to the development of Floorball. It is inspiring and interesting to be in the ATC and I think that it is important that players are involved and contribute with experience, knowledge and ideas to keep developing floorball.”

 

Yui Takahashi (JPN)
Born: 15.01.1989
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Elected to Athletes´ 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 recently established a non-profit organization “T3 FLOORBALL PROJECT” which is an organisation to promote floorball in Japan.

 “My dream is Floorball will be an Olympic sport. Now it becomes bigger and bigger in Europe but not as much in Asia. I want to promote and introduce this wonderful sport to Asia cooperating with other members of the IFF Athletes’ commission.”

 

Agata Plechan (POL)
Born: 04.07.1987
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Elected to Athletes´ Commission in 2017

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.”

 

 

 Junoh Lee (KOR)
Born: 11.02.1984
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Member of the Athletes´ Commission since 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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Member of the Athletes´ Commission since 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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