CENTRAL BOARD MEETING 29-30.01 2000
Place: Grand Hotel, Oslo, Norway
§ 1 Opening of the meeting
§ 2 Approval of the agenda
§ 3 Minutes from the last meeting
§ 4 Economy
The CB noted that Tarkett Sommer, although they verbally has stated to continue the co-operation, not has fulfilled the agreement regarding co-operation with the IFF.
The CB decided to depreciate the debts of USA for 1996, 1997 and 1998, and the debts of Australia for 1998 and the debts of Belgium for 1998, and to transfer 10,0000 to reserves for a joint co-operation with NBF and NRK to produce a floorball promotion video, and to present the Financial Report for 1999 to the IFF Congress for decision.
The CB further decided to contact Tarkett Sommer regarding payment for 1999.
b) Revised Budget 2000 (enclosure 3)
The CB decided to work according to the revised version.
c) Budget 2001 and 2002
§ 5 Nominations
The CB decided to appoint Mr. Jörg Heuer as member of the IFF RC.
b) Referees and Observers (enclosure
The CB decided to reject the nominations since neither of the pairs did pass the rules test.
§ 6 World Championships
Mr. Jonsson reported further on the progress with the organization of the WFC 2000.
b) WFC 2001
The plan is to conclude the discussions and have a contract ready by the next meeting.
Mr. Jonsson informed about possibilities to get support for developing sport in for example Latvia.
The CB decided to ask NBF of the possibility to raise funds to support the Latvian Floorball Union with the organization of the WFC 2001.
c) WFC 2002
The contract was discussed.
The CB decided to put forward to Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Jonsson to negotiate and sign a contract with the WFC 2002 organizer, to be ratified in the next meeting.
d) U19 Championships 2001
A new letter to ask for organizers shall be sent, together with the Organizers Regulations for U19 Championships and the matter will again be treated in the next meeting.
§ 7 European Cup
The CB noted that the EC 99 was prosperous.
The CB also noted a letter that has arrived from Haninge IBK, Sweden, thanking SUHV and IFF for the organization of the EC 1999.
b) Further European Cup's (enclosure
The CB decided according to the RACC proposal with the addition that the ranking system according to the proposal will be calculated after the next European Cup.
The CB further decided to ask for organizers for the European Cup 4-7.01 2001 and 3-6.01 2002 with the dead-line set to 29th of February, and to put forward to Mr. Liljelund to negotiate regarding contracts, and to, preferably, decide about organizers in the next meeting.
§ 8 Committee Reports
b) EDC (enclosure 10-11)
A report regarding floorball in Singapore has arrived.
The CB noted the very positive development.
A letter regarding the international Trainer conference in Germany has arrived.
The seminar will be held on a basic level in German language. At the same time two exhibition matches between Germany and a selection team from Switzerland will be played.
Mr. Gilardi also reported that Italy most probably will found an Association this summer.
c) MC (enclosure 12)
The CB decided to start an advisory Development Board together with the manufacturers, to prolong the transfusion period for equipment approved before May 1, 1999, to 30.06 2003, and to lower the fee for the IFF sticker for sticks to 0.40 CHF. If more than 400,000 stick stickers are sold in a year a reduction of 0.10 CHF per stick sticker will be made.
The CB also decided to start negotiations with SP regarding a change of the testing procedure concerning new equipment consisting of already approved components, and to what extent the surveillance testing should be carried out.
The CB further decided to inform the manufacturers and SP of the decisions and to brief the member Associations in what way they should perform the checking of the use of approved equipment only. To this letter a reply from each Association will be required.
How to increase the number of sponsors of IFF was discussed.
The CB opinion is that MIC should have a meeting, preferably during WFC 2000, trying to co-ordinate different Association sponsors and that MIC should start discussions with persons or companies to get sponsors.
The CB decided to appoint Mr. Wester, on a provisional basis, to work on finding sponsors to the IFF.
e) RACC (enclosures 13-16)
Mr. Kauppinen presented the RACC proposal regarding changing of the Rules of the Game and that the process already has started according to the proposal.
The IFF RACC has worked out a proposal of a lighter version of the Organizers Regulations, to be used in the U19 Championships.
The CB decided to approve the lighter version of regulations for U19 Championships organizers and to put forward to the IFF RACC to again ask for an organizer of the U19 Championships 2001, and to approve the RACC proposal on how to change the Rules of the Game and to put forward the proposal to the Congress for decision.
f) RC (enclosure 17)
The report was discussed, noted and put ad acta.
§ 9 Member Associations
The question was thoroughly discussed.
The CB decided to prolong the suspension of JFF until the next CB meeting, and, as a last attempt, to put forward to Mr. Liljelund and Mr. Kratz to set up a schedule for a solution of the situation together with NRAJ, to have the matter solved during March and presented for decision until the next CB meeting.
The aim of the activities is to secure the development of floorball in Japan and to have a Japanese national team participating in the WFC 2000.
b) Letter from Australia (enclosure
The letter was discussed, noted and put ad acta.
c) Letter regarding floorball in
China (enclosure 20)
The letter was discussed, noted and put ad acta.
§ 10 GAISF application
Mr. Kratz further presented a renewed version of the application for membership of GAISF.
The CB decided to send in the application to GAISF, and also, in co-ordination with SAG, to set up a meeting with GAISF.
§ 11 World Championships for
The CB decided to actively support such an application.
§ 12 Congress 2000
The CB decided that the start of the Congress shall be 11.00 a.m. at Hotel Grand in Oslo.
b) CB proposals
The CB decided to propose to the Congress to decide upon how to change the Rules of the Game, and to propose to the Congress to ratify the criterias and system on equipment approval.
c) Annual Report 1998 & 1999
The CB decided to put forward to Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Kratz to collocate the Annual Report for 1998 and 1999 based on the Committee reports.
d) Working Plan 2000-2002
The CB decided to put forward to Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Kratz to collocate the Working Plan for 2000-2002 based on the Committee plans.
§ 13 Next meeting
Since the German Floorball Association has sent a letter asking the CB to have a CB meeting in Bremen September 8-10, 2000, the CB decided to have the next meeting in London, April 1-2, 2000.
Further meetings was decided to be held May 17 and May 19 in Oslo, and September 9-10 in Bremen, Germany.
§ 14 Closing of the meeting