Central Board


Place: Radisson SAS Hotel Portman, London, Great Britain

Eriksson, Tomas President
Liljelund, John Vice President
Gilardi, Thomas
Jonsson, Tomas
Kauppinen, Risto
Lillepalu, Ain
Lindström, Peter
Kratz, Stefan Secretary General

Jansson, Per
Sinnakaruppan, Ramasamy
Vaculik, Martin

§ 1 Opening of the meeting
Mr. Eriksson opened the meeting at 10.00 01.04 2000.

§ 2 Approval of the agenda
The agenda was approved with some completions.

§ 3 Minutes from the last meeting
The minutes from the CB meeting 29-30.01 2000 was scrutinized and put ad acta.

§ 4 Economy
a) Preliminary Financial report 31.03 2000 (enclosure 1)
Mr. Jonsson presented the preliminary Financial Report of 31.03 2000.

b) Budget 2001-2002 (enclosure 2)
Mr. Jonsson presented proposal of budgets for 2001-2002.

The CB decided to present the budgets for 2001-2002 to the IFF Congress for decision.

§ 5 World Championships
a) WFC 2000 (enclosure 3)
Mr Jonsson reported that the WFC 2000 organizer has sent a 2nd information to the participants.

Mr. Jonsson reported on the further progress of the organization of the WFC 2000.

b) WFC 2001
Mr. Liljelund and Mr. Kratz reported on the ongoing discussions with the WFC 2001 organizer.

As soon as the venues for the WFC are confirmed an agreement will be finalized.

c) WFC 2002
Mr. Kauppinen and Mr. Liljelund reported on the progress of the organization of the WFC 2002.

The Organizing Committee has been appointed.

d) U19 Championships 2001
Mr. Kauppinen reported that a letter asking for organizers have been sent, together with the Organizers Regulations for U19 Championships, but no letter of interest to organize U19 Championships 2001 has arrived.

The CB decided to put forward to Mr. Gilardi to ask Germany to re-consider regarding organizing the 2001 U19 Championship.

e) Future IFF Championships
The CB had a general discussion on future IFF Championships noticing the difficulty to get letters of interest to organize upcoming WFC’s for Women and for the U19 Championships for Men.

The discussion involved not the give and Men’s WFC to an organizer that has not already organized either a Women’s WFC or an U19 Championships, and a more active approach to potential organizers.

A letter of interest to organize the Men’s WFC 2004 has arrived from the Swiss Floorball Association (SUHV). The RACC will start the discussion with SUHV on how they plan to organize.

§ 6 European Cup
a) European Cup 2001 and 2002 Final Round (enclosure 4-5)
A letter of interest to organize the Men’s European Cup 2001 has arrived from the Czech Floorball Union and a letter of interest to organize the European Cup 2001 and 2002, for both Men and Women, has arrived from the Swedish Floorball Federation.

The two applications were thoroughly discussed.

The CB decided to put forward to Mr. Liljelund to discuss with the two applicants and to decide upon EC organizer 2001 and 2002, and thereafter negotiate upon a contract.

The CB further decided to ask for organizers of the EC 2003 and 2004.

§ 7 Committee Reports
a) EDC
Mr. Gilardi reported on the work within the Committee. The next meeting of the EDC will be held during the WFC 2000.

b) MC
Mr. Liljelund reported on the ongoing work within the MC area.

It was put forward to Mr. Kratz to prepare and send a list of approved equipment after May 1, 1999 to the member Associations.

c) MIC
Mr. Lindström reported on the MIC work.

The MIC plans for a meeting with current sponsors and potential sponsors during WFC 2000, and another meeting trying to co-ordinate different Association sponsors.

Mr. Jonsson reported on a meeting with a possible new floor sponsor, where also Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Kratz participated.

The CB decided to put forward to Mr. Eriksson to finalize the negotiations with the possible floor sponsor and to sign a contract for 2000-2002.

d) RACC (enclosures 6)
Mr. Kauppinen reported from the RACC/RC meeting in Riga 04-05.03 2000.

The next RACC meeting will be held during the WFC 2000.

The RACC has proposed a raise of the European Cup participation fee to 500 CHF.

The CB decided according to the RACC proposal to raise the EC participation fee to 500 CHF.

e) RC
On behalf of Mr. Schlossmacher, Mr. Kratz reported that RC has appointed the referee management for the WFC 2000. Further it was reported that Mr. Seiler participated in the 4 nation tournament in Belgium February 5-6.

§ 8 Member Associations
a) Report and Decision on Japan (enclosure 7)
Mr. Liljelund and Mr. Kratz reported on the series of meetings they had with Japan Floorball Federation (JFF), Japan Unihoc Association (JUA) and National Recreation Association of Japan (NRAJ) concerning the status of floorball in Japan, in Tokyo 11-14.03.00.

The outcome of the meetings was that JFF and JUA signed an agreement of co-operation in Japan Floorball Council (JFC) which eventually will be developed to one Japanese Association, and that the team that JFF has prepared will represent Japan in the WFC 2000.

The CB decided to communicate with both JFF and JUA through the representatives appointed by JFF and JUA as board members of JFC.

b) Status report from Singapore (enclosure 8)
A status report from the Singapore Floorball Association has arrived.

The report was noted and put ad acta.

§ 9 GAISF application (enclosure 9)
Mr. Eriksson reported from the meeting he, together with Mr. Kratz and Mr. Bengt Sevelius, had with the GAISF Director General Mr. Jean Claude Schupp in Monaco on March 8.

A letter has arrived stating that the ad-hoc commission of GAISF will submit the IFF membership application to the GAISF Council, which will meet on 18th of April.

§ 10 Congress 2000
a) Proposals from the member Associations
No proposals has arrived from the member Associations.

b) Nominations (enclosure 10)
Nominations to the Central Board, the Appeal Committee and the Disciplinary Committee has arrived according to enclosure 10.

The CB notices that to the Central Board there are only re-nominations and to the Appeal Committee and the Disciplinary Committee there is a shortage of nominations.

The CB decided to ask for additional nominations to the Appeal Committee and the Disciplinary Committee.

c) Annual Report 1998-2000 (enclosure 11)
The proposal of Annual Report of 1998-2000 was scrutinized.

The CB decided to put the Annual Report of 1998 and 1999 forward to the Congress for decision.

d) Plan of Action 2000-2002 (enclosure 12)
The proposal of Plan of Action for the period 2000-2002 was scrutinized.

The CB decided to put the Plan of Action for 2000-2002 forward to the Congress for decision.

§ 11 Next meeting
The next CB meeting will be held May 17 in Oslo, and the following CB meeting, for the CB elected by the Congress 2000, will be held May 19 in Oslo.

§ 12 Meeting with Great Britain Floorball Federation (GBFF)
Mr. Eriksson greeted Mr. David May, President of GBFF and Mr. Andrew G.Clough, International Affairs of GBFF, and gave a brief report on this CB meeting.

Mr. May and Mr. Clough reported on the progress of the GBFF.

§ 13 Closing of the meeting
Mr. Eriksson thanked the CB and closed the meeting 18.00.