CENTRAL BOARD MEETING 07-08.04 2001
Place: Hotel Metropole, Riga
§ 1 Opening of the meeting
§ 2 Approval of the agenda
§ 3 Minutes from the last meeting
§ 4 Economy
CB decided to approve the preliminary financial report, for the
year 2000, and put it forth to the auditor.
Preliminary Financial report per 31.03.2001 and forecast for
2001 (enclosure 2)
CB decided to approve the preliminary financial report per
31.3.2001, and decided to approve the revised budget for the year 2001
with a budgeted deficit of minus –50.000 CHF.
CB decided to show both the budget decided by Congress, and the
budget revised by the CB when reports are distributed to the CB and
presented on the internet.
c) Office development
discussions in general, objectives and economical frames
§ 5 Office development
Two different proposals were available, i.e. Mr. Axel Wester proposed by
the IFF President and Mr. Risto Kauppinen proposed by the Finnish
Floorball Federation (FFF).
In short the proposals consisted of the following:
Mr. Axel Wester, former secretary general of the Swedish Floorball
Federation and now working for the club AIK in Solna, Sweden, on
halftime starting 1.7.2001. Staff costs would be carried by the IFF
solely, and Wester would be employed on a signed contract between IFF
and AIK. This with the purpose not no take any risks of carrying
further staff costs in general in the future.
Mr. Risto Kauppinen, President of the FFF and CB Member, working half or
fulltime for the IFF. This proposal was based on that the FFF would
raise additional funds for Kauppinen working full time, i.e. the
difference between half and full time. Kauppinen would be stationed in
The CB started a discussion about strong and weak points in the two
different proposals. The IFF President was of the opinion that the
second employee should be stationed at the IFF office in Solna,
regardless of nationality. This due to the fact that there is today
only one employee and coordination and efficiency is vital. The vice
President of IFF, and the FFF, were of the opinion that there would
not be any problems with having Risto Kauppinen stationed in Helsinki.
The main thing would be to have a good split of jobs between the two
The CB also discussed the possibility to have both Wester and Kauppinen
After a long and thorough discussion the vice President proposed that
the CB should vote about how to deal with the matter. The proposal was
to look at the matter in the following way:
To have 1 or 2 additional employees?
Where to station the staff?
What different duties should the staff have?
How to finance the office staff?
Whom to employ?
The CB decided to have one additional employee and be stationed in
Solna at the IFF office.
The CB decided to postpone the decision of implementation to the CB
meeting in Riga May 24th.
§ 6 World Championships
It was reported that the final match will not, unfortunately, be
broadcasted neither in Finland, Norway nor Sweden.
Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Liljelund reported that the contract with the
Latvian Floorball Union has been signed.
CB decided to approve the contract concerning the WFC 2001.
CB decided to approve the match schedule of the A-division.
CB decided to approve the contract concerning the WFC 2002, and
the contract between IFF and SSBL was signed.
U19 Championships 2001
March 2 where all issues concerning the U19 Championships were looked
The first WFC will be played in Sachsen and Sachsen- Anhalt in Germany
during the period November 6 til 11, 2001.
As many as 13 nations have registered for participation and the CB noted
this with pleasure.
The contract between IFF and DUB was scrutinized and approved.
CB decided to play the U19 WFC in 2 groups of 4 teams and 1
group of 5, and that Quarter-finals should be played.
The draw of the groups was carried out with the following outcome:
Group 1: Finland, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Hungary
The CB decided to approve the contract concerning the WFC 2001 U19 boys between the IFF and the DUB, and to determine the draw of groups and playing schedule.
World University Floorball Championship 2002 (enclosure 3)
FISU has asked the IFF to nominate a Technical delegate to the WUFC
CB decided to nominate Mr. Orlando as Technical delegate for
the WUFC 2002.
WFC 2003 and WFC 2004 in Switzerland
WFC 2006 Germany and Spain
The CB had a discussion in general
about the coming WFC. Issues such as when to play outside Europe where
discussed. The CB was of the opinion that this needs to be discussed
among all associations. The CB also concluded that the CB has already
earlier decided the following:
to ask associations 6 years in
advance for the interest to organize
4 years in advance sign contracts
in order to organize a WFC for men
an association should earlier have been an organizer for WFC for women
CB decided to raise the issues of coming WFC’s at the next
Presidents´Meeting in Riga during the WFC on Friday May 25.
§ 7 European Cup
European Cup 2001/2002
c) Future European Cup’s
The CB decided to put forward to the secretary general to send a
letter asking for organizers of the future European Cups 2003, 2004
§ 8 Committee Reports
Far from all have replied, but Mr. Gilardi is thankful to those having
The EDC is planning to have a meeting during the WFC 2001.
b) MC (enclosure 4)
The proposal from MC concerning a sanction system for manufacturers
breaking the Material Regulations was discussed.
CB decided according to the proposal point 1-5 according to
Cases where material have failed in tests where discussed.
Mr. Liljelund proposed that a fine, in various levels, should be imposed
in all cases and that an exchange of the material should be carried
out in some cases.
Mr. Eriksson proposed that a possible exchange of material and the
possible fines should be
CB decided, by voting 5-3, according to Mr. Eriksson’s
Mr. Liljelund proposed that the decision must be made by 11.04.01
Mr. Eriksson proposed that the decision must be taken when all relevant
material has arrived.
CB decided, by voting 5-3, according to Mr. Eriksson’s
c) MIC (enclosure
Further Mr. Lindström reported on the budget for producing the brochure.
Mr. Liljelund proposed that MIC also should investigate the costs to
have the brochure
d) RACC (enclosure
Mr. Seiler reported on the rules meeting 31.03.2001.
Mr. Orlando asked for feed-back on the proposed rules changes by
Eventual changes of the rules of the game will be in force and
implemented via the new rulesbook starting from July 1st
The CB will, based on proposals from the RACC, take into consideration
the fact that rules tests can be carried out also the next season,
2001/2002, before the actual new rule book is in force.
CB decided to approve the reports and to take a decision on all
rules of the game at the next meeting, as earlier planned, in Riga
Thursday May 24.
Mr. Seiler further reported on the 6 Nation tournament in Belgium.
§ 9 Member Associations
CB decided to grant FIUF provisional membership of IFF as
b) Japan - report (enclosure
CB decided according to the five points stated in the enclosed
letter to JFC, JFF and JUA dated Tokyo 06.03 2001.
10 GAISF information
The activities should consist of an IFF information booth and a four
nations tournament, including Malaysia, Japan, Australia, Singapore,
organized by the Singapore Floorball Association.
Mr. Eriksson further reported on letters regarding Dr Kim’s candidacy
as President of IOC.
CB decided according to the Presidents report.
11 President's Meeting during WFC in Latvia
Info regarding the development of international floorball after the
GAISF membership (TE, TG)
Info regarding coming WFC 2001 U19 and WFC 2002 men (DUB, SSBL)
Further WFC:s and organizers of these (RO)
- When to play the first WFC outside Europe
- When to play the first U19 for Women
Info regarding the material questions (JL)
12 Next meeting
13 Closing of the meeting