CENTRAL BOARD MEETING 20-21.09.97
Place: Scandic Crown Hotel, Gothenburg, Sweden
§ 1 Opening of the meeting
§ 2 Secretary of the meeting
§ 3 Agenda
§ 4 Minutes from the last meeting
§ 5 Economy
b) Financial report per 10.08.97 (enclosure 2)
c) Claims (enclosure 3)
The CB discussed on further actions.
§ 6 World Championships
The CB decided to appoint the Jury as follows:
Tomas Jonsson (IFF CB), Chairman
b) WFC 1999 (enclosure 5 & 6)
The CB is, which has been declared earlier, of the opinion that IFF needs more nations willing and able to organize, and therefore encourages Russia to apply for the Women's World Championships 2001.
The Swedish Floorball Federation has confirmed their interest of organizing WFC 1999 with a formal application.
The CB decides to give the rights to the Swedish Floorball Federation to organize WFC 1999.
Mr. Liljelund reported on the schedule of the negotiation with the Swedish Floorball Federation.
c) WFC 2000
Mr. Kauppinen informed that the Finnish Floorball Federation, since the Norwegian application is of such high standard, will not fulfil their application to organize WFC 2000.
The CB decides to give the rights to the Norwegian Bandy Federation to organize WFC 2000 and that Mr. Liljelund together with Mr. Kratz shall start the negotiations with them.
§ 7 European Cup
The CB decided the ranking and the groups according to enclosure 7.
The CB decided to appoint the Jury as follows:
Martin Vaculik (IFF CB), Chairman
b) European Cup 1998
The CB decided that Mr. Eriksson together with Mr. Kratz shall start the negotiations with the Finnish Floorball Federation.
c) European Cup 1999 (enclosure 8)
The CB decided to give the rights to the Swiss Floorball Association to organize the European Cup 1999 and that Mr. Kauppinen together with Mr. Kratz shall start the negotiations with them.
§ 8 World Games 1997
Out of 10,000 sold tickets during World Games, 3,000 were tickets to floorball.
Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Kratz reported on various meetings they attended.
The next World Games is in Akita, Japan, 2001.
§ 9 Committees
Mr. Jansson also reported that Swedish instructors will be sent to Japan in November 1997 and to Singapore in February 1998.
Mr. Kauppinen reported that the Finnish Floorball Federation organizes the seminar for the Baltic States mainly, in Tallin last weekend of November 1997.
Mr. Kauppinen also reported that a Finnish head coach and instructor will go to Australia, preliminairy for five months starting from January 1998.
Furthermore Mr. Schlossmacher has written a proposal regarding instructions for referee payments.
The CB decided to approve the instructions according to the proposal.
In the report there are some policy questions and a proposal regarding future way of changing the Rules of the Game.
Regarding the policy questions the CB was of the opinion that RACC should make the proposals of various regulations without the governing from CB at this stage.
Regarding the proposal of future way of changing the Rules of the Game, the CB was of the opinion that the Rules of the Game should not be done by a self-ruled committee but by a semi-self ruled Committee, meaning that all proposals on changing the Rules of the Game should be sent to the Committee which decides whether to propose a change or not to the congress.
Mr. Jonsson further reported that a 3rd draft, which will be sent for commenting to AC members and CB members, is prepared.
Mr. Mukkala is interested in creating an IFF magazine and was given the mission to present the project regarding contents and costs.
b) Nominations (enclosure 16)
The CB decided to constitute Mr. Jussi Lähde as a member of the PR Committee
c) Nominated IFF Referees (enclosure 17)
The CB decided to constitute the nominated referees according to enclosure 17 as IFF Referees for the Season 1997/98.
d) Nominated IFF Referee Observers (enclosure 18)
The CB decided to constitute the nominated Referee Observers according to enclosure 18 as IFF Referee Observers for the Season 1997/98.
§ 10 Membership applications
Mr. Liljelund reported that the unification of the federations did not work out, but that there is no doubt that the former Polska Federacja Unihoca is the organization that the authorities in Poland regard as the body for floorball.
Polska Federacja Unihoca did, which is in the minutes from their General meeting in May, change name to Polska Zwiazek Unihokeja - Floorball, Polish Floorball Association.
The CB decided, although not all of the requirements where fulfilled, to grant the Polish Floorball Association (Polska Zwiazek Unihokeja - Floorball) provisional membership of IFF.
§ 11 GAISF application (enclosure 20-21)
IFF consists of 19 member associations and the needed number of member associations is 20 according to the Statutes and Bye-Laws of GAISF.
When meeting the Executive Director of GAISF, Mr. Jean-Claude Schupp, Mr. Eriksson was told that IFF might be invited to the GAISF Congress as observers.
In case being invited the CB decided that Mr. Kratz should represent the IFF.
§ 12 How to continue the work on spreading floorball world-wide
Member associations to contact and CB members in charge were appointed as follows:
Austria - Mr. Liljelund
Regarding Hungary a letter from Magyar Floorball Szövetseg, a new floorball association in Hungary has arrived (enclosure 22).
The CB decided not to give the new association the permission to participate in WFC 1998, but one part of the mission for Mr. Mukkala will be to find out whether the member association is working or not.
§ 13 IFF Congress 1998
b) CB proposals
c) Practical matters
The CB forwarded to Mr. Vaculik and Mr. Kratz to reserve a meeting room etc. for the Congress.
§ 14 IFF Statutes
The CB forwarded to Mr. Liljelund and Mr. Kratz, with assistance from Mr. Jonsson in Arbitration and disciplinary matters, to prepare a proposal to the next CB meeting.
§ 15 Next meeting
17-18.01.98 in Wienna, Austria
§ 16 End of meeting