CENTRAL BOARD MEETING 04-05.09 1999
Place: Radisson SAS Hotel, Prague, Czech Republic
§ 1 Opening of the meeting
§ 2 Approval of the agenda
§ 3 Minutes from the last meeting
§ 4 Economy
b) Revised Budget 1999 (enclosure 2)
The CB decided to work according to the revised version.
c) Updated Budget 2000 (enclosure 3)
The CB decided to work according to the updated version.
d) Tunet IBK (enclosure 4)
The CB concludes that the AC decision of December 23 1998 is final.
However, the CB can see other reasons than the matter itself, to reduce the fee for the appeal.
The CB decided to reduce the fee to 2500 CHF to be paid latest 15.09, 1999. If the fee is not paid by then Tunet IBK will be excluded from participation in the European Cup 1999. The decision shall be announced to Tunet IBK, NBF and AC.
§ 5 Administration/Office
The CB noted that the offer regarding Mr. Wester therefore no longer is in charge.
§ 6 Nominations
The CB decided to accept the resignation.
Mr. Jansson proposed a change of the chairmanship, within the EDC, from himself to Mr. Gilardi.
The CB decided to reconstitute the EDC as follows: Thomas Gilardi as Chairman of the EDC and Per Jansson as member.
b) Referees and Observers (enclosure
The CB decided to appoint IFF referees for 1999/2000 according to enclosure 6 and IFF observers for 1999/2000 according to enclosure 7, and to put forward to the Secretary General to add further nominations to the lists.
c) Negotiation co-ordinator
The CB decided to appoint the Vice President John Liljelund as negotiation co-ordinator in charge.
§ 7 World Championships
Mr. Kratz reported on registrations to participate.
The CB decided to set the deadline for completions of the registrations until September 30, 1999.
b) WFC 2001
c) Further WFC (enclosure 9)
d) U19 Championships 2001
The CB decided to put forward to RACC to work out a lighter version of regulations for U19 Championships organizers, and possible other dates than earlier decided, to be presented in the CB meeting in January 29-30 2000, and thereafter again ask for an organizer of the U19 Championships 2001.
§ 8 European Cup
Possible improvements of the Qualification round were discussed.
b) European Cup 1999 Final Round
A meeting to settle the contract, the schedule, transportation, floor etc. is planned to be held before the end of September in Switzerland.
c) Further European Cup's
§ 9 Committee Reports
b) EDC (enclosure 11-14)
A Swedish instructor will go to Japan September 18-30.
Representatives for the Great Britain Floorball Federation will visit Sweden for a week in September for referee and coaching instructions. They will also be given an insight of the work within a Club.
Mr. Gilardi reported from actions in Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands and USA according to enclosure 11.
An international Trainer conference in Germany was discussed. The CB finds this very positive and is of the opinion that the IFF EDC shall participate officially.
The German Association also plans to organize a three nation's tournament in connection to the conference.
The CB noted that a report of the progress in Italy has arrived from Mr. Minervino, Mr. Lazzari and Mr. Olshov (enclosure 12).
The Australian Floorball Association (AFA) has invited Finland, Germany, Japan, Singapore, Sweden and Switzerland to a tournament March 16-19, 2000 (enclosure 13). The tournament is organized in connection with the Super Fan Sports Shows. Further AFA has sent a Progress Report and Future Plans (enclosure 14).
Mr. Kauppinen reported that two Finnish players are to be situated in Beijing, China, for one year. The Finnish Federation has notified the Sport section of the Chinese Education Department.
Mr. Liljelund proposed that the transfusion period for material approved before May 1, 1999 in approval systems existing before the IFF system, shall be extended until June 30, 2001.
The CB decided according to the proposal.
d) MIC (enclosure 15)
Mr. Lindström also reported on the progress within the MIC field of work
It was further noted that Mr. Axel Wester continues as a MIC member.
e) RACC (enclosure 16)
The CB decided to put forward to the RACC to prepare the proposal as a proposal to the Congress.
It was further noted that Mr. Axel Wester continues as RACC member.
f) RC (enclosure 17)
§ 10 Member Associations
The CB decided to confirm the decision of June 24, 1999, to grant NEFUB provisional membership of IFF as member 21.
b) Application ABF (enclosure 19)
The CB decided to grant ABF provisional membership as member 22.
c) Report and Decision on Russian FF
The question regarding the non-participation in the Womens WFC 1999 of the Russian team was discussed.
The CB is of the opinion that not showing up in a World Championship is not acceptable and that the Russian Floorball Federation shall be punished according to Chapter 2, § 2.8 of the Juridical Regulations.
The CB thinks, however, taking into consideration that the old debts have been paid, that there now is positive progress going on in Russia and that the punishment should be set at a minimum level.
The CB decided, with the above in mind, to set the fine for not showing up in the Womens WFC 1999 to 1000 CHF.
d) Report and Decision on Japan
Floorball Federation (enclosure 20)
The CB noted that no letter of intent concerning a merge between JUA and JFF has arrived.
The CB decided to suspend Japan Floorball Federation until the CB meeting January 29-30, 2000 and to appoint Mr. Liljelund, according to § 6c), to finalize the merger between all involved parties or to find another solution that secures the status and development of floorball in Japan.
§ 11 GAISF application
§ 12 Congress 2000
According to the IFF Statutes the Congress shall be announced latest 90 days in advance, which is February 18 2000, nominations and proposals from the member Associations shall be the IFF by hand latest 60 days in advance, which is March 19 2000, and the Summons with Agenda and congress material shall be sent latest 30 days in advance, which is April 18 2000.
The CB decided that all Committees shall be given the task to send in a report of the work within the Committee 1998 and 1999, based on the plan of action, and a working plan for 2000-2002, until the next CB meeting.
§ 13 Next meeting
§ 14 Closing of the meeting