IFF consists of 9 ordinary member Associations: Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and Switzerland.
The Central Board of IFF has admitted 23 provisional member Associations: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Pakistan, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and the United States.
2. The IFF Central Board (CB)
The CB elected by the IFF Congress held in Helsinki 24th of May 2002 has had the following composition:
Tomas Eriksson, President
John Liljelund, Vice President
Renato Orlando, Vice President
Tomas Jonsson, Treasurer
Thomas Gilardi, Member
Per Jansson, Member
Risto Kauppinen, Member
Peter Lindström, Member
Martin Vaculik, Member
Stefan Kratz, Secretary General
Axel Wester, Marketing Director – until 31.08.2003
There have altogether been seven CB meetings between the Congresses, held as follows:
Helsinki 25.05 2002
Prague 31.08 2002
Prague 11.01 2003
Berne 22.05 2003
Solna 30.08 2003
Weissenfels 10.01 2004
Zurich 03.04 2004
The minutes of the meetings are published at www.floorball.org.
At its meeting on May 22, 2003, the CB decided to suspend Poland for not complying with IFF financial regulations.
The CB has during the period stressed the international lobby work and the work to affiliate to other sports Organizations. The GAISF Council has decided to submit Floorball´s application for ordinary membership at its General Assembly in Lausanne on May 20th, 2004. When approved IFF will be able to apply for membership in IWGA, i.e. be able to take part in the World Games.
The CB furthermore handed in November 2003 an application to the IOC for IOC recognition. This application is handled at the IOC session in Athens in August 2004 during the Olympics.
Within the CB the CB decided to form an Executive Committee, the ExCo, consisting of Mr Tomas Eriksson, President and Mr John Liljelund vice President, and Mr Renato Orlando vice President. Amongst other things the ExCo has worked with international affairs and the cooperation with other sports authorities.
3. The Appeal Committee (AC)
The composition of the AC has been:
Lars Granqvist (Sweden), Chairman
Tom Hedkrok (Finland), Member
Kjell Hovland Olsen (Norway), Member
The Appeal Committee has had two cases to deal with during the period, both concerning Poland.
4. The Disciplinary Committee (DC)
The composition of the DC has been:
Olav Hermansson (Finland), Chairman
Rudolf Buri (Switzerland), member
The Disciplinary Committee has had no cases to deal with during the period.
5. The Education and Development Committee (EDC)
The composition of the EDC has been:
Martin Vaculik, Chairman
The EDC has during this period, in close co-operation with the Development Board, produced the DVD “Floorball Highlights” and the “Youth Start-up Kit”.
Further the EDC has supervised the development work carried out by the three IFF founding associations, Finland, Sweden and Switzerland, who continue to take a great responsibility when developing the floorball world.
6. The Material function
The Material Committee has been changed into a function, by a decision in Congress in Helsinki in 2002.
Responsible for material questions has been John Liljelund
The main work has been following-up of the Material Regulations, which has involved several meetings with the Swedish Testing and Research Institute (SP) as well as with the manufacturers of Floorball equipment.
During the period a new version of the Material Regulations has been worked out to be in force from 01.07.2004.
7. The Marketing and Information Committee (MIC)
The composition of MIC has been:
Peter Lindström, Chairman
MIC has during the period found one new sponsor, Exel (official ball sponsor), and pro-longed the co-operations with Gerflor (sports flooring and Puma (referee outfit).
A new version of the flyer “The World of Floorball” has been produced.
8. The Rules- and Competition Committee (RACC)
The composition of the RACC has been:
Renato Orlando, Chairman
Martin Johansson, Vice
Co-opted members: Andris Dzenis, Thor Johnsen & Francis Vanbellingen.
The main tasks during the period have been to start up the work with the 2006 edition of the Rules of the Game and to act as Jury of the IFF Competitions. During the period the RACC has been the Jury in the following IFF Competitions:
European Cup Qualification Round 2002 & 2003 in Czech Republic
European Cup Final round 2003 in Czech Republic & 2004 in Germany
Men’s World Championships 2002 in Norway
Women’s World Championships 2003 in Switzerland
Men’s U19 World Championships 2003 in Czech Republic
Mr. Orlando was also the IFF representative in the first ever-organized FISU World University Championships in Floorball, played in Gothenburg, Sweden 07-09.11.2002.
Other tasks for the RACC has been to follow up on International Transfers, Competition Regulations, do preparation work for coming IFF events including technical inspections etc.
9. The Referee Committee (RC)
The composition of the RC has been:
Thomas Gilardi, Chairman
Co-opted members: Andrew G. Clough, Jon-Erik Eriksen & Jörg Heuer.
The RC has mainly been involved in appointing referees to the World Championships’, European Cup’s and friendly Internationals, and to observe and educate the referees during these events.
10. The Senior Adviser’s Group (SAG)
The composition of the SAG has been:
Bengt Sevelius (Sweden, Engso President), Chairman
11. The IFF Competitions
a) World Championships
Men’s 4th World Championships 2002 in Finland
24 Associations from 4 continents participated. The WFC was divided into an A-division with 8 teams and a B-division with 16 teams.
A-division: 1) Sweden 2) Finland 3) Switzerland 4) Czech Republic 5) Norway 6) Denmark
7) Latvia 8) Germany (No team relegated)
B-division: 1) Russia 2) Austria 3) Italy 4) Estonia 5) Poland 6) USA 7) Hungary 8) Slovenia
Australia 10) Great Britain 11) Netherlands 12) Singapore 13) Japan 14) Spain
15) Belgium 16 Malaysia (Russia and Austria promoted to the A-division 2004.
Japan, Spain, Belgium and Malaysia relegated to the C-Division 2004).
11. The IFF Competitions – continuation
Women’s 4th World Championships 2003 in Switzerland
18 Associations from 4 continents participated in Switzerland. A qualification match was played between Italy and Netherlands for the 18th and last position for participation (Italy won the match and were included in the WFC). The WFC was divided into an A-division with 8 teams and a B-division with 10 teams.
A-division: 1) Sweden 2) Switzerland 3) Finland 4) Norway 5) Russia 6) Latvia 7) Czech Republic
8) Germany (Germany relegated to the B-division 2005)
B-division: 1) Japan 2) Poland 3) Denmark 4) Italy 5) Singapore 6) USA 7) Austria 8) Australia
9) Hungary 10) Malaysia (Japan promoted to the A-division 2005)
b) U19 World Championships
Men’s 2nd U19 World Championships 2003 in Czech Republic
16 Associations from 3 continents participated. The WFC was divided into an A-division with 8 teams and a B-division with 8 teams.
A-division: 1) Finland 2) Sweden 3) Czech Republic 4) Switzerland 5) Norway 6) Latvia
7) Denmark 8) Russia (Russia relegated to the B-Division 2005)
B-division: 1) Poland 2) Germany 3) Estonia 4) Netherlands
5) Slovakia 6) Hungary 7) Japan
8) Georgia (Poland promoted to the A-division 2005).
c) European Cup
The Qualification round of EC 2002-2003 was arranged in Prague with 7 men teams and 4 women teams qualifying for two places each in the Final round. The Final round, for both men and women, was arranged in Prague, Czech Republic, with 8 teams in each category.
The ranking of EC 2002-2003 for men:
1) Haninge Udden IBK 2) Pixbo Wallenstam IBK 3) Espoon Oilers 4) UHC
5) Tatran Stresovice 6) Greåker IBK 7) Nizhegorodets 8) Rubene 9) UHC Löwen Leipzig
10) Frederikshavn Bulldogs FC 11) HSK Den Haag 12) CU Madrid 13) HKL-MJM Bratislava
The ranking of EC 2002-2003 for women:
1) Balrog IK 2) Red Ants Rychenberg 3) SSV Helsinki 4) Holmlia SK 5) Nizhny Novgorod
6) Crazy Girls Liberec 7) Lauku Avize 8) TSV Halle Süd 9) GKU UNO 10) Jaegerspris Underducks
The Qualification round of EC 2003-2004 was arranged in Prague with 10 men teams and 4 women teams qualifying for two places each in the Final round. The Final round, for both men and women, was arranged in Germany, with 8 teams in each category.
The ranking of EC 2003-2004 for men:
1) Pixbo Wallenstam IBK 2) Espoon Oilers 3) Haninge IBK 4) UHC Rot-Weiss Chur 5) Greåker IBK
6) Tatran Stresovice 7) Outlaws FFK 8) UHC Sparkasse Weissenfels 9)
Kekava 10) Pomor
11) K.s. Szarotka Nowy Targ 12) Szolnok Cannibals FC 13) Jögeva SK Tähe 14) UA Sonics
15) UHK Madrid 16) SSV Diamante Bolzano
The ranking of EC 2003-2004 for women:
1) SC Classic 2) Södertälje IBK 3) UHC Dietlikon 4) FBC Liberec 5)
6) Sahga Team TSV Halle 7) Rigas Lauvas 8) Jægerspris Underducks FC 9) Ares Hungaria 10) Gladiator
The financials of IFF 2002 and 2003 are separately reported.