Minutes from the IFF Referee Committee Meeting in Solna
hold November 9th and 10th
meeting minutes include all relevant outcomes of the above meeting. A process
description of nomination processes has also been developed and will be spread
Participants: Thomas Gilardi (Chairman),
Klaus Koskela, Daniel Würmlin, Axel Wester (IFF Office)
- The new internal IFF Referee
Committees’ Organization has been discussed and agreed by the Commissions’
members. Klaus Koskela is responsible for all appointments, Daniel Würmlin
is responsible mainly for education. Responsibility does not mean that all
corresponding tasks have to be done on a stand alone basis, cooperation by
all members is vital for success.
- We strive for partnerships in
all IFF member countries. IFF Referee Committee fully understands that the
success of referee work throughout the IFF world bases on cooperation with
all national federations and referee committees. In a first phase we aim
for building up networks with the relevant referee responsibles in all
- The Referee Committee appoints
the referees for the European Cup 2003 in Prague. The following referees
Simon/Ivo Neuwirth Czech
Fanta/Jan Kankovsky Czech
Michael Lachenmaier/Markus Reinhold Germany
Alexander Bienkowski/Robert Bienkowski Poland
Per Hellberg/Glenn Nylén Sweden
Jürg Baumgartner/Marcel Baumgartner Switzerland
- The nominations for all IFF tournaments
and friendly games will in future be taken by the IFF Referee Committee
considering all relevant questions as there are: referees’ performance,
level of the game, monetary situation of IFF and member nations,
efficiency of appointment and referees career planning.
- Axel Wester and Chairman Thomas
Gilardi create a formular for the member nations to inform the IFF of
scheduled friendly games. The target is to have better information of
scheduled games and a long enough time before the game to seriously plan
the appointments of referees and observers.
- The Committee suggests to
change the nomination period for referees and observers from a yearly
period to a bi-yearly period. This shall enable the Committee to better
plan referees’ careers and help the member nations to plan the nominations
on a longer scale. The nominations shall be made in the future in all even
years, beginning 2004.
- The Committee suggests to
reduce the number of Observer nominations per member country to three.
This decision is planned to aim for consistency in observing, having less
observers but being able to appont the nominated international observers
to games. At the moment we have a lot of international observers
(especially in Finland, Sweden, Switzerland) but do not have the games to
suit those observers.
- The member countries will have
to appoint the nominated observer for friendly games in their respective
country at least a week before the game to IFF Office Solna (attn. Axel
Wester). Copies of the completed Observation reports shall be sent from
the Observer to IFF Office Solna (attn. Axel Wester) at latest a week
after the game.
- Each member country will be
assigned to nominate a referee responsible to the IFF. This responsible is
the link to the referee work in the respective country and shall support
IFF referee committee by all means.
- IFF Referee Committee plans to
hold an observer education event during the EC in Prague 2003. Invitations
will be made by Axel Wester and go the neighbouring countries Czech Republic,
Poland, Hungary and Germany.
- The founder nations will be
proposed to send an international observer on their own costs to the big
tournaments WC and EC. This shall on one side help the respective
observers to develop on international level and on the other side support
the IFF Referee Committee members to stay free for education work during
the above mentioned tournaments. The engagement from the founder nations
would be a great help to international floorball and would be seen as an
initial investment in education and improvement of the level of referee
work and level of the game in the IFF world as a whole.
- The IFF Referee Committee will
propose to the IFF RACC to nominate Axel Wester as a member of the Jury in
EC 2003 in Prague.
- Klaus Koskela is named
responsible to prepare and hold all meetings (including the opening
meeting) for referees and observers during EC 2003 in Prague. Klaus is
supported by Axel Wester. Klaus sends an initial proposal of guidelines
for the tournament to all RC members at latest four weeks before the
- Klaus Koskela is named
responsible for appointing the nominated referees to the matched in EC
2003 in Prague. He sends an initial proposal to all RC members.
- The Swedish federation has not
sent an international observer to observe the friendly games in Sweden
between Sweden and Switzerland. According to the IFF rules and regulations
this is a breach in cooperation and confidence. Thoma Gilardi is entitled
to write to the Swedish Federation and ask for the reasons. Thomas informs
all IFF RC members of the incoming answer. The IFF RC points out that the
founder nations should cooperate and work as role models for all other
countries and that no national centered interests shall stand between the
member nations’ given tasks and the international floorball family.
- Axel Wester has ex officio
(Marketing Manager of the IFF) been asked to negotiate with Puma for a new
referee material contract. At the moment the equipment of the IFF referees
and observers is not consistent and IFF must aim for consistency in
equipment. If Axel does not succeed he is supported by Thomas Gilardi in
negotiating with Adidas.
meeting minutes – Daniel Würmlin, 22.11.2002