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IFF CB Meeting News 1/2016: Uganda Member no 60 – 20.03.2016
The IFF Central Board held its first meeting of the year in Stockholm, Sweden on March 20th 2016. The Uganda Floorball Association was approved as a new IFF member during the meeting.
Uganda new IFF Member
The Uganda Floorball Association was approved as IFF Member Association number 60. Uganda is the sixth IFF member from Africa. The headquarters of the association are based in Kampala and Mr. Dylan Robert Ziula is the President of the association. More on Uganda: www.floorball.org/pages/EN/Uganda
IFF License System 2.0
On Saturday 19th of March, the CB worked on planning the License System 2.0. based on the feedback received during the IFF Member Associations´ Meeting 2015. The IFF CB agreed that the License System 2.0 will be based on three different tiers based on the different Member Associations´ phase of development. The IFF CB also agreed that there will be incentives of reaching the different tiers and organising IFF Events. The implementation of the IFF License System 2.0 is planned to be used for the registration to the Men´s World Floorball Championships 2020 which takes place in 2018.
A final License System 2.0 proposal will be approved by the IFF CB for the IFF General Assembly 2016.
New IFF Referees
The IFF CB decided to nominate four new referee pairs to the AOFC referee development group according to the IFF Referee Committee´s proposal:
Kenny Khoo/Jaey Jetpuria (Malaysia)
New Athletes´ Commission Election System
Starting from 2016, the Athletes’ Commission Members will be elected for a term of 4 years. The proposal is also to move the elections from being held during the WFC final round to the WFC Qualification events. This to ensure that a greater number of athletes have the opportunity to both nominate for and vote in the ATC
Male ATC Elections
Female ATC Elections
The Asia Oceania (AOFC) region is growing and the AOFC today consists of 13 members. The AOFC General Assembly had a total of 12 of the 13 AOFC members present. Mr. Chaiyapak Siriwat was elected as the new AOFC President and Mr. Steven King will continue as the Senior Vice President. The IFF Athletes Commission´ members Jun-oh Lee (KOR) and Jill Roberts (AUS) are also now members of the AOFC CB. The AOFC General Assembly and AOFC CB meeting minutes will be published soon on the IFF AOFC web page: www.floorball.org/pages/EN/AOFC
IFF Development Seminars
International Floorball Day
The IFF Central Board decided to launch the International Floorball Day, which will take place on April 12th, the same day that the International Floorball Day was founded. The first International Floorball Day will take place 12.4. 2016 to celebrate the IFF´s 30th Anniversary. More information to be published on the IFF website soon.
Upcoming IFF Events
Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships 2016
World University Floorball Championships 2016
So far the following countries have registered:
Floorball Champions Cup 2016
Men’s World Floorball Championships 2016
Men’s WFC 2016 Group Ballot & Tickets
Wroclaw World Games 2017
Teams in the World Games
The IFF has asked for interested organisers for the U19 WFC 2019 and U19 WFC 2020. The interest shall be handed in by the 25th of April 2016.
Men´s U19 2019 – preliminary to be played in the period 29.04 – 05.05.2019
Rules of the Game Edition 2018
The work with the Edition 2018 of the IFF Rules of the Game started in January 2016 and a working group was been formed to take on the task. The RACC formed the Rules Group consisting of Mr. Martin Klaberle as chair with the following members:
Mr. Martin Sykora (CZE)
Mr. Stefan Kratz from the IFF office will act as the secretary of the group.
The IFF received 133 rule change proposals and these will be further considered by the IFF Rules Group.
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