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IFF Central Board meeting 7/2008 14th of December 2008

Place: Clarion Congess Hotel Prague, Czech Republic


Tomas Eriksson President
Hans Botman
Per Jansson Treasurer
Risto Kauppinen
Stephen King
Renato Orlando Vice President
Filip Suman

Stefan Kratz Competition Manager
Merita Bruun Information Manager
John Liljelund Secretary General


§ 1. Opening of the meeting

Mr. Eriksson greeted all welcome and congratulated the newly elected IFF Central Board and especially Mr. Hans Botman and Mr. Stephen King being elected as new members at the General Assembly. Mr. Eriksson reflected over the decisions made by the 10th General Assembly, giving the IFF a clear vision and path for the coming years, with more associations taking part in the work. The General Assembly gave the direction to continue in the three fields of activity; political work, development and marketing. Mr. Eriksson also thanked Mr. Renato Orlando and the Office for the smooth running of the General Assembly and opened the meeting at 9.30.

§ 2. Approval of the agenda

Mr. Eriksson informed that the agenda, due to time restrictions has been distributed directly to the meeting and proposed to approve the agenda, which was presented to the meeting.

The CB decided: To agenda was scrutinized, completed and approved.

§ 3. Minutes from the CB meeting:
06/2008 in Prague, Czech Republic (12.12.2008), (Appendix 1),

The minutes from the last meetings were scrutinized, approved and put ad acta.

§ 4. Appointment of Secretary General and the Office

In accordance with the agreement made between the IFF and the SSBL (Finnish Floorball Federation) concerning the employment of the IFF General Secretary, Mr. Liljelund, IFF must, if it so desires to terminate the contract, inform in writing the SSBL latest on the 30th of December 2008 about it.

Mr. Eriksson proposed to re-elect Mr. Liljelund as IFF General Secretary for the upcoming two year period 2009 - 2010 and to keep the IFF Office in Helsinki for the two coming years, based on the agreement made with the Finnish federation in 2004.

The CB decision: To appoint Mr. Liljelund as a secretary general of the IFF and to keep the IFF Office in Helsinki, Finland for the next two coming years.

§ 5. Constitution of the CB

Mr. Eriksson informed that according to the IFF Statutes (Art. 37) the CB shall among itself appoint a Vice President and a Treasurer. Mr. Eriksson asked the CB members how they think that the CB shall be constituted.

Mr. Kauppinen felt that it is important that each of the CB members have their own field of responsibility.

Mr. Jansson fully agreed with Mr. Kauppinen and Mr. Orlando reminded that the discussion has been focused on the continuity of the organisation, in order to have a good working relation.

Mr. Suman stressed that in the future we need to include more people into the organisation and there is a need to enlarge the size of the committees and give a specific task for everyone in the CB. Furthermore there might be a need to even enlarge the size of the Central Board in the coming years.

Mr. Eriksson think it is vital that we continue working with the Athletes‘ commission and focus more on the issue of women in sport, which would be constituted as a function.

Mr. Eriksson proposed to appointment Mr. Renato Orlando as the IFF Vice President and Mr. Per Jansson as the IFF Treasurer.

The CB decided: To approve the proposal.

§ 6. Constitution of the Executive Committee (ExCo)

Mr. Eriksson proposed to constitute the IFF ExCo, consisting of the IFF President Mr. Tomas Eriksson as chairman, and the IFF vice president Mr. Renato Orlando and the IFF secretary general Mr. John Liljelund as members. The secretary general will also act as the secretary of the ExCo.

The CB decided: To constitute the Executive Committee chaired by Mr. Thomas Eriksson with Mr. Renato Orlando and Mr. John Liljelund as members.

§ 7. Right to sign for the IFF and right to use the IFF bank account

Mr. Liljelund proposed that the right to sign in the name of the IFF shall be given to the President Mr. Tomas Eriksson single-handedly, and to the vice president Mr. Renato Orlando and the Treasurer Mr. Per Jansson always two persons together in any possible combination with either the president or the secretary general.

Mr. Eriksson proposed that the IFF general secretary Mr. Liljelund has the right to sign the name of IFF together in combination with the President, vice president or the treasurer.

The secretary general proposed that Mr. Tomas Eriksson, Mr. Stefan Kratz and Mr. John Liljelund shall have the right to use the IFF bank account 559200-11 at Credit Suisse, CH-8702 Zollikon, Switzerland.

The CB decided: To approve the proposals.

§ 8. Constitution of the Committees and Functions

The previous IFF CB has asked the member associations to nominate candidates to the IFF committees until the 5th of December. The nominations were asked for the Medical Committee, Rules and Competition Committee and the Referee Committee and sixteen member federations nominated persons to the committees (Appendix 2)

Mr. Eriksson proposed that we need to have an Equality function, to look over the development questions of equality in sport and development of women Floorball.

The President further proposed that the CB would constitute these three committees and the following functions: Development function, Equality function, Information function, Marketing function and Material function and elect the chairman‘s for these.

Mr. Orlando proposed that due to the specific task of the medical committee, that the office shall be responsible for the good running and the implementation of the WADA Charta and act as link to the Central Board.

The CB decided: To appoint the following committees and functions and elect the chairman for them:
Medical Committee: Dr. Walter O. Frey
Referee Committee: Mr. Hans Botman
Rules and Competition Committee: Mr. Filip Suman
Development function: Mr. Renato Orlando
Equality function: Mr. Per Jansson
Information function: Mr. Stephen King
Marketing function: Mr. Risto Kauppinen
Material function Mr. John Liljelund
Athletes Commission: Mr. Per Jansson
Further the CB decided to give the office the task to act as link to the CB.

Mr. Liljelund proposed that the constitution of the members shall be done by a per capsulam CB meeting by the 10th of January, in order to reflect the necessity of the committees, based on the proposals of the committee/function chairman‘s.

Mr. Eriksson stressed the need to involve more people into especially the RC and the RACC, for the Medical Committee it is necessary that it consists of mainly Medical Doctors.

Mr. Suman felt that it is very good that there is a large number of candidates for the RACC and that they will all be needed for the Jury work. As well there is a need to enlarge the size of the committees, maybe even to the size of 6 members.

Mr. Orlando felt that it is very important to include new countries into the committees, keeping in mind the representation of both genders and the regions.

Mr. Orlando reminded that the General Assembly decided that according to the plan of actions the committees are to establish the objectives and tasks of the committee and the work description of its members.

The CB decided: To give the committee and function chairmen to come with their proposals for the constitution of their respective committee or function by the 10th of January. The CB will decide upon the constitution in a per capsulam meeting.

§ 9. Any other business

Mr. Suman would like to thank Mr. Eriksson, Mr. Orlando and Mr. Liljelund of a smooth running of the IFF General Assembly, in an open democratic way.

Mr. Suman reminded that there is need to have a CB decision earlier than in May, in order to
be able to appoint organisers for the WFC 2010 qualifications.

Mr. Eriksson replied that the CB has the possibility of using the Executive Committee as a trouble shooter and if needed as per capsulam meetings.

§ 10. Next meeting

The next CB meeting will be held on Saturday the 9th of May during the U19 WFC 2009 in Turku, Finland. The other two meetings will be held during the EFC Final round in Denmark (10.09.) and during the Women WFC 2009 (11.12.) in Västerås, Sweden.

§ 11. Closing of the meeting

John Liljelund Tomas Eriksson
Secretary General President

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