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IFF Central Board meeting 5/2014
09.11.2014

Place:
Hotel Allegra, Kloten, Switzerland


Participants:
Tomas Eriksson, President
Monica Bakke, Treasurer
Daniel Bollinger
Stephen King
Magdalena Kotikova, ASC Chair
Carlos Lopez
Johanna Mikkola
Filip Suman, Vice president

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


Excused:
Risto Kauppinen
Oliver Stoll
Martin Wolmhed

Minutes

§ 1. Opening of the meeting

Mr. Eriksson opened the meeting, thanking the CB members for an interesting and effective
working session yesterday, especially overlooking the Strategic Vision Half-Time Revision.


§ 2. Approval of the agenda

Mr. Eriksson concluded that there are the following updated appendixes for the meeting.
Appendix 6 – WFC2014 Ticket sales report (updated)
Appendix 8 – WFC2014 Sales situation
Appendix 12 – AOFC Report
Appendix 13 - Americas Report
Appendix 14 - IF Forum Report
Appendix 21 - CCMNG meeting Report
Appendix 25 – IFF Annual report 2013 – 2014

§ 3. Minutes from the CB meeting:
03/2014 in Madrid, Spain, (07.09.2014), (Appendix 1),
04/2014 Per Capsulam, (14.10.2014), (Appendix 2)

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


§ 4. Economy
a) Financial report by the 31.10.2014 (Appendix 3a)

Mrs. Bakke made a short report of the financial situation and presented the report and the balance sheet for the financial year 2014, per 31.10.2014 (Appendix 3a). We are well in line with the budgeted costs for all the other cost centers than the IOC Road Map and some of the competitions. There are still some issues open in relation to the WFC, which might affect the financial situation.

In addition the preliminary forecast for the remaining part of the year was presented to the CB and the projected forecast will show quite an even result. (Appendix 3b).

The CB decided: To approve the reports.


b) Information on IFF claims – status October 31st, 2014 (Appendix 4a)

Mr. Kratz presented the claims situation by the 31.10.2014 (Appendix 4a).
Since the last report given to the IFF CB, the member associations have reduced old claims with almost 46.000 CHF.

Further Mr. Kratz reported on the claims by the 31.10.2014 for the teams registered for the WFC 2014, especially a follow up on Germany and Russia is done, and also report on the claims situation for the teams having registered for the WFC 2015 (Appendix 4b).
Germany and Slovakia, with only the annual for 2014 still to pay, is in line with the plan but Russia has fallen behind and several contacts have been taken to clarify the situation where it seems like they most probably had not fully understood how serious the situations is.
Korea has also fallen behind. Latvia is following the plan and have made more payments in November.

For the WFC 2015, in addition to the Associations mentioned for WFC 2014, Poland is following plan but there are no reactions from Singapore.

In addition Mr. Kratz reported on the discussion held with the Hungarian Federation concerning their debts to IFF and how they have proposed to clear these. (Appendix 4c) The Hungarian federation has started to pay the debts and also handed in a plan, which they are following. Hungary will keep clean of all their present costs and at the same time follow the plan of how to clear the debts.

Mr. Eriksson stressed that he is really pleased that we have been able to secure the situation with Germany and Latvia. The situation with Russia is very problematic. It is very bad that the Russian Federation has not followed the plan.

Mr. Eriksson proposed that the Office will be given the task to discuss the Russian plan and for the federation to settle the debt until the 14th of November, otherwise the CB needs to take action upon the participation of the Russian team in the WFC2014, in accordance with earlier decisions.

Mr. Suman felt that it is a good thing that the IFF is strictly helping member associations to be without debts and believes that they will gain from it in the future. Mr. Suman also stressed that it is not good that the Hungarian federation which started a facebook campaign named as it is to pay the debts to the IFF. The length of the plan is also quite long and would need to be a bit shorter. Also the situation in Singapore is problematic, what is the plan for them in advance of the WFCQ 2015 in January 2015.

Mr. King asked about the situation with Korea, which is also in debt in advance of the WFC 2014.

Mr. Eriksson felt that Singapore has to follow the IFF License System, so if they don‘t clear their debts or present a plan, they can‘t participate in the WFCQ. In respect to Hungary we should approve the plan, with the comment that we want to discuss the length of the plan during 2015. Also Korea must pay the participation fee for the WFC2014, in order to participate.

The CB decided: To approve the reports and give the IFF Office the task to inform the Russian federation that the agreed debt has to be cleared by the 14th of November, in order to be able to participate in the WFC 2014. In addition the CB decided to approve the Hungarian plan, but start discussions with the federation about the length of the paying plan. Also Korea needs to pay the participation fee of the WFC 2014 before the start of the tournament.
Further the CB decided to take a closer look into the situation for WFC 2015 in the next CB meeting.


c) CB member issues

Mr. Eriksson reported that the long serving CB member Mr. Risto Kauppinen has on the 12th of October resigned from the IFF CB, by informing about this to the IFF CB and the Finnish Association. The reason for the resignation is of a personal nature related to the changed domestic situation. Mr. Eriksson proposes to grant Mr. Kauppinen the resignation. (Appendix 5a)

Further Mr. Eriksson informed that the Finnish Association CB has decided to make a proposal to replace Mr. Kauppinen with the Finnish CB member Mr. Milan Rantakari in accordance with the IFF Statutes Art.33 point 4, Vacancies during term of office. Mr. Eriksson proposes that the CB approves the nomination of Mr. Rantakari and accepts the proposed replacement of Mr. Kauppinen. The IFF CB is to propose this replacement for confirmation of the IFF General Assembly. (Appendix 5b). The IFF CB will commemorate Mr. Kauppinen in due cause.

Mr. Eriksson also shortly reported that Mr. Oliver Stoll has informed that he will resign from the IFF CB during the WFC 2014, due to personal reasons, with effect on 31st of December. The CB is to discuss the next steps during the next meeting, when Mr. Stoll is able to participate.

Mr. Suman supports the proposal as it is based on the IFF Statutes and we need to find out a good way to thank Mr. Kauppinen for his services.

Mr. Eriksson informed that as Mr. Kauppinen is not participating in the WFC2014, the IFF will thank him appropriately in the next possible occasion.

The CB decided: To approve the reports and accept the resignation of Mr. Risto Kauppinen as CB member and accept the proposed replacement of Mr. Risto Kauppinen with Mr. Milan Rantakari, which has to be taken to the IFF General Assembly 2014 for confirmation. The CB officially thanks Mr. Kauppinen for his services and welcomes Mr. Rantakari to the IFF CB.


§ 5. World Championships

a) WFC 2014 Sweden

Mr. Kratz reported, on the behalf of Mr. Wolmhed, on the preparations for the Men‘s 10th WFC 2014 to be played in Gothenburg, Sweden from the 5th to 14th of December 2014. The LOC is working on high speed to fulfil all the requirements and the preparations are running smoothly. The education of the volunteers has started and the LOC has guaranteed that everything is up to speed.

The LOC has achieved a quite good ticket sales result already now, with one month to go and there are only very few tickets left for the Finals (Appendix 6). The preparations are moving on well and IFF has had continuous preparation meetings with the organiser in which the details of the preparations have been made.

Mr. Liljelund reported on the broadcasting situation of the WFC. The IFF and the WFC LOC has agreed with the host broadcaster TV4 that the dead-line for ordering of TV productions. IFF has secured live, delayed and high-lighted broadcasts in 7 countries. There is still a discussion ongoing with one country. Eurosport has informed that they are not interested to broadcast any matches, due to other engagements at the moment. (Appendix 7)

Mr. Liljelund further reported on the sales situation of the marketing rights and sponsors, conducted by the LOC. The LOC has contracted Mr. Anders Liljeblad from Generate to sell some more sponsorship deals. They are negotiating with a total of 10 companies still. The outcome is quite lower than expected from the start.

The CB decided: To approve the reports.


b) WFC 2015 Finland

In the absence of Mr. Kauppinen, Mr. Kratz reported on the preparations of the Women‘s WFC 2015. The LOC is still discussing when to start the Event and therefore a first draft of the schedule is made in two versions, one starting Friday and ending Saturday (4-12.12.2015) and the other staring Saturday and ending Sunday (5-13.12.2015).

The WFC 2015 secretary general Ms. Jeannette Good has supplied a general report of the plans to the CB (Appendix 9)

Mr. Liljelund gave a short report on the first meeting of the WFC 2015 Council, held in Hämeenlinna on the 31st of October.

The CB decided: To approve the report


c) U19 WFC 2015 Sweden

Mr. Kratz reported, on the behalf of Mr. Wolmhed, on the preparations of the U19 WFC 2015 final round to be played in Helsingborg, Sweden 29.04-03.05.2015. The LOC has decided the U19 WFC logo and starting the information to the participating teams.

Mr. Kratz reported that the preliminary schedule has been published (Appendix 10). In addition Mr. Kratz reported on the outcome of the U19 WFC 2015 qualifications played in Madrid and Sydney. Estonia, Hungary and Australia made it through to the final round.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


d) Upcoming organisers

Mr. Liljelund reported on the situation for the appointment of organisers for the Men‘s World Floorball Championships for 2018, where the CB is to appoint the organiser in its meeting on the 12th of December in Sweden.

The applicants (Czech Republic, Finland and Slovakia), have been asked to fill-in the new slightly modified Application Form, in line with the IFF Event Management Tool, in order to update their application. The Slovakian Association has informed that they are not in a position to apply for the Men‘s WFC 2018, when they are given the organising rights of the Women‘s WFC 2017.
This leaves only two applicants, which will be evaluated in due course. Mr. Liljelund proposes that the applications will be evaluated by the RACC chair, RACC vice chair, IFF President, ExCo members and the IFF Competition Department. The RACC chair Mr. Martin Wolmhed is to make the proposal for the December CB meeting based on the Evaluation.

Mr. Suman asked when the IFF needs to move to the decision for the appointment of the WFC organisers to the IFF General Assemblies. Mr. Liljelund answered that probably already starting from the IFF General Assembly 2016 for the WFC 2020.

Mr. Eriksson shared the view that the decision will have to be given to the IFF general assembly.

Mr. Suman asked what is next in line for the decision for appointment for WFC‘s. Mr. Kratz answered that all is set until the WFC 2018.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


§ 6. EuroFloorball Cup

a) EuroFloorball Cup 2014

Mr. Kratz gave a short report from the EFC 2014 final round that was played 8-12.10.2014 in Fredrikstad, Norway with 6 Men‘s and 6 Women‘s teams participating.
The organization went well and the 20 matches had a total of 5182 spectators, a new record in the current system. Slevik IBK (Men) and Sveiva IB (Women), both from Norway, won the EFC and qualified to the Champions Cup 2015. The organization made positive financial numbers.
Ms. Bakke expressed that the organiser was really pleased with the support of the IFF Office and the organiser is looking for a positive financial result.
Mr. King felt that if the financial result is positive, we need to communicate this in a positive manner. This could be done during the IFF general assembly in Gothenburg.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


b) Champions Cup 2014

Mr. Bollinger reported on the outcome of the 4th edition of the Champions Cup that was played in Zürich from the 1st to 5th of October 2014 in the Saalsporthalle. The organisation was successful with no major problems in general, apart from the issues with the IBF Falun. There was a very good cooperation with Playo tv (livestream).

The financial deficit will end up between 150´000 to 170´000 CHF. There was really difficult to sell the event - only about 50% of the targeted income was reached. The semifinal day was the best day from ticket sales, with about 85% of the targeted ticketing income was reached, also due to the lack of Swiss Teams playing on the final day. The national TV coverage was ok, with highlights in the sports news in Swiss TV, live streaming of the Swiss semifinals. The LOC used a new floor for the CC, the players like the hard surface and its look is an enhancement for the spectators.

Mr. Kratz asked what the rent of the arena was. Mr. Bollinger answered that the arena without security was CHF 20.000. Mr. Kratz felt that there was a very good cooperation with the LOC.

The CB decided: To approve the report


c) Future of the Champions Cup

Mr. Suman reported on the situation in connection how to continue with the playing of the Champions Cup after the present agreement runs out in the end of 2014.

Based on the agreement reached between the concerned organising associations, on how to secure the participation of the Swiss teams in the Champions Cup, despite that no CC tournament is played in Switzerland, the working group has sent out the proposal for the Basic Champions Cup agreement and the CC Organisers Regulation to the federations. The organisers of the Champions Cup tournaments have approved the proposal in the proposed form. The SUHV has raised a number of questions and remarks that were discussed in advance of the IFF CB meeting.

The proposal prepared by the IFF is enclosed for the CB, but based on the discussions with the SUHV there are some minor changes made in the negotiations with SUHV prior to the CB meeting. (Appendix 11a and 11b) IFF held a number of meetings with the SUHV representatives trying to secure the Champions Cup and adjust the SUHV wishes accordingly.
The SUHV had issues with that their status was not clearly defined in the proposal documents, the time of registration for the Swiss teams and the role of the CC brand manage.

Based on the discussions a solution has been found, which Mr. Liljelund presented to the CB. There has been some changes made defining the Swiss status as a non-organising stakeholder, taking part in the process. The Swiss teams are to register in the same time as the other teams and the SUHV is willing to financially contribute to the continued the development of the CC. The CC regulations were changed accordingly.

Mr. Eriksson felt that there has been a work good done under a tight time time-frame, not giving too much time for the Czech organiser in 2015.


The CB decided: To approve the reports and decide approve the proposed Basic CC Agreement and Regulation.


§ 7. Committees and Ad Hoc group reports

a) ExCo reports

Mr. Eriksson reported on the ExCo actions taken in relation to the preparation of the IFF CB meeting and the IFF General Assembly. The ExCo has prepared some documents for the IFF GA, as the IF Strategic Vision Half-Time review and the proposal for the Plan of Action.

In addition Mr. Eriksson also informed that the IFF ExCo has decided to grant Mr. Kurt Westerlund the IFF Silver Service Award for his achievements for the Development of International Floorball on the occasion of his 50th Anniversary in October. Mr. Westerlund has been an IFF CB member, SSBL CB chairman, manager of the club SSV and participated in a number of working groups in IFF.

Mr. King reported on the present activities of the AOFC and the upcoming tasks for next year. (Appendix 12) The SEA Floorball Championships is played in December, with Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is not confirmed if Myanmar and Thailand will participate. There is still not confirmed from SFA about the seminar to be organise in connection to the SEA Floorball Championships. Mongolia has informed that they have organised a coaching seminar in Mongolia. There are plans to hold an EOTO meeting in Victoria in January at the WFCQ.

Mrs. Mikkola reported on the present activities in the Americas. (Appendix 13) The youth program for children is ongoing and is business as usual. In Jamaica they have run a school campaign, where they have visited schools giving floorball material. Jamaica is also starting a first Floorball league with 8 teams. The JFA is trying to settle the issues related to the abstention from the U19 WFC2014. In USA they organised a tournament with 16 teams in Colorado. The USFbA has started to work on their organisation, with trying to find floorball materials. There are plan to share the resources with Canada, not to have to create their own, with limited resources. USFbA is to hand in the EOTO form.

In Canada the work has concentrated on the launch of the Referee education platform and cooperation with USA. The arbitration process in the dispute between the Floorball Canada and Mr. Greg Beaudin has been settled and both parties have agreed to follow the decision of the arbitration.

Mr. Eriksson reported on the upcoming meeting of the IFF Ethics Commission, which will be held on the 11th of December during the WFC in Gothenburg. The Ethics Commission will discuss and approve the IFF Code of Ethics. In addition the EC will discuss how they want to deal with any potential cases reported to the IFF Ethics Commission.

Mr. Eriksson informed the CB about that the arbitrator of Sports Canada has made his decision and freed Mr. Beaudin of all financial responsibility towards Floorball Canada, but also ordered him to return the Floorball Canada-domain to the association.

The CB decided: To approve the reports


b) Contacts to International Sports Organisations

Mr. Eriksson gave a report on the meetings held during the SportAccord IF Forum in Lausanne, from the 3th to 5th of November. IFF has so far arranged meetings with SportAccord, FISU, World Minigolf Federation (WMF), FIH and Sportcal. (Appendix 14).
The IFF is not only affiliated to a number of International organisations, but now also asked for advice by a number of other IF‘s. It is clear that we have been considered as a well organised mid-size IF.

Mr. Liljelund informed that discussions have been started with FIH CEO Mr. Kelly Fairweather about the possibility to sign a Memorandum of Understanding to analyse what possibilities there are for a cooperation between the FIH and IFF. This analysis should be conducted during 2015.

The work with the consultancy firm AdviSport has continued and the process has been concentrating on the documents that needs to be prepared before the IOC Short List application. Now the focus has been to check the proposal for the IFF Good Governance Policy document. No news have been available before the IOC Extra ordinary session in Monaco in December. The IFF needs to react upon the decision as soon it has been made and seek advice on how to go further.

Mr. Eriksson reported on the upcoming SEA Floorball Championships 17.-21.12.2014, which is a pre-tournament for the SEA Games, organised by the Singapore Floorball Association in December 2014. IFF has offered to organise an education session in relation to the tournament to develop the teams taking part in the tournament and the SEA Games.

Mr. Eriksson reported on that the organization Panathlon International has approached the IFF and asked us to sign the Charter and cooperate with the organization. Mr. Eriksson proposes that IFF will start the cooperation with Panathlon International. (Appendix 15a and 15b)

Mr. Eriksson informed that IFF has handed in the IWGA interest questionnaire for the World Games 2021, for which there are three cities competing Birmingham (USA), Lima, (PRU) and Ufa (RUS). Ufa has included Floorball on their program in their application to the IWGA. (Appendix 16) Mr. Liljelund also informed that the Birmingham had contacted the USFbA to seek for assistance and IFF has advised the USFbA to be in contact to the potential organisers.

The CB decided: To approve the reports and sign the Panathlon International Charter and start the cooperation with the organisation. In addition the CB decided to start the process to analyse the possibilities with FIH.


c) RACC

Mr. Kratz reported on the RACC working meeting held with Mr. Wolmhed, in order to prepare for the WFC and the coming WFCQ 2015 in January-February.

The RACC has discussed and prepared the tasks defined for the RACC on the EOTO Action Plan. (Appendix 33) All proposals will be finished by the CB meeting in December.

The RACC proposed some clarification of the definition of the Friendly Internationals, as decided in the last IFF CB meeting, of the National Teams in different tournaments.(Appendix 32)

Mr. Suman proposed that the text would be changed so that it would only consider the Club teams from another country. The CB was in favour of this change.

The CB decided: To approve the report and approved the changes of the Regulations for the Friendly regulation with the above mentioned change.


d) RC

Mr. Bollinger informed that the RC had its second meeting of the year from the 27th to 28th of September 2014 in Upplands Väsby in Sweden. The main issues in the meeting were the upcoming international referee and referee observer nominations for 2015-2016. (Appendix 17)

The IFF member associations have proposed 52 referee pairs from 22 member associations. The number is bigger than ever before. There are also referees from member associations, which have not proposed any referees earlier, such as Canada, France, Indonesia and Ukraine. The referee development group, which the IFF RC launched four years ago has turned out to be a success and the interest towards the group from the IFF member associations‘ side is still increasing, which can be noted form the number of proposals for 2015-2016. The IFF member associations have proposed 20 referee observers from six different countries. (Appendix 18a and 18b)

The RC also discussed about the possibility to collect feedback of the referees from the teams in the WFC 2014. The teams would be informed about the survey during the technical meeting in the WFC and the actual collecting of feedback would be carried out by the IFF office after the WFC 2014 with a web based survey. This topic has been discussed with the IFF Athletes Commission in its meeting in May in Finland and the ATC was in favor for the survey as long as the answers from the teams will not be public in any way. Only the IFF office will see the answers and the RC will receive a summary report about the possible issues brought up by the teams. This way the RC can secure that all the feedback received from the teams will be handled with utmost confidentiality and anonymously.

The CB decided: To approve the report and nominate the International Referees and the Referee Observers for the period 2015-2016. In addition the CB approved the plan to ask for feedback of the refereeing from the participating teams in the WFC.


e) Medical committee

Ms. Bruun reported on the IFF Medical Committee meeting held during the Champions Cup 2014 (Appendix 19). The IFF Medical Committee discussed the proposed changes for the IFF Anti-Doping Rules and went through the changes imposed by WADA. The Medical Committee approved the pre-approved AD Rules 2015 and gave them to the IFF CB for approval. The CB approved them in a Per Capsulam meeting in October.

The WADA has informed that the IFF AD Rules 2015 are in-line with the WADA Code, so the process of changing the needed guidelines etc. has started (IFF Events Anti-Doping Guidelines draft 2015 – Appendix 34a , IFF Testing & Testing Pool Guidelines 2015 draft Appendix 34b and A-D Education Information Questionnaire 2014 Appendix 34c).

In addition Ms. Bruun reported from the WADA TUE Symposium in October (Appendix 20). The symposium discussed the new requirement and systems for how to deal with TUE‘s. All IFF personnel who are in contact with the Athletes medical files are to sign a Confidentiality Agreement.

Ms. Bruun informed that the IFF will not initially have a Registered Testing Pools (RTP), but working with new system. IFF will continue asking national team whereabouts and in addition club team whereabouts of the clubs with national team players will be collected. IFF will inform the countries accordingly.

Mr. Eriksson felt that it is good that we are on top of the situation and that the system will be easier for everybody in the future.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


f) Athletes Commission

Mrs. Kotikova informed shortly about the activities of the Athletes Commission.
The Associations are requested to present their nominations for the Men‘s representatives to the ATC. The request for nominations was sent to all National Associations on 23.09 and nominations are due to the IFF no later than Friday 21st November. So far only two nominations have been received.

The ATC members are in the process of providing some input on their personal experiences towards the Athlete Career Programme material which will hopefully be published before the end of the year.

Mr. Eriksson is pleased that we are promoting the IOC activities related to the athletes, with the MOOC process etc., as it will be important to be active also in this field.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


g) Marketing Ad Hoc group

Mr. Suman reported on the meeting of the Core Country Marketing Network Group held in Zûrich on the 7th of November. The meeting discussed the TV magazine, the solution for combined sales and the Marketing Advise Book for National Associations and Elite Clubs. (Appendix 21)
This is a really positive that all the seven invited countries took part in the meetings now. The CCMNG gives a good feeling of the how things are moving forward within the field of marketing. The general situation seems to be quite though in all countries to gain new sponsors. Norway is making concrete steps to start to work in the field of marketing. The CCMNG discussed the TV-magazine and the federations were in favour to free material for it is if possible. The next step is to work on how to build the product. The Combine sales proposal will be prepared for January in order to start the preparation of a Combine sales package for the stakeholders. The solution must be a One Serves All Easy Solution for the countries. The CCMNG also discussed the Advice book for the smaller countries.

Ms. Bakke feels that the meeting was really good and think that if we can find a big fish in the field of marketing, we are really in advance of the process.

Mr. Suman expressed that it is really important that we need to find the right sales solution to sell the Combine Sales package.

Mr. Eriksson felt that this is really good that more countries are taking part in the process.

The CB decided: To approve the report


h) Development & Equality Ad Hoc group

Nothing to report.

The CB decided: To approve the report


i) International Lobbying Ad Hoc group

Mr. King reported on the continued plans for the lobbying work. Mr. King further reported on the lobbying support letters prepared for the Member Associations to the NOC‘s/NSF‘s and individual IOC members together with a CD with some high-lights from the WFC games. (Appendix 22a and 22b) The plan is to set up some content on International Lobbying in the IFF seminars and the Organisers Handbook. There is a need also to look upon the Ambassadors situation. There is a plan to act towards the Asian IOC members during the SEA Games in Singapore

Mr. Eriksson felt that this is a very good process and initiative.

The CB decided: To approve the report


§ 8. IFF Office

Mr. Eriksson concluded upon the discussions and decisions agreed upon during the IFF CB working session held on Saturday the 8th of November, and on the documents for the IFF General Assembly.

Mr. Liljelund reported that the work of updating the IFF Juridical Regulation for 2015 together with Mr. Matheau Guillaimin is ongoing and the proposal will be given to the IFF CB in December.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


a) Development operations

Mr. Liljelund reported on the development activities to be carried out during the rest of the year 2014.
- IFF has organised a three day Floorball Development Seminar in Himalayan Pradesh in September, with Mr. Saravanan (SIN) as the lecturer.
- IFF will organise a Seminar for Coaching and Refereeing in Teheran, Iran in 2015.
- Additional discussions are being carried out with USA, Mongolia, Ireland (SOEE) and Cameroon for 2015.

In addition Mr. Liljelund reported about the Floorball Team Leadership Research carried out during the WFC in Gothenburg, by the Floorball Competency Center (IKC) of the University of Umeå.

Mr. King informed about the activities AOFC is planning, in order to organise a coach and game analysis driven development programme seminar in the region during 2014 in connection to the SEA Floorball Championships in December in Singapore.

The CB decided: To approve the reports.


b) Information operations

Ms. Bruun reported that the generic WFC website project has started (prel. draft was available during meeting) in connection to the WFC2015. In order to develop the offering, some promotion of the WFC on the IFF facebook is still planned before WFC, consisting of a competitions and engagement of the fans.

The WFC 2014 Mobile App is being developed with the same kind of Event Guide as in WFC 2013. The process for the mobile app version for the WFCQ 2015 has also started.

The CB decided: To approve the reports


c) Material operations

Nothing to report

The CB decided: To approve the report.

d) ParaFloorball information

Ms. Bruun informed that the Electric Wheelchair Hockey (ICEWH) will organise an Electric Wheelchair demo match and that some level of Special Olympics demonstrations will take place during WFC 2014 in the Fun Zone and the matches in Scandinavium during the intermissions.
Special Olympics will have official representation at the WFC2014. Special Olympics Ireland has asked to organise a Floorball development seminar for Irish Floorball.

The CB decided: To approve the reports


e) Equality

Mr. Liljelund reported in the place of Ms. Sarah Mitchell that the IFF and WFC 2015 organisers will meet on 6th November to discuss the plans for the lead-up to the Women‘s WFC in Finland in Dec 2015. LOC already have a lot of activation plans in place in Finland but we need to discuss what we can do to spread these activities throughout all of our member associations. There will also be discussed what activities could be incorporated into all of the WFCQ events in Jan/Feb. IFF plans to hold coaching sessions during the WFC, some of which will be held solely for female coaches, and others with the aim of educating all interested coaches (male & female) about how to coach girls and women and how it can differ from coaching men.

The CB decided: To approve the report


f) IFF General Assembly 2014

Mr. Eriksson updated the CB on the time table of the IFF General Assembly.
The theme for the GA is Marketing the Sport and Strategy, the ExCo is trying to find a Key Note speaker in this field. Unfortunately the already confirmed speaker has backed out last week.

The CB is to take the needed decisions in order to move forward in respect to the discussions at the IFF Associations meeting held in Ostrava. The CB needs to approve the following documents for the General Assembly. The Following documents have to be sent out no later than 30 full days in advance of the IFF GA, on the 13th of November:

- GA Agenda (Appendix 23)
- Ordinary membership applications (Appendix 24a and 24b)
- Annual Report 2013 – 2014 (Appendix 25)
- Financial and Auditors Report 2012-2013 (Appendix 26a , 26b, 26c and 26d)
- Plan of Actions 2015-2016 (Appendix 27)
- Budget for calendar year 2015-2016 (Appendix 28)
- Nominations (Appendix 29)
- IFF Strategic Vision 2009-2020 – Half-Time Revision Update (Appendix 30)
- IFF Good Governance Policy (Appendix 31)

Mr. Kratz gave a short re-cap of the proposed budget for the two years, which is based on actual outcome of 2013 and expected outcome 2014 which basically explains the decrease compared to the budget for 2014.

Mr. Suman felt that the Annual Report 2013-2014 has been well prepared by the office.

Mr. Eriksson agreed that the documents were well prepared.

The CB decided: To approve the report and decide to approve the prepared documents for the IFF General Assembly.


Mr. Eriksson further informed that the following persons invited to the WFC 2014 have accepted the invitation Mr. Joachim Gossow (IWGA CEO), Mr. Tommy Wiking (IFAF President), Mr. Poul-Erik Höyer (WBF President/IOC member) and Mr. Stefan Bergh (FISU vice president). Mr. Volker Bernardi (WFDF secretary general) and Mr. Marco Maria Scolaris (IFSC President) are trying to make it, but not yet confirmed. Some invited guests has not yet answered.

IFF has received a number of greetings stating that the invited were not in a position to participate, but wished the WFC the best of luck.

The CB decided: To approve the report


§ 9. Member Federations

a) Membership questions

Mr. Eriksson reported that Floorball Germany has elected a new president after Mr. Oliver Stoll stepped down. The new president is Mrs. Elke Scholz. There has also been changes in Poland, when Mr. Marek Chomnicki has been elected as a new president of the Polish Floorball Federation, replacing Mr. Marek Budzinski.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


b) Members under suspension

There are no members under suspension

The CB decided: To approve the report.


c) New Member Applications

Mr. Kratz reported that the existing management of the Croatian Floorball Federation intentions to apply for IFF membership has not turned into practise. Mr. Kratz proposes that another solution shall be investigated.

Mr. Eriksson and Mr. Lopez informed about the activities in Columbia, at the Floorball Seminar at the University UCC in Bucaramanga, Colombia, in order to form an association. The university will form a floorball club in Colombia in the end of November.

The CB decided: To approve the reports and to investigate other possibilities for Croatia.


§ 10. Next CB meeting

The next CB meeting will be held during the WFC in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 12th of December starting at 09:00. The City Reception will be held at 13:00 on the 12th of December.

The IFF General Assembly will be held in the IFF Hotel on the 13th of December starting at 08:00 in the Gothia Towers Hotel.

Mr. Eriksson informed of the preliminary plans on how to organise the CB and ExCo meetings for 2015. The meetings are planned as follows:
ExCo in January/February, CB meeting in March/April, ExCo in August, CB Meeting in August/September, ExCo in October, CB Meeting in December.

The CB decided: To approve the report.


§ 11. Closing of the meeting

Mr. Eriksson thank all for a very good meeting and the well prepared documents and especially for the very informative and interesting working session held yesterday.


John Liljelund Tomas Eriksson
Secretary General President


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