Hotel Latvija, Riga, Latvia
to enclosure 1
§ 1. Opening,
Mr. Eriksson, President of IFF, greeted the participants
welcome, informing about the history of the President’s
Meeting and the contents of this President’s Meeting.
§ 2. Development of
international floorball after the GAISF membership
Mr. Eriksson informed about the GAISF membership and the
possible effects such as
the possibility of participation in the World Games from 2005
(in Duisburg, Germany).
The participants were
reminded that floorball participated in the World Games 1997
in Lahti, Finland, as an exhibition sport, and was very
popular and the most visited and viewed sport at that event.
Mr. Eriksson pointed out
that GAISF has started a new web-site - www.agfisonline.com.
This site will be very good in helping promoting floorball as
a sport and gaining and showing international acceptance for
all floorball member associations.
Each Association should
approach their respectively National Sports Federation to
inform that IFF is now a provisional member of GAISF.
Further Mr. Eriksson
informed that the next GAISF Congress will be held in
Singapore, October 23-28, 2001, and that IFF has been granted
an information booth in connection to the Congress Centre, Sun
Tech City. A 4-Nation tournament will also be played with a
preliminary participation from Australia, Japan, Malaysia and
The meeting was informed
that the CB has decided to grant Slovenia and Canada
provisional memberships, as members 25 and 26.
Memory medals of WFC 2001
were awarded, by the IFF President, to all participants.
§ 3. U19 WFC 2001 –
Presentation by DUB
Vice President Dr. Baur presented the Men’s U19 WFC to
be played in Germany 06-11.11 2001.
further informed that an International seminar will be held
dinner is planned, question put forward on when it should be
§ 4. WFC 2002 –
Presentation by SSBL
John Liljelund, Secretary general of the WFC 2002
presented the Men’s WFC 2002.
A basic information was
handed out to the Associations presented, (the others will get
information by mail). The WFC is played in Helsinki in the
Hartwall arena during May 18-25, 2002.
Mr. Liljelund informed
about the arena, TV, schedule, quarter-finals and the way the
organizer plans to do the preparations regarding practise
schedule, board and lodging.
Mr. Liljelund pointed out
the dead-lines and that these must be followed.
Next information is
scheduled for late August/early September
§ 5. Further WFC:s
and organizers of these
Mr. Renato Orlando, RACC Chairman informed of the current
IFF Competitions and asked some questions to the meeting:
Do we want U19 Women?
The CB opinion is that it is possible to start 2004 at the
The meeting agreed to
that. A quick-gallup regarding nations ready at 2004 was made.
At least four to six nations are ready to participate in a WFC
for U19 Women.
Is the schedule for the WFC:s, when
each category plays every second year accurate?
meeting agreed to that WFC:s should be played every second
year for both men/ women and U19 men/ women.
Orlando informed about the CB
opinion of the development leading to A-, B- and C-Divisions.
Mr. Baur, Germany, would prefer regional
Mr. Peltola, Denmark,
would prefer more teams to get more matches.
Mr. Martiskin, Australia,
agreed with Mr. Peltola.
Norway, wants the WFC to be compressed.
More teams and matches
will be kept in mind seeing the outcome of WFC 2002.
Mr. Orlando informed about the seeding
Peltola was of the opinion that the seeding is not so
important when having quarter-finals.
The fixture-list of the
WFC groups was explained and discussed. The meeting was of the
opinion to keep the fixture-list but to draw the team order
within the groups.
It was agreed that a draw
for the WFC 2003 should be done in Helsinki during WFC 2002.
The need of organizers was pointed out.
The question of organizing
Championships outside Europe was discussed.
meeting agreed to the necessity to organize also outside
The Singapore Floorball
Association wants to organize the Women’s WFC 2005.
Mr. Baur thought that
Germany will not be able to play outside Europe until 2008.
§ 6. Info regarding
the material questions
Mr. Liljelund informed about the IFF approval system
having been running for nearly two years now.
Further Mr. Liljelund
informed about the starting of the Development Board and its
where the production of a public domain video was mentioned.
The aim is to have the video
ready by 1st of September.
§ 7. Education and
Mr. Gilardi informed about the inquiry sent out earlier
this year and the outcome with only
four replies (from which Sweden and Switzerland had replied).
The inquiry will be sent again for the
EDC to be able to set up possible assistance.
Mr. Gilardi informed
about the planned education of referee instructors during the
2001. Mr. Gilardi asked the Associations to send a referee
instructor to this event. A letter asking this will also be
sent in a near future.
Possible contents of the
education: Education in Referee instructions and Referee
in the games, Referee structure in the Associations.
Mrs. Zoltowska, Poland,
pointed out the need of a seminar also regarding coaching.
§ 8. Any other
Ms. Zoltowska asked about the work shop.
Mr. Eriksson informed
about the CB discussions of contents and participants.
§ 9. End of meeting
Mr. Eriksson made a summary of the meeting, noticing the
efficiency and efforts,
thanked the participants and closed the meeting.
(*= Double functions)
Ain Lillepalu, President*
Johannes Baur, Vice President
G. Clough, International affairs
Tsuyoshi Kawawada, JFC
Kazumata, JFC member
Kjell Hovland-Olsen, President
Jacek Milewski, President
Roger Zoltowski, Vice President
Viktor Petrov, President
Singh Chahal, President
Central Board (CB)
Tomas Eriksson, IFF President
IFF Vice President
& Chairman Material Committee
Tomas Jonsson, IFF
Gilardi, IFF CB member & Chairman Education and
Per Jansson, IFF CB
IFF CB member*
Ain Lillepalu, IFF
Martin Vaculik, IFF
Rules and Competition Committee*
Karl-Heinz Seiler, Chairman Referee Committee
Zoltowska, Member Marketing and Information Committee
Kratz, IFF Secretary