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Why Kids Love Floorball....
My name is Oliver and I have been playing floorball since 2013 and I am now 13 years old. I was only 7 years old when I started but I am still extremely passionate about floorball. In my opinion and many will agree, floorball is one of the best sports. It’s a bit like ice hockey, high paced and lots of goals and I really love it.
I have been to many tournaments, gala days and many more floorball events and each time it has been great fun. I got to play with my mates and we even won lots of tournaments. I even got to meet some incredible players and got named player of the tournament.
I love the feel of the ball swishing into the goal or the elation you feel when you are named the champion; I love this sport. If anyone wants my opinion, I would say, “go for floorball, it is awesome”. My dream is to play floorball in the Olympics. Good luck and I hope you get to experience floorball at its greatest.
While floorball and field hockey are similar in nature, there are some key differences. For example, floorball allows field players to use their feet and both sides of their stick blade to control the ball. Floorball teams are also smaller with only 6 players allowed on the court at any one time, including the goalkeeper.
Floorball isn’t considered a contact sport and there are rules to make it a safer sport. For example, there is no checking to move a player or ball out of the way, the goalkeeper doesn’t use a stick and field players cannot use their hands or head to hit the ball.
Junior floorball teams are mixed gender, much like adult social teams. However, teams are split for adult competitions with separate Open Men’s and Women’s teams.
While floorball is currently not an official sport in the Olympics program, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) welcomed the International Floorball Federation (IFF) as a Recognised International Sports Federation (ARISF) in 2011. This is a significant step in paving the way for floorball inclusion in the Olympics Games at some future date. However, floorball is enjoying wider recognition with its inclusion in the 2017 World Games.
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Australian Floorball Open (AFO)
After 10 years, the Australian Floorball Open is returning to Canberra for all Australian and overseas teams.
Junior Australian Floorball Open
This exciting Junior Australian and New Zealand floorball event will be held during the school holidays.
Northern Beaches Open (NBO)
This big event is organised by the Northern Beaches Floorball club and is open to all floorball players.
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