ACT Floorball Association is hosting the inaugural Canberra Floorball Open showcasing the talents of current men’s and women’s Australian players from the ACT and NSW.
The Canberra Floorball Open is on this weekend the 8th & 9th of October at MPowerdome Sports & Recreation Centre (56 Coyne Street, Fadden, ACT).
Men’s teams from the ACT, Newcastle and Wollongong will be competing, including current Australian players that competed in the Floorball World Cup in Finland in December 2010.
Two Canberra women’s teams will also be playing, featuring players from the Australian women’s squad.
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Free come & try sessions will be held at 9am and 11:30am on the Saurday and again at 9am on Sunday.
What is Floorball?
Floorball is an exciting European indoor sport – a fast-paced game that blends some of the greatest elements of hockey and ice hockey. Teams compete with five players plus a goalkeeper on the court at a time. It has been called a thinking game, with speed, skill and technique more important than brute strength or intimidation.
Floorball is growing quickly across the Asia-Pacific region and has more than 300,000 official players and an estimated 4 million recreational players worldwide.
As of 2011, Floorball has been recognized by the International Olympic Committee, as well as being included in the World Masters Games. Australia has participated in the World Floorball Championships a number of times and an Australian Team won bronze in the 2011 World Transplant Games.
ACT Floorball website: www.actfloorball.org.au