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Floorball Heading to the World Games in Birmingham 2021!

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Updated: April 16, 2018
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Today the International Floorball Federation revealed that floorball will be an official part of the World Games in Birmingham Alabama in 2021.

− I would like to thank the IWGA, its Council and President Mr José Perurena, for the trust shown to the entire Floorball family to again be included on TWG Sports Programme. This is a momentous success and proves Floorball´s ability to bring added value to The World Games, as was shown in the Wroclaw 2017 World Games, says the IFF President Mr. Tomas Eriksson.

The IFF release also notes that in order to make The World Games 2021 in Birmingham a success, IFF will work closely with the United States Floorball Association (USFbA) and the Birmingham Organization Committee (BOC), to popularize Floorball in the region prior to The World Games. Planning has already started on what actions need to be taken and actions are planned for the autumn, after meetings with the BOC. The IFF President feels that Floorball has an immense potential in the Americas and in Birmingham, Alabama in special, and IFF will do its outmost to enhance the growth of Floorball in the Americas, utilizing the TWG.

The IWGA will later in the year announce the sports program of The World Games 2021, were IFF has proposed participation of both Men and Women. The IWGA has not given any indication of what quota Floorball will get in the games.

- The importance of the participation in Birmingham is elementary for Floorball, with the present ongoing process of the Olympic Games program, as this is at the moment the platform where we can prove our value. It is therefore imperative for us to ensure a star level performance for Floorball in Birmingham. We need to guarantee that the sport is visible in the event and therefore need to work closely with the USFbA to achieve this. This is a yet another great achievement for Floorball, says John Liljelund, IFF secretary general