The group ballot for the Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships 2024 was holded today during the Nordic Challenge event in Finland. All 16 participating countries have been set into groups A, B, C and D.
Germany, New Zealand, Australia and Singapore are playing in the group C. Let’s learn more about these countries and their history in the floorball.
The German Floorball Association was founded in 1992 and two years after, in the year 1994, they became an IFF member country. There are a total of 214 licensed Floorball Clubs in Germany. In the last U19 WFC in Katowice, Poland, team Germany placed 9th.
The New Zealand Floorball Association was founded in 2009 and on the same year they became IFF member country. In the last U19 WFC in Katowice, Poland, team New Zealand placed 12th, which is also the best ranking in their U19 national team history.
The Australian Floorball Association was founded in 1996, and in the same year they became an IFF member country. They have been a member of Autralian Sports Commission since 2008. Team Australia placed 15th in the last U19 WFC event in Katowice, Poland.
The Singapore Floorball Association was founded in 1995, and in the same year they became an IFF member country. Singapore will organise the next Women’s WFC event in December. Check more out here. WFC 2024 in Lahti will be the first time ever team Singapore takes part of the Women’s U19 WFC tournament. The team has played in the Asia-Oceania Floorball Cup (AOFC), where they placed 5th, as an only U19-women’s team which played against women’s team.
Next, let’s introduce a group D: Hungary, Denmark, Italy and Canada.