We're pleased to announce the appointment of Christian Bertschinger as head coach for the NZ Men's Under 19 team and Sven Sundin as head coach for the NZ Women's team. Christian and Sven both bring a wealth of floorball knowledge from their personal experiences of representing NZ and coaching previous national and Wellington floorball teams.
New Zealand has entered both a Men’s Under 19 and a Women’s National team for the World Floorball Championships in 2017. These teams first played internationally in 2014 and 2015, and both are looking to take floorball to the next level and qualify for the World Champs.
The first ever floorball training session for kids in Auckland was held at Somerville Intermediate School this week. Run by the Auckland Floorball Academy, 44 kids participated in the after school session which was a huge success.
It was a tough week for the NZ Men's team in Pattaya, Thailand. There were seven teams in the Asia-Oceania World Floorball Championships Qualification tournament vying for three spots at the 2016 World Champs in Latvia, in December.
Submitted by Christian Berts... on Sat, 09/19/2015 - 05:01
The first day of the 2015 New Zealand Secondary Schools Floorball Champs featured some exciting games in all categories. In group A, Rongotai College as the defending champions faced Pukekohe High School who came third in 2014. Pukekohe took the lead in the second period and the game was very intense. Rongotai fought back hard and managed to score the wining goal in powerplay with less than a minute to go.
Submitted by Christian Berts... on Thu, 09/17/2015 - 03:58
The first games for the 2015 NZ Secondary Schools Floorball Champs start at 8:00am on Saturday 19th September. The games are at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington and entry is free. 13 teams from around the country will compete for the NZ titles in 3 different categories. The draw for the tournament can be found here.
Submitted by Christian Berts... on Tue, 08/11/2015 - 22:00
The New Zealand Secondary School Floorball Championships are being held in Wellington on the weekend of 19th and 20th September 2015. The tournament is played at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie and Secondary Schools will compete in different categories for girls, boys, mixed and U15s. Registration for this event closes on 9th September.
Submitted by Christian Berts... on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 22:03
Despite the overall results and losing the qualifier series to Australia, the New Zealand U19 team returns home from Sydney with gained confidence and a lot of motivation to keep up the development. The squad was very young and played at an international level for the very first time. The first game ended in a 4:4 draw and in the second game it was only the first period where Australia was clearly the better team.
Submitted by Christian Berts... on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 21:48
The New Zealand team was determined to come out strong again in the second game and continue the solid performance from the day before. However Australia managed to get the better start and score two early goals to take the lead. New Zealand couldn't get the opposition players under control and Australia extended the lead to 5:0 after the first period. The break provided an opportunity for the Kiwi team to re-focus and they come out strong and managed to score early through Oli McLaren.
Submitted by Christian Berts... on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 06:35
The New Zealand Men's U19 team played Australia U19 in a two game series in Sydney on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October 2014. The winner of the series secured the last qualifying spot for the World Floorball Champs in 2015.