First NZ U19 games a positive experience

Despite the overall results and loosing 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. This performance shows some great potential for the future as most of the players will be eligible again to play U19s in two years time.

Tough second game for New Zealand U19s

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.

New Zealand U19s draw first game against Australia

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.

NZ U19 Men's team to play Australia in World Cup Qualifiers

The New Zealand U19 Men's National team will play Australia in a two game Qualification Series for the World Floorball Championships 2015. The games are held in Sydney on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th October and the winner will travel to Sweden in May 2015 for the World Cup finals. The team has been preparing in Sydney for the last few days and is ready for the big challenge ahead. It is the first time that a New Zealand U19 team plays internationally and the young team sees these games as a first step to gain experience in playing at an international level.

NZ Secondary School Floorball Championships

The New Zealand Secondary School Floorball Championships 2014 will be held on Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st September at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington. The tournament is open to Secondary Schools across the country and the event is officially sanctioned by the NZ Secondary School Sports Council. Games will be played on full size Floorball rinks, 20x40m and teams need goalie plus 5 field players on the court. Additional subs are allowed and can be subbed on and off constantly. Sticks for field players and goalie equipment will be provided.

First Floorball Tournament in Christchurch

Final game between Christchurch and Wellington Storm

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th, the first ever Floorball tournament was played in Christchurch. It was the first time that a Floorball rink was set-up on the South Island and is a good indication for the fast development and growth of Floorball in New Zealand. Four teams played a round robin, with minor and grand finals on Sunday. The team from Dunedin took out third place, defeating the Stormettes from Wellington 7:5. In the last game of the tournament, the host team from Christchurch defeated Wellington Storm 3:0 to take out the title.

Christchurch Floorball up and running

A new group has started to play Floorball regularly in Christchurch. The group is training every Thursday night from 8:00-9:30 at the Graham Condon Recreation and Sports Centre in Papanui.

Jiri Sliva, the coordinator for the group has got large experience of playing Floorball in his home country, the Czech Republic and he is keen to establish a strong team in Christchurch.

New players are welcome, please contact Jiri via email for further information: Floorball.Christchurch@gmail.com

Tickets are on Sale for WFCQ/APAC 2014

Tickets are on sale now for the upcoming World Floorball Championships Qualification Tournament in January 2014. There are a minimum of two games a day and ticket prices start at just $4.- for a Child Day pass. We also have Family passes available.

Check out under WFCQ 2014 for further details and instructions how to order tickets via email.

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WFCQ Match schedule

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Not long to go until the World Floorball Championships Qualifying Tournament in January 2014.

New Zealand is hosting this event for the first time and all the games will be played at the ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington.

Check out the match schedule under the WFCQ 2014 tab.

 

Floorball NZ is requesting player nominations for National Teams

Floorball New Zealand is hosting the 2014 World Floorball Championships Qualifier Tournament for the Asia Pacific Region in Wellington and the Asia Pacific Floorball Championship Tournament 2014 in Wellington.We are currently inviting Floorball players from New Zealand to register their interest to play for New Zealand at this tournament. We are aiming to set up a Men's team, a Women's team and an U19 Men's team. To quality to play for New Zealand, a player needs to hold NZ citizenship and be a licensed Floorball player.

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