Finland took the lead and never gave it back

Finland remains the U19 world champions as they defeated Sweden with 7-4.

The final in the U19 WFC 2017 in Växjö was going to be a classic one. The host nation Sweden got to face the champion from the last tournament, Finland. The Finish team started of the game best and won the first period convincingly with three goals against none. It should be mentioned that Justus Kainulainen showed his magnificent skills by scoring a beauty between his legs for Finland.

The Swedish team wasn’t giving up the final and started getting back in the game in the second period when Kasper Broby scored one in the top right corner to reduce Finland’s lead. Sweden ended up winning the second period by 3-2 and went to the second rest with the score 5-3 in favour of the Finish team.

Finland kept the distance from Sweden throughout the game and when Justus Kainulainen scored the 7-4 goal in the empty net the game was settled, Finland remains the U19 World floorball champions for another two years.

– We were focused in the game and I think we handled the game all the way, said man of the match Justus Kainulainen after the game.

Kasper Broby wasn’t pleased with the result after the game:

– No, we didn’t win the gold, he said when asked if he was happy with the tournament.

//Kalle Göransson

Players of the match
Finland: Justus Kainulainen
Sweden: Kasper Broby

Växjö welcomes group A!

Tomorrow is the big day – the U19 WFC starts. Växjö welcomes the final group, group A – Finland, Sweden, Slovakia and Denmark. Good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – the stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Växjö welcomes group B!

Today, many teams will arrive to Växjö, Sweden. We take the opportunity to welcome group B – Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland and Latvia. Good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – the stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Växjö welcomes group C!

Just a few more days to go until the U19 WFC. Växjö welcomes group C – Norway, Estonia, Canada and Japan. See you in Växjö next week and good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – the stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Växjö welcomes group D!

 

The U19 WFC is just around the corner and Växjö welcomes group D – Germany, Hungary, Australia and USA. See you in Växjö next week and good luck at the championships!

For those of you who are cheering for these teams – these stickers can be found on the main street “Storgatan” in Växjö. Find your teams sticker and show your support by taking a picture and hashtag it with #u19wfc

Our amazing Volunteers

Växjö is getting ready for World Cup!

They take time off from their jobs, working without a penny in compensation and think it is great fun.

– I see it as a fun way to fill up my resume, says Simon Bergman, one of the several hundred volunteers who will work at the U19 World Championship in floorball in May.

Andreas Bengtsson is standing in front of a bunch of volunteers inside the Fort Nox Arena and tells about the duties that will be needed during the World Cup days. Andreas is the project manager for the event and says that without volunteers, there would not be a World Cup.

– Most of the people who are here today is living in, but we have received emails from people in India, Spain, and a some from Ukraine who want to help and volunteer work, he says.

400 volunteers

In total there will be about 400 volunteers during the World Cup. And it has not been so difficult to get people to set up.

– So that what the say about that people are not lining up volunteers today is now disproved I think. All they require is a little bit of food and a bed to sleep in if they do not come from Växjö says Andreas.

The volunteers is a formidable mix of older, younger, women, men, those who are interested in floorball and those who do it just because they want to work at a big event.

Good experience

One of them is Simon Bergman. He likes the sport, but that is not his maine reason for volunteering.

– I work with aluminum in the usual case, but are interested in the service profession. Being involved in the World Cup gives me experience that I can fill in my resume, he says.

Simon volunteered when Football Championship was held in Växjö in 2013 and he got a taste for more. Exactly what he is going to do at the World Cup he does not know yet. But he would like to work as an entrance host because it is the human encounter he wants to work with.

– So for me it’s mostly about the job itself. But then also I love the sport, he says.

The World Cup starts on 3th of May and runs until the 7th. There are teams from 12 nations from Europe, but also teams from Australia, Japan, USA and Canada. Last time Sweden won the U19 World Cup was in Germany in 2013.

Promo video for the U19 WFC!

The U19 World Floorball Championships are approaching! On the 3-7th of of May 2017 Växjö and Sweden will host the Men´s U19 WFC. Watch this promo video and get in the mood for May. Tickets are available under “Tickets“.

 

Japan and Australia has qualified to the U19 WFC 2017

We are very happy to announce that the last two spots has been filled with Japan and Australia. After each two teams won their first two games they have six points and the game tomorrow will show wich team that will go through as top nation from AOFC qualifications.

These means that these nations will come to Växjö/Sweden in may 2017,

Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany , Hungary, Japan, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Switserland, Sweden, USA.

We look forward to see you all in Växjö.

 

 

Avisita, our new booking partner

This year between 30th September and 2nd October the Champions Cup will be held in Borås and Boråshallen. During spring 2017, the 3rd to May 7th will Swedish Floorball host the U19 World Championships for Men in Vaxjo with a total of 16 participating nations.

Avisita becomes both championships central booking for accommodation, transport and associated events. The service makes it easier for both participants, spectators and partners to plan and book their event visit.

– Floorball is dear to our heart and we are proud to have been choosen by the Swedish Floorball association as their booking partner for these international events. The more we get to know the sport’s various target audiences, the better selection and service we can offer, leading to a positive development for all parties, says Avisita CEO Karolina Flink.

Avisita was the official booking partners at the World Championships in floorball in Gothenburg 2014 and since 2015 also contracted as official booking partner of the SM-finals.

Contact

Avisita and booking team Floorball phone 0752-40 10:42 a.m., or via email at event@avisita.com

For more information, please contact

Karolina Flink, CEO Avisita AB: 0709-664 668, karolina.flink@avisita.com
Magnus Nilsson, events manager Swedish Floorball: 0760-38 20:41, magnus.nilsson@innebandy.se
About Champions Cup
European champions in the women’s and men’s side (a total of 12 teams from countries including Sweden, Finland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic) visits the September 30-October 2 Boras, to make up for the Champions Cup title. For more information: www.floorballchampionscup.eu
About the U19 World Cup
3 to 7 May 2017, Sweden will host a new international championships, this time U19 World Championship for men. Vaxjo stands as the host city for the event with venues as VIDA Arena and Fortnox Arena. A total of 16 nations. For more information: www.wfc2017.se