International Floorball Federation

International Floorball Federation
Official logo of the International Floorball Federation
Formation April 12, 1986 (1986-04-12)
Founded at Huskvarna, Sweden
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Helsinki, Finland
Membership
68 members
John Liljelund
Website www.floorball.org

The International Floorball Federation (IFF) is the worldwide governing body for the sport of floorball. It was founded on 12 April 1986 in Huskvarna, Sweden, by the national floorball associations of Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. As of June 2016, it had 68 member associations, with 4,728 clubs and 354,640 registered players.[1] It is recognized by the IOC and is an ordinary member of the GAISF.

Members

This is a list of International Floorball Federation member nations. It includes associations, committees, confederations, federations, and unions.

There are currently 68 IFF members (44 ordinary members and 24 provisional members). The newest members are China and Haiti.

Ordinary members

Flag Member name[2] Founded in IFF member Website
Australian Floorball Association 1996 1996 www.floorballaustralia.org.au/
Austrian Floorball Association 1996 1997 www.floorball.at
Floorball Federation of Belarus 2009 2009 www.floorball.by
Belgian Floorball Federation 1995 1995 www.floorballbelgium.be
Brazilian Floorball Association 1998 1999 www.floorball.com.br
Floorball Canada 2001 2001 www.floorballcanada.org
Czech Floorball Union 1992 1993 www.cfbu.cz
Danish Floorball Federation 1989 1991 www.floorball.dk
Estonian Floorball Union 1993 1994 www.saalihoki.ee
Finnish Floorball Federation 1985 1986 www.salibandy.net
French Floorball Federation 2002 2003 www.francefloorball.fr
Georgian Floorball Association 2002 2002 www.geofloorball.org
German Floorball Association 1992 1994 www.floorball.de
Hungarian Floorball Federation1 1989 1992 www.hunfloorball.hu
Italian Unihockey and Floorball Association 2000 2001 www.fiuf.it
Icelandic Floorball Committee 2 2005 2005 www.isisport.is
Indian Floorball Federation 2001 2002 indianfloorballfederation.org/
Indonesian Floorball Association 2009 2009 www.floorball.or.id
Floorball Association of Iran3 2008 2009 www.iranfloorball.com
Israeli Floorball Association 2007 2007
Jamaica Floorball Association
2007
www.floorballjamaica.org
Japan Floorball Association 1983 1994 www.floorball.jp
Korea Floorball Federation 2004 2005 www.floorball.or.kr
Latvian Floorball Union 1993 1994 www.floorball.lv
Liechtenstein Floorball Association 4  1987 2005 www.unihockey.li
Malaysian Floorball Association 2001 2002 www.floorballmalaysia.com
Netherlands Floorball and Unihockey Association   1999 1999 www.nefub.nl
Floorball New Zealand 2009 2009 www.floorball.org.nz
Norwegian Floorball Federation5 1991 1992 www.innebandy.no
Pakistan Floorball Federation 2003 2004
Philippine Floorball Association 2011 2011 www.floorballphilippines.tk
Polish Floorball Federation 1995 1999 www.pzunihokeja.pl
Russian Floorball Federation 1992 1993 www.ffrus.ru
Serbian Floorball Association 2007 2007 www.floorball.org.rs
Singapore Floorball Association 1995 1995 www.sfa.sg
Slovak Floorball Association 1998 1999 www.szfb.sk
Slovenian Floorball Association 2000 2001 www.floorballzveza.si
Spanish Unihockey and Floorball Association 1998 2001 www.unihockey.es
Swedish Floorball Federation 1981 1986 www.innebandy.se
Swiss Floorball Association 1985 1986 www.swissunihockey.ch
Ukraine Floorball Federation
2004
2005 www.floorball.org.ua
United Kingdom Floorball Federation6 1995 2009 www.ukfloorball.org
United States Floorball Association 2001 2001 www.usafloorball.org
     IFF founded
  • 1 The Hungarian Floorball Federation was originally established in 1989, but reorganized into a new organization in 1997.
  • 2 The Icelandic Floorball Committee is a division of the Icelandic National Olympic Committee, and therefore governed by it.
  • 3 The Floorball Association of Iran is a division of the Iran Federation of Sport Associations, and therefore governed by it.
  • 4 The Liechtenstein Floorball Association was established as a single floorball club, UHC Schaan.
  • 5 The Norwegian Floorball Federation is a division of the Norway's Bandy Association, and therefore governed by it.
  • 6 The Great Britain Floorball & Unihockey Association was the originating governing body representing floorball within Great Britain, before being replaced by the United Kingdom Floorball Federation in 2012.

Provisional members

Flag Member name[3] Founded in Member Website (if applicable)
Argentinian Floorball Association   2007 2007 www.argentinaunihockey.com.ar
Armenian Floorball Federation 1999 2006 www.floorballarm.narod.ru
Cameroon Floorball Association 2013
China Floorball Federation 2016 2016
Cote d´Ivoire Floorball Federation 2014 2015
Haitian Floorball Federation 2014 2016
Irish Floorball Association 2007
Kenyan Floorball Federation 2016
Lithuanian Floorball Federation 2010 2010 www.lgrf.lt
Malta Floorball Association 2015 2015
Moldavian Floorball Federation 2007 2007
Mongolian Floorball Federation 2005 2006
Mozambique Floorball Association 2012 2012
Portuguese Floorball Federation 2007 2007
Romanian Floorball Federation 2008 2008 www.floorball.ro
Floorball Association of Sierra Leone 2008 2008
Floorball South Africa 2013
Thai Floorball Federation 2007 2007
Floorball Turkey 2004 2008
Uganda Floorball Association 2015 2016
Floorball Federation of Venezuela 2016 2017

Other

Confederations

Confederation Name [4] Founded Headquarters
Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) 2005 Singapore City, Singapore

Registered Players

Based on the amount of registered floorball players and a country's population, a list of the top 25 countries has been compiled:

Country Registered Players % of Population
 Sweden 117,301 1.203%
 Finland 51,876 0.947%
 Czech Republic    38,122 0.362%
  Switzerland 30,153 0.367%
 Germany 10,642 0.013%
 Norway 7,409 0.143%
 Denmark 6,500 0.115%
 Slovakia 4,689 0.086%
 Latvia 3,029 0.127%
 Russia 3,000 0.002%
 Japan 2,561 0.002%
 Singapore 1,649 0.030%
 Poland 1,617 0.004%
 Australia 1,570 0.007%
 South Korea 1,500 0.003%
 Estonia 1,464 0.112%
 Canada 1,210 0.003%
 Netherlands 1,076 0.006%
 Austria 1,067 0.012%
 India 1,044 0.000%
 France 1,029 0.002%
 Belgium 939 0.008%
 Hungary 905 0.009%
 Brazil 882 0.000%
 Great Britain 829 0.001%
 Malaysia 688 0.001%

Notes and references

  1. IFF
  2. , IFF - History in short
  3. , IFF - History in short
  4. , IFF - AOFC

See also

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