Floorball South Africa
Floorball South Africa Logo.jpeg
SportFloorball
JurisdictionNational
AbbreviationFSA
Founded2013
AffiliationInternational Floorball Federation[1]
HeadquartersPort Elizabeth
Location21 Delphinium Drive, Westering 6025, Port Elizabeth
PresidentMichael Kliment
SecretaryDean Grow
Official website
www.floorball.co.za
South Africa

Floorball South Africa (FSA) is the national governing body for the sport of floorball in South Africa. Floorball South Africa is an affiliate member of the International Floorball Federation (IFF).

History

Floorball South Africa became IFF Member number 56 in 2013 and was the third member from Africa following the member associations from Sierra Leone and Mozambique. FSA President, Michael Kliment officially introduced the sport to South Africa after consultations with some hockey players seeking alternative but similar sports. After a meeting with IFF officials, a development plan tailored for FSA was agreed on. Subsequently, Floorball South Africa was established on July 19, 2013 leading to its formal acceptance as an affiliate member on September 1, 2013.[2][3]

The first floorball match was played on January 18, 2014 during a FSA floorball promotion and training session in Port Elizabeth. It was played on a basketball court with the aim of attracting promising floorball players and building a database of floorball players to facilitate the creation of a league.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "IFF : Floorball South Africa". IFF. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Karateka hopes to give new sport a kick in Bay". heraldlive.co.za. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  3. ^ "News : Will South Africa become the 1st African nation to enter IFF Events? – 18.09.2013". IFF. Retrieved 22 October 2017.
  4. ^ "News : First floorball match played in South Africa – 22.01.2014". IFF. Retrieved 22 October 2017.