The IFF Central Board (CB) had its fourth meeting of the year on June 15th to discuss the present COVID-19 situation. During the meeting the CB decided to postpone the Women’s U19 World Floorball Championships from September 2020 to May 5th–9th 2021.
The Swedish Floorball Federation had together with Uppsala Municipality and the IFU Arena handed in an application to postpone the Women’s U19 WFC 2020.
– The IFF CB decided to postpone the Women’s U19 WFC 2020 and the WU19 WFC will be played from the 5th to 9th of May 2021 based on the application from the Swedish Floorball Federation, in order to secure the health and safety of the athletes. In addition, we believe that all qualified teams should have the possibility to participate in the event. The event is still called U19 WFC 2020 and will be played in the IFU Arena in Uppsala. The U19 WFC 2020 will also be played with the same age group as originally invited for, IFF President Tomas Eriksson informs.
The prevailing COVID-19 situation does not grant a possibility to organise the event in Uppsala in September 2020. The reasons for this are mainly the fact that the safety of the players cannot be fully secured and consequently the present Health authorities restriction of a maximum of 50 persons gatherings in public places, which means that there are no possibilities for the any spectators in the arena.