International Floorball Federation

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The International Floorball Federation (IFF) is the worldwide governing body for the sport of floorball. It was founded in 1986 in Huskvarna, Sweden, by the national floorball associations of Finland, Sweden and Switzerland. As of December 2014, it had 57 member associations, with 4,365 clubs and 297,461 registered players.[1] It is recognized by IOC and an ordinary member of the GAISF.

Members[edit]

The map of IFF members. Dark-green are ordinary members, light-green are provisional members.

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

There are currently 57 IFF members (43 ordinary members and 14 provisional members).

Ordinary members[edit]

Flag Member Name[2] Founded In Member Of IFF Since Website
Australia
Australian Floorball Association 1996 1996 www.floorball.org.au
Austria
Austrian Floorball Association 1996 1997 www.floorball.at
Belarus
Floorball Federation of Belarus 2009 2009 www.floorball.by
Belgium
Belgian Floorball Federation 1995 1995 www.floorballbelgium.be
Brazil
Brazilian Floorball Association 1998 1999 www.floorball.com.br
Canada
Floorball Canada 2001 2001 www.floorballcanada.ca
Czech Republic
Czech Floorball Union 1992 1993 www.cfbu.cz
Denmark
Danish Floorball Federation 1989 1991 www.floorball.dk
Estonia
Estonian Floorball Union 1993 1994 www.saalihoki.ee
Finland
Finnish Floorball Federation 1985 1986 www.salibandy.net
France
French Floorball Federation 2002 2003 www.francefloorball.com
Georgia (country)
Georgian Floorball Association 2002 2002 www.geofloorball.org
Germany
German Floorball Association 1992 1994 www.floorball.de
United Kingdom
Great Britain Floorball and Unihockey Association 1995 2009 www.gbfua.org.uk
Hungary
Hungarian Floorball Federation1 1989 1992 www.hunfloorball.hu
Italy
Italian Unihockey and Floorball Association 2000 2001 www.fiuf.it
Iceland
Icelandic Floorball Committee 2 2005 2005 www.isisport.is
India
Floorball Federation of India 2001 2002 www.floorballindia.org
Indonesia
Indonesian Floorball Association 2009 2009 www.floorball.or.id
Iran
Floorball Association of Iran3 2008 2009 www.iranfloorball.com
Israel
Israeli Floorball Association 2007 2007
Jamaica
Jamaica Floorball Association
2007
www.floorballjamaica.org
Japan
Japan Floorball Association 1983 1994 www.floorball.jp
South Korea
Korea Floorball Federation 2004 2005 www.floorball.or.kr
Latvia
Latvian Floorball Union 1993 1994 www.floorball.lv
Liechtenstein
Liechtenstein Floorball Association 4  1987 2005 www.unihockey.li
Malaysia
Malaysian Floorball Association 2001 2002
Netherlands
Netherlands Floorball and Unihockey Association   1993 1994 www.nefub.nl
New Zealand
Floorball New Zealand 2009 2009 www.floorball.org.nz
Norway
Norwegian Floorball Federation5 1991 1992 www.innebandy.no
Pakistan
Pakistan Floorball Federation 2003 2004
Philippines
Floorball Philippines 2011 2011 www.floorballphilippines.tk
Poland
Polish Floorball Federation 1995 1999 www.pzunihokeja.pl
Russia
Russian Floorball Federation 1992 1993 www.ffrus.ru
Serbia
Serbian Floorball Association 2007 2007 www.floorball.org.rs
Singapore
Singapore Floorball Association 1995 1995 www.sfa.sg
Slovakia
Slovak Floorball Association 1998 1999 www.szfb.sk
Slovenia
Slovenian Floorball Association 2000 2001 www.floorballzveza.si
Spain
Spanish Unihockey and Floorball Association 1998 2001 www.unihockey.es
Sweden
Swedish Floorball Federation 1981 1986 www.innebandy.se
Switzerland
Swiss Floorball Association 1985 1986 www.swissunihockey.ch
Ukraine
Ukraine Floorball Federation
2004
2005 www.floorball.org.ua
United States
United States Floorball Association 2001 2001 www.usafloorball.org
     IFF founded

Provisional members[edit]

Flag Member Name[3] Founded In Member Of IFF Since Website (if applicable)
Argentina
Argentinian Floorball Association   2007 2007 www.argentinaunihockey.com.ar
Armenia
Armenian Floorball Federation 1999 2006 www.floorballarm.narod.ru
Cameroon
Cameroon Floorball Association 2013
Republic of Ireland
Irish Floorball Association 2007
Lithuania
Lithuanian Floorball Federation 2010 2010 www.lgrf.lt
Moldova
Moldavian Floorball Federation 2007 2007
Mongolia
Mongolian Floorball Federation 2005 2006
Mozambique
Mozambique Floorball Association 2012 2012
Portugal
Portuguese Floorball Federation 2007 2007
Romania
Romanian Floorball Federation 2008 2008 www.floorball.ro
Sierra Leone
Floorball Association of Sierra Leone 2008 2008
South Africa
Floorball South Africa 2013
Thailand
Thai Floorball Federation 2007 2007
Turkey
Floorball Turkey 2004 2008 www.florbol.org

Other[edit]

Confederations[edit]

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

Possible future IFF members[edit]

The nations stated below all have had some sort of contact with the sport of floorball. They may not necessarily play the sport on a day-to-day basis, but they all are possible candidates for becoming recognized as a future member nation of the International Floorball Federation.

Flag Country Name [5][6][7]
Bangladesh
Bangladesh
Bolivia
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Bulgaria [8]
Chile
Chile
China
China
Croatia
Croatia
Djibouti
Djibouti
East Timor
East Timor
Greece
Greece
Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
Iraqi Kurdistan
Kurdistan [9]
Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
Mexico
Mexico
Namibia
Namibia
Nepal
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Nigeria
Peru
Peru
Qatar
Qatar
Tanzania
Tanzania

Registered Players[edit]

Based on the amount of registered floorball players and a country's population, a list of the top 20 countries has been compiled:

Country Registered Players % of Population
 Sweden 118,472 1.23%
 Finland 49,422 0.91%
 Switzerland 29,804 0.37%
 Czech Republic    37,804 0.36%
 Latvia 3,142 0.157%
 Norway 7,398 0.144%
 Estonia 1,501 0.114%
 Denmark 6,331 0.112%
 Slovakia 4,123 0.080%
 Iceland 130 0.040%
 Singapore 1,649 0.031%
 Slovenia 500 0.018%
 Hungary 1,400 0.014%
 Germany 9,557 0.011%
 Austria 961 0.011%
 Belgium 1,053 0.009%
 Australia 1,568 0.006%
 Poland 1,454 0.003%
 Canada 1,100 0.003%
 South Korea 1,500 0.003%

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ IFF
  2. ^ [1], IFF - History in short
  3. ^ [2], IFF - History in short
  4. ^ [3], IFF - AOFC
  5. ^ [4], IFF - Members
  6. ^ [5], Planet of Floorball
  7. ^ [6], Floorball 4 All
  8. ^ [7], IFF - News
  9. ^ [8], IFF - News

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