PH floorball team readies for Asia Ocenia action

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The national men’s floorball team will test its mettle in the Asia Ocenia Floorball Confederation (AOFC) Cup slated on July 1 to 6 in Bangkok, Thailand.

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The Philippine squad is aiming for its first international win in floorball against China, Iran and Singapore.

Head coach Peter Eriksson will mentor the men’s team assisted by Filipino-Swedish deputy coach Noel Johansson.

“We are happy that he (Johansson) is with us in our forthcoming tournament. His experience will help our players improve their performance,” said Eriksson on Tuesday during the weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association forum at the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.

In the 2015 Southeast Asian Games in Singapore, the Philippines finished fourth after losing all of its four matches.

Eriksson and Johansson are hoping that by sharing their experience to the team, they will see improvement in their performance in future international meets.

Eriksson expects floorball to be included in the official list of disciplines when the country hosts the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.

Floorball is played by two teams with six players including one goalkeeper per squad. Each player uses a lightweight stick to shoot a plastic hollow ball toward the goal.

Philippine Floorball Association, formerly known as Floorball Philippines and founded on April 2011, is the national organization of floorball in the country.

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