After being given the right to host the Women’s WFC 2019 by the IFF, swiss unihockey has announced that the event will be played in Neuchâtel, in western Switzerland. The tournament will be held from December 7th to 15th, 2019 with 16 of the best teams from around the world.
Neuchâtel has been chosen to host the Women’s World Floorball Championships 2019. The venues for the WFC will be the Patinoire du Littoral ice rink as the main arena and the Salle de la Riveraine as the second arena. Both locations are close to each other and together can hold up to 4’700 spectators.
The local organising committee is under the patronage of the FSG Corcelles-Cormondrèche floorball club.
– The Neuchâtel application completely convinced us, stated Jörg Beer, member of the Swiss Floorball Federation Executive Board and IFF Central Board Member.
– On the one hand, we were able to take into consideration a region where there is a growing interest for floorball, and on the other hand, the public from near and far will be offered an optimal infrastructure, with short distances from one venue to the other.
Laurent Schupbach, member of the Neuchâtel candidature committee and President of FSG Corcelles-Cormondrèche, is very happy about swiss unihockey’s decision:
– The development of the floorball sport in Western Switzerland was one main motivation to apply for the staging of the Women’s WFC. An international event of this size will help to promote floorball in Western Switzerland as well as set a positive image of the sport with the different partners.