The Swiss Federal wrestling and Alpine sport festival in Lugano? Or the Federal player taking his shot firmly on the Zurich Allmend? Both of which, although not inconceivable, but neither is very likely.
In new castle has begun at the weekend, the floorball women's world Cup. For the city and the Region host the world Cup is a Premiere. Never a floorball was held in Switzerland on the occasion of this Dimension, outside the German-speaking Switzerland, where, with Bern, Zürich, Winterthur and Chur, the major centers are located. It is the first title fights in Switzerland since 2011, when the women's team in St. Gallen was only Fourth.
After two Victories of the Swiss, the mood in new castle is true. (Image: Claudio Thoma/fresh focus)
There is a lot of clubs are missing as draft horses
Only 4 of the 44 Clubs from the two highest leagues of the men and women come from the Western part of Switzerland. All play in the national League B. "the Region is the presence in the national League A is missing, the horses are missing," says Sascha Kolly of Floorball Fribourg, the only Club with a men's team in the NLB. These horses had other kinds of sports. "In Western Switzerland, many of the Teams with games in Volleyball and Basketball in the top. This is our big competition," says Denis Marendaz, the Co-President of UC Yverdon.
"We also have a Problem with the infrastructure is easy. It is very difficult to find a good halls."Denis Marendaz, Co-President, UC Yverdon
Official Numbers confirm this. From the last time in 2014 by the Federal office for sports published by child and youth report shows that 13 percent of 10 - to 14-Year-olds in German-speaking Switzerland, floorball is the most popular sport is, while a comparison value is listed for the French part of Switzerland in the first place. In the case of the 15 - to 19-Year-olds, after all, 3 percent reported in the West of Switzerland, floorball is the most popular sports. Although floorball is around 32 500 Licensed as number 2 in the team sports in Switzerland. However, only 10 percent of them are playing at a club in the Romandie. "Ten years ago, Geneva and Lausanne had a good 1.-League teams, have missed it then but to promote their Junior departments, and to invest in this, to win even more Junior women and Junior men," said Kolly.
support from the municipalities, there are hardly any, you lack the resources. Marendaz sees the local policy, but the responsibility. "We just have a Problem with the infrastructure. It is very difficult to find good and enough big halls, whether it's games for training or championship."
"In the Region, German in Freiburg each club looks prefer for yourself." Heino Dietrich, President Aergera Giffers
in addition to deficits in the young people's work Heino Dietrich, President of the women-NLB-Teams Aergera Giffers locates the Problem somewhere else: "There are a lot of clubs in the West of Switzerland, only these are all doing their own thing. We have taken in the last few years, five starts, with other Clubs to enter into partnerships. But here, in the Region of the German Freiburg is the women's floorball is almost not possible. Each club looks prefer for yourself."
The decision as a strong sign for the sport of floorball
Well-the decision of the Association, the women's world Cup will be greeted in a floorball relatively structurally weak Region. "The clear decision for a new castle is a strong sign for floorball in the Romandie," said Marendaz, of the hopes of this world Cup, also new inlet in his club. Help to reignite the Boom, to the fact that for the first time in the public French-language TV on RTS Deux floorball games are to see.
in addition to the primary goal of the Swiss floorball to do these sports in the Romandie popular, still speak of other reasons for new castle, for example, the infrastructure. The two halls, Patinoire du Littoral, La Riveraine, are only a five minute walk from each other, in the Maladière, the football stadium of Neuchâtel Xamax, there are further training opportunities.
The first two group games Switzerland visited were good. (Photo: Keystone)
Nevertheless, Reto Gyger, project Manager at the home world Championships, says: "the award to new castle, we were aware of the risk of the location aware. We also know that the arrival, for example, from Bern, psycho take a logically longer than 50 minutes." In the coming days will show how many viewers and Fans from the German part of Switzerland will find the way to the lake of Neuchatel. More than 600 volunteers of the local Association FSG Corcelles-Cormondrèche have invested in the run-up to around 13 000 hours of volunteer work to make the world Cup to be a Feast.
euphoria thanks to a surprising victory
Not only the good Start of the Switzerland-to-date interior into the tournament with a 12:1 victory against Germany on Saturday, but the unexpected success against Finland is likely to help to rekindle a sense of euphoria. In a match of the national team coach Rolf Kern in the run-up as an "exciting Affiche" language, called up the Swiss this is an excellent performance. Thanks to tireless efforts of the entire team, the favourites to win 7:4 were beaten. The first victory against the Finn could be for more than two years after a mixed preparation with just one win in 13 countries to play anything other than expected. Thanks to the Efforts of Switzerland can go inside with a large probability the Swedes in the semi-final out of the way. But it is also a semi-final against the physically robust Czechs would promise a lot of excitement.
Rich such beautiful gates at the world Championships at home in order to bring the Romandie closer to the floorball?
Exciting, but it is yet another aspect. How strong is the impact of the thrust of this world Cup in the next few years on the development of Floorball in Western Switzerland actually?
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Created: 09.12.2019, 13:28 PM