candidacy of Slovenian University Sports Association was successful. The 2020
World University Championships will be held in Koper.
The International University Sports Federation (FISU) has published the list of World University Championships (SUP) for 2020. One of the competitions will also be in Slovenia, as the Slovenian University Sports Association (SUSA) was entrusted with organizing the floorball championship.
FISU has decided to host WUC in floorball based on the nominations presented in October. At that time, the presentation of SUSA was made by its President, Mag. Patrik Peroša, and Aleš Zorman, Head of Referees at the Floorball Association of Slovenia (FZS), which will help SUSA organize this event in Koper.
Borut Mavsar, President of the Floorball Association of Slovenia: “For the Floorball Association of Slovenia, this represents a major step forward, especially in the recognition of this sport in Slovenia. Our medium-term goal is to popularize the sport, to gain both young and recreational athletes, and above all to present the sport in all regions of Slovenia where it is not present today. At the same time, we are also gaining in international standing as a sports federation, because we are becoming the most recognized region in the region and we want to become the center where these activities take place. The oldest club in Slovenia is already 24 years old, which means that this sport already has a tradition in Slovenia, but it needs to be raised higher. The championship will be a great opportunity for that, but it will be an even better opportunity because we will be organizing this event with the Slovenian University Sports Federation and dealing with young people. “
Floorball on the FISU calendar since 2002
The International University Sports Federation first placed floorball on its calendar in 2002 when the competition was held in Gothenburg, Sweden, followed by championships hosted by Bern (Switzerland, 2006), Kuortane (Finland, 2008), Umea (Sweden, 2010), Prague ( Czech Republic, 2012), Singapore (Singapore, 2014), Porto (Portugal, 2016), Lodz (Poland, 2018).
The championship will be a great opportunity for that, but it will be an even better opportunity because we will be organizing this event with the Slovenian University Sports Federation and dealing with young people.