WFC 2011 Team presentations group A: SUI, RUS, POL, NED
For the first time the Women´s World Floorball Championships are played with 16 teams divided into four groups.
Switzerland is the strongest team in group A, but the 2nd placed team in this group is not that easily predicted. Both 5th ranked Russia and 8th ranked Poland have a chance to go through to the play-offs whereas the 16th ranked Netherlands is the underdog.
The play-offs are starting on December 8th and two teams from each group will play in the quarter-finals.
Switzerland - A good mix of young players and players with routine and a lot of experience. Some players are able to play different positions, which makes the team very flexible. Players to be noted Simone Berner: A typical team leader and key personality on and off the court. She is passing on her routine to the younger players since she has played more than 100 international games. Mirca Anderegg: An aggressive leader in the Swiss offense. More than 100 points in as many international games illustrates her scoring qualities. Natalie Stadelmann: Has the highest number of international matches worldwide, which shows her enormous experience! This season the 32 years old center is showing her qualities in the Swedish Elitserien.
Russia - The team has a lot of new players in comparison with the WFC team in 2009. Young and promising players have made their way to the Russian national team. The main aim of the team in this WFC is to get to the play-offs and get the 8th place despite the difficult group. Players to be noted Lubov Serebryakova: One of the best in attacking with a good vision of the field. She has good technique and ball possession. Iuliia Sadretdinov: A skilled defender with the best shot of the team. She scored the decisive goal in the match for 5th place in WFC 2009. Nadezda Lapina: The number one goalie who has fast reactions and quick moves in the goal.
Participations & Placements
2001: 12th 2003: 10th 2007: 11th 2009: 8th
# 98 E. Piotrowska
# 13 N. Legowska
# 37 K. Dutkiewicz
Poland - The Polish national team has a new head coach and there are some young promising players. The team will fight hard in the WFC and the goal is to reach the quarter-finals. Players to be noted Elżbieta Piotrowska: One of the best Polish players. Piotrowska is fast and her experience from playing in Switzerland will help the Polish team. Natalia Legowska: She belongs to the new generation of Polish floorball players (born 1990). A very brave player, who is able to play tough when needed. Karolina Dutkiewicz: She is the playmaker of the team, who had a solid performance in the WFC Qualifications scoring 2+6.
Participations & Placements
WFC 2005: 15th WFC 2007: 14th WFC 2009: 16th
# 26 S. Verburg
# 22 F. Kollau
# 8 M. van den Berg
Netherlands - A young and new team with a lot of new players, but also some more experienced. The aim is take the best out of each player and to learn from this amazing experience. Players to be noted Sita Verburg: The goalie who gives the team the confidence to play. Besides that she wants to learn and develop. Faybienne Kollau: A forward who is one of the experienced players and a scorer type. An eager shooter always trying to get the best out of herself and the team. Maaike van den Berg: A young forward (born 1993) who is working hard for the team. This WFC is a good experience for her to learn more.
More team presentations will follow. Have a look at WFC 2011 player and coach interviews from the IFF Youtube channel.