Beyond Borders: Singapore – WA Floorball Development Alliance
Photo Credit: Bruce Young
Floorball Western Australia (FWA) is excited to announce that it has been successful in securing a $150,000 grant through the Department of Local Government Sport and Cultural Industries and LotteryWest’s Asian Engagement Funding for its project Beyond Borders: Singapore – WA Floorball Development Alliance, over a period of three years.
The project aims to create strong sporting alliances between FWA and Singaporean Floorball organisations by facilitating a two-way exchange program that will promote cultural exchange and development of the sport.
FWA will focus on creating, facilitating and delivering opportunities for players, coaches, and officials (particularly youth from the ages of 12-19) to learn from each other’s experiences and develop new skills, while building lasting relationships between the two regions.
This will provide an opportunity for FWA to promote Western Australia’s sporting strength, expertise, and high-quality infrastructure by leveraging the state’s existing profile as the largest and strongest Floorball competition in Australia. The project will showcase Western Australia’s sporting infrastructure and facilities to key stakeholders in Singapore, by providing opportunities for athletes, coaches, and officials from both regions to participate in an International Exchange program.
FWA through this project will not only develop the skills and experience of athletes, coaches and officials but also create stronger sporting alliances between Western Australia and Singapore.Floorball WA Board
|Beyond Borders: Singapore – WA Floorball Development Alliance Objectives|
|Provide opportunities for Singaporean players, coaches and officials to participate in an International Exchange program that will showcase WAs high-quality infrastructure, and available facilities throughout the state. While also exhibiting WAs strong sporting commitment, dedication and strength of skill in the sport of Floorball.|
|Provide opportunities for Western Australian players, coaches and officials to participate in an International Exchange program that will promote opportunities for growth and development of skill and experience of the game of Floorball against a close neighbouring competitive country.|
|Provide development opportunities and pathways for aspiring coaches and officials to gain valuable knowledge, skills and experience by participating in an International Exchange program and increase engagement of high-level international resources.|
|Develop key strategic partnerships to provide opportunities for skills, knowledge, talent, tactics and overall organisational capacity and capability development to be shared between participants and nations by implementing training camps, workshops and strategic partnerships.|
As the program begins, more information on this exciting opportunity will be made available. FWA looks forward to engaging with Singaporean Floorball organisations to being what is to be a historic move forward for the sport in the Asia Oceania region. FWA would like to thank the State government, who through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and LotteryWest are major supporters of Floorball in WA. Sport and recreation creates vibrant, inclusive and connected WA communities.