IBK Mantorp is ready for the new 17-year old category
Many teams have discovered the new age category for 17-year olds in Gothia Innebandy Cup. IBK Mantorp is one of the teams that will participate in the G17.
”We’re looking forward to play many matches”, says the team’s coach Alexander Jederström.
When the next edition of the Gothia Innebandy Cup starts in January, it’s also the premiere of G17 and B17. The idea is that this new age category will give participants another opportunity to play against peers. IBK Mantorp, like many other teams, have mixed teams in terms of age. For them, the new 17-year class means that their players can play together without having to seek dispensary for senior players.
”We have mixed teams of girls born 2001-2004. We have one born in 2001, eight 02s, two 03s and ten 04s, so it’s a big age spread in the team. It might have been even better for us to play in the 16-year old class, but we can’t have that many dispensaries”, says Alexander Jederström.
Mantorp is a small city with about 4,000 inhabitants located next to European Road 4 in Östergötland. The community is perhaps best known for the racing track Mantorp Park, where many international racing competitions have been held. Mantorp is also the home of the floorball club IBK Mantorp. The club has about 150 players in nine teams. 2015 the club participated in the Gothia Innebandy Cup in G15. When the team comes to Gothenburg in January it will be the second time the club participates with a team in Gothia Innebandy Cup.
”We wanted to do some major activity like training camp or a cup that specifik weekend. I searched online, and came to think of this tournament since my daughter was playing football in the Gothia Cup this summer”, Alexander Jederström continues.
The team’s 21 players train together twice a week. Four leaders and a large number of parents and siblings will also have travel to Gothenburg.
”The most important thing for us is that we have fun as a team and become even more welded, we have five new girls this year. We also hope that we can play many matches as we are many players so that everyone gets to play a lot. We’ve heard a lot about the cup and expect a good arrangement”, says Alexander Jederström.
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