“I’m not good at sitting still”

He’s been both a healthcare provider and a medical manager during Gothia Innebandy Cup. This year Eric Hemmingsson is one of the area managers at Valhalla and he’s happy with the tasks and for the opportunity.
– It’s amazing to see so many young people unite around a sport, he says.

Gothia Innebandy Cup would never be possible without all the dedicated officials on site everywhere in Gothenburg. Many of them come back year after year, either to learn something new or because they simply think the tournament is fun and inspiring. Eric Hemmingsson is back at Gothia Innebandy Cup for the fourth year in a row and belongs in both categories.

– It’s very cool to be part of the players’ experience here, to see so many gather in the same place is just great, he says.

Floorball has been with him for a long time but in different forms. Eric quit as a player when he was 14 years old and began as a referee instead. But during Gothia Innebandy Cup there’s no time for him to referee any games. He has his hands full.

– No, I simply don’t have the time. Right now I’m doing a little bit of everything, but otherwise I keep track of participant lists and teams. Most of the work is about making sure everything goes according to plan, and we’re a good bunch of people who keep track of the situation, he says.

In previous years he’s been both a health care provider and a medical manager, an assignment he also enjoyed. But maybe it was his desire to do as much as possible that made him become an area manager.

– As a healthcare provider there are usually times when you got nothing to do, and I’m bad at sitting still. So it often led me to run around and help out with other things, says Eric Hemmingsson.

Eric has broad experience as an official during events, as a project and event manager. He enjoys the high tempo and is already looking forward to next year’s tournament.

– I would love to be back next year again. It’s a great and fun community, he says.

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