Gothia Innebandy Cup is expanding

Gothia Innebandy Cup is expanding and will for the first time play matches in the newly built Åbymässan in Mölndal. In one of the exhibition halls of Åbymässan, two high-quality courts will be built and we will also offer hotel accommodation at the newly built Åby Hotel next door.

Åbymässan is a part of Åby Arena and is located in Mölndal, just outside of Gothenburg. The fair opened as late as January 2019 and in addition to 10,500 square meters of exhibition hall, Åby Arena contains a horse race track, hotel, gym, restaurants and a café. A state-of-the-art facility that will be a perfect addition to the Gothia Innebandy Cup.

­– We are very pleased with working together with Åbymässan, as we see the opportunity to offer high-quality courts in a place that is unique, says Lena Rönnefors, tournament director at Gothia Innebandy Cup.

As said, Åbymässan can offer a 10,500 square meters exhibition hall and has very good facilities for sporting events.

– Our hope is to be able to grow with more courts and eventually build a center where our players can hang out and take part in other fun activities, says Lena Rönnefors.

Next door to the exhibition hall is Åby Hotel, where we offer participants newly built hotel facilities. For more information, please contact hotel@gothiainnebandycup.se.

Russian team Kosmos won participation in Gothia Innebandy Cup

Russian team Kosmos won the prestigious Unihoc Russia Cup in May. By doing that they also won participation in next years Gothia Innebandy Cup.
”Coming to the tournament in Gothenburg is a great opportunity to enrich our game and competitive experience”, says Evgeniy Snegurenko, mother to one of the players.

One of Russias largest and most prestigious floorball tournaments for children and youth teams are held in the city of Veliky Novgorod every year. A large number of teams participate and makes it almost like a holiday for floorball. This year the winners in each age category were granted a special prize in addition to the cup and medals – they also won participation in Gothia Innebandy Cup 2020. Kosmos were victorious in the age group for boys born in 2008.

”We were able to take the first place after a difficult fight. The teams strengths are cohesion, mutual understanding on the playing field, respect for the opponent, perseverance and the will to win. The team never gives up, they play until the last second”, says Evgeniy Snegurenko.

In January the team will come to Sweden and Gothenburg. But it’s not the first time they travel abroad to play floorball.

”Earlier this year the team took part in the international Helsinki Floorball Cup, which was a good experience. In order to take part in Gothia Innebandy Cup, we need to go three days by different means of transport – train, bus and ferry. We are very happy to take part in the Gothia Innebandy Cup and we look forward to interesting and exciting games. It’s a great opportunity to enrich our game and competitive experience to play against teams from other countries”, says Evgeniy Snegurenko.

Kosmos are based in the small town of Mirny in the Arkhangelsk region, located in the northern part of the country. Since Russia joined the floorball movement in the early 90s, Arkhangelsk has become a region where floorball has a leading position, much thanks to Kosmos coach Tukhbatulin Vinir, who’s been developing the club since 2003.

”Currently the club trains children aged 6 to 16 years. Training takes place all year round – outside in the summer and in the autumn and during winter and spring in the gym or on an ice rink. Not far from us are several other floorball clubs and we constantly meet them at competitions of various levels. Our region holds a leading position in floorball among children’s teams”, says Evgeniy Snegurenko.

We’re looking forward to welcome Kosmos to Gothenburg in January!

It’s time to plan for Gothia Innebandy Cup this winter

The hotel registration for family and friends that will come to Gothenburg and support the teams is now up and running. Make sure to book through us and not only get better hotel deals but also Gothia Card free of charge.

The next edition of Gothia Innebandy Cup is held between 3-6 of January next year and it’s about time to take care of the arrangement regarding the stay in Gothenburg. It’s not only thousands of floor ball players that will come to Gothenburg – parents, relatives and friends will also accompany them here for support. Gothia Innebandy Cup offer advantageous hotel deals for friends and family. There are several different hotels and room types to choose from. 

Gothia Card is included if a hotel booking is made through Gothia Innebandy Cup. Gothia Card will allow you to travel for free with the public transportation in Gothenburg and also with Gothia Cups own buss line – Gothia Line. The card also gives you access to the tournaments different events and to several of Gothenburg tourist attractions.

For more information, registration and prices, read here or contact Gothia Innebandy Cup: hotel@gothiainnebandycup.se.

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