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06 July 2016 | in World University Championships, Floorball

7th WUC Floorball: 16 Teams from 10 Countries


PORTO - The Organizing Committee (OC) of WUC Floorball 2016 kicks off this event with the public presentation held at the Rectory of University of Porto. With only 19 days to the start of this FISU championship, that will be held in University Stadium and Faculty of Sports, from 19 to 24 of July, the Organizing Committee prepared a ceremony that was attended by the Vice-President of Porto City Hall, Ms Guilhermina Rego; the Executive Director of Porto Lazer; Mr Rui Alves, the president of Portuguese University Sports Federation (FADU); Mr Daniel Monteiro, the pro-rector of University of Porto, Mr Fernando Remião and the president of the OC and president of Federação Académicado Porto (FAP), Daniel Freitas. The University of Porto (UP) and Federação Académicado Porto (FAP) expect to maintain the level of excellence in organizing sporting events. Remember that in 2015, this two institutions in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), earned the FISU award of ‘Best WUC 2014’, corresponding to the best 2014 World University Beach Volleyball Championship.

This is the third time that the city of Porto is chosen to be the stage of a WUC. “Today we must do more and better. The University of Porto and FAP have joined forces to launch this sport and organize a world championship.” Daniel Monteiro shares the opinion that the goals are "reaching further and boost the creation and practice of a new sport in our country.” Ten countries, nine men's teams and seven women’s teams with Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Finland, Slovakia, Poland, Czech Republic, Japan and Korea are the countries that will be present in this competition. The reception of the teams will start on 18 July and the Opening Ceremony is scheduled for the 19th, at 18h00, at Avenidados Aliados.


(Source: WUC Floorball OC)