World Ball Hockey Federation

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History & Future

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The sport is enjoyed by millions around the world, wherever a stick and ball can be used.

It has found its place as an organized competition firstly in Canada and the USA during the early 1970’s, with national championships contested by 1977.

In Europe, Czechoslovakia began its love for ball hokejbal in the early 1980’s.  Teams from Czechia and Slovakia visited tournaments in Canada within 10 years and then was born international competition.

Various multi-nation championships have been held since 1996, first hosted in Bratislava, Slovakia through the great efforts of European pioneer Jaroslav Melisek.

The World Ball Hockey Federation has arisen in 2012 to bring this global sport into the future with a common commitment to its development, fair competition and integrity.

Legendary North American developers of the sport, Domenic Di Gironimo (CAN) and Chris Housser (USA), join Melisek (SVK) to form the foundation of a WBHF that already boasts more than 30 member nations dedicated to the promotion of ball hockey, its global development and the hosting of world-class events.

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