Athletes from seven countries could vie for places at the Men’s World Floorball Championships if its qualifying round is held in Pattaya next year.
Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh met Oct. 14 with Kongeak Chaipak Siriwat, president of the Hockey Association of Thailand, to review the group’s proposal to host the competition at the Eastern National Indoor Sports Arena in Jomtien from Feb. 1-7.
Floorball is a type of floor hockey with five field players and a goalkeeper on each team. Men and women play indoors with 96-115.5-centimeter-long sticks and a plastic ball with holes. Matches are played in three 20-minute periods.
Kongeak Chaipak Siriwat, president of the Hockey Association Thailand to Pattaya recently visited Pattaya City Hall and was greeted by deputy mayor Ronakit Eaksingh before they discussed the possibilities of hosting the qualifying round for the Men’s World Floorball Championships 2016.
The association was awarded rights to International Floorball Federation event’s qualifying round and considers Pattaya an ideal venue due to its position as a major international tourist resort.
Athletes from Japan, Australia, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Indonesia and Thailand are expected to compete.
Kongeak will tour the arena and surrounding area with Pattaya City Council members before making the final decision.