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Association Française de Hockey Ball (A.F.H.B)

France about their preparation for ISBHF World Championships in St. John´s:

Alexandre Capet – Representing team France at the 2013 World Senior Championships in St. John´s, did the following interview about teams preparation for upcoming ISBHF World Championships on June 2-9, 2013 in St. John´s, Newfoundland.

    1. At what stage of preparation is your team with regards to next year’s the world championships in St. John’s?
Nous travaillons sur les billets d’avions. Nous recherchons activement des partenaires pour nous aider à financer les championnats du monde.
We are working on the airline tickets. In the same time we are actively looking for sponsors who will help us covering the costs of the world championships.
    2. How will the preparation continue in the next months?
Beaucoup de joueurs jouent au hockey sur glace et profitent de leur temps libre pour se préparé. Les tournois de hockey ball commencerons fin avril.
Many of the players are playing icehockey at the moment and profit of there free time to get into shape. The specific ball hockey tournaments will start in April.
    3. Can you already tell the names of some players of your team?
Nous avons la chance de garder notre capitaine Francis ballet , Le premier buteur de l’histoire du hockey ball Français (Romain Sauvage), l’un des joueurs élu dans l’équipe type des championnat du monde à bratislava Nicolas Motreff et notre gardien Mikael Muller
We are lucky that many of the important players from Bratislava will return. E.g. our captain Francis Ballet, Romain Sauvage the first French ball hockey player who ever scored goal at a world championship, Nicolas Motreff who was part of the all-star teamand our goal-keeper Mikael Muller
    4. What are the expectations you have for St. John's?
Prendre du plaisir à jouer tout en gardant notre place dans le group A. Rencontrer d’autres joueurs de hockey ball.
Having fun playing ball hocke an, preserving our spot in the A-pool.And we are looking forward to meet other ball hockey players.
    5. Who will become world champion 2013, and why?
Je pense que les canadiens chez eux vont étre tres fort mais il faudra conter sur les slovaque et les tchéque et pour quoi pas une surprise du Portugal.
I assume that Canada, playing at home, will be very strong. But one should not forget the strong teams from Czech Republic and Slovakia. And who knows, maybe Portugal will surprise everybody.


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