Floorball Australia https://floorballaustralia.org Wed, 29 Jun 2022 09:04:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 European Football Experience https://floorballaustralia.org/european-football-experience/ Wed, 26 Jan 2022 09:05:45 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=102 The anticipation of the next European football tournament is a breath of new air for football fans throughout Europe. What could be better than watching the ‘beautiful game’ while taking in some culture?

This article will provide tips that will help football fans enjoy the best experience in the next European Football tournament. You will find these tips useful whether you are visiting one of the top European football cities or in your home on any other continent.

Enjoy the Full European Football Experience

European football is always fun to watch. You can catch the actions live yourself by visiting one of the European countries and buying tickets. This will allow you to join other fans as you watch your favourite players and teams play beautiful football. You and fellow fans can interact and cheer your team as loud as possible.

In cases where you cannot watch matches at the stadiums, you can do so at some bars. Bars provide football entertainment, especially with the locals. You can even hang out with friends as you watch the games. But it all comes down to planning weeks ahead, if possible.

Click here to read more online on how to have the best time watching European football.

Virtual sports betting and how it works https://floorballaustralia.org/virtual-sports-betting-and-how-it-works/ Sun, 07 Apr 2019 14:57:10 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=92 With virtual sports betting, you get to enjoy the same experience as it is in real-life sports betting, but on computer generated and simulated “phantasy games”. With the current advancements in online gambling, virtual sports betting allows a player to place bets within a computer-generated set of matches, games and leagues including and not limited to football, hockey, basketball and tennis.

Virtual sports betting: What exactly is it?

Virtual sports betting involves computer generated games, matches and leagues of various sports. It involves simulating matches and races after which unbiased results are provided more instantaneously than real-life betting situations. Virtual sports betting is available around the clock and all year long. Punters get to enjoy their hobby even during season breaks and within gaps in real-life sporting fixtures. Rapid technological advancements have led to the realisation of virtual reality sports betting. Whether you’re just hearing about this or you’ve been in the game for a while, there’s a lot to discover about this amazing endeavor.

How does it work?

Virtual sports betting tries to mimic real life match features through models of stadia and pitches as well as real-life match rules which are simulated by the use of computer graphics. Today, most bookmakers who have ventured into virtual sports betting use more advanced graphics and animations to enhance the experience of the consumer. Clients on bookmaker sites can wager on various matches and races in place bets. The bookmaker sites are controlled by a complex set of algorithms which return randomised results.

This form of betting also involves fictional lists of sports fixtures and league tables that resemble those which exist in the real-life sporting environment. Matches are visually presented in the simulation of what would have happened in a real-life match or racing event. Betting choices in virtual sports betting are similar to those in real-life betting, including and not limited to the “Double Chance”, “over” a certain number of goals, “under” a certain number of goals and “correct score” options. However, unlike in real-life betting, results in virtual betting are not fully resolved by chance as factors such as “form” and performance patterns are considered.

Exciting new developments in sports betting https://floorballaustralia.org/exciting-new-developments-in-sports-betting/ Mon, 18 Mar 2019 10:44:20 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=87 Sports betting has been around for a long time, but in recent years it has gone through a huge transformation to adapt to the changing world we live in. Once of the most exciting new developments in sports betting is the introduction of mobile betting apps. There are millions of people in the world who do not have access to fixed line internet, but nearly everyone nowadays has a smartphone. And with the latest technology all those individuals now have access to sports betting via a smartphone app. In fact, nearly every notable online sports betting firm offers a mobile facility. Another exciting new development is the use of machine learning to predict the outcome of sports events. Machine learning models nowadays make real time predictions based on data from many different sources, e.g. the weather, player performance, fan sentiment and others. Some of these models are very promising, and have delivered results notably better than domain experts. The downside is that these models use a huge amount of data that is both well organised and comparable before a meaningful prediction can be made – and most of us simply don’t have access to this amount of data. They are, however, very useful for predicting the results of Esports matches, where this type of data is usually available. Online sports betting has made is possible for fans who live in even the remotest corners of the world to take part in the fun. Something that has played a major role in making this possible is the advent of online payment systems such as Paypal, Skrill, electronic bank transfers etc. Another exciting new development is that some online sports betting firms are now also starting to accept crypto currencies as a form of payment. A quick Google search will bring up a long list of candidates.

A Brief History of Football https://floorballaustralia.org/a-brief-history-of-football/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 14:07:30 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=82 The history of the world’s most popular sport spans more than 100 years. It all began in 1170 when a group of youth in England would go to the fields to play a “game of ball.” Aspects of the game can also be traced from a military manual dating back to the second century BC in China. The game was called Tsu’ Chu and it involved kicking a ball filled with hair and feathers. The object of the game was to get the ball into a small net while defending from attacks. According to one variation of the game, a player was not allowed to aim at his/her opponent. Additionally, the player had to use his/her feet, back, chest and shoulders to get the ball to the opponent’s net. The use of hands was not permitted. Another form of the game was the Japanese Kemari, which also originated from the Far East about 500-600 years later. Unlike Tsu’ Chu, the sport lacked competitiveness and struggle to possess the ball. With Japanese Kemari, players stood in a circle and passed the ball to each other without letting it touch the ground.Variations of football have also been documented in the Greek, Egyptian and Roman society. In Rome, the game was played with a small ball and two teams on a rectangular field with a centre line and boundary lines. The object of the game was to get the ball to the opponent’s boundary lines.The game continued to become popular among players. It also developed in many ways such as flexibility of rules and the number of players on the pitch.

How to Play Quidditch https://floorballaustralia.org/how-to-play-quidditch/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:59:29 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=77 If you love Harry Potter then you will love to play the game Qudditch. Quidditch is a game that is played by two teams each made up of seven players. In this game, there are two Beaters, three Chasers, one Seeker and one Keeper.In Quidditch, you have broomsticks that you must stay on throughout the course of the game. To play, you need four balls. There are two dodgeballs known as bludgers, a volleyball known as a quaffle and a small ball such as a tennis ball. The small ball is strapped to one player, this is known as the snitch.

How to Score Points

To score points in Quidditch, players have to get the volleyball (quaffle) through the hoops on the ends of the field. If you get the quaffle through a hoop, you score 10 points for your team. You can pass the quaffle to other players on your team to get it to the end of the field. Another way to score points is to catch the snitch that is attached to the player carrying it. You will score 30 points to your team if you catch the snitch.

How do Bludgers Work?

Bludgers are dodgeballs that are thrown at each other on the opposite team. If you are hit by a bludger, you must get of your broomstick and tag a hoop based at the end of the field before you can continue playing.


In Quidditch there is a ref that must stay alert and call penalties when the players are not following the correct rules. For example if someone was not keeping their broomstick in the correct position.Have fun playing!

Unique Sports from around the world https://floorballaustralia.org/unique-sports-from-around-the-world/ Fri, 01 Feb 2019 13:53:26 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=69 People might look blankly at you when you mention floorball, but it’s massive compared to some of the niche, unique sporting events that take place around the world. All across the globe, there are any number of quirky events played by a handful of devotees.  You can’t get much more exclusive than the Eton Wall Game, played between pupils of Eton School, in which two teams to compete to shove a ball to opposing lengths of a wall. You don’t get much quirkier than a game where goals are scored on average once every ten years.But, seeing as most of us are highly unlikely ever to go to Eton, you may want to try your hand at the world wife-carrying championships instead. Held  every year in Finland, the clue’s in the name: competitors carry their wives over an obstacle course, with the winner getting his wife’s weight in beer.But seeing as there are now copycat events, possibly that’s just not obscure enough. If you want a truly unusual sport, try Afghanistan’s national sport, Buzkashi, in which two teams of men on horseback play what can only be described as a bloodier version of polo. Whilst the objective is pretty straightforward: get the ball in the goal, the ball itself is what makes this unusual, as it’s the carcass of a goat.If you like your unusual sports a spot less carcass-y, then maybe bog snorkelling is for you. The World Championships, held every year in Llanwrtyd Wells, in Wales, people compete to finish the course, a trench cut through a peat bog using snorkel and flippers alone. There truly is a sport out there for everyone.

Do You Want More Football? Check This Out! https://floorballaustralia.org/do-you-want-more-football-check-this-out/ Thu, 27 Dec 2018 14:01:09 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=65 If you are a football enthusiast, you’re probably always thinking about the game. Playing soccer, even at a less competitive level, requires a great deal of stamina. Unfortunately, sometimes your body may not allow you to play the game throughout. Thankfully, there are several alternative games for your soccer skills, offering the same experience you’d get playing soccer. They include:

Indoor Soccer

Indoor soccer is a game adapted for play in a walled indoor arena. Since there are no sidelines, the ball remains pretty much in play constantly. This makes the game just as tiring as outdoor soccer. But, if you are concerned about your fitness level, don’t worry, recreational leagues usually allow for unlimited substitutions. Indoor soccer is generally played in a gymnasium or in outdoor arenas surrounded by walls like a basketball court, using a soccer-sized tennis ball.


Headis is basically a hybrid sport that combines aspects of table tennis and football. The game is played on a table with similar dimensions to that of a table tennis table. However, rather than using paddles and ping pong balls, players in this game use their heads and soccer balls. To play Headis well, you’ll have to be great at heading a soccer ball. Plus, the gameplay is similar to that of table tennis.

Footbag Net

Footbag Net is another hybrid sport that combines elements of volleyball, badminton, tennis, and soccer. Players kick a footbag over a 5-feet tall net, using only their feet. Footbag net, when played professionally, requires some astounding and intimidating skills. But, you can also enjoy the game at a more casual level with friends and family.

Football Manager

Soccer-themed games are not limited to the physical realm. Football manager is a video game that gives you the opportunity to manage a soccer team in a fun and rewarding way. Managing a soccer team requires you to have an intelligent understanding of the game, see the bigger picture, negotiate contracts, know the strengths and weaknesses of players, scout talent, and understand formations and tactics. All these skills are required when playing football manager, making it a great way to test your soccer intellect. The game has significantly evolved over the years that even real-life professional soccer teams use it as a scouting aid.

How Does Sports Betting Work? Top Tips for Beginners https://floorballaustralia.org/how-does-sports-betting-work-top-tips-for-beginners/ Mon, 10 Sep 2018 12:31:14 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=58 When you see all of the online and offline advertising for sportsbooks, it’s hard not to ask yourself if sports betting is really worth it. We’ve put together a brief review about how sports betting works and the top tips for beginners.

What Is Sports Betting?

In simple terms, sports betting is the act of placing a wager on the outcome of a certain sporting match or game. Sports betting is offered for every type of sport out there, but the most popular sports are football, baseball, basketball, boxing, and hockey. You can basically place a sports bet on any event with an unknown outcome.

What Do You Pick Out When Placing Your Sports Bet?

Not all sports betting focus on picking your winner. You can also bet on how a team will win, the time it will take a team to win or the points each team will score at the middle or end of the game.

Tips for Beginners

Many gamblers think that there’s a magical formula which will guarantee a huge win. Like with any wager, there’s not. Most bettors make a lot of losing wagers. You should get into the right mindset and always be prepared to lose. Always do your research before placing a sports bet. You have a higher chance of winning if you know a lot about the sport you want to bet on. Online betting offers better odds than your local bookie. It’s easier and cheaper to do. Online sportsbooks usually offer great rewards and have various attractive promotions you can earn. Be open to new strategies and approaches. By experimenting, you’ll find out what type of betting works for you. The best thing you can do now is read about the different types of sports bets you can place. Remember the more you know, the better your chances are to win.

How to Bet On Floorball https://floorballaustralia.org/how-to-bet-on-floorball/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:43:17 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=52 Floorball is a type of field hockey but played indoors. With just five players per team and a shorter match length – games are separated into three twenty minute sections; it is a faster, more compact, version of the sport. Developed in the 1960s in Sweden, floorball has enjoyed immense popularity here and in the surrounding countries such as Norway, Denmark, Estonia and Switzerland. In recent years, the sport has seen a more global popularity and has since spread to Canada, Australia and South East Asia. The sport does contain a number of professional leagues in Finland and Sweden and as of 2014, there are now over 300,000 players registered across the world. Annual events include a Euro Floorball cup and the World Floorball Championships, which take place every two years, providing fans with plentiful opportunities for a quick flutter. Sports betting as a whole has become a popular pastime. Combining a favourite sport with the chance of winning some cash is like a dream come true for many. With the ease of access to online betting rooms, almost every sport has its place. Many players check between bookmakers carefully as there will be differences in the odds that are offered and it is worth searching for the best bargains. When betting on floorball, for example, it is worth checking out a few different sites to see what is on offer. Many sites will carefully show all matches and leagues that are available at the time complete with a comprehensive breakdown of odds. Players can select options such as an outright team being the winner or bet on the fact that the outcome may be a draw. Whatever the bet, floorball, already popular, is becoming even more so due to the ease of being able to place a bet and enjoy further fun on the side of these games.

Salibandyn MM-kisat 2014 https://floorballaustralia.org/salibandyn-mm-kisat-2014/ Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:45:49 +0000 https://floorballaustralia.org/?p=39 Vuoden 2014 MM-kisat olivat oikea Suomen ja Ruotsin kaksintaistelu. Suomen miesten 18+2 salibandymaajoukkue aloitti pelinsä Göteborgissa Euroopan A-lohkossa yhdessä Ruotsin, Latvian ja Saksan kanssa. Jälleen kerran Suomi kuului kirkkaasti mitalisuosikkeihin ja miehet poistuivat mittelöistä hopea kaulassa. Tässä joukkueessa olikin paljon potentiaalia ja MM-kisojen ensikertalaisia, kuten Miko Kailiala, Lauri Stenfors sekä Nico Salo. Suomen riveissä oli myös salibandyikoni Mika Kohonen, pitäen harteillaan jälleen joukkueen nestorin viittaa 37-vuotiaana veteraanina.Finaalissa nähtiin kaksi muita selkeästi parempaa joukkuetta, kun puolivälierissä Ruotsi selätti Viron murskalukemin 17-0 ja Suomi tiputti Norjan 6-1. Välierissä jännitys vain tiivistyi, kun Ruotsi näytti taivaan ja maan merkit Sveitsille luvuin 10-1 ja Suomi pelasi Tsekin ulos lukemin 6-3. Pelisivusto Betsafe ennusti jo ennen kisojen alkamista Ruotsin ennakkosuosikiksi, veikaten seuraavaksi eniten suomalaisten mestaruutta. Lopulta nämä joukkueet kohtasivatkin loppuottelussa. Tiukassa kamppailussa Ruotsi vei lopulta 3-2 voiton Suomesta. Ruotsi hallitsi kiistatta ottelua, mutta suomalaiset saivat myös taisteltua itselleen riittävästi hyviä maalintekopaikkoja. Valitettavasti tehottomuus ratkaisuhetkillä kostautui kuitenkin raskaasti, vaikka Suomi pääsi hallitsemaan ottelua paikoittain, laittaen Ruotsin paineet ja luottamuksen omaan pelaamiseensa koetukselle. Ruotsi kuitenkin kesti kaiken kotiyleisön edessä ja ansaitsi mestaruutensa suurimmalla vahvuudellaan eli pallollisella pelaamisella. Suomen ykköskentän luottopuolustaja Juha Kivilehto tiivisti asian hyvin: ”Emme pystyneet olemaan pallon kanssa niin hyviä, kuin olisi pitänyt olla”. Suomen loistavan avauksen jälkeen kolmanteen erään lähdettiin tasatilanteesta, jolloin Ruotsi siirtyi ottelussa ensimmäisen kerran johtoon 47 minuutin pelin jälkeen Henrik Stenbergin irtopallon ansioista. Tämä riitti lopulta ratkaisemaan mestaruuden.Ruotsi pitää kiistatta käsissään salibandyn suurinta kultamitalikokoelmaa, sillä joukkue on voittanut peräti kahdeksan maailmanmestaruutta ja kaksi MM-hopeaa. Ruotsi on komeillut jo kauan salibandyn maailmanrankingin kärkisijoilla. On suomipoikakin saanut maistaa kultaa hampaidensa välissä vuosina 2012 ja 2010, kun Ruotsi kyettiin vihdoinkin syrjäyttämään valtiaan paikalta.Nyt 2015 on Suomen naisten vuoro näyttää, mihin he pystyvät ja toivottavasti saamme juhlia vihdoin kultaa ja maksaa Ruotsille vanhoja kalavelkoja takaisin!