Great Britain aims at Stockholm!
It is well known that bandy as a sport was invented in the British Isles before country after country became aware of it. Today, FIB member national federations are found almost all around the world.
But in the GB, bandy has been in decline for a very long time since they invented the sport, at least if we talk about womens bandy. The British men’s team has participated in the World Championships as late as 2019 when the B group nations met in Sweden. Then the team went all the way to the final. There, however, Estonia became too difficult and the Estonians won 9-3.
In 2020 tournament in Irkutsk they did not get the chance to participate due to Visa problems.
But now there are far-reaching plans for the Great Britain to establish itself in the big picture on the women’s side as well. Talks are currently ongoing with potential sponsors for this historic contest where the British Isles will take this originally British sport to compete against those forward thinking countries who have continued the bandy playing tradition since it was first taken out to them by the Bury Fen Bandy Club from the fens of Cambridgeshire in the 19th century!
The leading lady in British bandy Rev Lyn Gibb de Swarte is now working intensively to attract sponsors to support the British women team’s commitment to the World Championships in Stockholm in January 2022.
FIB really wish Lyn and her staff great luck in order for the dream to become a reality!
If you want to know more about it or maybe even want to be a sponsor for the team, the email address is this: firstname.lastname@example.org