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2023 FIB WORLD CUP Y17 BOYS

This tournament will be held in ABB Arena Syd in Västerås, Sweden, January 2-4, 2023. The organizer is Tillberga Bandy. The teams will play Round Robin on day 1 and 2 and Play Offs on day 3. Every game is played 2 x 30 minutes. Boys born 2006 or later are allowed to participate. Girls born 2006 or later are also welcomed to participate in mixed teams. No exemptions from age will be allowed.

ABB Arena Syd, Västerås


View over Västerås

THIS IS VÄSTERÅS
Västerås is one of the oldest cities in Northern Europe and Sweden. The name is Västra Aros (West Aros) in origin, which refers to the river mouth of Svartån. The area has been populated since the Viking age. By the 12th century Västerås was seat of the bishop.

In 1891, a small hydroelectric dam was built in central Västerås. This electrification encouraged ASEA, a large electricity equipment company, to concentrate its operations in Västerås. Västerås is home to its ABB AB Swedish subsidiary headquarters. ABB in Västerås produces for example robots and drive systems for the industry and high-voltage direct current transmission.

The most successful city in bandy!
Västerås is home to Sweden’s all-time most successful bandy team, Västerås SK. The club has won 20 Swedish championships. The first as early as 1923. 

Västerås’ best players of all time can probably be said to be Ola Johansson and Andreas Bergwall. Johansson is the one in the club who won the most Swedish championships, 10 gold medals. Bergwall is the internationally best player from Västerås with 7 World Championships.


 

Tournament news

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UPDATES FOR COMING TOURNAMENTS

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