Floorball: Singapore's men's team to take part in Asia-Oceanic Floorball Cup in Bangkok

Singapore floorball player Ramlee Syazni (right) celebrates wildly with his team-mates after scoring a goal against Thailand at the Men's floorball final of the 28th SEA Games at ITE College Central on June 14, 2015.
Singapore floorball player Ramlee Syazni (right) celebrates wildly with his team-mates after scoring a goal against Thailand at the Men's floorball final of the 28th SEA Games at ITE College Central on June 14, 2015. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Backed by a new $28,000 sponsorship from local sports apparel brand Thorb, Singapore's men's floorball team will compete in the inaugural Asia-Oceania Floorball Confederation Cup in Bangkok from July 1-6.

World No. 17 Singapore are the top seeds in the tournament. They will face teams from China, India, Iran, Indonesia, South Korea, Philippines, and Thailand.

The Republic's 20-member squad will be led by Matt Joutsikoshi and Sonia Chia, who previously worked together in the Asian Qualifying Championship last year.

The event will serve as a warm-up for next February's regional qualifications for the World Floorball Championships held in the Czech Republic in December 2018.