Singapore’s women’s floorball team clinch second consecutive Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation Cup win
Singapore was also represented by the under-19 women’s team that finished in fifth place.
Team Singapore’s women’s floorball team clinched their second consecutive Women’s Asia Oceania Floorball Confederation (AOFC) Cup title last Saturday (May 28) at the OCBC Arena.
The team ended their campaign with a 4-1 victory over Philippines in the championship deciding match to finish in first place out of the six teams. They secured five wins and suffered just one loss in the competition.
The only loss came against the Philippines on the second last day of the competition. But the Singapore team managed to bounce back in the final match and turn things around when it mattered in the championship decider.
The Singapore women’s team were on a four-game win streak before they succumbed to defeat against the Philippines. They defeated the Singapore’s under-19 women’s team with a score of 4-0 in the first game of the competition before trashing Indonesia in the second game with a score of 13-0.
In the next two games, they went on to defeat Thailand and Malaysia with a score of 6-2 and 5-1 respectively.
Singapore’s under-19 women’s team also participated in the competition and finished in fifth place following a 6-1 win over Indonesia in the fifth placing match. They managed to clinch a total of two wins and four losses out of six games.
The victory over Philippines also marked 33-year-old forward Ong Hui Hui’s final game in her 18-year playing career. Since her debut for the national team in 2005, she earned 84 caps, including seven World Championship appearances.
Following the women’s team success in the Women’s AOFC Cup, the Team Singapore men’s team will next compete in the Men’s World Floorball Championship Qualification AOFC (WFCQ-AOFC) at the OCBC Arena from May 31 to Jun 4.
The men’s team will compete with seven other teams with the aim of booking a place at the International Floorball Federation (IFF) World Championship in Zurich in six months.