NITA, KEWI stay top of Kenya Floorball league standings

NITA, KEWI stay top of Kenya Floorball league standings
Floorball action at ICC

The action continues this Saturday at the same venue

The National Industrial Training institute NITA continues to lead the Kenya Floorball League men’s division after four rounds of the season.

NITA defeated Black Bird 6-2 to stay unbeaten in last weekend’s action at the International Christian Center in Nairobi West, a result that took their tally to 12 points. 

Other matches played at the same venue saw Tsunami edge Kenya Water Institute 4-3, a result that sees them tied on second place with  Black Birds on 6 points, although they have a game in hand. 


The action continues this Saturday at the same venue with Beasts taking on Ace Knights in the early kickoff at 11.30am while KEWI are up against Ace Knights at 2.30pm.

In the women’s fixtures Silver Queens will take on Tsunami Queens at 10:00 am  before retuning on the court to face She Beast in their second match of the day. KEWI Women’s team leads the table on 7 points.

Floorball is a type of floor hockey with five players and a goalkeeper in each team. Men and women play indoors with 96–115.5 cm-long (37.8–45.5 in) sticks and a 70–72 mm-diameter (2.76–2.83 in) plastic ball with holes. The court is 40m x 20m. Matches are played in three twenty-minute periods. The sport of bandy also played a role in the game's development.

The game was invented in Sweden in the late 1960s.The basic rules were established in 1979 when the first floorball club in the world, Sala IBK, from Sala, was founded in Sweden.Official rules for matches were first written down in 1981.