From July 24 to 28, 2018, Upper Austria will be the center of fistball, when the best women’s national teams will play for the World Championship in Linz (AUT). Host Austria is among the top favorites and contenders for the title.
For the first time, the event is being co-organized by the International Fistball Association (IFA), the Austrian Fistball Association (ÖFBB) and the Upper Austrian Fistball Association (OÖFBV).
“We are very much looking forward to the World Championship. We have high expectations and want to set new standards for major fistball events”, says IFA President Karl Weiß.
School Center Linz-Auhof as venue
The games will be played at the school center Linz-Auhof where the organizers found a perfect setting. “A center court for 2,000 spectators will be built on the large venue. The fans can look forward to a terrific stadium at an ideal location. We will create the preconditions for a high level fistball event”, says Christoph Oberlehner, Secretary General of the Organizing Committee.
Biggest Women’s World Championship so far
“Together with IFA, we would like to demonstrate once again that – after the Men’s World Championship in 2011 and the Men’s European Championship in 2016 – Austria will put together a world-class event for the players, as well as for the fans and spectators”, says Gerhard Zeller, President of the Austrian Fistball Association. The World Championship next year will be the biggest Women’s World Championship so far in terms of the number of participating nations, and a festival for the entire region. The event will be under the motto “Fistball all over the world”.
Experienced Organizing Committee Team
“We would like to thank in particular also the Ministry of Sports, Sportland Upper Austria and the City of Linz – without their support we would not be able to organize a World Championship at that scale”, says IFA President Karl Weiß. The seasoned Organizing Committee includes 15 people all of which have gathered experience organizing the World Championship 2011, Euro 2016 and the finals of the Austrian League in 2017. The fans can already look forward to a great Women’s World Championship and mark their calendars for July 24 to 28, 2018!