The Swedish national team visited a local Children’s Hospital

12/9/2014 9:06:13 AM -

Sweden had a break from matches yesterday.
Although some of the players still could not stay off court, when they visited a local Children’s Hospital.

The WFC2014 is not only played at Scandinavium and Lisebergshallen. Five players from the Swedish national team visited Drottning Silvias Children’s Hospital, named after the Swedish queen, to play floorball with the children.

Besides the court, where the children had the opportunity to have it out with the players, they also had the opportunity to practice their shooting. One who took the chance was 13 year-old Christopher Blomquist who also decided this was the time to give Swedish defender Martin Östholm some advice before the match against Finland tonight.

− I haven’t played a lot before this, just together with friends, he says and shoots the ball hard through the 50 point hole.   

Do you have a favourite player on the Swedish national team?
− I like them all, but I think I look up to the captain the most, Christopher Blomquist says.   

A foundation is behind the meeting with the team. The foundation is responsible for creating events for the children staying at the hospital.

Why do you do this?
− 90 % of the time is spent waiting, at the hospital. The illness will be the focus if you don’t keep busy and you’ll end up in a downward spiral. We try to break it by making happiness be the focus instead, fundraising manager Tomas Gedda says.


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