Zuger Highlands is from the region of Zug, located in the middle of Switzerland between Lucerne and Zurich. The floorball club is one of six in the region and the club, Zuger Highlands, is named because of the location in the hills landscape of Zug.
Switzerland is a big floorball nation and in the 2016 World Cup the national team placed third after defeating Germany with 8–5 in the bronze medal game. The highest division for men in Switzerland, the Swiss Mobiliar League, is the world’s only professional floorball league and the captain of Sweden’s national team Johan Samuelsson is one of many foreign players in the league.
Zuger Highlands was founded in March 1997 and earlier this year, the club celebrated its 20th anniversary. About 11 years ago, Zuger Highlands first team merged with Zug United to better compete at the highest level in the country. Today, Zuger Highland’s focus is mainly to develop their young players. One of their junior teams is participating in the G14 class at Gothia Innebandy Cup in January. The team consists of 13 girls who are between 13 and 15 years old.
“Most of the girls in the team have played together for a very long time. As the club turned 20 years earlier in 2017, we thought that it would be a perfect gift to organize a trip to the motherland of floorball”, says one of the team’s coaches, Dany Vollenweider.
“We look forward to play against international opponents, to meet new people with similar interests and, not least, exploring Gothenburg and learn more about how Swedes live”, Dany continues.
The goal is somewhat modest, to win a game or two, but the most important thing is, according to Dany, that the team has fun and gets a good experience in Gothenburg.
Gothia Innebandy Cup hope that Zuger Highlands will enjoy the tournament and wish them good luck in January.