Monthly Archives: May 2012

Players with FLYERS fans


26.05.2012 – Kloten, Switzerland. Impressive FLYERS fans rally in the streets of Kloten. The event was organized by the players (!), in their intent to do whatever possible to save the organization (oldest ice hockey club in the Swiss National League!), which is in jeopardy after few years of bad management. Estimated 5000 people joined players and staff at the arena. Follow the developments on: 


A Special Football Medical Conference

23-24.05.2012 – Budapest, Hungary. The 2nd FIFA Medical Conference was held for the first time in conjunction with the annual FIFA congress (the 62nd), and delegates from the 208 Member Associations (countries, in other words) were attending. Among the presented topics: injury prevention, 11+, 11 for health, anti-doping, and the sudden cardiac arrest/death. As stated by Prof. Efraim Kramer (SA), world-expert in emergency medicine, only the use of a defibrillator (AED, automated external defibrillator) can save a player’s life, when he/she collaps on a football pitch. AEDs should be available at all football and sports venues: worldwide, there’s is still a lot to do to reach this goal…

11+ official HFF course

Hungary and 11+

21.05.2012 – Telki National Training Center, near Budapest, Hungary. First official 11+ course with the Hungarian Football Federation, and official launch of the prevention program for amateur football players in Hungary.

Didier Drogba

11 scores and wins

19.05.2012, Allianz Arena, Münich (Germany). FC Chelsea wins the UEFA Champions League Final vs Bayern Münich in a penalty shoot-out. Congratulations to Didier Drogba, nr 11 of the Blues, one of the F-MARC -Football for Health- ambassadors.

Kimmo Rintanen

Ciao Kimmo !

18.05.2012 – Schulthess Klinik, Zürich. Kimmo Rintanen, the “old finn friend” is visiting … After 10 seasons with the Kloten Flyers (2001-2011), and one with HC Lugano (2011-12), he’s leaving definetively Switzerland.

Kimmo was one of the best players who ever played the game on the Swiss ice hockey rinks (someone said that Kimmo was the best left winger outside the NHL …). He was 3x Finland Champion with TPS Turku, won 3x Silver medals and 2x Bronze medals at World Championships and Olympic Games with Finland. With Kloten Flyers he played and lost two tight final series (both against HC Davos) in 2009 and 2011.

Ciao amico Kimmo, and all the best back in Finland!

Olympique Lyonnais girls

OL girls win CL again

17.05.2012 – Olympiastadion, Münich (Germany). Olympique Lyonnais defeats 1.FFC Frankurt 2:0 to retain the UEFA Women’s ChampionsLeague Cup, in front of a European record crowd of 50.212. F-MARC (we were visiting OL in October 2011) congratulates OL, the first French 11+ ambassador.

Poster screen, Ghent

Erik W @ Ghent

16.05.2012 – Ghent. This Conference gives me the chance to meet again my friend Erik Witvrouw, a renowned sports PT and researcher (PhD), since 7 years working at the University of Ghent (where he has a full Professor position). We shared together two invited sessions on Physiotherapy & Injury Prevention and F-MARC … and of course few Belgian beers …

City of Ghent

World Soccer Conference @ Ghent

15-16.05.2012 – Ghent, Belgium. The 3rd World Conference on Science and Soccer takes place in Ghent, the capital of East-Flanders and a beautiful historic city in Belgium. The 2012 edition of this conference focus not only on training and performance, but on women soccer, referees, psychology, talent identification, youth development, match analysis, artificial turf, biomechanics and more. For the first time the program includes medical, physiotherapy and injury prevention topics: F-MARC features several invited speakers in this two-days international conference.

PT program at Esska

PT @ ESSKA 2012

02.05.2012 – Geneva – Switzerland. 15th ESSKA (European Society of Sports Traumatology, Knee Surgery and Arthroscopy) Congress. Since 2006, this prestigious bi-annual congress ( includes also a parallel PT program. Under the lead of Dr. May Arna Risberg (Oslo, Norway) and Dr. Suzanne Werner (Stockholm, Sweden), two renowned Scandinavian PTs and researchers, the „PT session“ has developed over the years into a full 3-day program  (with scientific lectures and related workshops).