Floorball NZ is pleased to announce Christian Bertschinger has been appointed Head Coach of the NZ Mens Under 19 Floorball Team for the 2018/19 World Floorball Championships campaign.
Christian has a strong passion for Floorball and for the development of young players. He has been involved in junior coaching in Wellington for a number of years and a large number of these players now contesting for a spot in the Senior Men’s NZ team have gone through his coaching programmes and sessions.
Christian brings a passion to coaching that allows players to thrive and enable them to make good decisions on and off the court. He has a good understanding of the potential of Floorball NZ and intends to further the development the next generation of National team players. In Christian's words "Focusing on basic individual skills, fitness and simple game plans/tactics will enable the U19 Men’s team to raise the level and be a serious contender to qualify for the World Cup Finals in 2019."
As well as coaching, Christian has an illustrious playing career captaining the NZ Mens team in 2011 and 2014 and playing with the NZ team in 2016.