World Ball Hockey FederationWorld Ball Hockey Federation (WBHF) Official Page.
Welcome to Official Site of the World Ball Hockey Federation – WBHF (World Ball Hockey Federation ). Our organization was founded 1.1.1985 as an association of ball hockey clubs, bearing that name until 2012. After various circumstances, representatives from the US, Canada, Slovakia, India and Italy decided to create a global federation for ball hockey. In August 2012 in Niagara Falls, we have decided to rename our organization WORLD BALL HOCKEY FEDERATION, prepared new statutes, rules of membership, logos and everything this organization needed and gave a new direction of development for ball hockey in the world. The history of our organization included the hosting of the world's first European Championships in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1995, as well as organizing the first ever World Cup, also in Bratislava the following year. Our federation is dedicated to ball hockey in all its known forms. Street hockey is one of the oldest sports in the world, first played by the North American Indians as early as 1572. Many ball hockey names are used, such as BALL HOCKEY, DEK HOCKEY, HOCKEYBALLE, HOKEJBAL and STREET HOCKEY. We were first called the sport " hockey with the ball ."