The first group of Floorball players in Wellington started playing in 2008 and met once a week in the Wellington Girls College gym for a training. The small group of enthusiasts quickly grew and the first ever Wellington Open Floorball Tournament was held in October 2008 at the Kilbirnie Rec Centre. The club was officially set up as an incorporated society on 1. April 2009 during a training session and is the first Floorball club in New Zealand to be incorporated.
In September 2009 a Floorball Development Seminar was held in Wellington with support from the International Floorball Federation. This served as a kick start to set-up Floorball New Zealand with strong representation from the Wellington club also on the National Organisation. The first Social League started at the beginning of 2010 with 5 teams. In term 4 of the same year, the first Junior League was held after an earlier Junior Tournament was very successful and clearly indicated that schools are keen to play Floorball.
In September 2011 most of the activities were moved into the new ASB Sports Centre and for the first time a full size Floorball rink was available in Wellington. With moving to the new venue, the sport was suddenly exposed to a wider audience and numbers continued to grow constantly.
The Wellington Open Tournament is our yearly highlight and attracts teams from all over New Zealand, Australia and even Singapore. It is the biggest and longest running Floorball tournament in New Zealand. Another highlight in the short history of the club was the hosting of the 2014 World Cup Qualification for Men with teams from Australia, Korea, Japan, Singapore and New Zealand competing for the qualifying spots. The tournament was a huge success and saw over 3,000 people attend the games held over four consecutive days in January. The club is currently preparing to host another World Cup Qualification Event in February 2017, this time for the Women’s teams of the Asia Oceania Region.
|Inaugural meeting of the club, a few of these people are still very active today|
|First ever Wellington Storm team to play at the Australian Open in 2009 in Wollongong|
- New Zealand Men’s team performing the haka during theopening ceremony of the World Cup Qualification held in Wellington in 2014
- Teams in Junior League have increased constantly since the league was first run in term 4 2010