Czech floorball players in Sweden. When the refugee crisis spoils the engagement

Czech floorball players in Sweden. When the refugee crisis spoils the engagement

And so when he got the league title this spring, he went to school, he said: “I sacrificed floorball for 18 years, I will try to move to another level.” And he moved to Warberg, Sweden. > Now Ondrušek leads quite a “boring” life. Describes: “In the morning we go with a girlfriend to run in the evening at the wellness center. We will go through, but we have nothing to do for eight hours a day. ”

Andrew and his girlfriend would rather spend the eight hours at work. But – as he himself says – it’s science fiction for them now. No one is like a foreigner unemployed. “There are big problems with immigrants in Sweden, which is a lot, so the local people are very careful who they will take to the state. It is everywhere.Before I was a foreigner I got the personal number that everyone who wants to work has to wait for eight weeks. Without it, I could not have the internet set up at home. I could not have a Swedish phone, a bank account. ”

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which plays. And so now Ondrušek spends time in the hotel, waiting for evening training and matches, and with his partner they live with the money they get from the section. They do not need to save their savings from the Czech Republic, but they do not save any dice. That’s why, for a moment, the representative attacker had thought, “Why am I here? Why do not I go away? “Then he replied,” It’s an experience. ”

The story of Ondruska describes the current floorball realms.Everyone wants to play in the Swedish superlize, the best world competition. And although floorball players consider it a kind of NHL, floorball is not even a professional sport here.

Although clubs financially support players, they usually take a few hours a day. They can end up in the end at the end of the month, while Ondrušek likes the current zero. Sections are trying to find players from abroad, but – and especially now at a time of refugee crisis – they are often helpless.

Engliness in “Floorball NHL” is simply not for everyone. Tomáš Kafka was the best goalkeeper of the world in his time, but in Sweden he only caught half a year.He had a great job at Ernst & amp; Young six years ago, so he took out unpaid leave and the Balrog contract was taken as an excellent item in his sports biography. But nothing to gain.

Milan Fridrich has been prominent for years in the Czech Republic, he was the leader of the show, but he was not a well-paid employee of, and his father did not grow up from his family abroad. “I just finished school so it was easier for me to leave than if I had a professional career,” says Ondrusek. Sweden undoubtedly is a tempting dream for floorball fans. So when they’re twenty, twenty-five do not hesitate. While Kafka was the crook of 2011 only the fourth Czech who appeared in the local elite league, this year he plays nine compatriots.For example, Tomáš Sladký, one of the representatives, likes the place in the second league.

“We feel that we are no longer just extra players for the Swedes but that they are counting on us, “Says assistant Milan Tomašík, who has been in Sweden for five years. If the speech comes to a social standpoint, however, he also answers: “The Swedish player is accustomed to some standard and higher income than we do. It’s easier for him to get a job. We can never get to that social level. ”

He recognized – like Ondrušek – that the great” integration “element is Swedish.Although everyone controls English, and perhaps Ondrušek has studied economics in English, only Swedish opens the door. “Tomasik speaks fluently, and now in Linköping, where he also works with compatriots Matěj Jendrišák and goalkeeper Jan Binder,” he is not a teacher, teaches floorball at school. He has seventy-nine, which is sometimes a joke, but admits: “The program in the Swedish league is getting more and more challenging, playing mostly twice a week, so the clubs are trying to find a job with which to join. It’s such a compromise-I’m enjoying it yet, but it’s not a job I’d like to do for a long time. ”

It’s not the only floorball” professor “in the representation.Tomas Sladky teaches in Sweden for eighteen-year-old juniors for a third time at a prestigious floorball gymnasium. It also helped him learn Swedish.

Matěj Jendrišák is the same. Although he is the best Czech player of the last years and the Linköping elite center, which has been playing super-finals for two consecutive years, he has to work. He is an accountant with a total of 1,200 players. “I had to work elsewhere at first.I was appointed but a week before I fell, so I did not work in Sweden for the first year and went to Swedish courses. “When Jennifer was the accountant, Jendrišák, the study accountant, got it. The Czech Republic has never done this work, a little bit afraid of “bot”, but then he said: “Still working, access to all accounts will not give a boy who does not. I took it so that I learn something and it is a deposit for me in the future. I can use it when I get back. “He made a few mistakes, but after two months, everything went smoothly. He calls banks, suppliers and sponsors. All in Swedish. “Only when dealing with more complicated things and I’m not sure I will ask if I can speak English.And everyone has said so. ”

In the south, floorball players are worse

the crisis has missed him, which is like luck. “The biggest wave that has appeared a lot in the media came when I was in Linköping. So I did not have a problem. I had issues like an ID or a tax office within two months. Tom Ondrušek has it harder, “he says. “First he came later. And it’s in the south, where the immigrants are more and it takes longer. ”

However, it is clear that engagement in the Swedish League will push the Czech floorball players further.Even Ondrusek is more advanced in four months, which is now evidenced by the Riga World Championship.

And given that some elite Swedish players for change go to Switzerland where royal treatment is expected, Nordic clubs to hit the Bohemia on. Many of them are waiting for Ondruska’s fate full of waiting for work and “boredom.” But they will go into it because there is no better place for floorball. “When the things I talk about get to a reasonable degree, I want to stay for a while,” Ondrušek knows.

In short – for floorball he must suffer occasionally.