Safe Sport Integrity Officers

  • julie.integrity@wfdf.sport

Dr. Julie Gabriel

Dr. Julie Gabriel serves as one of WFDF’s two Safe Sport Integrity Officers. Julie has served as the President of the Federation Internationale de Savate (FISav) since 2010. She has also served since 2015 as a member of the board of the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS), the umbrella organization for the international sports federations that are members of GAISF but not yet recognized by the IOC. Julie is one of the founders, and an honorary vice-president, of the Great Britain Savate Federation which was created in 1999. Since 1988 she has been a Director and Senior Instructor of the Cambridge Academy of Martial Arts and Savate Cambridge, in the UK, and has instructor qualifications in martial arts including Savate, Canne de Combat, JKD, Kali/Eskrima, Sombo, and Hapkido. She was also the Training Manager at the Cambridge Women's Resources Centre from 1988 to 2010. As a competitor, Julie was a member of the Great Britain team in the World and European Savate Assaut Championships from 2005 to 2009, and a European Bronze medalist. Julie received her Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Biology from the University of York in 1979 and her DPhil in Zoology/Animal Biology from the University of Oxford in 1983 and she currently resides in the UK’s Greater Cambridge Area.

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  • john.integrity@wfdf.sport

Dr. John Liljelund

John Liljelund serves as one of WFDF’s two Safe Sport Integrity Officers. He has served as the Secretary-General of the International Floorball Federation (IFF) since 2005 and was a member of the IFF Central Board from 1994-2004. John has also served as a Council Member of the Association of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations (ARISF) since 2017 and was its Auditor from 2014-2017. Prior to specializing in sport, he was the Modelling & Analytics Nordic Director at the marketing research company AC Nielsen from 1996 to 2005. John moved from ice hockey to Floorball in 1986 and played at the elite level in Finland and Sweden as a goalie from 1987 to 2004, although he still competes in the masters’ divisions. He has also been a coach of both men’s and women’s as well as juniors’ teams since 1991, including the Finnish National Team (1995-1999) and Men U19 (2002-2003), and has a professional coach degree from the Finnish Sports Institute. John received his Masters and Licentiate degrees in political science and government from the University of Helsinki in 1990. He currently lives in Helsinki with his wife and two children, all of whom play Floorball.

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