President: Marc Desparois
Marc started playing broomball at an early age and has enjoyed a long successful broomball career as both a player and coach. Since 1976 Marc played both civilian and military broomball including 20 years with the Canadian Forces, winning multiple team and individual awards, including league, provincial, and national championships. One of the originals from the hard-hitting Montreal team Contrecoeur, now the Titans Montreal, playing with them for over 15 years as well as coached the team while wining the provincial championships. Marc also took his Montreal/Contrecoeur team to Bolzano Italy in 1998 and won the World Broomball championship as a coach/player. He and his team were also finalists in 3 world cup championships. Marc is an offensive defense man, who possesses strong leadership qualities. He is known for being a fierce competitor on the ice, who always plays to win and will never quit until the game is over. Marc joined the IFBA in the year 2000 as VP of Operations and currently he sits as the IFBA President. He brings leadership skills to the table as well as many years of experience in the sport benefits the organization. He vows to lead the organization in an open transparent fashion allowing the members steer the organization and the sport to grow and prosper for years to come.
Vice President Operations: (Marc Desparois)
Vice President Technical: Conrad Morneau
Occupation: Armed Forces (Retired) Conrad’s first initiation to Broomball began in 1962 at the recreational level; upon joining the Air Force in 1964 he began to play at the competitive level and stayed very active as a player till 1992. During that active period of time, which enabled him to travel all across Canada as an elite player and during his military career included Germany. His passion for the sport included leadership in organized leagues, instructing player clinics, coaching national level teams and became a certified official. Conrad continues to commit his time to the sport as the Coaching Coordinator of Broomball Canada and holds the IFBA VP Technical position.
He continues to work diligently developing technical programs for officiating and coaching to ensure the highest standards are available to the highest level of competition available for the sport of Broomball.
Secretary General: Alan Jabs
Alan has been involved with the sport of Broomball in South Australia for over thirty years, first getting involved when it was suggested that there was a sport that he had not yet tried. Coming from a sporting background which included a successful swimming and semi professional football (soccer) career the move into broomball was an easy transition after the first tentative steps on the ice. The move into broomball administration came soon thereafter and life on the local committee commenced which eventually led to presidency twice after holding other executive positions. The chance opportunity to fill a vacating position within the then newly formed Broomball Australia was offered. This position turned out to be the Presidency. A position that Alan has filled since 2004 and continues today. With over 25 years as a player, many World Championships and now one of the country’s foremost officials, Alan brings a lot of broomball knowledge and experience to the table. He enjoys the challenge of assisting in the evolution and future of the sport bringing it to a whole new level.
Technical Director: Chris Pilon
Chris was born in Mont-St-Michel, a small village in the Laurentians region of Quebec, where he became involved in many sports, notably hockey and baseball, at a very early age. His first steps in broomball took place on outdoor rinks, participating in week-end tournaments held near his village. He was only 15 when he was recruited on the local men’s team. At 17, he started what would become a 25-year career in the military, spent mostly as a Physical Education & Recreation Instructor. From then on, he played for military and civilian competitive broomball teams across Canada, quite often both as a player and a coach. He boasts Military National Championship Gold medals from every base he was ever posted to, sometimes having built the broomball team from scratch. Chris has always been passionate about teaching the game of broomball. He has developed his own broomball training package and taught the fundamentals of the sport to numerous students of the Royal Military College of Canada. Furthermore, he took part in eight Canadian Broomball Championships, either as a player, coach or team manager. Chris brings to the IFBA a vast experience in national and international sporting event organization. After retiring from the military, he was employed as the Canadian Forces National Sports Coordinator and organized numerous championship tournaments. He was also involved in the International Military Sports Council (CISM) and participated in two Military World Games, the biggest sporting event after the Olympics, acting in various support roles for the Canadian contingent in Croatia and Italy. He traveled to Switzerland, Germany and Barbados as the Canadian Forces running team Manager for international competitions. Chris organized the 2004 World Military Volleyball Championship held in Kingston, Ontario, the first ever military international championship to take place in Canada. His participation to the last World Broomball Championships as Technical Advisor has consolidated his desire to be part of the global broomball community and build on the great experiences the game of broomball brought him through the years.
Referee in Chief: Doug Nixon
Treasurer: Rob Horvat
For Rob, sports is a way of life. From a very young age, he was involved in hockey, football, baseball, soccer and basketball. He played semi-professional soccer in Quebec and has
coached soccer since 2007. Rob has significant experience managing the finances for sports, associations and with his latest role as treasurer of the Beaconsfield Kirkland Ringette Association (which runs the largest ringette tournament in Canada).
Media: John Dalgity
John has been involved in the technical aspects of the IFBA and Broomball Canada over the past ten years. He created the Broomball Canada online stats program which has been used for Broomball events nationally and internationally since 2010. He has been involved with Broomball since about 1973 and currently over has over 35 years of broomball experience, playing, coaching and organizing events. John has played roles in host committees for both World and National championships.