The Swedish Bandy Association (Swedish: Svenska Bandyförbundet) is the governing body of bandy in Sweden. It organizes the bandy leagues, Elitserien for men and Damallsvenskan for women, and the men's and women's national teams. It is based in Stockholm, and is a founding member of FIB, Federation of International Bandy.
Bandy was introduced 1895 in Sweden by all round athlete Clarence von Rosen. He picked the game up during a visit in bandy's home country Great Britain. He started the first bandy club in Sweden, Stockholm Hockeyklubb. First in 1905 bandy was organized within Swedish Ballplay Association and a year later within Swedish Football Association. At a meeting April 5, 1925, the Swedish Bandy Association was formed representing 49 clubs.
Since 1931, the Swedish Bandy Association regularly arranges national leagues in Sweden. Swedish bandy champions is a title held by the winners of the final. The final is played in March. From the 2007-2008, Saturday replaced Sunday as the final date.
The Swedish Bandy Association consist of 23 district associations.
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