Finnish District Football Associations

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The District Football Associations are the local governing bodies of association football in Finland. The 12 District FAs exist to govern all aspects of local football in their defined areas, providing grassroots support to the Finnish Football Association by promoting and administering football and futsal in their respective districts. The District FAs administer youth football and the lower tier leagues covering Kolmonen (Division 3) and the lower divisions.

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The 12 district organisations are as follows: [1]

There were also 12 district organisations that no longer exist having been absorbed into larger governing bodies.

Footnotes

  1. "Suomen Palloliitto - Piirit". Suomen Palloliitto. Archived from the original on 2011-12-31. Retrieved 2011-12-16.

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