SPL Helsingin piiri

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Suomen Palloliiton
Helsingin piiri
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Abbreviation SPL Helsinki
Purpose District Football Association
Location
CEO
Kimmo J. Lipponen
Website helsinki.palloliitto.fii

The SPL Helsingin piiri(Helsinki Football Association) is one of the 12 district organisations of the Football Association of Finland. It administers lower tier football in Helsinki. [1]

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 and the lower divisions.

Football Association of Finland sports governing body in Finland

The Football Association of Finland is the governing body of football in Finland. It was founded in Helsinki on 19 May 1907.

Helsinki Capital city in Uusimaa, Finland

Helsinki is the capital city and most populous municipality of Finland. Located on the shore of the Gulf of Finland, it is the seat of the region of Uusimaa in southern Finland, and has a population of 648,650. The city's urban area has a population of 1,268,296, making it by far the most populous urban area in Finland as well as the country's most important center for politics, education, finance, culture, and research. Helsinki is located 80 kilometres (50 mi) north of Tallinn, Estonia, 400 km (250 mi) east of Stockholm, Sweden, and 390 km (240 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It has close historical ties with these three cities.

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Background

Suomen Palloliitto Helsingin piiri, commonly referred to as SPL Helsingin piiri or SPL Helsinki, is the governing body for football in Helsinki. Based in Helsinki, the Association's General Secretary is Kimmo J. Lipponen. [2]

The association was founded on 9 January 1924 and is the oldest District Football Association in Finland. SPL Vaasa was established 6 days later and SPL Turku on the 5 May 1924. Since 1970 the organsisation has only covered the city of Helsinki when the 13 surrounding municipalities formed the new SPL Keski-Uusimaa (which was later to become part of SPL Uusimaa). On 31 December 2009 SPL Helsinki had 137 member clubs and 14,034 registered players. The District's mission statement seeks to enable all to enjoy soccer at their respective ability levels and in a variety of roles. The District supports its members needs and demand for football on both a competitive and recreational basis as well as providing supporting services for its membership. [3]

Member clubs

Existing clubs