SPL Kaakkois-Suomen piiri

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Suomen Palloliiton
Kaakkois-Suomen piiri
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Abbreviation SPL Kaakkois-Suomi
Formation 1994
Purpose District Football Association
Location
Director
Veijo Vainikka
Website kaakkois-suomi.palloliitto.fi

The SPL Kaakkois-Suomen piiri(South Eastern Finland Football Association) is one of the 12 district organisations of the Football Association of Finland. It administers lower tier football in South Eastern Finland. [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.

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Background

Suomen Palloliitto Kaakkois-Suomen piiri, commonly referred to as SPL Kaakkois-Suomen piiri or SPL Kaakkois-Suomi, is the governing body for football in South Eastern Finland. The organisation was established on 24 November 1994 and had 84 different clubs with 370 teams and 8,433 registered players in February 2010. Based in Lappeenranta, the Association's Director is Veijo Vainikka. [2]

Lappeenranta City in South Karelia, Finland

Lappeenranta is a city and municipality situated on the shore of the lake Saimaa in southeastern Finland, about 30 kilometres from the Russian border. It belongs to the region of South Karelia. With approximately 73,000 inhabitants Lappeenranta is the 13th largest city in Finland. The neighboring municipality of Joutseno was consolidated with Lappeenranta on January 1, 2009, and the neighboring municipality of Ylämaa on January 1, 2010. Lappeenranta is known as an international university city in Finland with Lappeenranta University of Technology and Saimaa University of Applied Sciences which together have approximately 13,000 students from 68 countries. Lappeenranta is also a commercial centre of South-East Finland and the meeting point of the EU and Russia, 215 km from both Helsinki and St. Petersburg. Location on the southern shore of Lake Saimaa makes the city the region's centre for tourism. Lappeenranta is the second most visited city by Russian tourists in Finland after Helsinki and it competes with Helsinki for the largest share of tax-free sales in Finland. Lappeenranta is a model for renewable energies and a clean living environment. Lappeenranta was the only Finnish city among the 14 finalists in the international Earth Hour City Challenge 2014, organized by WWF.

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