SK Njård

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SK Njård is a Norwegian multi-sports club from Vestre Aker, Oslo. It is named after Njörðr in Norse mythology.

Founded in 1924,[1] it has sections for alpine skiing, fencing, team handball, cross-country skiing, tennis, gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics,[2] orienteering together with IL Heming (as Heming/Njård),[3] and has also had sections for bandy and basketball. Its arena Njårdhallen is used for indoor sports.[1]

Its women's handball team plays in the highest Norwegian league. Their most famous player was goalkeeper Jeanette Nilsen. Skiers in Njård include Celine Brun-Lie. Also, 2008 Olympic fencer Sturla Torkildsen represents the club.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sportsklubben Njård". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 1 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Official site (Norwegian)
  3. ^ "Bli orienteringsløper du også!" (in Norwegian). SK Njård. Retrieved 6 November 2011.