SPL Helsingin piiri

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Suomen Palloliiton
Helsingin piiri
SPL Helsingin piiri.png
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]

Background[edit]

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[edit]

Existing clubs[edit]