Íþróttafélagið Grótta

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Grótta
Grótta logo.png
Full name Íþróttafélagið Grótta
Founded 24 April 1967; 51 years ago (1967-04-24)[1]
Website http://www.grottasport.is

Íþróttafélagið Grótta (English: Grótta Sports Club) is an Icelandic sports club based in the town of Seltjarnarnes, in the Capital Region. The club is best known for its women's handball team that won the national championship in 2015[2] and 2016[3][4], but also has departments for gymnastics, football and power lifting.[5]

History[edit]

Grótta was officially founded on 24 April 1967 by Garðar Guðmundsson, a football supporter from Seltjarnarnes who had begun the process of forming a club the previous year. Initially the club had only a football team, but in the following years it expanded to include departments for other sports including basketball, handball, skiing, chess and gymnastics.[6]

On 24 April 2007, the club held a festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of its foundation. The day included a parade through the town with a brass band, displays by the club's various teams, addresses by the mayor and chairman and a gala.[1]

Handball[edit]

Women's team[edit]

Honours[edit]

2015, 2016
2015[2]

Football[edit]

Grótta
Full name Knattspyrnudeild Gróttu
Founded 24 April 1967; 51 years ago (1967-04-24)[1]
Ground Vivaldivöllurinn,
Seltjarnarnes
Capacity 1000
Manager Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson
League 2. deild karla
2017 1. deild karla, 12th of 12th (Relegated)

Home court[edit]

The football team plays its home matches at the Gróttuvöllur, which has an artificial grass playing surface and a capacity of 300 spectators.[7]

Men's team[edit]

History[edit]

In 2007, the men´s football team was promoted to the 2. deild karla after defeating BÍ/Bolungarvík 5–1 on aggregate in the play-offs.[8] In 2010, the side won promotion to the 1. deild karla and remained there for two seasons before returning to the third tier for the 2012 campaign.

Honours[edit]

2009
1991

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Íþróttafélagið Grótta 40 ára" [Grótta Sports Club 40 years old] (PDF). Skólablaðið Skinfaxi (in Icelandic). 1 May 2007. p. 28. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b Elín Heiður Gunnarsdóttir (12 May 2015). "Grótta Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta sinn". RÚV (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  3. ^ Guðmundur Marinó Ingvarsson (15 May 2016). "Umfjöllun, viðtöl og myndir: Stjarnan - Grótta 23-28 - Grótta Íslandsmeistari annað árið í röð". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  4. ^ Hjörvar Ólafsson (15 May 2016). "Grótta Íslandsmeistari". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  5. ^ "Um Gróttu". grottasport.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 February 2018.
  6. ^ "Saga félagsins" [History of the club] (in Icelandic). GrottaSport.is. 28 February 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Gróttuvöllur". KSÍ.is. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  8. ^ "Knattspyrna: 3. deild karla Síðari úrslitaleikir um sæti í 2. deild". Morgunblaðið. 29 August 2007. Retrieved 28 November 2012.

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