Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna i Helsingfors (abbreviated HIFK) is a sports club from Helsinki, Finland. Formed in 1897 HIFK is the oldest IFK club in Finland. The club has activities in many sports, including football, ice hockey, bandy, floorball, handball, athletics and bowling.
As of 2013, HIFK has won the Finnish Bandyliiga and has become Finnish bandy champions seventeen times, which is more than any other bandy club in Finland. The home games are played at Kallio Ice Rink.
The Athletics section of HIFK is one of Finland's oldest and most successful athletics clubs.
The Handball section of HIFK is one of the pioneers of the sport in Finland. The men's section has won 10 national championships and the women's section 41 national championships. Both teams play their home games at the Helsinki Urheilutalo in the Kallio district of the city.
The football section of HIFK was established in 1907, and its first team earned promotion to Veikkausliiga for the 2015 season.
References and Sources
- (in Finnish) Official club website