|WikiProject Football||(Rated Stub-class, Low-importance)|
||It is requested that an image or photograph of FF Jaro team be included in this article to improve its quality. Please replace this template with a more specific media request template where possible.
Wikipedians in Finland may be able to help!
The Free Image Search Tool may be able to locate suitable images on Flickr and other web sites.
Do you know from where does JARO come from ? Is it an acronym, or something else ?
Jaro stands for "JAkobstads ROstfria", an old steel factory in Jakobstad, today a part of the Outukumpu Plc. The team FF Jaro started as a football team for the workers in the factory, back in the beginnig of the 60's, maybe 50's, not really sure when they started.
Juuri 07:43, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
- Jaro was founded in 1965 by the steel company Jakobstads Rostfria. There were other worker-background clubs in Jakobstad, such as Into, club of Finnish-speaking workers and JBK (Jakobstads Bollklub), club of Swedish-speaking workers. But the Jaro was especially a club of the company and the players were tempted to play there by money. In Finland, the sports clubs were formerly divided between left-wing and right-wing clubs, and Jaro was a right-wing club (the clubs were members of either TUL (workers' sports federation) or SVUL ("bourgeois" sports federation) and Jaro was in the latter. But I don't know how really political was it, players used to switch clubs sometimes. -Monstradamus 19 April 2008