Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Owls Looking For Flying Finns Thanks To IF Gnistan

Owls Looking For Flying Finns Thanks To IF Gnistan

Sheffield Wednesday have expanded their global brand recently by announcing a link with Finnish club IF Gnistan. Here is a little about the philosophy of the Helsinki based club.

The club has certain aspects that they try to instil into their players from a young age. There is an emphasis on three particular areas: Healthy soul in healthy body, good behaviour and socially.

Healthy soul in healthy body: Good physical condition is the basics of high-class and stable life. Mental endurance in strenuous working life requires that people will learn to take care of their physical condition already at a young age.

Football is clearly the best way to get the children to excercise. 25% of young have football as their hobby at some point in their lives. The interest to this sport is big. And the sport is easy to get started: all you need is a ball, a pair of football shoes and a team, where you'll get to play in.

Good behaviour: Manners - both good and bad - are learnt through your social environment. Gnistan's teams are known from their good behaviour, and it will get accentuated and be an even bigger part of our education work.

Social: Working in a team forces to take also others into consideration. In the world of computers young people might easily get isolated into fantasy world without sufficient amount of social life.
Football as a team sport offers healthy balance to this (being isolated and alone).

A contingent of three players and coach Fipi Ulvas had been in Sheffield last week to secure the deal. Of the three players Sami Simola, Jan Elf and Lukas Nyback, one has impressed sufficiently enough to be invited back to Middlewood Road at a later date.

This link with Gnistan adds to the ever growing list of affiliates that the Owls are linked with, alongside Cookstown in Northern Ireland, TFA in Australia, Kalamazoo Outrage in U.S.A and FC Victoria in Canada. The Owls were also hoping to forge a link with an Argentinian club with the help of ex-player Juan Cobian as Wednesday leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of talent.

Gnistan could well be the source of Wednesday uncovering the next Sami Hyypia or Jari Litmanen.

I would like to thank Finnish student Outi Hokkanen for helping me with the translations.



For the very latest Championship odds

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Jarno
Date:Wednesday February 25 2009
Time: 12:00PM

Comments

0
Good move. After all, it's not how you start, it's how you Finnish.
Auckland Owl
26/02/2009 06:31:00
0
Good move. After all, it's not how you start, it's how you Finnish.
Auckland Owl
26/02/2009 06:31:00
0
lol awful auckland
wesp
26/02/2009 09:34:00
0
lol awful auckland
wesp
26/02/2009 09:34:00
0
you cant knock it coz you can bring some of the lads over here if they are good enough.
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 18:48:00
0
you cant knock it coz you can bring some of the lads over here if they are good enough.
bluemooner_mcfc
17/03/2009 18:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Vital Match Reaction - Fletcher States Owls Have Momentum

Fletcher focused on Owls going again to earn a high Championship finish!

Vital Match Reaction - Bullen Praise All Of Owls Team

#TeamOwls for Bullen as he focused praise on the unit not an individual after beating Rams

Stats: Sheffield Wednesday v Derby County

All the stats from Sheffield Wednesday (2) vs (1) Derby County, Hillsborough, 22/04/17 Att: 28,889

Sheffield Wednesday v Derby - Team Sheets

Sheffield Wednesday are at Hillsborough with Derby the visitors for the latest Championship game.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Who'll miss out on the Playoffs?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Leeds100%
Reading0%
Fulham0%
Wednesday0%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
2 Newcastle 43 26 7 10 85 37
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 43 16 13 14 61 5
12 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
13 Aston Villa 43 15 13 15 58 -1
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 43 11 14 18 47 -21
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg3
Vital Football Comment