THE MOST SUCCESFUL FUTSAL CLUB IN FINLAND
Ilves futsal team (Ilves FS) is the most successful club in Finnish futsal and pride for its hometown Tampere. Since establishment in 1997 Ilves FS has won the Finnish Futsal Championship eight times: 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, been the runner-up four times (2002, 2006, 2009 and 2016) and ended up twice at bronze medals (2001 and 2015), acquiring more podiums and medals in total than any other futsal club in Finland. Ilves FS has been the Finnish representative in several UEFA Futsal Cup main round and 2013 arranged its first home tournament in Tampere. The team has been devoting itself to futsal for many years now and has started its own strategy in futsal development for kids and youth. Also the backgrounds are a vital key in successful club: The organization is continuously working hard to achieve the best possible circumstances for the team to operate.
Ilves FS represents for the 18th season in Finnish Futsal-Liiga, the Futsal league, under the FA of Finland. The Finnish Futsal league started in 1997 and at that time the club name was Duck Park Rangers FC (DPR FC). Later the name changed to Sorsapuiston Ilves (Ilves FS) and in 2004 took place the present name Ilves FS.
Ilves FS is part of a multisport club including ice-hockey, football, floorball and Ríngette. As leading characteristics in Ilves is a strong youth development. Ilves as a club was found in 1931 by Niilo Tammisalo. Its base is the city of Tampere and the region of Pirkanmaa situated 200 km from Helsinki the capital of Finland. Representation of our sports teams are playing a series of levels as follows:
Football: Women’s league first level, men’s Veikkausliiga first level, Futsal: Futsal League, Hockey: Mens’s league and Women’s Championship and floorball: Men first division.
Ilves Club organizes a framework for young people to engage in different types of sports by experienced coaches. Ilves is committed to comply with the seal of quality. Seal Clubs are the top clubs for children and young people in sport. They are active and forth going clubs - their kinds and communities are the best! Getting the seal of quality is a matter of honor, but it will also take responsibility for the club. Our Club strives for all its activities to comply with fair play, as well as to inspire and encourage young girls and boys to continue their sporting activities as long as possible. The clubs common values are Caring, Joy, Skill, Transparency and Healthy Lifestyles.