Íþróttafélagið Vestri

Íþróttafélagið Vestri, known as Vestri, is an Icelandic multi-sports club based in northern Westfjords. The club was formed in 2016 from the merger of KFÍ (basketball), Skellur (volleyball), Sundfélagið Vestri (swim) and BÍ/Bolungarvík (football).[1]

Vestri
Vestri logo.png
Full nameÍþróttafélagið Vestri
Nickname(s)Djúpmenn
Founded16 January 2016 (5 years ago)
ChairmanHjalti Karlsson

BasketballEdit

Vestri's basketball was founded in 1965 as Körfuknattleiksfélag Ísafjarðar or KFÍ for short. Its men's team has played several seasons in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla, with their best season coming in 1998–1999 when it finished 3rd and made it to the semi-finals of the playoffs. Its women's team played in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna from 1999 to 2002, making the playoffs in 2001.

FootballEdit

The team was founded in 1986 under the name Boltafélag Ísafjarðar, or BÍ for short.

VolleyballEdit

Men's volleyballEdit

HistoryEdit

In 2019, the men's team was promoted to the top-tier Mizuno League for the first time in its history.[2]

TitlesEdit

  • Division I (1):

Women's volleyballEdit

TitlesEdit

  • Division II (1):
    • 2015 (as Skellur)[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Íþróttafélagið Vestri
  2. ^ "Vestri fær sæti í efstu deild". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 8 July 2019. Retrieved 9 July 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Úrslit ráðin í 1.deild karla
  4. ^ Vestri sigraði 1. deildina
  5. ^ Neðri deildirnar klárast hver af annarri