Bækkelagets SK


Bækkelagets Sportsklub is a Norwegian sports club from Bekkelaget in southern Oslo, founded in 1909.[1] The club has sections for skiing (including ski jumping and biathlon), orienteering, handball, football, floorball and track and field athletics, previously also bandy. It is known for organizing one of the world's largest youth football tournaments, Norway Cup.


The women's handball team won the Women's EHF Cup Winner's Cup in 1997/1998, and again in 1998/1999. The club also reached the final in EHF Women's Champions Trophy the same two seasons. In 1998 Bækkelaget had the best women's team in Europe. The club still plays in the Norwegian top league, but ambitions are far lower than in their best period.

Among the former players on the female team are:[2] Susann Goksør Bjerkrheim, Kjersti Grini, Heidi Tjugum, Hege Kristine Kvitsand, Camilla Andersen, Anja Andersen, Sahra Hausmann, Siv Heim Sæbøe, Cecilie Leganger, Hong Jeong-ho, Gitte Madsen, Ausra Fridrikas, Ingrid Steen.


Bækkelaget won the Jukola relay in 1988, 1999 and 2002. Notable orienteers who have competed for the club are Holger Hott, Bjørnar Valstad, Hanne Staff, Anne Margrethe Hausken, all world champions, and Anders Nordberg. Betty Ann Bjerkreim Nilsen competes in both orienteering and skiing.


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The men's team currently plays in the Fourth Division (fifth tier). It last played in the Third Division in 2004. Notable former players are Finn Seemann (funny, he broke his leg, and got 0.1 matches.) and Øyvind Bolthof (youth level only). The women's team currently plays in the Second Division. Their home field is Sportsplassen.


  1. ^ "Bækkelagets Sportsklub 100 år i 2009" (in Norwegian). www.norway-cup.no. 2008. Retrieved 2008-12-20.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Adelskalender. Eliteserie-, NM- og europacupkamper for Bækkelagets SK (oppdatert etter sesongen 2007/2008)" (in Norwegian). bsk.oslo.no. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-12-21. Retrieved 2008-12-20.