Haukar

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Knattspyrnufélagið Haukar (English: Hawks F.C.) is an Icelandic multi-sport club from Hafnarfjörður with divisions in Football, Handball, Basketball, Karate, Skiing & Chess.

Haukar
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Full nameKnattspyrnufélagið Haukar
Founded12 April 1931; 90 years ago (1931-04-12)
ChairmanJón Björn Skúlason

Club historyEdit

The club was founded on 12 April 1931, when 13 young boys got together in a local KFUM (Icelandic YMCA) house to form a new athletic club in the town. At the club's 3rd meeting, they decided that it would be named Knattspyrnufélagið Haukar.[1]

FacilitiesEdit

Haukar's home is Ásvellir which has a purpose built arena for Handball and Basketball as well as a grass and artificial turf field for the Football team.

On 8 October 2009, it was announced that Haukar would play home games in the Pepsi-Deildin at Valur's Vodafonevöllurinn for the next 3 seasons, to be reviewed at the end of each season.

At the same time it was announced that a stand with seating for 500 would be built at Haukar's artificial turf to meet with the regulations of the female Pepsi-Deildin.

BasketballEdit

Men's basketballEdit

The Haukar men's basketball team have won one Icelandic championships. They currently play in Úrvalsdeild karla.

Women's basketballEdit

The Haukar's women's basketball team have won 4 national championships, the last coming in 2018. They currently play in Úrvalsdeild kvenna.

FootballEdit

Men's footballEdit

In 2010, Haukar were promoted to the Úrvalsdeild karla for the first time in 31 years.[2] They finished second to last in the league during the 2010 season and were relegated back to 1. deild karla.[3]

Women's footballEdit

The Haukar's women's football team currently plays in the 1. deild kvenna, the second-tier women's football league in Iceland, after being relegated from Úrvalsdeild kvenna in 2017.[4][5]

HandballEdit

RugbyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Saga Hauka". haukar.is (in Icelandic). Knattspyrnufélagið Haukar. Retrieved 22 July 2018.
  2. ^ Matthías Freyr Matthíasson (11 May 2010). "Umfjöllun: Haukar sýndu magnaðan karakter og kræktu í jafntefli". fotbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Andri áfram við stjórnvölinn hjá Haukum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 2 October 2010. Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  4. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (11 September 2017). "Haukar skipta um þjálfara eftir tímabilið". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 July 2018.
  5. ^ Guðmundur Aðalsteinn Ásgeirsson (30 August 2017). "Pepsi kvenna: Haukar fallnir - Fylkir á lífi í deildinni". fotbolti.net (in Icelandic). Retrieved 21 July 2018.

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