Järvenpään Palloseura

Järvenpään Palloseura (abbreviated JäPS) is a football club from Järvenpää, Finland. The club was formed in 1947 and its main home ground is at the Järvenpää keskuskenttä.

Järvenpään Palloseura
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Full nameJärvenpään Palloseura
Nickname(s)JäPS
Founded1947; 75 years ago (1947)
GroundJärvenpään keskuskenttä, Järvenpää, Finland
ChairmanKai Luolavuo
ManagerJukka Korhonen
LeagueYkkönen
2021Kakkonen Group A, 1st (champions)

BackgroundEdit

In six decades JäPS has evolved from a small local team into one of Finland's largest soccer clubs serving the local community of Järvenpää and the surrounding area. JäPS has around 1,000 members, 900 of whom are juniors who participate in the girls and boys teams.

On two occasions, in 1978 and 2001, JäPS have progressed through to the Kakkonen (Second Division), the third tier of the Finnish football system,[1] but at the end of each season they were relegated back to the Kolmonen (Third Division).

In 2003 JäPS men's team reached the Pikkufinaali (Small Final) of the Suomen Cup (Finnish Cup), being the best Kolmonen team in the Suomen Cup. The team were rewarded by progressing through to the UEFA Regions' Cup in Bulgaria.

This side currently plays in the Kakkonen.

Season to seasonEdit

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Season Level Division Section Administration Position Movements
1997 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
1998 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 1 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
1999 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
2000 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2001 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) South Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 12th Relegated
2002 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 2nd
2003 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 2nd
2004 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
2005 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 4th
2006 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 4th
2007 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 2 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2008 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Helsinki) 3rd
2009 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 3rd
2010 Tier 4 Kolmonen (Third Division) Section 3 Helsinki & Uusimaa (SPL Uusimaa) 1st Promoted
2011 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group B Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 6th
2012 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promotion play-off
2013 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 8th
2014 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) East Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 3rd
2015 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Southern Group Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2016 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2017 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 5th
2018 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2019 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 2nd
2020 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 4th
2021 Tier 3 Kakkonen (Second Division) Group A Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto) 1st Promoted
2022 Tier 2 Ykkönen (First Division) Finnish FA (Suomen Pallolitto)

Club StructureEdit

Järvenpään Palloseura runs a large number of teams including 3 men's teams, a men's veterans team, 2 ladies teams, 11 boys teams and 7 girls teams. The Club organises diverse activities for its young players including group training, weekly football, soccer camps, tournaments, Prisma school football, skill games and specialist age group drills and activities. The club owns 80% of the Fortum Hall which is used for football training.

2010 seasonEdit

JäPS Men's Team are competing in Section 3 (Lohko 3) of the Kolmonen administered by the Helsinki SPL and Uusimaa SPL. This is the fourth highest tier in the Finnish football system. In 2009 JäPS finished in third place in Section 3 of the Kolmonen.

JäPS M2 are participating in Section 4 (Lohko 4) of the Vitonen administered by the Uusimaa SPL. In 2009 they were relegated from Section 2 of the Nelonen.

JäPS M3 are a new team entered in Section 5 (Lohko 5) of the Kutonen administered by the Uusimaa SPL.

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ "Finland – Divisional Movements 1930–2009". RSSSF Archives. 2010. Archived from the original on February 18, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
  2. ^ http://www.finlandfootball.net/

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