Stjørna Idrettslag is a Norwegian sports club from Stjørna at the Fosen peninsula in Trøndelag. It has sections for football, track and field, basketball, Nordic skiing, biathlon, and swimming.

Stjørna IL
Full nameStjørna Idrettslag
Founded3 December 1932
GroundRåkvåg Stadion,
Råkvåg
ChairmanLeif Walseth Skarsmo
Head coachEndre Stormo
League6. divisjon

Råkvåg Stadion is the home ground for the football team.

HistoryEdit

Founding and early history (1932–2000)Edit

The sports club was founded on 3 December 1932. Initially, the main sports were skiing and track and field, especially cross-country skiing and running. The relay called Stjørnastafetten has been arranged every year since 1945.[1] Stjørna established the annual ski marathon called Stjørnfjellrennet in 1949 in cooperation with IL Fjellørnen. The ski marathon has since had participants like the Grønningen brothers.

On 5 July 1973 Råkvåg IL was incorporated into Stjørna IL. At the end of the 1970s, the home ground named Råkvåg stadion was finished. That led to a lot of interest in football, and both junior and senior teams were created.[2] The senior teams were dissolved after the 1991 season due to lack of players.[3] A section for handball was created in 1973 and then again dissolved by 1993.

Recent history (2000–)Edit

During the 2000s, Stjørna had a section for bow and arrow, and athletes from Stjørna took plural medals at national championships. On 1 October 2012 a basketball team named Stjørna Sailors was created, the first of its kind on Fosen.[4][non-primary source needed]

After a growing interest in the community, a male senior team in football was recreated on 1 November 2019.[5] Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the comeback season of 2020 has been postponed. Nevertheless, 29 years without a senior team wearing the orange club kit is soon to be over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tradisjonsstafett" (in Norwegian Bokmål). Fosna-Folket.no. 27 May 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Stjørna Idrettslag" (PDF) (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2012. Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  3. ^ "Stjørnas seniorlag gjør comeback" (in Norwegian Bokmål). 2020. Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Stjørna Sailors Basketball Team" (in Norwegian Bokmål). Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  5. ^ "Herrelaget gjenoppstår etter 30 år" (in Norwegian Bokmål). 4 November 2019. Retrieved 1 February 2020.