VG-62[1] is a sports club based in Naantali, Finland. It was founded in 1962[by whom?] and the name is an abbreviation of Naantali's old Latin name, "Vallis gratiae". VG-62 is particularly well known for their exemplary youth operations, for which the club has been recognised with a Nuori Suomi [fi] (Young Finland Association) award.

VG-62
Sport
FoundedNaantali, Finland, 1962; 60 years ago (1962)
Official website
www.vg-62.fi

HistoryEdit

Naantali's VG-62 sports club has several teams in many sports, including the sports of ice hockey, volleyball, football, figure skating and ringette.

The VG-62 ringette club was founded by Alpo and Jan Lindström near the end of the 1970s.[2] The ringette club eventually went on to compete in Finland's national ringette league, Ringeten SM-sarja [fi], now know as "SM Ringette". VG-62 is the home of the VG-62 (ringette) [fi] club.

RingetteEdit

Ringette was introduced to the city of Naantali towards the end of 1979 by a father-son duo, Alpo Lindström and his son, Jan Lindström, after Jan witnessed girls playing the sport while he had been an exchange student in the United States in 1978. Jan created the VG-62 ringette club once he returned to Finland.[2] Alpo served as chairman of the local ringette association, the VG-62 ringette team coach, and sometimes as the team's manager. He was instrumental in establishing Finland's national ringette association in 1983 (Ringette Finland) and later served as a member of the board of the International Ringette Federation (IRF). VG-62 is the home of the VG-62 (ringette) [fi] club.[3]

Notable footballersEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ VG-62 Official Homepage
  2. ^ a b "Alpo Lindström toi poikansa Janin kanssa ringeten Naantaliin v. 1979 ja perusti VG-62:n ringettejaoston" [Alpo Lindström brought Ringette to Naantali with his son Jan in 1979 and founded VG-62's ringette division.]. facebook.com. VG–62 Ringette. 6 February 2017. Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  3. ^ "VG_ringette_uusi.JPG". ringette.skrl.fi/. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2022.