FINNISH SPORTS FEDERATION (FSF), OSTROBOTHNIA REGION
The Ostrobothnia Region of the Finnish Sports Federation is one of the 15 non-governmental regional sports organisations in Finland. The Ostrobothnia Region is affiliated to the Finnish Sports Federation. Part of the Ostrobothnia Region’s activities are funded with state subsidies, but the main part of the activities is self-financed (turnover in 2004: 805 000 €.)
The Ostrobothnia Region operates in the area of two counties: the County of Ostrobothnia and the County of South Ostrobothnia. This area includes 45 municipalities and approximately 369 600 inhabitants. The office of the Ostrobothnia Region is situated in Seinäjoki, in the centre of the area. There are approximately 500 sports clubs in the area.
The Ostrobothnia Region has 13 employees responsible for four different result units:
- Education and development (2 persons)
- Health-enhancing physical activity for adults (3 persons)
- Youth activity (3 persons)
- Support services and sports policy (5 persons)
The activities are run by the Board of Directors which comprises a Chairman and 10 board members. All board members are sports volunteers from all over the area.
The aim of the activities is to encourage people of all ages to engage in health-enhancing physical activity, to organise events, and to produce sports services and campaigns as well as education and development services.
In co-operation with local the sports clubs, the regional sports organisations of the national sports federations and public health organisations, the Ostrobothnia Region has been able to create an active sports network in Ostrobothnia.
If you want to know more about us, please contact
Ms. Aino-Maija Sirèn, regional manager