Finland map
The Republic of Finland is the most sparsely populated country in the European Union with a population of 5.4 million spread over 338,145 square kilometres.

The Åland Islands, off the south-western coast, are an autonomous, demilitarized administrative province of Finland.

Under the Finnish Constitution, Finland is a bilingual country with Finnish and Swedish as official languages. The capital of Finland is Helsinki.

In the far north, the sun does not set for around 10 weeks during the ‘White Nights’ of summer, while in winter it does not rise above the horizon for nearly 8 weeks.

Hundreds of years of Swedish rule were followed by a further century of Russian control before independence in 1917, and Finland displays distinctive elements of the Scandinavian and Russian legacy.

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The objectives of AFI Finland include:

  • Encouraging participation at the grassroots level, with a focus on youth and community development
  • Establishing Footy 9s in the Finnish school sports curriculum at both primary and secondary level
  • Introducing Footy 9s as a university sport in Finland
  • Providing players with the opportunity to compete in competitions at school and club level in Finland
  • Establishing National Teams (men & women) to compete in matches against other countries
  • Securing recognition of Footy 9s as an official sport in Finland

If you are interested in being involved, please contact us.