Briefly in English


Club info

The club took its first steps in 2005 when few enthusiastic students created a football team called FC Liikunta. You can read more about the history of FC Liikunta here. Liikunnan Riemu was founded on the basis of FC Liikunta in 2011. The club started expanding with new sports and new teams. In a short period of time Riemu has become the biggest and the most successful student sports clubs in Finland. Riemu has somewhere around 300 members, most of whom study in the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences.

The name of the club, Liikunnan Riemu, can be roughly translated as ”Joy of Sport”. It has a double-meaning because it also refers to the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences ( nicknamed ”Sport” by its students ). The name presents well the idea of the club. We want to enjoy sports and give the students the possibility to do what they want in the field of sports. Riemu has multiple sport sections and we also organize different kinds of events for our members like football and floorball tournaments, golf courses and expert lectures. Some of the events are open for all the students of the University of Jyväskylä.


Riemu has teams in fifteen different sports. The most successful has been the Futsal team which managed to advance from 3rd Division to the national Futsal League just in four years. In 2014, in its premier season, the team finished sixth in the National League. Futsal team has also a second team in the regional 2nd division. The Ice hockey team (nicknamed the Dogs) is a multiple Finnish Student Champion. The team plays in a semi-professional league called Suomi-Sarja) which is the 3rd highest league in Finland. In football Riemu is the reigning Finnish Student Champion. The Football team has represented Finland in the European Student Championships in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. Riemu also has a top-level Volleyball team (1st division) and a Table tennis team called “The Harrys”. For women there are teams in basketball (2nd division), volleyball, dancing, team gymnastics and futsal (2nd division).

Official Shield



Chairman: Sanna Palomäki, 040 964 2224

Club memberships: Sanna Pusa

Marketing and sponsorships: Lennu Metsäranta
Jori Lagerblom

Events: Iiris Kolunsarka, 040 587 9232
Ella Launonen, 0400 690 027
Sanna Palomäki, 040 964 2224

Club merchandise: Olli Lehtonen, 0400 537 826
Pinja Harjunpää, 040 844 9126
Teemu Poussa, 050 370 1700

Valmentajakahvit-lectures: Henri Pelkonen, 040 537 1449
Teemu Poussa, 050 370 1700
Veera Sääski, 0400 738 495

Campuksen Koonto (dancing): Pinja Harjunpää, 040 844 9126

Futsal: Janne Rissanen, 050 556 6882

Futsal W: Iiris Kolunsarka, 040 587 9232

Ice Hockey: Jesse Kuusela, 050 370 3629

Team Gymnastics: Ella Launonen, 0400 690 027

Basketball W: Sanna Palomäki, 040 964 2224

Basketball: Olli Lehtonen, 040 053 7826

Volleyball W: Heidi Tattinen, 040 513 8663

Table Tennis: Henri Pelkonen, 040 537 1449

Ice Cross: Markus Juola, 040 736 1897

Football: Mikael Vähäsarja, 040 574 0629

Wrestling: Miika Vauhkonen, 050 325 7818

Volleyball: Pasi Hyvärinen, 0400 488 242

Baseball: Eero Kauppi, 040 718 5667

Floorball: Juuso Laamanen, 050 409 9393

Swimming: Mikko Alpola, 044 018 0058