November 6 is Finnish Swedish Heritage Day (Svenska dagen in Swedish or Ruotsalaisuuden päivä in Finnish), so it is fitting that today is the day Cricket Finland launches its Swedish-language website section.
The Swedish pages (even the plural is pushing it at present) will not aim to keep up with the English and Finnish parts of the website for the time being, but Finland is officially bilingual and some four per cent* of the FCA's member clubs use Swedish and English rather than Finnish and English, and we hope to see cricket catch on throughout the country, so providing information in Swedish as well seems natural.
*Yes, 4% of the FCA's members equals one club: Ekenäs CC
The idea of a Forum was enthusiastically welcomed at the 2014 FCA AGM, so make sure you and your club are represented when the Forum becomes reality. The aim of this forum is to get input from the member clubs on questions such as improving club management and budgeting, the 2015 league structures, junior activities and the long-term development of cricket in Finland. The event will also allow informing clubs of, amongst other topics, FCA goals, financing, umpiring, the use of CricHQ and disciplinary questions.
Go to the Club Forum 2014 page
The OBOccasionals are on tour in Finland this week, playing against two local teams at Kerava National Cricket Ground on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3.
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