Tøyen Sports Club was founded June 9th 2015 by a group of Tøyen activists that saw the area needed a better activity and sports offering. We wanted to create affordable, non-religious and political independent sports and cultural activities available to everyone and after only six months, we have already about a 1000 members. This makes our goal to get Tøyens 15 000 inhabitants a sports arena even more important.
Through our physical and cultural activities we aim to:
We want to make Tøyen into the most active area in Oslo. To make this happen, we are dependant on our sports- and cultural arena. Now!
While waiting we are active in the tiny sports fascilities and class rooms in the Tøyen school, in addition to outside activities in the parks and recreational areas in the neighbourhood. We are depending on peoples own initiative to bring the club forward, and encourage everyone that wants additional activites to contact us and we'll help make it happen.
We have just started our own youth management program, Tøyenakademiet, where we are training local youth in how to participate in organisations, organize events, activity management, how to be a young entrepreneur etc. These young talents will be our clubs future. It is looking brighter by the day.
The Board 2015-2016
Karianne Hjallen - Chairman, Tøyen inhabitant, IT-entrepreneur Katachi Media
Viktor Gjengaar - vice-chairman Bydelsutvalget i Bydel Gamle Oslo (MDG), Head of Urban Samtidskunst
Kathrine Engebretsen - board member, jobber på AKS på Tøyen Skole og Aktivitetsskole
Hussein Awad Nur - board member, Tøyen inhabitant, LINK-worker
Sindre Andresen - board member, undervisningsinspektør på AKS, Tøyen Skole og Aktivitetsskole
From the left: Viktor Gjengaar (vice-chairman), Karianne Hjallen (chairman), Kathrine Engebretsen (board member), Sindre Andresen (board member), Hussein Awad Nur (board member)
All the founding mothers and fathers!
Sign our campaign for Tøyen Arena:
Ja til Tøyen Arena - en flerbrukshall og kulturarena midt i byen
In the media:
Nettavisen (April 2015) - Elevene på Tøyen har ikke råd til organisert idrett
TV2 (Mai 2015) - Innslag på "Nabolaget"
Nettavisen (Mai 2015) - Åpner for flerbrukshall på Tøyen
Osloby (Juni 2015) - Vi er blitt stolte av Tøyen
Utrop.no (August 2015) - Trives på Tøyenbygda
Dagsavisen (September 2015) - Dette trenger Tøyen
Journalen (Oktober 2015) - Skaper en møteplass for Tøyen-folket
Utrop.no (November 2015): Inkluderer med idrett på Tøyen
Osloby (Januar 2016): Starter lederkurs for unge på Tøyen