Íþróttafélagið Hamar

Íþróttafélagið Hamar is a multi-sport club in Hveragerði, Iceland. There are six divisions: Football, Basketball, Volleyball, Swimming, Badminton and Gymnastics.

Basketball

Körfuknattleiksdeild Hamars
Leagues1. deild karla
1. deild kvenna
Founded10 September 1992
HistoryHamar
(1992–2004)
Hamar/Selfoss
2004–2007
Hamar
(2007–present)
ArenaFrystikistan
LocationHveragerði, Iceland
Team colorsBlue, white
         
PresidentLárus Ingi Friðfinnsson
Head coach(M) Máté Dalmey
(W) Daði Steinn Arnarsson
WebsiteHamarsport.is

Körfuknattleiksdeild Hamars is the basketball subdivision of Hamar. It was founded on 10 September 1992.[1] They field a men's team in 1. deild karla and a women's team in 1. deild kvenna.

Men's basketball

History

Hamar first fielded a men's team during the 1993-1994 season when it participated in 2. deild karla. After three seasons in the 2. deild, Hamar won the league in 1997 and was promoted to 1. deild karla. During its first season in 1. deild, the team finished 5th in the league. During the summer, Hamar hired former Icelandic international player Pétur Ingvarsson as its player-coach. Behind his and star player Oleg Krijanovskij play, Hamar finished fourth in the league and made it to the playoffs. In the semi-finals, Hamar defeated Þór Þorlákshöfn 2-1 and advanced to the finals where it faced former Úrvalsdeild powerhouse Íþróttafélag Reykjavíkur. After losing the first game, 102-90, Hamar went on a won the next two for the 1. deild championship and promotion to the top-tier Úrvalsdeild karla.[1][2]

Trophies and achievements

Notable players

Coaches

  • Pétur Ingvarsson 1999-2007
  • Ágúst Björgvinsson 2007-2011
  • Lárus Jónsson 2011-2013
  • Daði Steinn Arnarsson 2013-2014
  • Ari Gunnarsson 2014
  • Hallgrímur Brynjólfsson 2014-2015
  • Andri Þór Kristinsson 2016
  • Pétur Ingvarsson 2016-2018
  • Máté Dalmey 2018–present[3]

Women's basketball

History

Hamar women's team was the runner-up to the 2010 national championship.[4]

Trophies and achievements

Notable players

Coaches

  • Daði Steinn Arnarsson

Football

References

  1. Gísli Þorsteinsson (26 October 1999). "Ævintýri í Hveragerði". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). pp. B6–B7. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. "1. deild ka. úrslit 1999". kki.is (in Icelandic). Icelandic Basketball Federation. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  3. "Máté Dalmey nýr þjálfari Hamars". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 25 April 2018. Retrieved 25 April 2018.
  4. Iceland Express deildin - KR Íslandsmeistari kvenna 2010


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