VMA IK

VMA IK is a Swedish football club located in Arkelstorp in Kristianstad Municipality, Skåne County.[1]

VMA IK
Full nameVånga Mjönes Arkelstorp Idrottsklubb
Founded2002
GroundArkelstorps IP, Arkelstorp
and Ädlavallen, Vånga
Sweden
Capacity1,000
ChairmanNils Ekvall
Head CoachFredrik Johansson
CoachOla Lundin
LeagueDivision 2 Södra Götaland
2010Division 2 Östra Götaland, 7th

Background

VMA IK is derived from the three villages Vånga, Mjönäs and Arkelstorp in Kristianstad Municipality. The club currently has around 400 members and specialises in both football and table tennis.

Football is played in all three villages. Senior football is concentrated in Vånga during the spring season and Arkelstorp in the autumn season. Some of the youth teams play in Mjönes.

Key dates in the development of football in the community are as follows:

  • 1932: Arkelstorps IF, Mjönäs IF and Vånga IK are formed as separate clubs.
  • 1949: Mjönäs IF change their name to Mjönäs IK.
  • 1991: Cooperation on the youth side is started under the name of Spänger 91.
  • 1992: Vånga IK and Mjönäs IK merge to form Vånga/Mjönäs IK.
  • 2000: Vånga/Mjönäs IK and Arkelstorps IF share their B team.
  • 2001: Vånga/Mjönäs IK and Arkelstorps IF share their A team successfully.
  • 2002: VMA IK is formed and all operations are conducted now in joint association.
  • 2003: In two seasons VMA have advanced from Division 5 and play in 2003 in Division 3.
  • 2004: VMA win their Division 3 section and are promoted to Division 2 for the first time.
  • 2005: Relegated from Division 2.
  • 2009: Win their Division 3 section and are promoted to Division 2 again.[2]

Since their foundation in 2002 VMA IK has participated mainly in the middle divisions of the Swedish football league system. The club currently plays in Division 2 Östra Götaland which is the fourth tier of Swedish football.[3] They play their home matches at the Arkelstorps IP in Arkelstorp and Ädlavallen in Vånga.[4][5][6]

VMA IK are affiliated to the Skånes Fotbollförbund.[7]

Season to season

Season Level Division Section Position Movements
2002 Tier 5 Division 4 Skåne Norra 1st Promoted
2003 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 4th
2004 Tier 4 Division 3 Sydvästra Götaland 1st Promoted
2005 Tier 3 Division 2 Södra Götaland 12th Relegated
2006* Tier 5 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 8th
2007 Tier 5 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 6th
2008 Tier 5 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 5th
2009 Tier 5 Division 3 Sydöstra Götaland 1st Promoted
2010 Tier 4 Division 2 Östra Götaland 7th
2011 Tier 4 Division 2 Södra Götaland 11th Relegated

* League restructuring in 2006 resulted in a new division being created at Tier 3 and subsequent divisions dropping a level. [8] [9] [10]

Attendances

In recent seasons VMA IK have had the following average attendances:

Season Average Attendance Division / Section Level
2005 338 Div 2 Södra Götaland Tier 3
2006 150 Div 3 Sydöstra Götaland Tier 5
2007 198 Div 3 Sydöstra Götalandd Tier 5
2008 231 Div 3 Sydöstra Götaland Tier 5
2009 178 Div 3 Sydöstra Götaland Tier 5
2010 161 Div 2 Östra Götaland Tier 4

* Attendances are provided in the Publikliga sections of the Svenska Fotbollförbundet website. [11]

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