Vestri women's basketball

The Vestri women's basketball team, commonly known as Vestri, is a basketball team based in Ísafjörður, Iceland. It is part of the Vestri multi-sport club.

Vestri
Founded1965 (as KFÍ)
HistoryKFÍ
(1965–2016)
Vestri
(2016–present)
ArenaÍsjakinn
(capacity: 1200)
LocationÍsafjörður, Iceland
Team colorsNavy blue, red, white
              
PresidentIngólfur Þorleifsson [1]
WebsiteVestri.is

History

The club was founded in 1965 as Körfuknattleiksfélag Ísafjarðar (KFÍ). In 1969, KFÍ won the Vesturland's group and was slated to face Þór Akureyri, which won the Norðurland's group, in a game for the national championship. KFÍ forfeited the game as they could not field a team at the date of the game.[2] The team participated in the top-tier Úrvalsdeild kvenna from 1999 to 2002,[3][4] advancing to the semi-finals in the Úrvalsdeild playoffs in 2001.[5] It made it into the final four of the Icelandic Cup in 2000[6] and 2001.[7][8] In 2016 KFÍ merged into Íþróttafélagið Vestri and became its basketball sub-division.[9]

Head coaches

Women's head coaches since 1996:[10]

  • Karl Jónsson 1999–2001
  • Krste Seramofski 2001–2002
  • Neil Shiran Þórisson 2002–2003
  • Hrafn Kristjánsson 2003–2004
  • Tom Hull 2004–2005
  • Pance Ilievski 2010–2011
  • Pétur Már Sigurðsson 2011–2013
  • Labrenthia Murdock Pearson 2014–2015
  • Helga Salóme Ingimarsdóttir 2018–2019

Trophies and awards

Awards

Úrvalsdeild Women's Foreign Player of the Year

Úrvalsdeild Women's Domestic All-First Team

  • Sólveig Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir – 2001

Úrvalsdeild Women's Young Player of the Year

  • Sara Pálmadóttir – 2002

1. deild kvenna Domestic All-First team

  • Eva Margrét Kristjánsdóttir – 2015

Notable players

  • Ebony Dickinson
  • Eva Margrét Kristjánsdóttir
  • Jessica Gaspar
  • Sara Pálmadóttir
  • Sigríður Guðjónsdóttir
  • Sólveig Helga Gunnlaugsdóttir
  • Sólveig Pálsdóttir
  • Stefanía Helga Ásmundsdóttir
  • Svandís Anna Sigurðardóttir
  • Tinna Björk Sigmundsdóttir

References

  1. Stjórn körfuknattleiksdeildar
  2. Skapti Hallgrímsson (2001). Leikni framar líkamsburðum. Icelandic Basketball Federation. p. 125. ISBN 9979-60-630-4.
  3. "1. deild kvenna 2000-2001: KFÍ". kki.is (in Icelandic). 25 September 2000. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  4. "DV-Sport - körfuboltakynning 2001-02 - KFÍ". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 23 October 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  5. "Yfirburðir og spenna". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 19 March 2001. Retrieved 25 November 2018.
  6. "Keflavík og ÍS". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 24 January 2000. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  7. Stefán Stefánsson (6 February 2001). "Engin grið gefin í Vesturbænum". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  8. "Umdeild tæknivilla". Dagblaðið Vísir (in Icelandic). 5 February 2001. Retrieved 6 December 2018.
  9. Íþróttafélagið Vestri
  10. Women's coaches
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