In English

TUL is a Finnish sport federation focused on encouraging Finnish citizens to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle. One of our main goals is to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to lead an active life and have access to various sport activities, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, wealth or ethnic background. TUL is one of the largest non-governmental organizations in Finland, with almost 1000 sport club members.

Our key focus area is to promote grassroots sports activities for all ages, from early childhood to retirement. We accomplish this by supporting the work of various national and regional sports clubs and by encouraging civic activities that support our goals.

Our Vision

TUL is one of the most influential non-governmental organization and an active influencer in national decision making regarding sports and physical education.

Key numbers

  • Founded January 26th 1919
  • 950 sports club members
  • 75 sports
  • 16 employees
  • 15 regional organizations
  • 6 committees
  • 20 boards
  • 14 community members

The jubilee year 2019

In 2019, TUL is 100 years old.

We celebrate our 100th anniversary by organizing amazing events throughout Finland. The jubilee 2019 culminates in Helsinki Ice Hall on June 15th, 2019. Celebrations will begin on January 26, 2019 in Helsinki – at the same place where TUL was founded 100 years ago. During the spring of 2019, the 100th anniversary book of TUL is also published by the emeritus professor Seppo Hentilä.

Event weekend 14.6.-16.6.2019 is the highlight of the jubilee year. During the weekend the member clubs of TUL will have a broad visibility. Different sport championships and tournaments hosted by the member clubs will be held in Helsinki and in the metropolitan area. Competitions are held among other things in football, wrestling, cycling, gymnastics and chess.

During the event weekend three main event of the jubilee year are organized. On June 14th TUL100 Theater Gala opens gymnastics and dance full-fledged weekend. Theater Gala is held at Helsinki City Theater on Friday. Buy tickets to the Theater Gala here.

The main ceremony, Joukkojen juhla, is a tribute to 100-year-old TUL. The ceremony will provide to all exercise and sports lovers a professional review of the history of TUL, Finnish sports culture and sports clubs. The ceremony is a work of art designed by dance and choreography professionals. Its key elements in addition to sport scenes are music, light, projection and visualization. Joukkojen juhla, the main ceremony, is held on June 15th at Helsinki Ice Hall. Buy tickets to Joukkojen juhla here.

International Show Competition will be held in Töölö, Helsinki on June 16th. It is a new kind of competition event  for different sport types: Aerobics (individuals and groups), aesthetic group gymnastics,  rhythmic gymnastics (individuals and teams) and dance (groups) and acrobat gymnastics (groups). In the competition the different sport types alternate and the same age series compete with each other. Entrants from 12 years of age and older from different countries can participate in competitions.