Ungmennafélag Álftaness

2. deild karla (basketball) Iceland Vísir.is
Álftanes
Full nameUngmennafélag Álftaness
SportsBasketball, Football, Golf, Track and field, Volleyball
Founded1946
Team historyUngmennafélag Bessastaðahrepps
1946–2004
Ungmennafélag Álftaness
2004–present
Based inÁlftanes, Iceland
ColoursRed, White, Blue
              
ChairmanGuðjón Þorsteinsson[1]
Websiteumfa.is

Ungmennafélag Álftaness, also known as Álftanes, is a multi-sports club in Álftanes, Iceland. It has active departments in basketball, football, golf, track and field and volleyball.[2]

History

The club was founded in 1946 as Ungmennafélag Bessastaðahrepps. In 2004 it changed its name to Ungmennafélag Álftaness, or Álftanes for short.[2]

Basketball

Álftanes
Leagues(M) 1. deild karla
Founded2007
ArenaForsetahöllin
Head coach(M) Hrafn Kristjánsson
Affiliation(s)Stjarnan

Men's basketball

Recent history

2017-2018

On April 8, 2018, Álftanes star player, Kjartan Atli Kjartansson, hit a go-ahead three-pointer in the waning seconds of its game against Stál-úlfur in the 3. deild karla semi-finals, helping them to victory and promotion to 2. deild karla.[3] In the finals, Álftanes beat Vestri-b for the 3. deild championship.[4][5]

2018-2019

On July 20, 2018, the club hired Hrafn Kristjánsson, who guided KR to the national championship in 2011, as its head coach.[6] On 17 September 2018, it was reported that former 1. deild karla scoring champion and two-time Icelandic Cup winner, Marvin Valdimarsson, had signed with the team.[7] They started the 2. deild season with a bang, thrashing former 1. deild karla club Körfuknattleiksfélag ÍA with 64 points, 136–72.[8] On 16 April 2019, Álftanes defeated ÍA in the 2. deild karla finals, 123–100, and achieved promotion to the 1. deild karla.[9][10]

2019-2020

On 12 June 2019, Álftanes signed Úrvalsdeild karla all-time leader in assists, Justin Shouse.[11][12] On 22 July 2019, the team signed former 1. deild karla scoring champion Samuel Prescott Jr.[13] On 16 August 2019, the team signed former Úrvalsdeild players Birgir Björn Pétursson and Þorsteinn Finnbogason.[14] Two days later, the team signed 6-time national champion Vilhjálmur Kári Jensson from KR.[15]

Trophies and achievements

Coaches

Notable players

Recent seasons

Season Tier League Pos. W–L Playoffs Icelandic Cup
2009–10 3 2. deild karla Group B 1st 13–2 3rd place 1st Round
2010–11 3 2. deild karla Group B 6th 6–10 DNQ 1st Round
2011–12 3 2. deild karla Group B 6th 7–9 DNQ 2nd Round
2012–13 Did not participate
2013–14 3 2. deild karla Group A 4th 6–6 Runner-up 1st Round
2014–15 3 2. deild karla Group A 6th 5–9 DNQ 1st Round
2015–16 Did not participate
2016–17 4 3. deild karla 4th 6–8 DNQ 1st Round
2017–18 4 3. deild karla 4th 8–4 Champions 1st Round
2018–19 3 2. deild karla 1st 16–2 Champions 1st Round
2019–20 2 1. deild karla 5th 12–11 N/A1 2nd Round

Notes
1 The team had secured a spot in the playoffs when the season was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic in Iceland.

Source

Football

Men's football

Álftanes men's football team plays in 3. deild karla as of 2019.[16]

Trophies and achievements

Women's football

Álftanes women's football team plays in 2. deild kvenna as of 2019.[16]

References

  1. ^ "Hagnýtar upplýsingar". umfa.is (in Icelandic). Ungmennafélag Álftaness. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  2. ^ a b "UMFÁ". umfa.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  3. ^ Óskar Ófeigur Jónsson (9 April 2018). "Sjáðu stjórnanda Körfuboltakvölds skjóta Álftanesi upp um deild". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Álftanes Íslandsmeistarar". karfan.is (in Icelandic). 14 April 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Vestri-B tryggði sér silfrið í 3. deild". Bæjarins Besta (in Icelandic). 16 April 2018. Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  6. ^ Tómas Þór Þórðarson (20 July 2018). "Íslandsmeistaraþjálfari í 2. deildina". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 20 July 2018.
  7. ^ Anton Ingi Leifsson (17 September 2018). "Marvin hættur úrvalsdeildarbolta". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 23 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Góðæri og hrun á Skipaskaga". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 1 October 2018. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  9. ^ "Hrafn fór með Álftanes upp um deild". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). 17 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  10. ^ Benedikt Bóas Hinriksson (6 June 2019). "Vilja fá meiri pening frá Garðabæ fyrir góðan árangur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  11. ^ Davíð Eldur (12 June 2019). "Justin Shouse dregur fram skóna á nýjan leik". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  12. ^ Ingvi Þór Sæmundsson (12 June 2019). "Shouse tekur skóna af hillunni og spilar með Álftanesi í vetur". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 12 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Álftanes semur við fyrrum stigakóng 1. deildarinnar". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 22 July 2019. Retrieved 22 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Birgir Björn og Þorsteinn Finnbogason semja við Álftanes". Karfan.is (in Icelandic). 16 August 2019. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
  15. ^ Arnar Geir Halldórsson (18 August 2019). "Álftnesingar safna stórskotaliði í körfuboltanum". Vísir.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  16. ^ a b "Aðildarfélag - Álftanes". ksi.is (in Icelandic). Retrieved 3 July 2019.