The General Assembly of the Finnish Student Sports Federation (OLL), held at the University of Jyväskylä, elected a new Board on Thursday to lead OLL’s operations in 2020. The new OLL President for 2020 is Antti Pentikäinen from the Aalto University Student Union. In addition to the President Pentikäinen, Vice-Presidents Sanna-Maria Ahl from the Student Union SAMO of Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences and Nita Vallimäki from the Student Union SAMMAKKO of Satakunta University of Applied Sciences and Board Members Ilona Raimas from the Student Union of the University of Helsinki and Liisa Reinola from the Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences were also elected.
“We have a fantastic team, and I can’t wait to tackle the challenges of physical inactivity in higher education with them,” praises Pentikäinen, the newly elected President of OLL.
In addition to appointing the Board, the General Assembly also approved the OLL Plan of Work and Budget for 2020. The central themes in the Plan of Work are the genuine expansion of the Schools on the Move programme to higher education institutions as the Higher Education on the Move programme, and preparing for the municipal elections held in 2021. OLL is also looking towards the future of higher education sports by creating a new strategy for the Federation for 2021–2025 together with its key stakeholders.
“I really look forward to next year. Expanding the Schools on the Move programme to higher education institutions will require significant contributions. Drawing up a new strategy for OLL for 2021–2025 is also an important part of next year’s operations,” says Pentikäinen, the future President of OLL.
The General Assembly also issued a joint resolution where it calls for allocation of adequate resources to the Schools on the Move programme to expand it to higher education institutions.
Active operators in the field of higher education and student sports were also rewarded at the General Assembly. The OLL Trophy, the annual prize donated by FSHS, was awarded to OLL’s member organisation to the Student Union SAMMAKKO of the Satakunta University of Applied Sciences for their distinguished actions for higher education sports.
OLL congratulates the new Board wholeheartedly and thanks everyone who took part in the General Assembly. The new Board will begin their work in January.
Joonas Suikula, OLL President for 2019, email@example.com, +358 44 780 0211
Antti Pentikäinen, OLL President for 2020, firstname.lastname@example.org, +358 50 573 2405