Oulu footballers tackle coronvirus with community service

Footballers in Finland, left with no games or training due to the coronavirus restrictions, are finding new ways to tackle the impact of the epidemic.

Players and staff at AC Oulu haven’t yet faced mandatory salary cuts, but as a way to ensure the club’s wages bill is fully met each month, they’re taking on odd jobs and helping the community at the same time.

“The idea is simple. We don’t want to take a holiday from playing, we want to keep paying salaries for all our staff and players. But because we cannot play at the moment and also the money from sponsors are now very low, we need to find different ways to get revenue for the club” explains Managing Director Juho Meriläinen.

Read the full story at newsnowfinland.fi.

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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