Luda’s Letters #7
After playing up in Oulu last weekend, we had a quick turnaround with our next game being just 4 days away. As a player, game days are the best days so I was happy even though my body was a little tired. With our game being midweek and with the weather getting colder all the time, I didn’t expect many people to turn out to watch the match. Nonetheless I was ready to play Nice Futis because we haven’t beaten them all year and I knew we could put up a good fight, especially with how we had been playing lately. As warm-ups continued before the game, I kept seeing fans filling up the stands. I soon realized the HJK girls teams had come to watch and give out team awards after the game. They created an amazing atmosphere to play in and it was the best crowd we’ve had all season! The total attendance was 321 which may not sound like a lot but it was over double what we usually have. Also the fans weren’t just sitting and watching, they were cheering, screaming, and yelling the entire 90 minutes. I wish we could’ve had them at all our home games and I hope that this can be the start of a great relationship between HJK Naiset and HJK youth teams.