Funky Team is a non-profit sports club that is specialized in competitive cheerleading and cheerdance. The club was founded in 1995 and has grown to be one of the largest and most succesful cheerleading clubs in Finland throughout the 20 years.
The teams compete in Finnish national and international level in ECU and ICU events as well as different event producers such as Jamfest and Elite Brands. The senior co-ed team is a 17 time Finnish national gold medalist back to back and ICU World Championship premiere Bronze medalist 2013, 2015-2016. The Finnish national all-girl team 2017 has 8 athletes from the senior all-girl team Wild Flyers that was ICU World Championship premiere Bronze medalist in 2014.
Funky Cheer Team Espoo was founded in 2011 as a sister club for Funky Team to provide more groups for the children in the metropolitan area.
Funky Team is mainly run by volunteers, excluding one office worker and the coaching staff. The board of directors and the chairman of the board are elected each year by the members of the club. The focus of our organization is to involve everyone in the sport we all love. In order to make this happen, there are teams for every age and skill level from athletes aged 3 and up. In the autumn season 2015 there will be two new teams serving especially this purpose, Space Monkeys for children and young adults with special needs and Orangutangs, which is for athletes’ parents and support groups. The focus on the fun was described already in 1995 in the club chant: Having FUN, That’s the KEY, Being a TEAM, WE ARE THE FUNKY TEAM!