2. April 2019
The aim of MTÜ JK Nõmme Kalju is to develop youth and professional football on a contemporary level and to achieve outstanding results with its teams both at home and abroad.
To achieve these objectives
• we want to develop a high-level football club that will be recognized at European level
• we work hard at promoting football, children’s, youth’s, men’s, women’s futsal, beach football and educating football coaches
• we continue to develop the club’s infrastructure and do our best to constantly offer better training and playing conditions to our teams
• we do everything to popularize football among young people by organizing youth tournaments, festivals and other related events
• we maintain FIFA’s Fair Play principles
Youth is priority
Developing youth football has been a priority for Nõmme Kalju in Tallinn as well as other parts of Estonia. Kalju’s U17 team won the 2012 U17 Elite Tournament, and we also won the U-19 title previously. In 2012, there were 500 youth footballers and a year later the number went up to 600 playing in Nõmme Kalju’s training groups; by 2015, we expect 1000 youths playing in Kalju’s colors. We believe that in the future a number of them will find their place in Nõmme Kalju’s first team and the Estonian National Team. Though not everyone will make it to the top, they will pick up the sporting habit that will help them live a healthy life.
Cooperation across generations and nationalities
Nõmme Kalju is a big friendly family where young players getting acquainted with football can be inspired and taught by top professionals. In tandem with this, a pro who has retired from active play has a chance to continue as a youth coach, having passed the necessary courses first. Being a staunch patriot of Estonia, Nõmme Kalju has still found a way to open its doors to everyone, regardless of their nationality or mother tongue.
We bring fans to the stadium
The number of spectators at the Nõmme Kalju Premium League games is averaging 500 people. In the Previous international games at Uefa Champions League and UEFA Europa League the number went up to 5000 spectators. It is our aim to continue to increase this number and to bring more and more people to the stadium. The club also has a mascot – Pink Panther. At present Nõmme Kalju will host its home games in Kadriorg Stadium. There are plans to build a stadium complex of our own in the near future.
In the name of Fair Play
Nõmme Kalju was the winner of the FIFA Fair Play Award in 2011 and 2012. We expect our coaches to make young people not only want to win, but also to teach them that only a fair victory is a proper victory. Nõmme Kalju has zero tolerance towards doping, drugs and other illegal substances.