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14.01.2015Media Releases

Finnlines supports young promising squash player

Finnlines Plc                                          Press release  14.1.2015


Jaakko Vähämaa has signed an important cooperation agreement with Finnlines Plc

The young 21-year-old promising Squash player Jaakko Vähämaa has received a new significant personal supporter for his career. Vähämaa and Finnlines Plc, one of the largest liner shipping companies, signed a cooperation agreement thanks to which the squash talent will be able to focus on his training even more professionally than before. The agreement takes effect immediately and will cover the period 2015-2016.

- I'm really happy with this agreement, since I can now focus on training and competitions. My intention is to add international training in order to play more against international level squash opponents so that the quality and intensity of the exercises can be raised.

Jaakko Vähämaa has won the Finnish championship three times in his age group. He has represented Finland in three European Championships on the adult level. Until last summer he completed his military service at Defence Forces Sports School in Lahti, but still managed to play 16 professional tournaments around the world over the last year, gaining competition experience. Climbing up in the world's squash ranking list requires patient and persistent work as usually a peak position on the ranking list is achieved only after more than 30 years of age. Young Vähämaa does not put himself under pressure at this stage with regard to the ranking but focuses on developing systematically his physical condition and skills. 

Finnlines provides high quality ferry trips for consumers in Germany, Sweden and the Åland Islands. Finnlines markets all passenger lines under the brand "Finnlines, a Grimaldi Group company". Finnlines is part of the Italian Grimaldi Group, which is one of the world's largest ro-ro shipping companies and the largest cargo and passenger shipping company in Europe. The brand will be also visible in Jaakko's competition accessories.


Finnlines offers inexpensive trips also for squash enthusiasts on the upcoming Matka Nordic Travel Fair at the Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre.

Finnlines Plc