Athena is a sports club founded on the principle of empowering young people. The academy is intended for young athletes, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of young women and immigrant youth in Iceland. Athena´s goal is to have a positive impact on the values that drive coaching and development of young athletes, focusing on the emotional development and character of young athletes. Read More.
Athena is looking for 12 year old players (born 2007) to join our 7th grade team. They´ll be joining the reigning Icelandic champions and a team that holds a lot of skilled and talented players and prospective players should have
This fall Athena and UMFK started a partnership, kickstarting a basketball program within UMFK driven by Athena. Subsequently UMFK applied for membership to the Icelandic Basketball Federation (KKI) with the goal of having its teams participate in the federation’s Icelandic
Margrét Björg on board as assistant coach. Margrét is a recently graduated sociologist that studies gender inequality in sports. When she heard about Athena she saw it as a perfect opportunity to be a part of the program and start
Athena's Logo Athena is a Greek goddess of wisdom and military strategy. She is the daughter of Zeus and Metis, and one of the twelve Olympians. She is a goddess of wisdom, strategy, weaving and various crafts. The story
Whilst providing the best coaching possible the main goal of Athena is to have a significant positive impact on the character of our players. The primary goal is to empower our athletes to seek continuous improvement and send them onwards into society as competent, confident, and well developed individuals. Team sports are an excellent platform to create the environment that teaches young people to strive for excellence along with developing their leadership abilities. Athena provides a unique venue and support for parents to improve the emotional intelligence and the character of their children. Athena is a cooperative program where coaches and parents work as a team and parents are expected to participate in the development of their own children.