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About us

Aalto Predators is the American football team of Aalto University. The team plays in the Finnish Academic League, comprised of players of all experience levels: from beginners to Maple League and National Team players. The Academic League is played from February to May, with practices starting in September. Aalto Predators won the 2016 Student Bowl to be Finnish National Student League Champions that season.

American football is a sport that requires players of many different athletic types: from smaller agile skill positions in the secondary and backfield, to the heavy lifters on the line of scrimmage. Many players are introduced to the sport through Aalto Predators, so no matter what your experience level you are welcome to join the association and our practices.

Founded in 2012, the team is already a staple in Otaniemi and Töölö, hosting check points at KY City Challenge, Otawappu, Helle and Talvi Aalto, amongst others. The team organizes evenings for players to watch games, socialize and hang out. Aalto Predators also hosts a Super Bowl party, as well as other game viewing evenings open to all Aalto students. The club also includes football enthusiasts who support the team by using their talents to arrange events, coach or supporting the team by acting as a member or functionary of the board.

Tryouts are in the fall at the start of the academic year! If you miss the tryouts in the first few weeks following the orientation week, you can still come check out our practices. Just send us a message on Facebook or an email to  Predator practices are held in Finnish and English by the coaches.

Check out for more information about the men’s team and association. At you can find information about our women’s American Football team.

The association also has a Cheerleading team, the Aalto Predators Cheerleaders – Foxes, that provides another excellent sporting opportunity for students. They can be found at

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