Finnish Sports Minister recognizes contributions of ex-WFDF President
Helsinki, February 26th, 2010
The Finnish Minister of Culture and Sports, Mr. Stefan Wallin has awarded the Cross of Merit for promotion of physical education and sports to former
WFDF President Juha Jalovaara. Juha was one of 57 Finns to receive the award this year. Juha served on the WFDF Ultimate Committee in 1988-94 and as
chair of the Committee in 1992-94. He was a WFDF Board member in 1992-94 and 2001-2008 and president of WFDF in 2005-2008. Juha also chaired
the organizing committee for WUGC 2004 in Turku, Finland and served as president of the Finnish Flying Disc Association in 2004-2008. During his playing
career Juha took part in 13 WFDF World Championships winning five WFDF medals in addition to eleven EFDF European Championship medals and sixteen
national titles. Last November he was named Honorary President of the Finnish Flying Disc Association.