Eoshallen Friday Nights: A vibrant meeting place for the young

Updated: Aug 17, 2021

"Eoshallen Friday Nights" hosts all kinds of sports & activities

At the end of June, the IK Eos basketball club together with Lunds kommun’s Lov i Lund, introduced “Eoshallen Friday Nights”. For six Friday nights between 28/6-2/8 kl 20:00-00:00, Eoshallen opens its doors for young people between the ages of 13-20.

The main goal of the initiative is for Eoshallen to turn into a meeting place for the youngsters of Lund’s area every Friday night. A social hub where they can have fun by practicing sports and a variety of activities performed by leaders from several local associations, hang out with their peers, socialize and meet new people with the same interests. The project sets its sights on offering a safe environment away from alcohol & other delinquencies, and at the same time inspiring young people to develop leisure-time interests together with members of associations and organizations where these can be grown.

During its first three weeks of running, “Eoshallen Friday Nights” has continuously kept growing. The first two events drew about 75 and 120 people respectively, and last Friday more than 150 youngsters, both boys and girls, filled the gym with passion and energy. Most of them played and participated actively right until closing time in the many activities offered, such as: basketball with Eos, Hemmaplan & Nilztheskillz, netball with Skåne Netball Club, Silent Disco, VR & Fifa games with Mobila Gruppen, board games at the café, pins design with Hemgården, mini-football tournament with Linero Streetball, parkour-landscape with Värpinge IF and cook-along with Tamam Lund.

Apart from the activities provided by the local organizations, Eoshallen Friday Nights also encourages young people to bring their own interests to offer their friends at the event. So far a karaoke night and a T-shirt design with water balloons has been set up by young participants on their own initiative, and ahead there will be a “Superpyssel” with drawing, jewelry and art design.

Eos motto "Respekt, Energi, Lärdom" is always there for the young to absorb