Category: 2018

SAFF finals and AFL finals

So the SAFF season is at an end and the premiers are the Solna Axemen.
The finals took place on Saturday Sept 22 on a sunny, yet windy, Skarpnäcks sportfält.
Both teams were pumped for the task and Norrtälje Dockers hoping to win back to back premierships.
However when the siren sounded and the game was over Solna Axemen stood as victors and the end result were as follows:

Solna Axemen 10.7 (67)
Norrtälje Dockers 5.4 (34)

A big congratulations to Solna who can add another premiership to their long list of premiership wins.

On the same day it was clear that the grand final teams of the AFL 2018 series will be Collingwood Magpies versus West Coast Eagles.
As always the SAFF will have a grand final breakfast. On Saturday September 29 we will watch the game while having an English breakfast at
The Auld Dub in Stockholm (Holländargatan 1). The festivities starts at 6 AM and entry will cost 50 SEK and breakfast is available for 129SEK

So come join us and have an awesome grand final celebration!!

Click here for more information: Facebook event

Half the season done..

We have just returned from summer vacation.
Half of the season is behind us.
Our playing as a team has become better and better, unfortunately that has not translated to the scoreboard.
We have lost the first five games of the season and we have 3 more before the semifinal (two scheduled and the season opener that we postponed)

We played Södermalm Blues on the weekend (Aug 25)
Årsta fired on all cylinders and took charge of the game giving us a nice lead at the end of the first quarter.
The following two quarters Södermalm fought back good, slowly gaining on us and the third quarter finnished with a one point difference between the teams.
The last quarter was a stand off
Who could muster a little bit more than the opponent?
Finally we managed to get a bit of a lead and when the final siren sounded the final score was

Årsta 14.12 (96)
Söder 12.10 (82)

We hope that this will give us the strength, selfesteem and will to fight to end the season with a few more wins.
We will go to Norrtälje to play the Dockers this coming saturday (Sept 1) – let’s hope we can put a dent i their successfull season

If you find yourself in Norrtälje on saturday, come down and cheer us on!

All for one, All for Årsta!!

Photos: Ludvig Fischerström

“Cheer, cheer black, orange and white…”

Ok folks!

So it is that time of the year again.
Pre-season training has been going on for some time.
The grounds are drying up from the winter and we can have the training outdoors.
I finally get a burst of inspiration and sit down and add something to this page.

The 2018 season of Stockholm aussie rules football is here!!

So what is new, you might ask?
A whole lot, i´d say

Internally we have had some rotation among the roles in the team. The highlight would be Chris Murr stepping up as president of the team.
I bet he, together with coach Ché Ramiréz, will whip us into shape and turn Årsta Swans into the well oiled monster machine it can be.
We have a sponsor – Kaked Bygg who has provided us with new gear. In doing that we chose to tweak our color scheme a bit go for black and orange as our main colors.
We have had some new faces coming into the team. During pre-season a few of them has been proving themselves as quite promising – we are looking forward to see what they can bring to the table.

The first game of the season will be held at the Norrtälje Oval on april 28th at noon. It will be Årsta Swans v. Norrtälje dockers.
So please come and watch some footy, have a burger and drinks at the BBQ and cheer us on. Let 2018 be Årsta Swans year!!

You can download the 2018 fixture here. Print it out and slap it onto your fridgedoor 🙂

See you at the games!

One for all – all for Årsta!

Årsta Swans has got a sponsor!

Årsta Swans have got a sponsor!

We have been in contact with Bobby Miller over at Kaked Bygg and he has agreed to help us out with a new set of kits.

To show how excited we are about this, and to take another step to make Årsta Swans its own entity and not just a Sydney Swans clone, we have changed our colors slightly. Instead of having red and white as our most prominent colors we now have orange and black.

A big thanks to Bobby and the Kaked Bygg team!

 

Note:
For any non-aussies reading this:
Kit = player uniform 😉