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The 2017 season is here!

It is that awesome time of the year again.

The snow is long gone (hopefully), the temperature is climbing, the oval is dry enough for games.

That means it is time to get things started – and that we will!!
The season premiere is here.

On Saturday, May 6th, the first double header will be played at Skarpnäcks sportfält.
The first game is us facing the Solna Axemen. Everyone is eager to get back on the field and wants to start with a win so it will be an interesting game.
The second game of the day will be a repeat of last years grand final; Norrtälje Dockers vs. Södermalm Blues. A guaranteed nail biter.

The first game will start at 12:00 and the second game will be started at about 13:30

This year we will have a grandstand to increase your viewing experience. There will be a naming ceremony for it – do not miss it =)

As usual there will be a BBQ with snags from Taylor & Jones, burgers, soda, beer and rosé

See you all on Saturday

Go Årsta!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/443070336036961/

Fixture for 2017

The fixture for 2017 has now been set and can be found here on the site.

A few things have changed this year, as you might have seen.
This year there are only four teams playing in the SAFF league; Årsta Swans, Norrtälje Dockers, Södermalm Blues and Solna Axemen.
The Bromma Vikings will be in hiatus during the 2017 season and their active players will play with the Solna Axemen.

We are also striving to play 12-a-side games as opposed to the 9-a-side game we have been playing. We are hoping that all teams will have the manpower to be able to fill a 12 + bench roster. More on this in the beginning of the season.

The SAFF has also been in contact with Stockholms Stad and the league has been promised a grandstand to be put next to the oval at Skarpnäcks sportfält. This is something we feel has been missing for a long time and we hope that this will enhance the spectators viewing experience.

The first games – a double header, will be played on May 6th.

Mark that day in your calendar and come down to the oval and kick off an awesome new season!

See you there!

One for all, All for Årsta!

Editor Note: This message has, thanks to social media, been spread far wider in the world than was expected. 
The original illustration was a collection of illustrations taken from HarvTime. These had then been reworked by me to represent the  four teams in the Stockholm Australian Football Federation. This was done without any contact or approval by the original artist. To prevent any copyright infringements they have now been removed. I am sorry for any inconvenience.
// Wilhelm – Webmaster

Start of pre-season training for the Swans!

The time is finally upon us; pre-season training!

We’ll start of light with 5 bookings in the Alfa Laval hall in Tumba:

  • 2017-01-22, 16:00 – 18:00
  • 2017-01-29, 16:00 – 18:00
  • 2017-02-05, 16:00 – 18:00
  • 2017-02-12, 16:00 – 18:00
  • 2017-02-19, 16:00 – 18:00

The training sessions are held together with SAFF so we’re hopefully getting good numbers so we can run good drills, so get your boots on!

Pre season kicks 2016
A snap from last pre-season

If you’re not currently a member, but you’re keen to try out footy, hit us up via the contact form, via our Facebook group, or our Facebook page. The sessions are open for everyone!

Årsta Swans awards night & annual poker tournament

On October 22 the Årsta Swans had their annual awards night combined with the annual poker night.
12 of us met up at the Kvarnström recidence in Södertälje for some good food, plenty of drinks and awesome company.
After mingle and dinner the awards part of the evening commenced. Led by coach Robert Young the awards categories were presented and trophees were handed out.
The categories and the winners were as follows:

Leading goal kicker: Chris Murr
Most improved player: Josh Feron
Coaches award: Wilhelm Fischerström
The Peter “Hammer” Hammarström award, for team efforts on and off the field: Patrik Beijer
Club champion (based on votes by peers): Robert Young

After the awards were held the poker games took place. You could tell that everybody had their mind set on winning the tournament, as is was a very cautious group at first.
The bets started to get a bit daring as time went on and after approx. 3 hours we were down to the head-to-head between Glenn McLoud and Fredrik Grinell.
At the end of the night Glenn stod as victor and took home a big wad of cash.
Congrats Glenn!

The 2016 season might be over but the preseason for 2017 is not far away. If you want to have a kick and try footy, contact us here or through our facebook channels.
Before you know it we will be having a ball up at the Skarpnäck oval and a new season will be upon us.

Go Årsta!

The SAFF 2016 season is over – Norrtälje Dockers won the flag

A group of 9 Årsta Swans players went up to Norrtälje last weekend to battle it out in the prelim-finals against the Dockers. After a tight game, where the score was only a few points difference up until Q3, the Dockers stood as victors. It was an exciting game but Årstas steam ran out during the last quarter.

On Sept 24 the grand final was played on the JCG in Skarpnäck. Both the Norrtälje Dockers and the Södermalm Blues were pumped and ready for a good battle.

You can watch the game here: https://youtu.be/mkUrPKdRYnI

We say a heartfelt congratulations to the Norrtälje Dockers who won their first flag!!

Last game before the finals

Tomorrow, September 10th, the last games before the finals will be played at Skarpnäcks sportfält.
It is, as usual, a doubleheader starting of at noon, and we will face Bromma Vikings. After our game it will be a showdown of epic proportions when Solna Axemen take on the Södermalm Blues.

This will be a awesome day for footy. Even SMHI sais it will be 23 degrees Celsius and Clear skies.

So come down, watch the games and meet some nice people.
The BBQ will fire up during the second game and there will be burgers, chocolate bars, sodas and beer available.
Make sure to support the teams by purchasing their Stubby holders.

See you at the grounds!!

// The Årsta Swans

Support Australian Rules Football in Sweden – become a Årsta Swan

AFL Sweden, along with all the Swedish teams, are having a membership drive to raise awareness of our great sport.
Now you have the possibility of being a part of this great game – become a social member of the Årsta Swans.

As a Social member you will get our welcome kit, consisting of a Swans-sticker and a awesome stubby holder to keep your drink cool during summer. You will also be invited to Årsta Swans social events and our annual awards night at the end of the season.

How do you go about doing this?
First of all you need to register at the AFLsweden website
Fill in the form (under the player information, choose Årsta Swans as team and “non-player” for social membership)
When the form is submitted, pay the yearly membership fee of 100 SEK to Årsta Swans, preferably by Swish: 1234211900

And then, all you have to do is to come down to a game, collect your welcome-kit and cheer for the players
Boom!! – You´re a social member of the Årsta Swans

New year, new season coming up, are you pumped?

2016 is here! Pre-season has started hosted by our brothers in Södermalm Blues.
The Australia Day party is on Saturday and the AGM is coming up in a few days.
Things are in motion and we are pumped to see what this season will bring.

2015 was a good year for the Swans. We finished third on the ladder after being defeated by the Axemen in the semifinals. Axemen was, in turn, defeated by Södermalm Blues who stood as victors of the SAFF league in early October.

So, we are pumped to get things started and we hope you are too!

Are you interested in joining us to make 2016 even greater?
Have you had the idea that footy would be a cool thing to try out?
Well, it is time to put that idea into action, my friend!
Anyone and everyone are welcome, regardless of age or prior experience.
Get in contact with us!

If you want to meet us in person first, then the Australia Day party we have on Saturday is the perfect occasion. We will host an event together with the Stockholm Netball club at the pub Big Ben on Folkungagatan 97. The party starts at 16.30 and will cost you 120 SEK at the door, but that will gain you access to some mighty fine company, drinks, raffles and unexpected shenanigans. So come on down!

What: Australia Day Party
Where: Folkungagatan 97, Stockholm, Sweden
When: Saturday January 30, 2016,  4:30PM

End of home and away season – time for semifinal

We have now reached the end of the home and away season.
It has been a great season for the Swans, full of good games, surprizes, unfortunately some bumps and bruises, but – at the same time – players rising above showing that they are capable of great things.
This has landed us third in the ladder and that means that we will play the semi final against the second team on the ladder – our brothers in Solna Axemen.

It was quite sometime ago that Årsta got to play a semifinal in the SAFF, so we are very proud of this opportunity.
The game will take place at Skarpnäcks sportfält on Saturday, Sept 12, 2015
at noon.

Take part in this great event.
Come down and cheer for the Swans and help us play the best footy we possible can.

Welcome

Go Årsta!!!!

SAFF 2015 ladder and info:
http://www.thefootyrecord.net/index.php?content1=comp&c=300&taboption=4

Round 6 – Årsta Swans v Södermalm Blues

We have reached round 6 of the SAFF season and our last game before the summer holidays is against Södermalm Blues. We have met them once before this season and it was a fantastic game. They won but only by 4 goals and we even had the upperhand at halftime.

If this is not reason enuough to get you to come down to Skarpnäcks sportfält, then i can offer you another game right after the Swans v Blues game.

Solna Axemen and Bromma Vikings will battle it out and it will surely be epic.

To crown the evening the Bromma boys will be in charge of the BBQ and selling of refreshing drinks.

Now is that not the ultimate way to start of the weekend?

Come on down to the oval!!