Category: events

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.

Whatch the SAFF grand final here

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

Årsta Swans awards night 2017

It is November.
It is wet and just a few degrees outside.
The playing season is long gone and to add to the dread, we ended up last of the four teams in Stockholm.
What do you do to fight the gloom?
You have a bunch of laughs and drinks with good friends, or in other words – the annual Årsta Swans awards night!

We started with a very late AGM. Normaly they are held in the beginning of the season but due to various reasons that did not happen.
This meeting was more of a sum up of the past season and a bit of a prep for the coming one.
Information worth mentioning is that Wilhelm Fischerström stepped down as president after 2 years and handed the precidency over to Chris Murr.
The role as team treasurer, that has been vacant since Julian Huitfeldt moved to Australia, was filled by our newcomer Mark van Meeteren. 

After the meeting our coach Ché Ramiréz took to the stand and started to hand out the awards for 2017.

We winner were as follows:
Goal kicker of the year: Glenn McLeod (Actually Glenn was the lead goalkicker in the whole competition)
Most improved player: Brian Weltz
Coaches award: Bill Chugg
The Hammer award: Wilhelm Fischerström
Club champion: Robert Young

After the award ceremony the group relocated to the Boomerang bar for even more drinks.

Here is a clip from the awards ceremony 

(viewer discretion is adviced; Alcohol , Language, Adult topics)

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!

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

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

Swedish Cup 2014 poster

Swans going to the Swedish Cup

This upcoming weekend, 14th-15th of June, the Swedish Cup will be played down in Jönköping, and it promises to be a great competition with a great line-up of teams!

The Swans is looking to bring a strong line-up to the fields of Jönköping, and will combine forces with Solna, to find good numbers travelling down. If you’re keen to watch some great footy, and happen to have your way by ELMIA in Jönköping, come down and cheer for the Swans!

2014 kicks off in Jönköping, pictures

While the home page has taken a break from updates over the last couple of months, the club hasn’t so it’s about time the homepage got back in action!

2014 really kicked off down in Jönköping where AFL Sweden had their AGM, held trials for the national team, and hosted an indoor tournament.
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First game of the season, and ANZAC celebrations.

On Saturday (27th of April) it’s finally time for the first game of the season, and ANZAC celebrations!

The activities will take place on the back pitch of Årstafältet where we start of with a game
against Norrtälje Dockers at 14:00 (Årsta players should be there by 13:00!). Our game is followed by a game, played at 16:00, between Bromma Vikings and Södermalm Blues.

Solna Axemen will be handling the BBQ, and the umpiring for both games, so all the Stockholm teams will be present.

Come on down for a good day out with footy, good BBQ, and good people!

Go Årsta!