Category: matches

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

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

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

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

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!!

Round 1 of SAFF 2015 is here!

The day we have been waiting for is finally here!

On Sunday May 3 the SAFF season starts, and the first game of the double header is Swans versus Norrtälje Dockers.
Both teams are psyched up and are dead set to step of the oval with a win.

Come on down to Skarpnäcks sportfält and watch the game!
Ball up is at 11:00 and the second game of the day, between Södermalm Blues and last years winners – Solna Axemen will start at 12:30

Food and drinks will be available as usual.

Welcome to the start of the footy season 2015!!

Game info will be available here

The season starts with a clash of titans

On Saturday, April 25, the footy season starts at the oval in Skarpnäck, and it starts with the first round of Elitserien.
Elitserien is the brand new tournament in Sweden where four powerhouse teams will meet in six rounds to crown the national champions. The teams will play 18 players a side, as opposed to the 9-a-side version we normally play – so it will be fast, tough and exciting footy!

The schedule of the day is as follows:
Södermalm vs Port Malmö at 1pm
ANZAC ceremony at 2pm
Sthlm Dynamite vs Helsingborg at 2.35pm

The Stockholm Dynamite team consists of players from Solna Axemen, Bromma Vikings, Norrtälje Dockers and Årsta Swans, and are being coached by our very own Robert Young. Årsta will be represented by six players; Glenn, Duncan, Mattis, Jonas, Patrik and Rob.

Helsingborg Saints are one of Swedens oldest footy teams, have played in the Danish league, and is one of the most productive teams when it comes to supplying players for the Swedish national team – The Elks.
So if you want to see swedish footy at its best – this is the event you can not miss.
Come to Skarpnäckssportfält and be a part of the new era of Swedish Footy!

If you are interested in the game and would like to learn more, or even try to play it – come to the game and meet the team. There will be Swans players on the field as well as in the crowd.

Welcome!