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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)

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/

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

Swans back in action this weekend

After bye (rain) comes game time (sunshine) as the old saying goes!

After a bye weekend for the Swans, where some squad members has had the chance to recuperate from minor knocks, and some players participated in the Swedish Elks vs. Stockholm Dynamite game, it’s finally footy time again!

This Friday will see the Swans go head to head with Södermalm blues at the JCG, in what promises to be a thrilling clash between a young and promising Swans squad and an established Söder squad. The Swans will prepare throughly with training on Tuesday, and a light session on Thursday.

Ball up is 18:30 (Friday) at the JCG, come down and support the Swans!