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Falun, Sweden

Road trip to Falun

The Årsta Swans will be trekking north to Falun to take on the Diggers at their home ground this week.

Årsta will be looking to return to the winners circle after a few spirited losses and are taking an exciting team north to get the job done. With our new players really developing quickly, experienced vice-captain Mats showing his international-level footy credentials and the return of captain Thor to the team after missing the Söder match with a hamstring injury, big things will be expected of all.

The Diggers are yet to post a win this season, however, with a few SAFF games under their belt now, the home town team will be seeing this as a great opportunity to do so. With the unseasonably great weather expected to continue until at least after the match, you can bet the Diggers’ supporters will be out in force to cheer on their team.

Those travelling to Falun this weekend, meet at 6:45 Saturday morning outside the Gullmarsplan T-Bana 7-11. Ring Thor or Pete if you’re running late.

One for all & all for Årsta!

Photos from Falun v Årsta

Great photos of the Falun Diggers taking on the Årsta Swans in the opening match of the 2011 season (Sat, 30th April). The Swans won against a courageous Diggers team brimming with potential and we look forward to the return match in Falun.

Photos from SAFF Round 1: Årsta vs Falun, posted by Frank Heuts on 4/30/2011

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The Årsta huddle

Round One Match Report

Huge Win!!!

What a fantastic effort from both teams, both showing signs of a promising 2011.

The far more experienced Årsta took control of the game from the start, and as expected went on to take the game quite easily    145 -22.

The undermanned Swans under the joint coaching effort of 1st time coaches Damo and Pär showed that we are looking like being a genuine contender for the 2011 premiership. With solid performances from  our experienced players Boots, Rob, Thor, Josh and Mats, Falun were set a task that was just too high, as most of their guys were first time players. The talk of the town after the match was how promising the Falun team looked and that most were surprised at the massive score. All the swans guys were really impressed with the Diggers fighting hard to the last quarter.

The Årsta Swans would like to officially like to say congratulations to Cameron and the team, you are a team of guys who showed they have the spirit and the courage needed, and with a bit more experience will no doubt have success in the coming months. Keep at it! Take at look at the Gold Coast win over Port. Really inspiring.

The other encouraging signs for the Swans this year were Jonas and Axl both first gamers and showing incredible signs of their potential. Jonas even booted a goal!! Very rare for a player on debut. Also big Robert showing signs that he is a player maturing into a guy that soon will be taking best and fairest points.

Highest goal scorers were Boots 6, Mats 4 and Josh 3.

With the big percentage for us we are sitting in 1st place. Somewhere we would like to stay. Next weeks match against Bromma will be a huge test and a good chance too see where we are at in the SAFF this year. So lets all get to training on Thursday and give it our best shot on Saturday.

Get down to the ground at the latest 11 so we can prepare for the top of the table clash with Bromma.


2011 Stockholm football fixture released

The 2011 fixture for the Stockholm Australian Football league is out and round one is a double-header at Årstafältet on the 30th of April.

Falun Diggers are the newcomers to the SAFF block and will be venturing to Stockholm to challenge Årsta. both will surely be keen to make a statement in the first round of the year. Check out the 2011 fixture and block out the dates in your diaries so that you can come down to play or to support the lads and enjoy the BBQ.