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Words from Judge Pete

Boots reaching over Mick for the ball
Boots reaching over Mick for the ball

LAG ANDA!!!! TEAM SPIRIT!!!!

It’s hard for me to put into words just how impressed I am with the 2011 Swans, and as most of you know, I’m not a man who is usually lost for words.

The club has grown a lot this year along with the spirit of the team. The injection of fresh blood has brought a level of excitement and enthusiasm that Årsta has had glimpses of in the past, but it has now exploded and it is lifting the team up and above the level expected of us. A perfect example of this was in Saturday’s match where we had 4 players on debut, Oskar, Tommi, Pete and Jon. We went out in the first quarter and absolutely shell shocked the in-form Bromma line up to take a quick lead. Pete looking like a pro kicking 2 goals in 5 mins on debut!!!

In what went on to be a heated match, the experience of the Vikings shone through in the end and they took the game, by only a few goals. For me, Årsta’s effort,passion and result, was  one of the finest moments in the club’s history. The pride and passion shown by all was a credit to all facets of the club.

Personally, I was so proud to be part of what I believe was another sign that we are genuine premiership contenders this year!

The passion and enthusiasm spilled over in to Tuesday’s training run with a great turn out and even more new faces. I’m sure calls for the ball were echoing through Årsta and were probably heard as far away as Globen! Even though training went late there were blokes still kicking for goal and fine tuning their newly learned kicking skills at 8:30 pm.

As a coach I’m very excited to pass on this news to Josh (who has been busy working in Germany), especially including the return of The Hammar, along with the amazing progress and talent shown by our debutants and first year players. Hammar a club legend who was unable to play so much last year, yet has returned to the side with gutsy determination and looks like he’s been training with the Sydney Swans in the off season. Great to have you back mate!

All that’s left for me to say on this front is LOOKOUT SOLNA!!!!! The Årsta boys are in town and we are hungry for a win!!

Registration Payments

Just a quick note, thanks to guys who got their rego payments in quickly, but can all who have paid come and talk to me. A big reminder that when you pay directly into our account you MUST write your NAME so we know who has paid!!!!!

To those who havn’t paid yet try to budget it in to your next favourite day of every month – the 25th. The club needs money to run and has already paid for you to be insured.

So to wrap it up, Cheers Boyz!

Judge Pete

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.