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
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!
This Saturday we’re playing Solna at the Årsta SwanPond (Årstafältet) at 11:30. Players get there 10:30 latest so we can warm-up together.
Last week numbers were disappointing, so let’s all make a real effort to get along and support the club. We’ve only 2 regular season matches left and I know plenty of us will be missing footy once it’s done for the year.
It’s also our BBQ this weekend, so bring friends along & let’s have a few frothies after the game.
Another 1st quarter assault was dealt out by us, at one stage having a six goal lead. The delivery in to the forward line was clean and the hands of Ablett were like stone. An early injury to key forward Brutas slowed the onslaught of goals then a very effective combination in the centre of the ground fired up for Solna (Adrian, Jake and Luke) got the Axemen back in the game with scores almost level at half time. When Key player Thor went out with a hamstring, it was all we had just to cling on to the match in the third quarter. The last quarter saw the valiant swans chances of victory ripped from them with a few quick goals to Solna sealing the deal 130- 96.
An absolute credit to all our first year players who are improving alot in every match, to be able to hold their own with much more experienced players is a sign that with a bit more experience it won’t be long before you will be outplaying them. Big cheer to Joakim who played the whole match as ruckman, mate you really stepped up a knotch on the weekend! Another solid performance from the Hammar who is making the backline his domain. Remember boys saving a goal is as good as kicking one you just don’t get any numbers next to your name. And of course Youngy who is what we have needed in our squad for sometime.
Tough match with Söder on Friday. Lets be there at 5 30 and give the blues all we got!!
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!!
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.