After a mild and short winter, that the Swans have spent indoors, everyone is happy to get back on the grass! The team has had a few joint sessions together with Solna Axemen, and finally enjoyed their first Årsta only outdoor training of the season during the Thursday evening.
It’s spring time and it’s time to get out in the fresh air and kick some footy!
To make sure we get enough people for each training session Solna has been kind enough to let us train with them at Rålambshovsparken (Wednesdays 18:30), so the first few training opportunities will be together with them.
The training sessions will allow new and old players to get a good feel of the ball and the game, so there’s no need to feel that you’re not experienced enough to attend – everyone is welcome!
Hope to see many of you on Wednesday, even though it’s short notice!
Next training will be at Rålis on Kungsholmen from 18:00 tomorrow (ie Wednesday 18th).
Unfortunately, the weather on the weekend meant we couldn’t play the scheduled practice match against the Nth London Lions, however, the season starts in one and a half weeks, so it’s vital everyone gets down to training, gets their hands on the ball, gets some miles into their legs and gets around their team mates.
With the summer here and plenty of people away in the countryside or off travelling, the Årsta Swans’ training has gone back to basics.
For the last couple of weeks we’ve parked ourselves in the popular Rålambshovsparken for an old fashioned kick-to-kick. Joined by the lads from the Södermalm Blues, we had a great kickabout for a couple of hours.
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Former Sydney Swans captain and AFL Superstar Brett Kirk is on the way to Stockholm. Brett is currently travelling around Europe with his wife and family as an AFL Ambassador promoting AFL football and the 2011 International Cup.
He will be visiting a SAFF training session this Tuesday the 24th May. All clubs will be invited to train together at Årsta Fältet on Tuesday night at 6:00pm.
We will check out half a game of AFL footy, do some team-building exercises, talk tactics and probably end up going for a kick. Don’t forget LA bar is just around the corner, so after we can grab a feed and a beer if the need arises.
You’ll get the details of where I live in an email. But to get you in the right direction take bus 160 from Gullmarsplan and get off at Årstaskolan.
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.