1. Söder hit the white bosoms of Idre

    By Brissles

    by Nick Gillett

    IDRE 2014

    Offseason training is vital in maintaining the physical prowess of the Södermalm athlete. Open to all players and social members, Team captain Dylan O’Keefe went to the drawing board and designed a program that saw him lead a troop to the alpine training facilities at Idre Fjäll. A leading institution in motion and sports science, it was the ideal location to test the dexterity and endurance of the boys. Not phased by the bleak forecast the squad eked their way out of the Stockholm gridlock and onto the open road. Arriving late into the night the lads settled into their ‘ski-to’ cabin ready for an early start.

    Day 1 Training Day:

    First light unveiled plenty of the white stuff with few souls to be seen. At first lifts, the RedBull Wings team greeted Södermalm athletes with bright smiles. As the resort was desolate, it appears they blew Continue reading →

  2. O’Larrys Brewery releases “Baltazhar”

    By Brissles

    Söder 2014 Gold Medal Brewer “O’Larrys Brewery” has treated Södermalm’s beer lovers with a new release described below by their Chief Brewer:

    “As we’re heading into the holiday season O’Larrys Brewery releases a chocolate porter called Baltazhar. Aptly named after one of the three wise men, this brew has a righteous character and carries a lot of flavor. Cold steeping with a trio of special malts (dark crystal, black and chocolate) gives an aroma of roasted coffee and chocolate while the hop (Styrian Gold) provides a subtle hint of marmalade. With an ABV of 5.5% this hops scotch is perfect for those long dark winter nights.”

    Please contact the club if you are interested in tasting any brews from O’Larrys Brewery.

  3. Söder 2014 Pool Championship report

    By Brissles

    A total of 16 players chalked-up for their chance to win the 2nd Söder Winter Major Championship of 2014/2015 on Friday 5th December. The players were drawn into 4 groups of 4 with a seeded player in each group. Group 1 was a fruit salad consisting of Pinapples, Pear, Larry Lime and Benny Banana with the seeded Banana (The Condo) coming out on top. Pear had a shot on the 8-ball to proceed into the quarter finals, but couldn’t nail it, and that opened the door for Pinapples (Fergo) to slip into the quarters.

    Group 2 was the group of death, with both eventual finalists coming from here. Barton, Brissles, Hulk and The Kaj had an even tussle Continue reading →

  4. Timbi scores, mixed results for the Aussies

    By Brissles

    Timbi scored his first Floorball World Championship goal for Australia in the 2nd game against Canada, however Canada were able to make the most of their opportunities and ran away with a 7-1 victory. The third and final group game was against Denmark, who won 9-5. The earlier victory against Russia threw Australia into a play-off against Japan this afternoon (Wednesday) which Australia won 4-2 in a tight contest. This was Australia’s 2nd victory at a World Championships and now sees Australia once again meet the Russians to decide who will take overall 13th place in Australia’s final game for the tournament.

  5. Aussies harPOON Russia at the Floorball World Championship!

    By Brissles

    Congratulations to the Aussie team (ranked 17th) featuring former Söder player Timbi Poon, who opened their account at the Floorball (Innebandy) World Championships by upsetting the 9th ranked Russians in a thriller, the final score Australia 11 – Russia 9.

    Highlights are below – look out for Timbi #9:

    Next game is against Canada on Sunday night.

  6. Murf wins hearts at 2014 Söder Chess Championship

    By Brissles

    The big news story from the Söder 2014 Chess Championship held in early November was the Cinderella-like tale of John “Murf” Murphy, who against all the odds stormed into the final and came to within a few moves of taking the 2014 Championship. Although he didn’t win the title, he did win the hearts of all the onlookers… Murf (pictured left in the blue cap) admitted that an email earlier in the week from former coach Stephens had inspired him to achieve greater heights during the Söder social championships during this off-season.

    The draw for Group A and B took place early in the evening and saw Group A feature: Max, iGuts, Brissles, Dyldo & Condo. Group B contained: Larry, Murf, Rappa, Tanka, Jordo.

    The first group game of the evening spiced up Group A with Max taking down Brissles on the clock. Max proceeded to steamroll through Group A, never losing a group match. The fight for the 2nd spot and a place in the semis from Group A was between Dyldo and Brissles, with iGuts sniffing around as a late chance if results fell his way. Condo unexpectedly Continue reading →

  7. Junior Curling

    By Lars

    The Söder and Bromma juniors started their social season the other week with curling at Sundbybergs Curlinghall. Both parents and kids turned up and after a short introduction the rocks were flying across the lanes! As always when the footy players take up curling we see some innovative styles. Leo invented the running start and Oliver the backwards sweep, two new techniques that are sure to take off in the curling community. After a few hard fought games it was time to relax with a bit of fika while planning the season of 2015. See you again in January for the next event.

  8. Timbi Poon is back… for the World Championship

    By Brissles

    Former Södermalm AFC player Timbi Poon (2010-11,   8 games, 15 goals, 2010 Pool Champion) is back in Scandinavia! Why might you ask? He is representing Australia in the Floorball (Innebandy) World Championships in Gothenburg 5th-14th December. Click http://www.wfc2014.com for details and information on how to get tickets.

    Brissles was lucky enough to catch up with Timbi (pictured right) who confirmed that Continue reading →

  9. Larry brews Gold!

    By Brissles

    Fifteen thirsty blues travellers ventured to the annual Söder chess championship on 7th November with more than just chess on their minds… it was also the 1st ever Söder AFC Brewing Championship!

    The competition saw 3 brewers (Larry, Jordo and Brissles) enter a total of 5 beers. Larry entered 1 beer, whilst the other two brewers each had two entries (to the dismay of Larry).

    Everybody in attendance was a judge of the beer contest and a 3-2-1 voting system was enacted.

    After all the votes were tallied, there was a clear winner of the 2014 Gold Medal – O’Larrys Brewery (Master Brewer Larry Hagberg) with their LIPA.

    “A traditional Liljeholmen IPA (LIPA, pictured above) fermented over 5 days using Continue reading →

  10. Södermalm Awards Night

    By Lars

    Around 30 players, spouses and friends turned up for the 8th annual Söder Awards Night.  After a dinner featuring the culinary sensations of O’Learys the evening continued with the traditional medal presentation. The big winner this season Mick Larsson took another scalp by winning the Jordo Shield as Best and Fairest Söder player. Dylan, aka Ronnie Wearmouth, finally broke the curse of being the eternal runner up and brought home the Best and Fairest Australian. Jonas Raninen received the club man award, Martin the coach’s award, Jigga the most consistent player and Tanka goal kicker of the year. Unfortunately SBS was running a documentary on migratory birds the same night so several of the winners were absent.
    Bobby Love graced us with one of his rare appearances and announced that he is hanging up the bib and ending his Netball career. He also said that he is contemplating strapping on the boots again. “But only with Jordo as coach” he said. “He never gives me more than 2 minutes on the field and with my fitness that’s just about what I can muster”. Another great awards night that didn’t end until we got kicked out by the O’Learys bar staff, perhaps for the last time?

    For those ill-fated who couldn’t make it, you can view the medal presentation on the Söder home page under ‘Honour Roll’

  11. Jordo dominated the fishing competition

    By Lars

    The former champion from 2011 put everyone to shame in this year’s fishing competition. He got off to a flying start by landing a 61 cm / 2.1 kg gös in Gnesta. Next stop for the J-train was the coast outside Helsingborg where he recorded a 1.9 kg torsk. This is a new species for the club although we are still waiting for the log book from the charter boat in order to confirm that the catch was completed in Swedish territorial waters. Larry got on the bard with a 50 cm gädda but apart from that it has been quiet on the fishing front. Several contenders Continue reading →