1. Elitserien at the J

    By Lars

    This Saturday will see the launch of the new national league Elitserien, and what better place to kick off the competition than at the JCG. The Söder board made a bold decision at the start of the year to enter Söder as one of the four teams in this new 12 a-side competition. But the players got behind the idea and have been working hard  during pre-season to be ready to take on the rest of Sweden. The first game starts at 13.30 and features Södermalm Blues vs. Port Malmö Maulers. Stockholm Dynamite takes on Helsingborg Saints in the second match.

    The club is running the BBQ so you know it’s going to be a good one. Come down and support the boys in blue and don’t miss out on this historic event!

    Here’s how to get to the J

  2. Registration night

    By Lars

    The Söder players turned up in style and numbers at O’Connells in order to kick off the 2015 season. The only one not wearing a tie was Bluey, who as per usual was kitted up and ready to go. A mix of old and new faces pondered the upcoming season over a few beers while Mick did his best to recruit anyone with a pulse. President Burnell rallied the troops with an inspiring speech, letting everyone know what’s expected of them this year. Of course the question on everybody’s mind: “How are we going to avoid another Grand Final defeat?” The answer, as obvious as surprising, bring back the championship coach from 2009, Danne Jordansson! This got the guys excited and the party went on until the late hours with Bluey closing the pub in a closet.

  3. Södermalm Blues in focus at AFL Sweden

    By Iron Guts

    This guy might be wearing the wrong coloured tie, but at least he's got the right idea!

    This week AFL Sweden through their social media channels are taking an in depth look at the Södermalm Australian Football Club in the lead up to the inaugural AFL Sweden Elitserien. The club history, review of season 2014, expectations for the future and player profiles will be available to browse through during the week. So head on over to https://www.facebook.com/aflsweden?fref=nf or http://www.aflsweden.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=181&Itemid=230 to check some of the little known facts about the club. Don’t forget we even have our own Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sodermalmafc?fref=ts  and if you’re lucky you might just be logged on when Bluey is there checking out all the great info as well! Things are looking to be shaping up for a stellar 2015 season. Go BLUES!

  4. 2015 Fixtures and trainings

    By oscar

    The calendar is now updated with our preliminary 2015 training and game fixtures – check it out! http://www.sodermalmafc.se/fixture/

    HOWEVER… please note that training times are are still not confirmed and kick off times for some games are not confirmed. We are also looking to add a second training time, possibly a joint training with Stockholm Dynamite (preferably on Thursdays but this is also subject to the other clubs and location of the trainings).

    Trainings in March/April will held on Sundays at Globala Gymnasiet (Hornsgatan 93, 117 28 Stockholm) but bring your outdoor gear as we will hold the trainings outdoor if possible. If the weather is kind enough we might also add on outdoor midweek trainings in April.

    If you are interested in joining us for training to try out Aussie Rules – or if you have played before and want to pull the boots on in Stockholm, we would love to see you at trainings! Email the club at sodermalmafc@gmail.com or just turn up to Globala Gymnasiet for training at the above address according to the club calendar on this website!


  5. Registration Night 2015

    By Iron Guts

    Gentle Men!

    As most of you are aware it is that time of year again!

    Put on you’re best or worst suit, tie the Söder tie and come on down for Rego night 2015 at the humble, slightly medieval irish setting of the OC.

    O’Connells Irish Pub & Restaurant

    Stora Nygatan 21, 111 27 Stockholm, Sweden


    (if you don’t have a suit, wear a collar and get a söder tie! if you don’t want to wear a suit, get over it and wear one anyway!)

    This Friday night 27th March – booking is from 7pm, try not to be late!

    For those that are keen, the party will continue afterwards!


  6. President’s Newsletter March 2015

    By Iron Guts

    The season proper is drawing closer and the Södermalm players are sweating out every Sunday evening (and most likely other nights as well, going for runs on their own initiative, isn’t that right guys?)  as the pre season preparations are in full swing.
    Today, Saturday the 21st March 2015 is only 5 weeks out from Södermalms first official game. That’s right you read that correctly only 5 weeks! It was hoped that pre-season would have moved outdoors for tomorrows training session but we have been thwarted by the weather. So for the time being the pre season training will continue as before:
    Sundays @ 17.00, Globala gymnasiet, near Honrstull Tunnelbana station.
    Contacts: Mick Larsson – 076 279 96 14 or Kaj Karlsson – 073 073 26 25
    This in turn brings a close to the always well received off season social events.
    The club will round off March with the Annual Registration night.
    WHAT: Södermalm AFC Registration Night
    WHEN: Friday 27th March, 7pm (19:00)
    WHERE: O Connels Pub in Gamla Stan. http://www.oconnells.se/
     This is great opportunity for players, both past and present as well as our valued social membership group to meet all our new recruits as they get their picture taken with Bluey. As per usual the rumour mill is reporting all sorts of information about Bluey Svenssons attire for the evening. Even thought it is most likely that Bluey will show up with full playing kit the club would prefer it if attendees come in at least a button up shirt and preferably a club tie.
    Club Ties and Stubby holders will be on sale for the night and if you forget to bring cash any purchases can be made by bank transfer to the clubs BankGiro.
    Please contact the club if you are planning on attending as we have booked a preliminary number of 20. Current members have already received an email about this and a reply YES or NO is required as the club will need to adjust the number of booked seats at the venue.
    Memberships for 2015.
    NO changes to membership prices this year.
    Full Playing member: 1000kr
    Student/Unemployed Playing member: 500kr
    Social member: 350
    Payments are preferred via the clubs BankGiro accout number. However, in an effort to simplify payment of membership fees this year the club will be accepting SWISH transfers to the Presidents Mobile number.
    Joel Burnell: 0738 341 357
    As an extra incentive, anyone who has paid their membership before or on registration night will receive a free stubby holder OR club tie.
    Looking forward to seeing you all on Friday the 27th March.
    Go Blues!
  7. Södermalm Curling Championship

    By Lars

    After the hugely successful fishing trip the Söder social season continues on ice. Yes, it’s that time of year again when we hit the ice rink for the Södermalm Curling Championship.

    It takes place on Thursday the 19th of March between 5-7 pm at Sundbybergs curlinghall. Equipment and instructor will be provided so all you need to bring is a bit of balance and a track suit. There is room for up to 10 people and the price is 100kr/person, the club is sponsoring the rest. E-mail the club if you’re interested. First come best dressed.

    The curling hall is just a 10 min. walk from Duvbo T-bane station on the blue line.

    Check out this action packed video from one of the previous championships!

  8. The Zohan takes out the Bowling Championship!

    By Brissles

    Johan “The Zohan” Dahlberg took down a strong field of contenders in the Söder Bowling Championship of 2015 with a score of 135! This marked Johan’s first winter major victory, after previously contending the pool and chess championships . Johan was ecstatic after his big win “I can’t believe it”, he said, “It was the 2nd lowest winning score ever behind Larry’s 124 in 2009″. The Zohan’s name now goes down in history on the Söder Honour Roll, found on this very website at http://www.sodermalmafc.se/honour-roll/. 2nd place was taken by Rappa with 128 and Brissles came in 3rd with 126.

    We spare a thought for Matt Barton, who rolled 177 in the 1st round practice and joins Ivan Rexed (2009) as men who rolled the highest score for the day, but not in the Championship round.

  9. AGM complete, 2015 board voted in.

    By Brissles


    The Club AGM took place on Sunday 15th February and ran smoothly in front of about 20 members. The new board was voted in for the 2015 season, and consists of new President Joel Burnell (pictured tickling the ivories) and new Treasurer Andrew Rundle. Vice President Jonas Raninen, and Secretary Oscar Löfgren will continue in their roles from 2014. The Kaj is gonna sit on the bench. The club would like to thank outgoing President Kaj for his efforts in 2014!

  10. Pre-season training underway!

    By Brissles

    The boys have been working hard at pre-season training!!

    Trainings are taking place at Globala Gymnasiet, close to Zinkensdamm T-bana and IP.

    When? Sundays @ 17.00

    If you are interested in joining us a new player or just want to come along for a look, you are very welcome to join us for training – it’s free and we welcome all levels of experience from beginners up to AFL legends!

    Please contact us at the club email address for more details and so we know to look out for you on Sunday.


  11. 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 →