1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. AGM complete, 2015 board voted in.

    By Brissles

    Joel

    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!

  4. 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.

    sodermalmafc@gmail.com

  5. 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 →

  6. 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.

  7. 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 →

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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 →

  11. 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.

  12. 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 →