1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 →

  4. 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.

  5. 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 →

  6. 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 →

  7. 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’

  8. 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 →

  9. 2014 Södermalm Blues Awards night

    By oscar

    After the pain of losing slowly fades away we look forward to the start of the social season. We’ll start off by celebrating all those great performances and achivements that this season, for most the time, have brought us in the 2014 Södermalm Blues Awards night. Please book the following date for the premier event of the

    Date: Friday 14th of November at 19.00 (drinks from 18ish)
    Place: O’Learys, Lijeholmen
    Dress code: Club tie, club bow tie or Bluey costume

    Don’t forget to bring your wife/girlfriend/better half/registered partner/ unregistered partner or other beloved family members to this event (the fathers in the club better start looking for a babysitter)

    If you don’t have a club tie, contact a member of the board (ties will also be sold at the awards night).

    More info will be posted so check your mailboxes as we move closer to November!

  10. A disappointing finish to the seniors season…

    By oscar

    Södermalm winning the SAFF Grand final seem to be as hard as trying to invade Russia in the winter..

    The fourth straight GF loss for Södermalm (second in a row to Solna Axemen) came after hard fought, but sloppy, effort. Even though never trailing by much more than to goals and even leading at halftime the Södermalm mistakes were too costly in the end.

    Focusing on the positive side of things it was great to see a Södermalm squad of 21 players (we started the season with 17 registered players) how all gave it their best and played both hard and disciplined.

    Even though we come up short when it really counts, we have shown that we are the best TEAM in Stockholm over the last four years. Now lets make every year the year of the Blues!

    Final Scores: Solna Axemen 69 (10.9) – Södermalm Blues 55 (8.7)

    …and full focus on the social season (where no one will ever beat us)!

  11. A cracking finish to the junior season

    By Lars

    After the SAFF Grand Final it was time for the decider in this year’s junior competition. In perfect conditions and in front of the biggest crowd yet the Bromma and Södermalm juniors stepped onto the oval. The quick free flowing game we’ve come to know from the young footballers was combined with long penetrating kicks and several impressive marks. All in all a great game to finish the season. Big thanks to all the players, coaches, parents and supporters. See yas all next season!

     

  12. Second round of the junior competition

    By Lars

    As a curtain raiser for the SAFF semi final the Söder and Bromma juniors took to the field for their 2nd game of the season.
    The day started with a combined training session headed by Gills, Rappa and Jonas. Some of the senior players figured they could pick up a thing or two and joined in as well.
    The juniors impressed everyone in the first game by showing that they could put into practice what they’ve learned at training.  Today was no difference. Straight from the first ruck the spectators were treated with a display of kicks, marks and tackles. The team work that was so effective in the first game continued so rather than seeing a large pack running after the ball there were leads, quick hand balls and a lot of talk. Again, the young footballers showed that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the future, going into every contest with determination and always with eyes on the ball.
    In the end Söder got the better of Bromma so both teams are now on one win each.

  13. Söder to play SAFF Grand Final Saturday 20th September 12.00

    By Brissles

    After the continuation of the SAFF season following the summer break, Söder has finished as SAFF Minor Premier earning automatic qualification to the Grand Final which will be played from 12.00 on 20th September at the JCG (Skarpnäcks sportfält).

    After completing the 1st half of the season undefeated, Söder lost the first game after the summer break against Solna (41-61) before finishing strongly with victories over Norrtälje (8-138), Årsta (59-37), and Bromma (102-33).
    With an almost completely fit and firing line-up for the 20th September, Söder is fired up to win our 2nd SAFF Premiership against either Solna or Bromma, the two teams playing in the semi-final this Saturday 13th September.

    We hope to see as many supporters, friends, and family of Söder supporting us at the JCG for the Grand Final on 20th September with kick-off at 12.00.