1. The fishing season kick starts!

    By Lars

    Summer has just started and the reports are pouring in. First on the board was Larry with a classic catch: Harr (30 cm) from Jämtland. Based on the subsequent results it seems like the ‘Kingsley Cruises’ out of Gnesta is attracting the Söder fishermen. The Condo gets his first recorded Söder catch ever with a 0.65kg/44cm Gös. Hitting the ground running he bagged 2.53kg/75cm gädda straight after. Larry registered his second catch of the year with a 0.56kg abborre from Gnesta.
    “Well, they’re both on the dole so I guess they’ve got time to fish. Me, I’m working my heart out trying to get this country back on its feet” was the comment from last year’s fishing champion Jordo.

  2. Söder won silver at Sweden Cup

    By Lars

    This year Södermalm Blues went down to Gothenburg and Sweden Cup with only 9 players, of which 1 had never seen an Australian football before (although when he got his hands on it you really couldn’t tell). First up was Landskrona (or was it Helsingborg, or Rainbow Warriors…) who put up a good fight in the first half. In the second Söder unleashed its secret weapon, first gamer Niklas Sahlgren who booted two goals and the boys won comfortably in the end. A solid start in the second game against home team Berzerkers put Söder in front by 3 goals at half time. A premature siren 3.5 minutes before the end gave Söder false hopes cause after that Gothenburg piled on. Continue reading →

  3. Söder knock Dockers in the wet – match report

    By Blue Baller

    Fresh off the back of a great display in Helsingborg the Blues entertained the Norrtälje Dockers at the JCG for this SAFF League Round 4 match. You would be forgiven for thinking some of the boys got lost in Helsingborg and hadn’t made it back given the relatively low turnout for the men from Söder!

    Not letting this nor the thunderous clouds gathering over head deter them though Södermalm were out of the traps quickly Gaelan Doolan and Matt Barton combining at the opposition 50 to set up Mick Larsson who slotted home the first of the day.

    It was at this point that the heavens decided to open and unleash a steady stream of rain which would continue to persist for the afternoon.

    (picture: Mick Larsson bagged 6 of Söder’s 7 goals!)

    With the ball as slippery as a fish both teams put in a lot of work on the ground trying to get a hold of the pill and keep it moving in the right direction. The blues enigmatic Finn Kaj ‘magic hands’ Karlsson the pick of the bunch handballing to himself on several occasions before finding a willing runner in Dylan O’Keefe in the Söder engine room.

    Throughout the game Söder continued to pressure the Dockers and often threatened but not always completing with the desired finish. The Dockers themselves pushed and harried around the ball all day looking for any opportunity to take advantage of a sloppy possession or a spilled ball, frequently counter attacking after Söder moves broke down. In the choppy condition though the Dockers suffered from the same inaccuracy in front of goal as their opponents, this coupled with an eager display from the Blues’ defense meant it was always going to be an uphill struggle.

    At the end of the day Söder won out, however everyone will be hoping that the Swedish summer has more to offer than this rain sodden encounter.

    It’s safe to say that all present at the JCG on Saturday were left thoroughly moist but for all the wrong reasons.

    Söder’s next appearance is the Swedish Cup being played next Saturday 6th June in Gothenburg (Kvibergs Fotbollsplaner kl.12.00-17.00). Pop in and have a look at the boys in blue perform is you are near Gothenburg.

    Good luck boys!

  4. Söder crucify Saints in Helsingborg

    By Blue Baller

    By Matt Barton

    At the crack of dawn this past Saturday the brave men of Söder saddled up and began to make their way south to the wilderness of Skåne to take on the Helsingborg Saints in round two of this year’s Elitserien. Hoping to improve to 2-0 in the competition, the Blues travelled the 5 hours down the E4 for what was always going to be a fiery encounter calling on reinforcements in the form of recent former players (pictured right) Chris ‘Bull’ Angus (now sunning himself in California) and Ivan ‘Tarzan’ Rexed (rumored to be opening a string of martial arts dojo’s in Göteborg).
    After a short warm up and under overcast skies Södermalm took to the field looking to Continue reading →

  5. Will double rainbow lead Söder to gold in Helsingborg? Game Preview.

    By Brissles

    The boys spotted a double rainbow at training this week on Thursday night… will this lead us to a pot of gold in Helsingborg on Saturday?

    On Saturday we take the 6 hour journey south to Helsingborg to play one of Sweden’s oldest clubs (est. 1993) the Helsingborg Saints. The Saints have been playing in the Danish League for 20 years, but pulled the plug on that this season to focus on the Swedish Elitserien. A tough game awaits the brave Söder men making the longest journey in the club’s history for league points.

    In the 1st Elitserien game a few weeks ago, Helsingborg went down to a strong Stockholm Dynamite team by 30pts, 12.10.82 vs 8.4.52. But that result will mean little for a Helsingborg team playing in front of their home crowd this Saturday for one of their biggest games of the season. Expect them to be at full strength and Söder to face their toughest challenge so far in 2015.

    Thanks to Calle Nellbring for the photo.

  6. Söder win a close one vs Årsta to remain top of SAFF

    By Brissles

    By Matt Barton

    With an early sun beating down on a lush green JCG oval the two top sides after round one of this year’s SAFF took to the field to do battle. This game saw Johnny Briscoe of the Blues taking the field for his 50th game, joining Lars ‘the pensioner’ Hagberg and only a handful of others in accomplishing the feat.

    The men of Söder took to the field missing a couple of players including key forward Kaj ‘The Kaj’ Karlsson (emergency call up to the national Finnish drinking team) and field marshall/ruckman Mik Larsson (twisted sock), though Årsta were also missing players the most notable the influential Glenn Mcleod.

    The first quarter got underway with Årsta ruckman Duncan Matheson setting the tone for what would be a domineering display in ball ups around the ground by winning the tap-outs. With some swift movement in the midfield Söder found themselves exposed and on the back foot quickly going behind to an Årsta goal. Depite the best efforts of the Blues to establish a foothold, Årsta kept on coming continuing to pile on the pressure and kick goals.

    After coming out of a quarter time dressing down the Blues started Continue reading →

  7. Söder top both league ladders! – Match report

    By Brissles

    By Matt Barton

    Following on from the opening weekend’s success in the Elitserien, Södermalm Blues looked to extend their winning form to the SAFF against none other than the Solna Axemen who they fell to in the Grand Final last year.

    Both sides began the first quarter tentatively exchanging early blows with Söder taking time to settle into the new formation deployed by Head Coach Daniel ‘Jordo’ Jordansson (right).

    After a few changes at quarter time and tweaking of playing positions the blues started to Continue reading →

  8. Leapin’ Larry Wins Let’s Dance 2015!

    By Blue Baller

    Congratulations to our very own Larry who together with Cici, won Let’s Dance Sweden 2015!! Unless you have spent the last few days under a rock, you would have surely seen the celebrations through the streets of Stockholm and in fact all around Sweden.

    Larry’s trademark leap (pictured below) helped win him a place in the final on Friday night, and with a twinkle in his eye, he dazzled the judges and more importantly, all the TV viewers at home to take out the coveted Red Glass Shoe Trophy! (left)

    Equally as impressive was the fact that he showed up for Söder on Saturday and played a great game of footy in our victory over Malmö! All spectators at the match agreed that his ‘quick step’ routine in the backline had the Malmö players bamboozled!

    Congratulations Larry and let’s hope Söder can add some more silverware from the footy field to your collection later this year!

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. 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!

    Tjo!

  13. 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

    www.oconnells.se

    (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!

    /Mik