1. Cricket and summer have arrived

    By Jordo

    As the weather and therefore, the moods all around have vastly improved, there are plenty of Södermalm Sports Club functions to look forward to and brace yourself for (see attached). We have 36 paid up and registered members for Sodermalm Sports Club 2024!

    Thats right folks it is official! the Club has Offically changed it name to Södermalm Sports Club! (SSC) now we officially cater for all sports! Our motto is “too much sport is not enough”.

    In addition to our name change the club as found sponsorship in the ways of long time club member! Tim Readwin and Readwin consulting AB

    READWIN Consulting AB specialise in building energy efficiency work place environment and economy.

    Our LMS cricket chaps have got their penultimate fixture on the go as I type this and their final fixture is early July – our fearless chairman, Daniel Jordan, has just fallen 2 agonisingly runs short of a half ton, ably supported by Dan Kennedy (DK) on 47*. The Sunday T20 league cricket season kicks off pretty soon so please reach out to Alex Tesdorf if you are keen to join the squad! we are 3 wins and 3 losses

    Club Drinks on Friday 5th of July from 17h00ish is the next official club event. +1 has been our mantra this year for the functions so bring a pal, a mate who is like-minded, and keen to have a beer, a laugh and meet some of the Soder living legends. Pelago Roof Top – Slussen.

    Some of our latest Clubs members at Pelago sporting the new club Blazer.

    Dads n’ lads camping wraps up the Soder festivities for July, Benjamin Condo is your man for that. That event is in Gnesta from Thursday 18th of July – always been a hit and all are welcome even if your kids are busy or do not exist.

    What you won’t see on the calendar are some events where you would need to reach out to those particular individuals heading them up. Please do so:

    – Andrew Smith is getting some tickets for an ODI at Lords in September: Auz vs Eng.

    – Sean Logan is running a trail half-marathon 17th of August just outside Uppsala. There is a full marathon and 10km too. He is also running the Lidingo Loppet (30km), Sunday 29th of September. Any runners out there?

    See you at the next Club event, July 5th,

    Sean Logan,

    Södermalm Sports Club

  2. Jordo takes home the Bowling trophy in 2024

    By Blue Baller

    Once again the 2024 Blue Ribbon Bowling event was held at Lucky Bowling on Sveavägen 118. A near record 15 players turned out. Defending champion Sean ‘Kungen’ Hargreaves was back despite having recently recovered from debilitating knee surgery whilst previous winner Condor was out sunning his flower in the Wild West of Australia and Kingsley was planting seeds in Nepal… The scene was set and the mob grabbed one or 2 cold ones before devouring the club sponsored Lucky burgers and chips. Somewhat prematurely, Jordo cracked one through the covers and immediately everyone made their way quickly to the bowling lanes…..

    The scoring was free and fast just like Loges on the cricket field and many made it past the 100 mark. The far right lane was made up of Jordo, Big Bla and Jimmy O’brien and there were some high scores in the first round. It felt like we already had the finalists congregated. In the far left lane, Macca, Laser Larry and John Cullen were struggling with gutter throws, toilet visits and general poor play. In lane 2, Tesla was paired with the newbies Alastair and Abba Fernando. Alastair was still drinking the bar dry when the bowling started so they were constantly playing catch-up. Guru was floating around so it was difficult to know what lane he was assigned to however his greatest concern was beating Abba F.

    The second game proved once again to be the high point. Jordo open like Condos arse with 3 strikes and from that point it was WA dust between him and the rest of the field however he pulled Big Bla and OB1 along with him and all 3 comfortably passed the 150 mark. And in the far left lane Lazer Larry (previous champ), Kelly Cullen and Macca were in a cat fight for last place. Loges was screaming like a hyena and 3M was scanning the talent on offer. 

    In the end, it was Jordo that won the night and he got his 4cl shot of tequila. 3M got a free beer for being best dressed and Kungen for being a good bloke and ManU supporter. Big Blue Austin handed over the trophy to Jordo but it was a bit of a tug of war as the protest he had left in had not been fully determined. 

    Well done one. Well done all. A great night to kick off the year. 

    Jordo won with 202 and will have his name inscribed on the trophy. Strangely, the 2022 winner was not present on the trophy but that maybe due to the rank cheating that went on that year…

    A great evening was had by all participants, We warmly welcome the new members, Alastair, Fernado and big Dave the Victorian, to the club.

    after the post match awards and drinks people made their home at a respective time.

    We hope to see you all our next club event in March!

    By Alex Tesdorf

  3. 2024 – Club AGM

    By Jordo

    The club AGM was held on Saturday 17th February. The current board was re elected and stands as.

    President : D. Jordan

    Vice president : Sam Austin

    Treasurer : Alex Tesdorf

    Secretary: Ben Condon

    4 brave men also volunteered to come on as supplements to the club board, they are, John Cullen-cycling, Sean Logan – social, Mark McManus – social, Andrew Smith – Sponsorship. Club membership remains at 500kr for the year payable 30th of may 2024.

  4. 2023 Söder social Tennis Open

    By Jordo

    Sunday, 27th of August at the Good to Great Collector Bank Area, Danderyd, was the setting for this year’s annual and always, hotly-contested, Söder tennis championship. With the weather, traditionally, proving to be pretty inclement in the last few days of August here in Stockholm, the championship was held indoors which proved to be not only a magnificent setting but a classy one too, and boy, was there some classy tennis action on the 3 side-by-side courts as the morning turned to afternoon! A lot of ‘ringers’ turned up to play which always makes for top competition.

    Hot favourites and eventual winners, Jimmy and Big Blå were brought back down to earth in the first round of fixtures losing 6 – 3 to Ned the lover of Led and Danny Perillo. Meanwhile, centre court action saw the South Africa duo of Loges and Big H blowing a 4 – 2 lead to the late additions to the tennis ‘tournie’ of DK and Murphy, who powered through from behind to come out tops 6 – 4. This momentum gained by this cool and composed pairing saw them see off their next two sets of opponents to qualify automatically for the final, which was again to be staged on centre court. They would be heading into this final with an ‘undefeated tag’ – heavy lies the crown proved to ring true come finals time!

    Other highlights from the first three rounds of pool fixtures saw a few tie breaks which always makes for exciting and at times, some desperate tennis and attempts with some of the Söder boys throwing their bodies around the courts. What was pleasing was that not too much colourful language nor raw emotions were thrown around but would tennis be tennis without a racquet or two being thrown at least once? Keeping with this theme, there was some racquet throwing on court 1 in the final round of pool fixtures – no names mentioned but one of the opponents happens to hail from WA, who got aced, so a lot of antagonising had taken place back and forth.

    2023 FINALIST

    Immediately after club president Jordo and Söders tennis guru, A Brent Smith, went down in a gut-wrenchingly tight tie break to BIG Blå and Jimmy, a play off on centre court took place with WA’s Big Bronza “Condy” and the lucid left-hander Triple M-Macca joining the fray but got pretty much blown away by the tennis trend-setters of the day. Crowd favourites DK and Murph had the boys howling encouragement and plenty verbals but this attempt could not help derail the ‘Blue Train’ with both Jimmy O and Sam full steam ahead from their serves, net play, general tactics and believe it or not, fitness!   final score 6-0, 6-4.

    See you at our next social event! The 2023 Södermalm Golf handicap – Sep 23

    Author Sean Logan

    2023 winner Jimmy O and Big Blå

  5. 5th Annual Camping weekend Success!

    By Jordo

    The Clubs 5th Annual Dads and kids Camping long weekend took place at the Klämmingen lake in Sunny Gnesta.

    Again The Mayor of G town B.Condon provided some great weather and late evening BBQ ribs to match! As the drizzle cleared up in the first hours upon arrival people began to pitch the tents! and enjoy the late summer weather over the course of the weekend.

    With the temperature soaring above 20 degrees the kids were hopping from the 5 metre hop platform all day long late into the evening. The club welcomed Matt Hodgson and kids as first time club camper. He turned up in Style in his vintage 1950’s Red SAAB classic car which created a buzz amongst all the campers, he also manage to land a 40cm Pike with his Boy Oscar.

    The chess board was alight all day, to late into the evening with Grand master Elias K giving everyone a tickle up! especially Murf who he played blind folded.

    On the Saturday arvo it was annual Kids v’s Dads cricket. the kids are finally coming of age with the bat and ball posting 148 runs on the board. the dads though it might not be enough. Starting the chase strongly the dads were off the a flyer! however a late breakthrough and a middle order collapse saw the kids in total control! brilliant bowling and masterclass catching brought them back into the contest.

    Piney almost went for another Quacker but escaped narrowly escaped! to wag the tail but alas the dads could only post 135 going down by 13 runs! the kids celebrated hard ! with a late evening swim in the lake.

    By Sunday the fun was all over and many wished it could have been longer. We all started the pack up around lunch and manged to slip away before the Rain came back.

    Another successful camping weekend with 6 dads and 11 kids. We hope more can get along next year and we look forward to the cricket rematch against the kids!!!

    feel free to get in contact with the club about more info on camping! 20230729

  6. Cricket season comes to a close

    By Jordo

    As we approach summer holidays our cricket season is coming to an end. We have had a team in SCF the national league and a team in LMS weekday comp. Our first season with a team in the league has been a success. we were challenged with injury however With a solid base of 25 players, we managed a team to all games. we are actively looking for new players to join our club.

    Whilst the Wins have been few and far between, again we were the most social team with a few post BBQ and beers. Some highlights this season were Smithy notching up his first 50 n.o, Jordo taking clubs first Hattrick, DK getting a diamond duck. We look forward to the awards night later in the year. to reveal all achievements from the season. feel free to join us.

    After the summer break we will head into our social events! first up is the Södermalm ProAm golf on a Friday night 11th of august 17:30 at Ågesta GK.

    But next up is DADS and Kids camping weekend in Gnesta 27-30 july. contact the club if you would like to know more about our social events or get involved.

    Go Söder. you can follow us on instagram södermalmafc


    email: sodermalmafc@gmail.com

  7. Södermalm AFC 15th Annual Bowling championship

    By Ryan Kingsley

    Södermalm AFC AGM and Bowling Night

    Saturday 4th March 2023 Södermalm AFC held it’s annual general meeting yesterday at the Old Brewer in Stockholm. A big thank you to all the members from last year and if you missed the Presidents Report we all should be congratulated on a very successful year. During the meeting, the club welcomed a new board member and had some exciting news about the new Södermalm Sports Club to play this year in the Swedish Cricket competition. All members can catch up on the minutes or check up all the news via the Official WhatsApp Group.

    The 15th Södermalm Ten Pin Bowling Trophy followed the AGM and there were a few big names out. While the reigning champion was bronzing himself naked on the beaches of WA and Mr Professional had packed up his shoes and ball 🎳 and gone home, there was no clear favourites. That all changed when The president himself bowled 212 in the warm up game before the final. The tickets fell off him pretty quickly though and while Don Key and Larry had a crack but it was Sean ‘Kungen’ Hargreaves who took control of the final to win the trophy with a score of 165. Congratulations Kungen!! and to top of his day his son Jack took home the club fishing trophy fishing trophy earlier in the day.

    Thanks for a great afternoon and for all the members who came along. It is going to be an exciting year.

    Please contact the club if you would like to join our social events or play some sport!!

    Next up is the annual social Curling event held on 24th march 17:00 at Sundbyberg curling centre let us know if you want join.

    By Ryan Kingsley 20220306

  8. Presidents report 2023

    By Jordo

    Date: 202300304 Presidents report

    In 2022 we are coming off the back of the Covid 19 pandemic. This year we held no less than 15 social events with 1 new event the Södermalm cricket awards night, couple of social cricket matches, Aussie fathers day, kids camping, Gotland 360 curling was back by popular demand and several LMS cricket matches.

    Our membership was 29. holding steady

    some of the highlights from the year was –

    1. bowling was won by condo 
    2. SAFC golf open won by briscoe and Zach tipping
    3. footy tipping – AFL – Clayton   NRL-Jordo 
    4. 9 games of LMS was played at the JCG -we came 3rd
    5. 7 members rode the Gotland 360 bike race representing Söder
    6. The SAFC handicap golf – Sam P Austin again 
    7. Pool – Daniel Fergusonl
    8. Chess – our junior in the club Elias Kingsley
    9. Jack hargreaves another junior  won the Fishing comp with his gädda

    we attracted 3 sponsors

    1. Hyundai center stockholm –
    2. Niras AB –
    3. Andrew smith

    Hopefully we can retain these sponsors.

    We have entered a cricket team into the swedish league for this coming season

    We look forward to attracting new members and also having a better attendance from all our members in 2023. so get around you mates and be sure to bring them along in 2023!

  9. Södermalm C.C to enters the big league

    By Petter Eek

    Södermalm CC will be enter their First XI into the national Cricket competition 2023 starting in 2nd division. We welcome all new players to the club and hope to see everyone at the upcoming AGM to have their say on how the club should be run this year.

    If you interested in joining the Club to play cricket or be involved on the board or even just to help out or have beer, please drop the club an email!

    see you all soon at the AGM, date to be set for March soon.

    Go Söder!!!


  10. Södermalm First XI

    By Petter Eek

    Södermalm First XI took on a combined DIF/SCC old boys in a T25 down at the J, skarpnäck cricket plan last saturday 17/9/2022.

    Södermalms Captain Danne Jordansson won the toss! and with clouds building up he elected to bat! it was obvious we were playing under English condition. PDP and smithy opened the innings for Söder, however after a huge defensive campaign to take the shine off the ball, both openers were dismissed within 3 over! in came Jordansson and Big blue, quite vigourously noted on the day they were partially representing MacArthur Cricket club from Sydney, unbeknownst to the cricketing public at the ground that the Macarthur CC had been defuct. for 20 years…….

    The pair manage to take the total from 2/13 to 3/82 at 10.1 even batting thru the rain, this steady the ship and allow the remaining batter come out swing! Stalker went cheaper however Murf, Condy and Kingsley closed out the innings smashing boundaries and moving the total to a Södermalm highest T25 score 6/199

    Setting a target of 200 for the visitors, play resumed after a 15 minute down pour. there was some talk of finishing the second innings at the Pub but the old boys were having none of that talk from skipper Jordansson.

    The old boys started strong with Tiwari and Anand starting strong, Big blue and Condy were get hammered all over the park, so a changed was called upon. New recruit Will e boy came in and broke the partnership with a great catch by PDP on the boundary. next over J:sson dismissed Tiwari with an absolut garbage balls which should have been hit for 12. but alas the tactic work and the visitors had slipped from 0/48 to 4/72. the bowling changed took 4/23 of 4.2. 2 wickets each!

    then on came Smithy the Destroyer. looking to get a triple wicket maiden first time not only in the clubs history but smithys life as well, however 2 of the wicket were unfortunately called no balls so hi finished his second over 1/2, byt a break thru none the less.

    Highlights of the day was bug blue trying to take a catch running in from the boundary in the wet only to fall slipping on his arse and letting the ball bounce once for 4. Another missed opportunity was J. murphy missing a stumping and dropping the 12 year old, ring in, Vijay singh, off his first ball! Vijay was forced to retired by Capt. Cribbin for defending to well and not being able to get out.

    Highlights of the day was bug blue trying to take a catch running in from the boundary in the wet only to fall slipping on his arse and letting the ball bounce once for 4. Another missed opportunity was J. Murphy missing a stumping and dropping the 12 year old, ring in, Vijay singh, off his first ball! Vijay was forced to retired by capt Cribbing for defending to well and not being able to get out.

    The hong Kong born Captain Cribbin and Ayyappa made a last ditch effort to smash there way to 200 in the remiaing over only to finish at 6/167.

    a great day was had by both team, the weather was drissly and shit until the BBQ started. Söder put on a lushous BBQ for both team and we all join the Local weekly Peruvian national day celebrations with loud music coin tossing and beers! as the weather cleared.


  11. 2022 The SAFC ProAm

    By Jordo

    The chance to win one of Söders most coveted awards- The Blue Jacket, saw a smattering of Söders finest golfers gather in the Agesta GK car park for the traditional pre-game bbq.
    Söder illuminaries such as Jordo, Brissles, Condo, Macca, H , were joined by newcomers Tipping and du Plessis to watch Electric Blue produce one of Soders finest bbq’s- black angus burgers with the lot With H lending his skills from learnt from Afrikaans boy scouts the coals were fired up to red hot and a selection of Aussie tunes reverberated throughout the carpark much to the enjoyment of the punters practising on the close by driving range.

    Unfortunately some late pullouts, Hagberg sickness, Kingsley and Logan “teachers meeting” saw a shortened field of contenders With names picked out the hat the following pairs strolled to the tee Condo/Macca McCormick-Sam Electric Blue Austin/Jordo- self declared early favourites and best golf bag du Plessis/ H Van Niekerk- most racist pair Brissler/Tipping- Old Dog/New Dog

    It became evident very quickly when Zach “Tiger” Tipping produced night vision goggles before teeing to ascertain pin distance that this pairing was going to be tough to beat. With Condo and Macca using the forest to their advantage is was also going to take some time for this pairing to get through 9 Jordo and Blue teed off next and quickly showed why they were so confident with some nice clean hitting directed at the foursome in front who were still on the green. H and no clubs DP were next and with H threatening physical violence if his partner did not perform at his best they too showed that they would be in the mix

    The greens or browns as they were called, were clearly going to be a factor and caused havoc to all groups who made the best of approach shots- it has to be said they were disgraceful Newcomer Tipping who had recently been offered a tour card with Greg Normans LIV breakaway tour was clearly a cut above the rest. His long smooth driving and assured approach shots along with Brisslers cunning and guile saw them master the browns , Electric blue and Jordo however were not to be denied and kept coming like two old dogs at a bone

    With the blue jacket coming down to the last hole all groups teed off together on the par 3. With the final hole settled and a barnstorming par by condo/macca the shots were counted 1 st Place and Blue Jacket Winners- Johnny Briscoe and Zach Tipping +2
    Runner Up- Jordo and Electric Sam Austine Blue +3
    3 rd Place H Van Niekerk and Pierre du Plessis +6
    4 th Place – Ben Condon and Brendan McCormick +9
    And with that H told everyone to go fuck themselves, stormed down to his specked up Hyundai and smoked it out of the car park, whilst condo went to the driving range to collect balls for the ones he lost on course.

    Written by Ben Condon

  12. 2021 Cricket awards night.

    By Jordo

    Last friday the Club celebrated the inaugural SAFC 2022 cricket awards at the prestigious Södermalm Club house, aka Jordos Shed.

    A great night was had by all 14 in attendance, Congratulations for Ryan Kingsley for winning the inaugural club cricketer of the year award.

    Cricket Kicks off this friday at 18:00 at Skarpnäcks IP against local rivals The Village Idiots. feel free to get along and heckle and have a beer or too.


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  13. SAFC World Bowling championships

    By Jordo

    It was the championships to end all championships. A record 21 turned out. Some first timers and some old timers. Big Blue and Perezmo staked the early claim and they were soon joined by the Duke of Yorke and the two Snowmen. With an early core like that how could it be anything other than a cracka?! 

    The scoring was conservative in the first game with a majority of scores under 150. Julio and Roberto bringing the pain on behalf of “The rest of the World”. Triple M McManus looking slim as always, it’s just that he could hardly pick up a ball. He had to use a 6 weight all night. 

    Zach didn’t know quite what to make of the mob. He only landed in country 3 minutes ago, green as Kermit the Frog. Lucky he understands the universal language of beer. Pierre just needed to lean down the lane and drop the ball on the head pin, he so long. 

    The elder statesmen Cobra, Larry K, Perillo and Jordansson did well to make up the numbers. The body doesn’t get more flexible with time. Why does everything have to get so hard? But wait! Who’s that? The nic Law! Run Kungen Run! 

    The second game proved to be the high point. In both points and sense. By the time the final rolled around, only a few could still see what they were aiming for. It was then that Big Bronza struck. Who said stalking women on isolated beaches in Western Australia isn’t beneficial for the psyche?? Hey? It’s the rest of you that are perverts.  Big Bronza, fresh off an Aussie Fishing trawler rolled 208* to qualify directly to the final.

    The final consisted of Big Bronza, Ned, Perezmo, Big Blue, Brissles and Kungen who rolled a 155 to knock out Jordo by 1 point to round off the 6 finalist

    As the rest of the competition started out strong and disappeared in direct correlation to the amount of beers drunk, Big Bronza stood tall. Prouder than a honeymooners dick he was. All cock a hoop, trying to be humble but not at all succeeding. All night just standing there like Stephen Bradbury, letting the early favourites Big Blue and Brissles wage a private battle of attrition. Then Steeeerike! 

    Big Bronza won the final with a score of 146. lower than the 6 qualifying scores, the final was bowled in America style format and with a lot more pressure, not to mention confusing the bowlers who had to change lanes every second bowl.

    After the club dinner and awards, Jonathon Briscoe rightly received the honorary life membership. Fergo controversially won the best shirt, with the same shirt, for the second year in a row. I mean, which lumberjack decided that one? 

    Well done one. Well done all. A great night to kick off the year. See you at the next club social event.

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