The sun shines in Norrtalje for Dockers and Blues
A cracking day of football in the beautiful sunshine in Norrtalje has seen the Norrtalje Dockers and Sodermalm Blues claim victory. The final scores for the AFL Sweden games saw Norrtalje Dockers 15.11. 101 beat Arsta Swans 5.9. 39 and the Sodermalm Blues 21.8. 134 beating the Bromma Vikings 7.8. 50.
Continuing with the AFL Sweden league and with just over a week into their membership drive sees the clubs doing well so far.
The list of how the clubs are going is as follows:
- Norrtalje Dockers – 28 members
- Arsta Swans – 24 members
- Port Malmo Football Club – 36 members
- Sodermalm AFC – 27 members
- Solna Axemen – 22 members
- Bromma Vikings – 11 members
- Helsinborg Saints – 5 members
- Gothenburg, Falun, Uppsala – 0 members
Keep up the good work AFL Sweden!
Clapham Cubs want you!
The Clapham Cubs are looking for a male to assist with the running of their Sunday Auskick sessions. If you have a passion for growing the game in London, have a clear DBS check and are available on Sunday’s from 11-12pm then contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ACL rules out Irish talent, Ciaran Byrne for the remainder of the season
Carlton’s Irish import, Ciaran Byrne, has been ruled out for the remainder of season 2016 after rupturing his ACL during Saturday night’s close loss to arch-rivals Collingwood.
It’s terrible news for the 21-year-old halfback who was having a consistent year for the Blues under first-year coach, Brendon Bolton.
Ciaran will undergo surgery in the weeks to come before undertaking an extensive rehabilitation program. All the best Ciaran and we wish you a speedy recovery.
The Flying Dutchmen are back!
The national Australian Rules team for the Netherlands, the Flying Dutchmen, are back on social media and ready to take the AFL Europe community by storm. Not only did they host a game with the Scottish national team in mid-June but rumour has it that they’re trying to rally the troops and make an appearance at the Euro Cup in Lisbon later this year. Fingers crossed!
Jump over to their Facebook and give them a like when you get a chance.
Bloods reassert dominance over arch-rivals the Glasgow Sharks in SARFL blockbuster
The Edinburgh Bloods claimed a three goal victory to jump to an early advantage in the SARFL Premiership at the weekend.
It started out as a beautiful day at Leith Park and the scene was set for an absolute thriller. But it was the Bloods who jumped out the blocks early kicking 5.6. 36 to 1.3. 9 to take the heat out of the contest in the first term.
The Sharks weren’t going down without a fight and clawed their way back slowly before a very heavy shower in the third quarter allowed the Bloods to shut up shop and take a close but comfortable three goal victory.
The final scorecard read 13.16. 94 to 10.16. 76 in favour of the Bloods in what was another great instalment of this fierce rivalry.