Scandinavian Review – June/July
Monday, July 08 2019 @ 11:44 am ACST
Contributed by: Wesley Hull
Plenty has been happening across the playing fields across Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Both the Swedish (men’s 5th place and women’s 4th place overall) and Finnish (men’s 14th place overall) teams have also been to the Euro Cup, adding to the busyness. But following is an overview of leagues across Scandinavia.
Round 1 of the FAFL competition took place in Helsinki during June. It featured the three FAFL teams plaing their round robin format as well as two matches involving the visiting St Petersburg Cats from Russia. The FAFL United team was made up from players across all three Finnish teams, taking on the Cats. The final game of the day was a huge hitout with the Finland Icebreakers team taking on the Cats as a practice match ahead of the Euro Cup.
The results saw:
Helsinki Heatseekers 25 d Turku Dockers 7 (9 per side, 2 x 10 min halves)
Vaasa Wombats 42 d Turku Dockers 6 (9 per side, 2 x 10 min halves)
Helsinki Heatseekers 60 d Vaasa Wombats 14 (9 per side, 2 x 10 min halves)
St Petersburg Cats 53 d FAFL United 13 (7 per side, 2 x 10 min halves)
St Petersburg Cats 54 d Finland Icebreakers 26 99 per side, 3 x 10 min periods)
For a full report on the day, follow the following link to the Chairman’s report on the day:
Round 2 of the FAFL season will be held in Turku on 27th July with Round 3 in Vaasa on 24th August. The grand final will be played on 14th September.
The second round of the Kenguru Cup saw the Ås Battlers improve their grip on the competition over the Oslo Crows. Having won both matches to date, with two more to go, the Crows will need to improve dramatically to challenge the Battlers.
Round 1: Ås Battlers 6 6 42 d Oslo Crows 4 6 30
Round 2: Ås Battlers 9 4 58 d Oslo Crows 5 5 35
Round 3: To be played 22nd August
Round 4: To be played 5th September
Grand Final: to be played 21st September
The Norrtälje Dockers and the Södermalm Blues are shaping as the most likely grand finalists in the SAFF competition in Stockholm. For an overview of the season so far in Sweden, go to our story Norrtälje The Centre Of Swedish Footy.
AFL Sweden and the Norrtälje Dockers have worked in conjunction with AFL Europe to put on a wonderful Euro Cup. The host team, Sweden, did exceptionally well with the men’s Swedish Elks team finishing in fifth place overall whilst the women’s team, the Swedish Ravens, finished fourth overall.
The Danish teams were not present at this year’s Euro Cup in Norrtälje, Sweden, but their own DAFL competition is heading towards an exciting finish. The Farum Cats hold top spot ahead of the Port Malmo Maulers and the improved Odense Lions.
To read the World Footy News update on footy in Denmark, click Odense Lions Surprise In Denmark.