2011 opens with a bang next Thursday January 13 with the first of three indoor training sessions at the Fotbollshallen facility in Spånga. Fotbollshallen is top-class indoor artificial pitch suitable for seven-a-side games, and during the hour we have booked it from 2130 to 2230 the emphasis will be on shaking off the winter cobwebs and getting some game time under our belts to start the year. Following on from last year’s hurling exhibition at Östermalm, we will be practicing both codes side by side in the beginning of the year to give everyone a chance to try them out. New players are welcome as always- for the Swedes, you can check out this video which we got from Gothenburg GAA (a couple of dodgy spelling mistakes and you’re not allowed to throw the ball, but you’ll get the picture!).
The Fotbollshallen is located in the grounds of Spånga IP- as you can see from this map, it's a short walk from the tunnelbana station in Tensta on the blue line or the the pendeltåg station at Spånga itself.
In other news, the club committee is meeting soon to set up the AGM and to start the planning process for the year ahead, together with the European County Board and the other clubs in Scandinavia. We are also looking for pictures for a book about our club that is due to be published in the summer, so if you have any good snaps from last season you’d like to contribute, feel free to e-mail them to philip at stockholmgaels.com.