AmerikanskFotboll.com Tournament Preview

AmerikanskFotboll.com, home of the Swedish American Football Association (SAFF) have shared their preview of the Women’s European Championships.

With our Swedish somewhat limited, we’ve done our best with google translate:

Britain Awaits Swedish Premiere

On August 12, the European Championship for Ladies will be played this year in Leeds with the United Kingdom, Sweden, Austria and Finland as participating nations. Sweden faces an exciting challenge already in the opening match against hosts, Great Britain.

The IFAF Women’s European Championship Finals 2019 takes place 12-17 August at South Leeds Stadium, the John Charles Center for Sport in Leeds, UK.

At the last European Championship tournament, which was played in 2015 in Spain, Sweden finished in sixth place. However, the team has made a lot of progress since then and were evenly matched when they last played Finland – the same Finland that won the tournament convincingly in 2015 and thus enter the tournament as reigning European champions.

Sweden’s first match gets underway 12 August, against hosts, Great Britain, at 1900 local time / 2000 in Sweden.  The countries have met three times before and each time the GB team has won: 27-10 in 2013, 26-14 2014 and 30-14 2015.

After Great Britain, familiar foes Finland are waiting, 14 August, before finishing up the tournament on 17 August against Austria. The tournament is played as a ’round robin’ group, where the winner with the best record takes home the European gold – meaning that at least two victories will be required to compete for the gold, a difficult but far from impossible task for the Swedes.

Swedish Head Coach, Christian Forsman, travels with a strong team to Leeds consisting of 43 players from six different teams – here is the entire Swedish squad – and the Swedish American Football Association will report daily from the tournament on AmerikanskFotboll.com and via social media.

All matches will also be broadcast live on Youtube and Facebook and the official website for the tournament is http://wecleeds2019.co.uk .  Sales for advance tickets have now finished but can be purchased on the day – £5, or £3 for under 12s.

Go Sweden!


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Team Sweden Roster Announced

Per amerikanskfotboll.com, 9 July 2019

Team Sweden Head Coach Christian Forsman has shared the 43 players to the Swedish Women’s National Team for the 2019 European Championships.

Coach Forsman shared:

“It has been a long and difficult process to get the final squad where there has been incredible evenness between many players and we really had to go through all aspects before we made the decisions.

There has been incredible competition for roster spots building up to this tournament and I am grateful for how many players have been available to make this trip as part of the National Team. We have a really strong team and I look forward to the challenges during the European Championships this summer.”

The Swedish Finalists Carlstad Crusaders and Örebro Black Knights are well represented in the Swedish squad, between them providing 27 of the 43 players.

Team Sweden Roster:
QB Linda Johansson Carlstad Crusaders
QB Mallory Fraiche Jönköping Spartans
RB Anna Hedström Carlstad Crusaders
RB Minmin Zhao Örebro Black Knights
RB Moa Toll Arlanda Jets
FB Sara Lidner Örebro Black Knights
FB Elin Luuk Örebro Black Knights
WR Teresia Keskitalo Örebro Black Knight
WR Moa Hansson Carlstad Crusaders
WR Emma Sandsjö Carlstad Crusaders / Skövde Dukes
WR Karin Ullen Carlstad Crusaders
WR Hanna Karlsson Jönköping Spartans
WR Natalie Bengtsson Carlstad Crusaders
WR Sara Wikström Jönköping Spartans
OL Alexandra Thörnstrand Örebro Black Knights
OL Julia Olsson Kristianstad Predators
OL Angelica Tingstad Örebro Black Knights
OL Johanna Enoksson Örebro Black Knights
OL Frida Olsson Granlund Carlstad Crusaders
OL Ida Handel Carlstad Crusaders
OL Dessire Strömberg Carlstad Crusaders
DT Johanna Aspenberg Örebro Black Knights
DT Mathilda Thörnblad Jönköping Spartans
DT Jonna Didriksson Carlstad Crusaders
DT Linn Stridsman Arlanda Jets
DT Caroline Dahlen Örebro Black Knights
THE Elin Thimfors Carlstad Crusaders
THE Yasmin El Messaoudi Arlanda Jets
THE Marie Mardirossian Örebro Black Knights
THE Veronika Nikeus Örebro Black Knights
LB Tove Hedengren Örebro Black Knights
LB Alma Gustavsson Carlstad Crusaders
LB Jenika Hedman Örebro Black Knights
LB Heidi Svensson Duric Jönköping Spartans
LB Matilda Svensson Duric Jönköping Spartans
LB Gabriella Brönnegård Arlanda Jets
DB Elin Persson Örebro Black Knights
DB Hedvig Palocci Arlanda Jets
DB Tilde Vitek Örebro Black Knights
DB Jenny Gramenius Arlanda Jets
DB Amanda Åslund Arlanda Jets
DB Sabina Rydberg Arlanda Jets
DB Rebecka Winberg Utah Falcons