It has now been a few weeks since the boys in Varberg's BoIS for the first time took the step up to the finals of Swedish football. Via 1-1 at home against Mjällby in the last round of the Superettan, Varberg became the 66 team to reach all Swedish status. We had a chat with Jesper Modig, Varberg's team captain, about the success season and the future.
We settle down in a pair of comfortable armchairs at one of Simrishamn's central avenues. Coffee in the cups. The interview can start.
Have you finished celebrating at home in Varberg now? - Yes, it has become some celebration and we were well worth it. After the last match, we were at our sponsor place down town with all the sponsors and fans, says Jesper Modig, who at his home in Simrishamn this time has girlfriend Johanna Persson by her side.
- I was at the banquet the day after the event together with the players' loved ones. I think we were 170 people at the banquet, says Johanna Persson.
Easter Mountain Valley was sold out in the last match, near the 4500 spectators paid tribute to the heroes, did you stand in the Varbergsklacken? - Haha, no, but I was standing in some kind of heel, a private variant. We were quite many indeed, Johanna continues.
Jesper, it must have been a fantastic feeling when the advancement was a fact? - Yes. Between minute 86 to 90 it felt like two days, it did not want to end. Then when the judge blew it was completely empty, an incredible relief. You did not understand what had happened and I do not really remember. I didn't know whether to laugh or cry, or how to behave. Dad told me I had reached my boy's dream, and what do you say.
Yes, now that the boy's dream is fulfilled maybe new dreams will be created for you? - Of course, this is just a small step on the road. Now we set new goals.
Jesper is currently negotiating with Varberg's BoIS for a new contract. Nothing is clear, but since Jesper is doing very well in Varberg, where his girlfriend also comes from, it is no wild guess that Modig will be smack in the middle of Varberg's BoIS next season.
You were the team captain this year, do you like responsibility? - Yes, I am a team player myself and it is fun to help the slightly younger players get into the team. Then, of course, it is also an honor to be the team captain.
Jesper scored a goal in this year's Superettan. A strange match against GAIS where he was first substituted after a short period of injury, then goal scorer and then expelled and where Varberg still managed to win despite having only nine men on the plane the last 20 minutes.
Do you enjoy your life as an elite athlete? - Yes, it has become my life and I love football. It is a lifestyle where I have to think about what I put in my breakfast every day to be able to exercise. But there are some days that you do not want to do with football. I am often forced to say no to parties in Simrishamn because I have a match in front of me in a few days
Johanna fills in: - We talk and watch a lot of football here at home too. For me, football is also a huge interest, I come from a football family and spend a lot of time on my football interest, says Johanna, who also has played football, in Tvååkers IF, but who is now drawn with knee problems so the continued football career is unclear.
Jesper do you have a nickname at home in Varberg? - In Varberg I am sometimes called the "horse". They think I shoot hard but maybe not so well aimed at all times, Jesper laughs.
Your friend Alex Blomqvist from adolescence unfortunately left the Allsvenskan with Gif Sundsvall. Do you have contact with each other? - We have contact almost every day. We have the same affiliate company and there is a lot of talk about football, of course, but also about life in general. Alex has recently become a dad which is great fun. I joked with him that he would come to us in Varberg. It would have been fun but there is a lot to do with family and everything.
Otherwise, you can form a center back pair IFK Simrishamn? - Yes, Alex and I have said that we will try to play some years together in Simrishamn later in our careers. We'll see how it goes, a lot will happen along the way.
Do you have any individual goals for the coming season? - I want to stay healthy so that I can play as much as possible. Health is a priority.
What does the schedule look like in the future - training camps, cups, matches? - We are doing freezing tests now. Almost half of those who have done the tests have vomited and tomorrow it is my turn, haha. We work out a week to late, we have a break until the beginning of January. Then there will probably be training camp. And later this winter we play the Swedish Cup where we were drawn in the same group as Hammarby, BP and Gif Sundsvall.
Will you run with the same game system in Allsvenskan that was so successful in the Superetta? - I hope so, but of course we have to adapt to the resistance. I think we should stick to our hard-working 3-5-2 system that we did so well this year.
What are you good at, what are Varberg's strengths? - We work hard and want a lot. We are ready to take the fight. During the training camp earlier this year we got into a fight when we played against a bunch of Belarusians. The match degenerated and every now and then we showed each other that we stand up for each other and want to help each other. It became clear to us that we have a good team cohesion. Then we have good players who have scored many points and others who are good at covering shots.
Who is the best midfielder you have ever met? - Technically it's Bajens Maumer Tankovic. He has the ball near his feet, goes both ways and is a sick smart player - a terribly capable football player simply. Then I also have to mention Edward Ofere who was in Malmö FF before. He had muscles I didn't know existed. It was totally insane what physique he had, a monster, then maybe he wasn't a very good football player.
We are now broadening the interview by weaving in comments and questions from Kalle Blomqvist who, together with Jesper's father, trained Jesper, and Alex Blomqvist, during childhood and adolescence in IFK Simrishamn.
Kalle, how was Jesper a youth player? - I trained Jesper from the age of 6 up to thirteen fourteen years. He was one that I call the winning skull, he always gave everything on matches, cups and workouts. Jeppe never lost a match, or cup without always doing his best, says Kalle Blomqvist.
Any particular memory or event you would like to share? - There are an incredible number of memories from that time, all cups, to always find Jeppe and my son Alex down on the green when it was time to go in for the evening. And his Barcelona shirt with Stoichkov's name on his back, which he always wore as a kid, continues Kalle.
Kalle, what would you like to ask Jesper for next year's season? Ask him what game he thinks will be the most fun to play. - Malmö gone. Sweden's best supporters and a great arena. It is such a winning culture in Malmö among players, leaders and fans. So trying to silence them would have been fun, Jesper answers.
Then I would like to know which match he thinks will be toughest sporting next year? - Djurgården away will be a challenge. They have quality players and play fast soccer on the artificial turf, Jesper answers.
Is the next question called about Varberg's goals for next year? - It is to stay in Allsvenskan. It will be tough next year, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to realize. We were tipped last in this year's superetta and there may not be many people who believe in us next year but we are happy to tip last and we will see what happens. Leave us at the bottom and we'll get to the top, Jesper answers.
Kalle also wonders when he will be invited to Varberg? - Hahaha, yes it is actually a bit bad that he has not been to Varberg yet. He knows that both he and his family are welcome whenever they want. I get to sleep on the couch and he gets the bed.
Finally, Kalle Jesper gives a tip for next year's season. - Just enjoy, Kalle Blomqvist concludes.
Age: 25 years Height: 1,80 m Weight: 78 kg Position: center back Foot: right Shirt number: 4 Mother club: IFK Simrishamn Current club: Varberg's BoIS Former clubs: LB07, Valdres FK (Norway), Lunds BK, Kristianstads FC
The postponed football spring means that this weekend's premieres for the local football teams in Österlen are extra welcome. Österlensport checked the situation for some of the teams during last weekend's training matches where IFK Simrishamn met Mjällby AIF's U19 and Gröstorps IF took on Baskemölla IF.
Svensson satisfied with Simrishamn's defensive play
IFK Simrishamn (division 3) was visited by Mjällby AIF's very competent 19-year-olds (plays in the southern U19 Allsvenskan). Simrishamn resisted really well and pushed Mjällby down at the end of the first half, which resulted in a few half chances. In the final stages of the second half, roles were changed where Simrishamn's defensive line was put to the test when lightning - fast Mjällby strikers set full speed but Simrishamn's back line did well. The completely even and well-played match at Korsavad's IP was decided with less than ten minutes left when Mjällby was awarded a penalty that was used. Final result IFK Simrishamn - Mjällby AIF U19 0-1 (0-0).
- In the first half we do many good things, we stand right and come in the right areas, but despite that we do not create so many situations in the last third. We are not sharp enough going forward. For 60 minutes we have good control of them. Then we lack match condition, which can be seen in the last twenty when we end up low when Mjällby takes over. I had hoped to get some energy from the innings with the bites not grabbing the balls, says IFK Simrishamn's head coach Marcus Svensson who was extra happy with the defensive game.
Was it an imaginary starting eleven you started with? - Basically. Tobbe (goalkeeper) injured himself a bit in training so he stood over today. A pure precaution. Then it is a bit unclear what will happen to Tibor Cica who has moved to Malmö. We feel after the conditions prepared for the premiere away against IFK Trelleborg, it will be fun, Marcus Svensson concludes.
Gröstorp broke Baskemölla
At Gröstorps IP, the newcomers in division 5 Gröstorps IF faced the division 6 team Baskemölla IF. It seemed early on that there is a division between the teams. Admittedly, Baskemöll's Arshad Jamil Gröstorp equalized's early lead goal by setting a penalty, but then it was the home team for almost all the money. Baskemölla's defensive line had a hard time keeping up when Noak Karlsson, Emil Löfvall and Petter Håkansson stormed forward. Final result Gröstorps IF - Baskemölla IF 4-1 (2-1).
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Österlen FF took on Nosaby IF in division 2 eastern Götaland at home at Skillinge IP on Tuesday night. The home team won the lottery and chose to start with the Österlenska evening sun and a light breeze in the back. It was a tight match between two supposed top teams where the teams' respective defensive games effectively slowed down the attacking attempts. But with less than a quarter of an hour left, Jacob Blixt showed what his left-wing doja can achieve.
In the first half, Österlen had more ball than Nosaby, which resulted in a couple of hot goal chances, including two finishes in the crossbar. Points victory for Österlen but 0-0 on the bulletin board.
Felt immediately that it would go in
In the second half, Österlen came around on the edges of Nosaby, often when Freddie Brorsson repeatedly steamed on, but the posts into the penalty area often lacked the decisive sharpness.
It would take until the 73rd minute before the decision would come. The visitors got a chance to pulling one back after a corner kick, but the ball hit Zoran Jovanovic completely unmarked. Jacob Blixt stepped forward, set the ball straight and then screwed it over the defensive wall and into the goalkeeper's left corner with his red-hot left foot. Wow, redeemingly beautiful! Jacob's words about the class goal.
- I wanted to put it there and if I get a good hit, the goalkeeper does not take the ball. I immediately felt when the ball left the foot that it would go in. It is difficult to get holes in strong defenses that are low so it was redemptive to score the goal. It's nice that the team that wins the match also wins, says Jacob Blixt who takes the opportunity to pay tribute to his teammates because everyone does the job for each other.
Do you practice a lot of free kicks? - I did it when I was younger but not so much now.
A team machine that loves to work from home
After the goal, Nosaby moved the positions forward in an equalizer hunt, but apart from a couple of high posts in the last five, it never became really dangerous. Österlen's back line, with conductor Robin Jakobsson as army commander in the middle lock, impressed with smart positional play, synced exceptions and calm play. Österlen has so far, rightly, received much praise for his attacking football, but this version of ÖFF also has a defensive game called duga. When ten outfielders love to work hard at home, well then the defensive game looks easy. A 30-meter home run followed by a blocked post is undeniably a beautiful sight. The hard work and Jacob's class goals remain on the retina. The match ended fairly 1-0 to Österlen who now has two straight victories in the second which this year is decided in a single series. The next team to try to stop Österlen will be Kristianstad FC.
Once the competition season started for Österlens GK's 15-year-old golf talent William Wistrand, it became a real challenge. As the only participant from southeastern Skåne, he recently qualified for the Barsebäck Resort Masters which is part of the MoreGolf Mastercard Tour. We followed William during the second day's game at Barsebäck GK's course Master Course where he was beaten by close to 200 other players from the Swedish senior elite.
William started the first day's game in a brilliant way. Four pairs and a birdie on the first five holes gave 18 strokes (78 over par par) after XNUMX holes played.
“My minimum level is high”
Barsebäck welcomed us to the second day's game with slightly unstable weather. Stable then from William who started with long, straight strokes up on the green which gave him the opportunity to birdie putt on the two initial holes. The putts were good but slipped annoyingly past the cup and instead of two birdies, William had to note par in the scorecard on both holes 1 and 2.
Then three holes with bogeys but William kept the focus and on the sixth he rolled again in a pair - strong! The rest of the round contained five bogeys, five par and two birdies which was 81 strokes and a total of thirteen over par during two days of play which this time was not enough for a place on the right side of the cut. But having 30 players from the Swedish elite behind them is impressive.
- I am satisfied. To play such golf and still get a good score on a course as difficult as Barsebäck is a great proof that my minimum level is high, says William Wistrand when we sit down in the conference department at Lilla Vik.
What a wonderful challenge to play Barsebäck Resort Masters. What were you thinking when you got the go-ahead to join?
- That it would be great fun to play. Barsebäck Resort Masters and Swedish Golf Tour at Djupadal last year are the two biggest competitions so far in my golf career.
Amateur Ludvig Åberg won the Barsebäck Resort Masters
MoreGolf Mastercard Tour a collaboration between the Swedish Golf Association and the PGA of Sweden. The tour is the market-leading professional golf tour in the Nordic region. Here are professionals from several countries who are preparing to take the step out into Europe.
Ludvig Åberg from Eslövs Golfklubb played home Barsebäck Resort Masters thanks to a bogey-free last 68 round. This was his second straight victory on the MoreGolf Mastercard Tour.
Results top three - Barsebäck Resort Masters
1. Ludvig Åberg -15 2. Mikael Lindberg -10 - 3. Björn Hellgren -8
More personal decisions without a caddy
For several years, William has already had time to compete against seniors. Among other things, he won the club championship last year in the home club Österlens GK.
What is the difference between competing against seniors compared to players your own age?
- The punching ability, and playing smart. As a junior, you often want to hit as far as possible and then the risk of missing increases, which means high scores. At Barsebäck I had to play smart, to play the ball instead of going for the green. It was instructive. What I also take with me from this competition is that I have to be more careful with distance assessments and where I should hit the ball. Sometimes I made a little too quick decisions.
At competitions, Williams' father or grandfather usually goes for a caddy. The competition at Barsebäck was carried out without either an audience or caddies, how did you experience it?
- It will not be the same and it will be clear alone. It's always fun when someone joins. And a caddy you can always talk to. Without a caddy, I become more independent and have to make more decisions myself. I do not know if it is positive or negative. Boring though without an audience.
Which hole were you most happy with during the competition at Barsebäck?
- Hole 1. I do not think I played the hole exactly as I wanted but both days I got the score I wanted on one. It's a really heavy opening hole and there I made pairs both days. I'm really happy with that, it's important to get a good start to the round.
Junior-SM and the Battle of Skåne next week
In the first part of the Battle for Scania, which was recently played in Sjöbo, William finished second. On Tuesday next week, William will play the second part of the Battle for Scania, which this time will be played at Kristianstads GK.
And the day after the Battle of Skåne, he goes to Kalmar to play a competition that is part of the Swedish Championships for juniors (13-21 years). In Kalmar, over 100 players participate who first play a three-day cut where then the top 45 get to play the fourth and final round of competition. Still, neither spectators nor caddies are welcome out on the tracks. What William, on the other hand, takes with him on the courses is the experience from Barsebäck Resort Masters. Good luck!
Before the restart in division 2, Österlen FF faced the division 3 team Saxemara IF at home at Skillinge IP on Wednesday night. It was a genre rehearsal where five players were noted as goal scorers in an impressive 5-1 victory.
Österlen immediately took the initiative with a moving and high attacking game. The ball possession was estimated at 80/20 for the home team during the first 20 minutes. Many of Österlen's attacks went via ball-safe Fredrik Hansson in a defensive midfield position. After a short tussle with the defender, Jacob Blixt finally tucked the ball home. Then Österlen's coach Agim Sopi sent up a whole 7-man team from the bench to warm up before the second half. Goalless after the first 45.
To start in the second half was changed Adam Barchan, Zoran Jovanovic, Furkan Motori, Merlin Nuhanovic and Freddie Brorsson in. Lively legs from all and Österlen took a real grip on the initiative again. And now came the dividend. 1-0 through Furkan Motori, who made a dazzling second half, nicely played by Jacob Blixt. 2-0 when Motoris' left corner found Hugo Bjuremark's head.
3-0, the delicacy of the match. Freddie Brorsson sees Zoran Jovanovic's deep lead run and caresses a perfect cross that Jovanovic routinely places next to the guests' goalkeeper. The attacking game kept a really high class for a period in the second half and it is a really forward-leaning team that Österlenpubliken will see when the series soon makes a restart. Fun! What if the matches can be played with an audience?
After 80 minutes, Saxemara sent a free kick in high over the penalty box. 3-1 which shortly afterwards was about to become 3-2 but the guests' finish slipped outside one post. Instead, a new attack delicacy from Österlen. Motori spun and turned around in Saxemara's penalty area before lifting a twisted right towards the far post there Brorsson met with his right and scored 4-1. Before the match was over, Kevin Harletun also had time to paint. Five different goal scorers impress and certainly create headaches for the league competitors.
Österlen FF - Saxemara IF 5–1 (0–0) Österlen's goals: 1–0 Furkan Motori, 2–0 Hugo Bjurnemark, 3–0 Zoran Jovanovic, 4–1 Freddie Brorsson and 5–1 Kevin Harletun.
Ahead of Saturday's home match at Tomelilla IP in Division 3 South, Tomelilla IF's coach Magnus Högström believed that IFK Trelleborg would try to find behind its own backline via long balls to fast strikers. It turned out to be a completely accurate pre-analysis. The visitors' lead goal five minutes into the second half was the match only, but a dramatic finish gave Tomelilla a point.
The first quarter's ball possession to the guests while Tomelilla mostly devoted to covering areas backwards. When in an open position for Trelleborg, Tomelilla had control of the guests' attacking play. After the drinking break 20 minutes into the first half, the home team was able to move up the positions and pushed Trelleborg higher up the court, which also paved the way for a couple of nice long balls on the right. However, Trelleborg's defense line could quite easily stop Tomelilla's attack. What did you say to the players at the break? - Offensively, we wanted to get more on our right. Here we would also start by pushing some longer strikes behind their left back and then putting pressure and then in the strikes afterwards move on to more ball possession and try to solve their first pressure on us. Here it was for poor movement and playability for the ball holder. That's what we talked about in the little "time out" and that made us feel good, "says Tomelilla's coach Magnus Högström.
The visitors finished the first 45 with three good goals and Tomelilla's most dangerous goal chance also came at the end of the half. Kevin Ketteridge drove the ball towards the penalty area, changed direction and drove a few more yards before pressing off with the right. The shot was effectively blocked by a Trelleborg defender. 0-0 after the first half.
Already five minutes into the second half, the visitors Mathias Andersson ran through the Tomelilla defense and was able to place 0-1.
- An unnecessary goal that we should be able to defend ourselves from and keep track of. We talked at break about how psychologically important the first goal is in this heat. Now the uphill starts. But still, I think we try to stick to a mix of longer and short plays, says Magnus Högström.
The downside boosted Tomelilla which put better pressure in the press play resulting in a few half chances. The speed and runs were with the attackers Kevin Ketteridge and Erik Ekholm but the weight in the middle was missing which made it pretty easy for Trelleborg's defender. In search of receipt, Tomelilla made five bytes. More studded legs moved Tomelilla's attacking positions in a straight game while the team opened backwards.
The last ten became a real roller coaster on the hard and bumpy lawn. Anders Nilsson screwed a corner directly into the cross. The visitors had an open goal in a changeover but where Olof Nilsson cleared the finish line. The best opportunity came in overtime when Tomelilla was awarded a penalty when Kasper Svensson was pulled down in the penalty area. Olof Nilsson pulled from the penalty spot but Trelleborg's goalkeeper made a nice save which became the final event of the match.
Someone or some players you want to highlight?
- Filip M, Olof Nilsson, Robin Nilsson, Anders Nilsson and Erik Ekholm were good.
The next challenge will be Veberöds AIF on away plan. That match will not be played until August 8. What does the schedule look like for you now during your stay, workouts, workouts, vacations? - Exercise Sunday, then a two week break. The guys have self-training the third week. Thereafter, the collective training begins again on week 30. Training match against Vejby (division 3) on August 1 and autumn start on August 8 against Veberöd.
Result Tomelilla IF-IFK Trelleborg 0-1 (0-0). 0-1 Mathias Andersson.
Österlen's two best football teams, Hammenhögs IF (div 1 ladies) and Österlen FF (div 2 men), were both pitted against Ifö Bromölla IF this past week.
The law from southeastern Skåne proved to be stronger than northeastern Skåne's. Full pot to the Österlen Act!
Hammenhög started the series with a tie against Laholm. Three points against Bromölla were therefore close to a must to keep up with the top of the women's div 1 series as this Corona season is played as a single series where of course every match and all points are extremely important.
- A tough match on the paper and on the pitch as always against Bromölla. A lot of struggle and physical football to wait, Hammenhög coach Anders Palmér said before the match.
The girls from Hammenhög grabbed the match directly and initially showed the most will and attitude at home on Hammondavallen's fine green. Well-balanced posts and corners into the guests' penalty area were moving. First ten minutes on points to Hammenhög. When Tilde Johansson bounced 1-0 after barely a quarter, it looked stable. The goal became a motivator for the guests from Bromölla who stepped up and pushed back the Hammenhögs defense.
Did you become anxious and wanted to monitor the management? - No, I think more that Bromölla changed a bit and played a very clear 3-5-2 so after 1-0 we got it tough centrally, says Anders Palmér.
The visitors started the second half with a forced kick and after 55 minutes came the result when a Bromollas player could score 1-1 after a goal keeper's return. Now it was the home players' turn to tie their fists.
The remaining match time had Hammenhög's most ball and also created some half chances up to 2-1 but it would take until overtime before the match was decided. Home team Josefine Rydle was lying in the grass after she hit her back. Teammate Tilde Johansson laid the ball over the sideline for Rydle to receive treatment for his injury. In such situations, it is customary for the opponents to return the ball when the player has received his treatment and the game can be resumed. This time, the Bromalla players took the ball themselves and attacked. The surprise and frustration of the home players who, in sheer aggression, managed to send the ball one last time in Bromolla's penalty area where Matilda Larsson appeared and was able to push in the victory ball. Great joy, and maybe even a certain amount of hurt considering the situation at Rydle's injury, at home camp.
- Very nice 2-1 goal where we fill with players in the penalty area. Rydle drops the ball and Matilda Larsson's run on the far post is cruel after 96 minutes. I want to emphasize the collective, the work of everyone, says Anders Palmér. How did you perceive the situation after Josefine Rydle received treatment and who later led to the victory goal?
- We got a player injured, and kicked out the ball. Then it is an unwritten law to give the ball back to us. Instead, they made a long throw and attacked immediately. Not fair play directly if you say so. Very bad by their players, and their leaders didn't even respond. Embarrassing just, says Anders Palmér.
End 2-1 to Hammenhög. Four points after two rounds and Hammenhög's ladies hang out!
After the delayed spring, it was finally time for the Österlen FF's premiere this weekend. For the away stand was Bromölla, who in their first match had a 4-0 victory in the back.
From minute one, the guys from Österlen showed that they did not cheat with spring training. Running, aggressive, position-safe. And lead through Freddie Brorsson's nod on the corner already after 15 minutes. The dominance continued during the first 45 with position switching and fine play behind Bromolla's back line, which led to several good goals. But Österlen had to settle for a comfortable 1-0 lead.
After the break, Österlen became somewhat comfortable. Bromölla pumped on and owned the match during a period where they also created chances but the Austrian defense game with Merlin Nuhanovic as the last outpost was against Bromolla's attempt. After 75 minutes sprinting, Jacob Blixt switched to an attack all by himself, which he then finished by distinctly pushing the ball into the net behind Bromolla's goalkeeper. Premiership victory with 0-2 and Österlen keeps going!
Since Jonas Stridsberg quickly left the head coach assignment for Österlen FF, it has been speculated who was napping on the assignment. Now it's finished. From June 1, the well-known player and coach profile Agim Sopi takes over responsibility.
Congratulations and welcome to Österlen! How does this feel? - Thanks, it feels great. I'd rather have a group higher up in the series system, but Österlen has a fantastic squad and a good project going on. A good mix of really good experienced players and young hungry players, says Agim Sopi, who has yet to meet the gaming group.
Agim Sopi likes to hire young talented players who also have the right attitude to reach a long way in their football careers. An example is two guys born in 2005 who have already made their way into FC Rosengård's a-squad in division 2.
Agim lives in the Malmö district with his family and on June 1, Agim rolls east for the first training session with his new squad of players. How do you view the commute? - No problem. When I trained Landskrona BoIS it was 45 min. Now it takes about 1 hour and 20 minutes so it's not a huge difference. I am used to commuting and during the trips I can relax and plan a little.
In the report series on Österlen FF, we will in future invite our readers to a longer interview with Agim Sopi.
The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs sponsoring, among other things, young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports betting right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and whether it is any other sport that they are also engaged in, or instead. Here you will get to know the golf talent William Wistrand.
Name: William Wistrand Born: 2005 Birthplace: Lund Lives: Simrishamn Sports: Golf First club: Österlens Golfklubb Current club: Österlens Golfklubb Scholarship then: 2020
Meriter: Ranked 1st in Sweden boys -05 Handicap +0,1 2nd place European Championship 2019 in Scotland Winner Battle of Skåne, Kristianstad Golf Club 2019 Tangled track record Gränna Golfklubb 64 strokes (-8) 2019 Qualified for Swedish Golf Tour 2020 Selected for Swedish Golf Team Boys Future 3rd in the 2019 Teen Cup Finals Appointed to Talent of the Month Ystad Allehanda September 2018 Winner KM Österlens GK 2018
William says: “Getting the chance to join the Network is fantastic. With this scholarship I get the opportunity to train more, go to more competitions and develop to reach my goals. I am extremely grateful that I get to join the Team Network and I will seize this opportunity that you have given me! ”
Eight questions to William about the sport during the corona crisis
1. What is the best thing about your sport? The best thing about golf is being able to hit the ball and check exactly the right direction and length. It's not easy, though it may look like it. The charm and at the same time the frustration with the sport is that on one hole you can have as good a score as possible and then on the next hole it can be quite the opposite. I can't really put my finger on what it is but once you get stuck it's very fun and very addictive you just want to train and play more and more. Sometimes there may be some prejudice about golf that only old people play but that is not true but if you test then I think you get a slightly different view of the sport. Golf is a sport that everyone can practice and the risk if you try is that you might also get caught, just like me, for this strangely fun sport.
2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do? My goal is to be the best in the world. If I want to reach that goal, I need to train and work purposefully all the time. Of course, it is fun to be as good as I am now, but I am not satisfied and I have to work hard to be much better. Of course I want to be with my friends in the summer and do fun things but I spend almost every day on the golf course and it's hard to find the time to be able to do it
3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now? Right now I'm training for the season. I sharpen all the pieces in my game so I will be as good as possible when the season starts. This winter I have focused a lot on my technique and I feel that it has produced results as I hit better and longer strokes. Now I just want to get started with the game and be able to shoot really low scores.
4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately? Given covid-19, I have been able to train more than I could before spring seasons as there have been many competitions booked. Competition season has been postponed to June 30th. So until July I will be training a lot so I am prepared and in shape for the season to start.
5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one? I also like to play floorball in the winter. It does so my physique is kept up for pretty much all winter. I usually play as a goalkeeper and it helps me as a golfer as mobility is very important in both sports.
6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go? Unfortunately, I did not compete for anything this spring. Covid-19 has meant that the competitions are postponed or canceled until June 30th. It is very boring but there is nothing you can do about it. The only thing that can be done is to follow the restrictions imposed by the Public Health Authority. If everyone follows them, I hope and think we can get started on all sports, not just golf, in the middle of summer.
7. What can a training week look like for you? My upcoming weeks will be filled with school, golf and homework. School goes first but I have to catch up with my workouts too so I have to plan properly what to do on different days. An ordinary week I practice golf on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tuesdays and Thursdays I plug.
8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly? Right now in the spring there is unfortunately nothing I look forward to very much, but hopefully on July 1, all competitions will start. It will be as much fun as ever to compete again but right now you have to wait and train instead.
The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs sponsoring, among other things, young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports betting right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how training has changed and whether it is any other sport that they are also engaged in, or instead. Here you will get to know the table tennis talent Kornelia Jönsson.
Name: Kornelia Jönsson Born: 2000 Birthplace: City Lives : Eslöv / Köpingebro Sports: Table tennis First club: Köpingebro IF Current club: Eslöv AI BTK Scholarship then: 2013
Merits: 13 SM - medals including 2 gold, 2 times gold in Denmark's Top-12
October 2013, right after Kornelia's 13th day, Kornelia was named the month's talent in Ystads Allehanda and became a fellow in the Österlen Network. Kornelia has played series in England for the London Academy, series in Denmark for Bornholm but now for Greve in the elite series and plays in Sweden for Eslöv in the Superettan where the team won 3 years in a row without having the opportunity to enter the highest series because Eslöv already has a team in the Pingis League.
Kornelia says: - In order to fully invest in my table tennis change I already school after grade 8 and then commuted to Källebergsskolan in Eslöv where I could practice table tennis in one of Sweden's leading clubs during school time. Nowadays I live in Eslöv and I spend my third of four years at the gymnasium with NIU Table Tennis. Therefore, the support from the Österlen Network is particularly important to me, since my table tennis bet would not have been possible without it.
Eight questions to Kornelia about the sport during the corona crisis
1. What is the best thing about your sport? The best thing about my sport is when you reach a goal you have set and trained for a long time to manage.
2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do? What motivates me to train hard is the desire to be able to play well in the series because it is a team effort and you do not want to disappoint your fellow players!
3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now? I have just had a rest since the season is over, but the focus will be on strength training for a while now.
4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately? In the spring, before my rest, the focus was very much on match-like play, as there were many big competitions that you want to hone the form to. Even so, I started training in IFK Lund to get some change in training resistance, exercises and also be trained by my former Tomelilla trainer Christian Björklund.
5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one? Recently, when the hall was closed to ping pong, I have played a lot of golf with my family. Since we are now also plugging away from home, it is incredibly nice to come out in the nice weather and play.
6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go? During the spring, there was a lot of series play all over Sweden when the ping pong league would end. We finished in a 6th place, which means we will stay for next year as well. I have also competed in Borås, Örebro and Senior-SM in Söderhamn. Unfortunately, there were no placements in these competitions this year.
7. What can a training week look like for you? Upcoming training week will consist of training in Lund, two workouts on Monday and two workouts on Wednesday. As there are no longer any workouts in Eslöv, and the hall is extremely limited to a maximum of two people, there will be only a few workouts there during the week.
8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly? The highlight of the spring would probably be the student for me after four years of high school. Don't know if it's something to look forward to anymore, but we'll see how it goes!
The Österlen network is the corporate network with close to 100 entrepreneurs sponsoring, among other things, young sports talents from south-eastern Skåne. We asked eight questions to Team Nätverket's current eight fellows about how things are going with the sports betting right now. We wondered, among other things, how they motivate themselves to continue training, how the training has changed and whether it is any other sport that they are also engaged in, or instead. Here you will get to know the ice hockey talent Didrik Delfalk.
Name: Didrik Delfalk Born: 2006 Birthplace: City Lives: City Sports: Ice hockey First club: Trelleborg Vikings Current club: Trelleborg Vikings Scholarship then: 2019
Meriter: Series B Youth B (2005/2006) cup matches Training camper HV71 Jönköping, Trelleborg, Leksand etc.
Didrik is passionate about his great passion for ice hockey. He trains three ice passes a week with the team, two physical passes and matches 1-2 times a week. In addition to training with the team, he trains extensively at home shooting, country hockey or rollerblades. There are often 2-3 hours of self-training per day at home in Ystad. "I practice a lot of shots and technique at home on the street in Ystad or down in the large bus parking in the harbor which is a perfect area for driving rollerblades."
Didrik says: “Being part of the Team Network means a lot. For example, in the summer of 2020, I will go on three hockey matches. One with Leksand, one with Trelleborg Vikings and one with which I have not yet decided where it will be. Through the financial support of the Network, I get the opportunity to exercise my great passion - the ice hockey. My dream is to one day play for the Toronto Maple Leafs in the NHL. ”
Eight questions to Didrik about the sport during the corona crisis
1. What is the best thing about your sport? Skating, it's the best. The speed, that you are in a team, you meet friends.
2. What motivates you to train as hard as you do? Because it's so fun, it's the best I know.
3. What are you focusing on in your workout right now? Improve my club technique, improve skating (running a lot of inlines right now), strength and fitness.
4. Have you changed anything in your workout lately? I run more physical and fitness due to the season ending earlier. Very own workout right now (3 hours / day)
5. Are you interested in any other sport and if so which one? I enjoy playing paddle and tennis.
6. Did you compete for something in the spring and if so how did it go? Our season ended a month earlier than expected, then we were 2nd in the series. In addition to the series, the cups were also set.
7. What can a training week look like for you? I drive about 3 hours daily. Mixes inlines, strength, fitness.
8. The highlight of the spring, what are you most looking forward to right now and why exactly? Right now I am looking forward to this summer's hockey camps, I will go to Leksand to join their camp (I still hope that the camps can be implemented this summer).