The Swedish American Football Federation (Svenska Amerikansk Fotbollförbundet) is a national sports federation, which was founded in 1984, with 8,000 active members organized in 76 different clubs. The clubs are geographically spread across the country and compete at six different age groups: Peewee (up to 13 years old), under 15s, under 17s, under 19s and seniors.
Sweden is represented internationally by four different national teams: a men's senior team, a ladies senior team, a junior team (under 19s) and a youth team (under 17s). The national teams consist of the best available players, in each group. In October of 2008 the Swedish national ladies team played the women’s game’s first-ever international friendly match against Finland.
The first American Football club team in Sweden was founded in 1982, Danderyd Mean Machines.
The reigning national champions, in the respective age groups of the SAFF are Carlstad Crusaders (seniors men), Stockholm Mean Machines (seniors ladies) and Kristianstad Predators (u-19).
Swedish American Football Federation President Minette Rogner was elected March 21st 2015.
One of Sweden’s most successful exports is linebacker Carl-Johan Bjork who having started playing the game with the Taby Flyers and later the Stockholm Mean Machines, played three successful seasons with the Amsterdam Admirals of NFL Europe. Bjork spent his third season with an NFL team in 2008 as part of the NFL International Practice Squad program and saw preseason action for the Cincinnati Bengals. He has also suited up for the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers.
Federation: Svenska Amerikansk Fotbollförbundet (SAFF)
Svenska Amerikansk Fotbollförbundet
114 73 Stockholm
Sweden is the 3rd largest EU country in land area, after France and Spain.
Sweden has the smallest gender employment-rate gap in the developed world, with only 4% more men in employment than women.
The Swedes spend the longest time in tertiary education with an average student age of 25.5 years old.