About the Oslo Crows and Australsk Fotball Norge
The goal of Australsk Fotball Norge and the Oslo Crows is to grow the game of Australian football in Oslo and Norway, and introduce as many Norwegians as possible to the great game of Australsk fotball.
The Oslo Crows train every week from the earliest possible point (eg proper snow and ice melt date). We train Thursday nights at Voldsløkka with each training session containing skills/learning and competitive game action. Although Australian football is predominantly a male sport, anyone is welcome to join training with us and learn the game.
AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL IN NORWAY – HISTORY
The Oslo Crows were formed in the mid 2000s by Australians living in Oslo who were keen to show their native sport to Norway.
The success of our first international led to further growth for the 2010 season. We received a donation of some new playing shirts (called jumpers or gurnseys in Australian football) from the Adelaide Crows football club in Australia.
To make a clean distinction between the Oslo team and the Norwegian national team (the Norway Trolls), the Oslo Trolls became the Oslo Crows.
By the end of 2010, the club had more participants than ever before, new equipment and a growing range of online channels to promote our sport. Our games against the Swedish teams were competitive and we won several matches.
2011 was a great success for Australian football in Oslo and Norway.
The Oslo Crows won the AFL Sweden West Premiership, we welcomed new Norwegian players to the squad and taught them the game, and our rivalry with the team in Ås continued to grow. Our game against Goteborg in Oslo received media coverage (more coverage here), and our international against Iceland was featured on the popular Golden Goal TV show.
This exposure created great awareness and new interest in the game. Read a summary of 2011 på norsk