We have successfully moved down to Sunsvall from Umea but the weekend before we made the move was one which was very important for Umea. It was the Branboll tournament. I hadn’t heard of this sport either! It turns out to be a ‘simpler’ version of baseball or for the Aussies – a combination of baseball and rounders. Some interesting parts are that you score points when your batting as well as fielding (you get more points if you catch the ball with one hand) and you can’t actually go out, you just bat for a certain time period…..confused yet?! I was but luckily it doesn’t matter because the tournament is really just an excuse to dress up in a crazy team uniform, drag around a huge home made stereo and get boozed with your friends. These last points also make it a fun event for spectators. With beers in hand and the redbull sponsorship tent spotted we headed over to absorb the sights and sounds….
Who won? I dunno we left before the final as those teams were no fun to watch…they were trying! Hope you like my pics from the day.

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