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London U19s finish third in the inter-area tournament

The London U19s finished third in the inter-area tournament held in Croydon on Sunday 30th April. London were victorious over Norfolk 1 and Norfolk 2 but were beaten by Kent and Cambridgeshire.

Coach Ben Rivers has kindly provided a summary as follows:

“A mixed day or results on Sunday with 2 wins and 2 losses. The team played well in parts but were beaten by superior shooting and movement against a strong Kent team whilst Cambridge always managed to stay ahead of us. Dispatching both Norfolk teams was pleasing and an improvement on last year. With the majority of the team playing next year there’s a good chance the title will return to London.”

Well done to all the players and thanks to coach Ben, manager Lisa Swain and all the people who helped out or refereed on the day.

A picture of the London squad is below.

 

 

LKA juniors tournament – 23 April

Six teams were in action at the LKA juniors tournament on Sunday 23rd April at under 11 and under 14 level. Teams from Nomads, Trojans and Bromley were represented.

Well done to all players and organisers!

 

 

LKA junior tournament – Sunday 5 March

10 juniors teams representing Nomads, Bec and Trojans were at the LKA juniors tournament on Sunday 5 March. Teams were in action at under 9s, under 11s and under 13s level.

Well done to all players and organisers!

Youth inter-area results

The EKA youth inter-area tournament was held on 21 and 22 January in Harrow.

In the U11s tournament, the London sides came third and fifth while North West London were seventh.

The London U13s came second in their tournament with North West London U13s finishing fifth.

In the U15s competition, North West London were third while the London side finished fifth.

And in the U17s, London finished fourth with North West London fifth.

Well done to all the players, coaches and organisers!

 

 

 

Youth Inter Area tournament – 21 and 22 January

The Youth Inter Area tournament will be on 21st and 22nd January. Details are as follows:

10am to 6pm Saturday, January 21, 2017 – U17 and U13
10am to 5pm Sunday, January 22, 2017 – U15 and U11

Venue:

Harrow Leisure Centre
Christchurch Avenue
Harrow
Middlesex
HA3 5BD

Under 19 inter-area tournament report

The London U19s were in action at the inter-area tournament in Kent on Sunday 24th April. A report from coach Ben Rivers is below. Thanks to everyone who played or helped out!

Following last year’s success, London u19s headed to Kent to defend their title. The majority of last year’s team had reached an age meaning they could no longer participate which gave the team a new feel and the chance for some players to step up. 

The first match was a repeat of the top two last year, Kent vs London. The game started positively for Kent with them scoring 3 goals to 1 in early stages. However as the half wore on it was London who upped the scoring ante and at half time scores were level. The 2nd half continued with London on top leading to a 7-5 scoreline in favour of London. A timeout was called to ensure London focused on to the end of the match with their lead intact. Unfortunately London couldn’t quite hold on with Kent finding their shooting from range and pulling out a 4 goal lead by the end of the match. A disappointing loss but some good performances especially on the defensive end against two of the strongest boys in the competition.

The rest of the games would now need to be won to ensure a passage into the final.

The 2nd game was against a well drilled Cambridge side boasting some very talented young players. It was a high scoring and tense encounter! Unfortunately Cambridge in the end ran out 13-12 despite again London leading well into the 2nd half. On this occasion it wasn’t Cambridge who found their long range shooting but London whose penalty taking had deserted them. This result made it now very tough for London to reach the final.

The next match was a chance to gain a first victory against a plucky South Midlands team who despite their smaller stature had scored some very good goals against all the teams. The first half took a while to get going with both teams playing slow korfball and the scores being close at half time. The 2nd half London finally awoke and begin to move at speed. In the end London ran out winners but not by the margin many had thought it might be.

The final match would take place against Norfolk who would be looking to secure a place in the final with the victory. The game took a similar pattern to the games throughout the day. High quality goals were scored and any mistakes were  punished. Again London had built a slender lead by midway through the 2nd half. Unfortunately as per previous games the lead couldn’t be held and Norfolk triumphed by 2 goals.

A tough day for London as in all games we had victory in our hands but didn’t convert those winning positions. As ever a great team performance from the whole squad with every player contributing in attack and defence.

Big thanks to Lisa and the support hopefully next year my winning touch can return. 

Special mention goes to impressive captain Chloe Swain! Mark and Billy should be proud of their performances throughout the day more than matching the best opposition boys. Whilst Eva also performed admirably in attack and defence despite sporting an injured quad.  Also to Ellis who in one match scored 5 goals, 1 penalty and 1 free pass. 

Goal Scorers:

Billy 7                                                                               Chloe 2

Mark 6                                                                             Jessica 2

Alex 6                                                                               Jessie 1

Ellis 8                                                                                Eva 2

Stephen 3

London U19s

LKA juniors tournament – 17 April

Teams from Bec, Bromley, Hayes, Nomads and Trojans were in action at the LKA juniors tournament on Sunday 17th April. Under 9s and under 11s were in action.

Well done to all players and organisers!

Under 19 inter-area tournament – Sunday 24 April

The under 19 inter-area tournament will be held on Sunday 24 April at New Line Learning School, Broughton Lane, Maidstone, ME15 9QL.

If you are interested in playing for the London team at this event, please contact Lisa Swain at lisa.beckorfball@gmail.com.

London and Harrow teams in action in the junior inter-area event

Both London and Harrow were represented at the junior inter-area event held at Harrow Leisure Centre on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January.

On the Saturday, the under 13s and under 17s were in action. The London team finished 5th in the under 13 competition with the Harrow sides finishing 7th and 10th. In the under 17 competition, the London side finished 4th.

On the Sunday, it was the turn of the under 11s and the under 15s. The London under 11s were seconds away from winning the tournament until a very late goal by Norfolk in the final game meant that the London side had to settle for third place. The Harrow under 11 team finished ninth.

In the under 15s, the London side were fourth while the Harrow team finished seventh.

The LKA would like to thank all the players, coaches, referees and organisers!

A few action photos are below.

London under 11s action

 

 

Harrow under 13sLondon under 15s actionLondon under 17s action

LKA juniors tournament – Sunday 24 January

The next LKA juniors tournament will be at Oasis Academy, Coulsdon on Sunday 24 January between 2-4pm.

National junior inter-area tournament

The national junior inter-area tournament will be at Harrow Leisure Centre on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th January. The under 13 and under 17 tournaments will take place on the 23rd with the under 11 and under 15 tournaments on the 24th.

The under 19 tournament will be held on 17 April.

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