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New London league season

The new London indoor league season has now started. The new league rules can be found here while the fixtures can be found here.

Brunel University Korfball Club

A new club is starting at Brunel University, based in Uxbridge. This is for students at the university.

For more details, please email brunelkorfball@gmail.com.

Indoor training has started for London clubs

The London clubs are restarting indoor training ahead of the new indoor season. Here are the details – new players are welcome to get in touch! You can see the clubs’ websites here.

Bec:

Club training: Tuesdays starting from 13th September 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Graveney School in Tooting (SW17 9BU)
Squad training: Wednesdays starting from 7th September 7.30pm to 9.30pm at City Heights Academy in Tulse Hill (SW2 3PW)
Offers for new players: Discounted fees are available for the rest of the season for students, under 18s, the unemployed and recent graduates.
Contact: info@beckorfball.co.uk

Bromley:

Junior training (7 to 12 year olds): Fridays from 9th September 6pm to 7pm at Harris Academy Beckenham, Manor Way, Beckenham BR3 3SJ. £4 a session with the first two sessions free.
Youth training (13 to 16 year olds): Tuesdays from 6th September 7.30pm to 8.30pm at Harris Academy Beckenham, Manor Way, Beckenham BR3 3SJ. £4.50 a session with the first two sessions free.
Senior training (16 year olds plus): Wednesdays from 7th September 7.15pm to 8.45pm at Langley Boys School, S Eden Park Rd, Beckenham BR3 3BP. £4.50 a session with the first two sessions free.
Contact: bromleykorfball@gmail.com
Website: www.bromleykorfball.com

Croydon:

Club training: Thursdays starting from 8th September 8pm-10pm – coaches Paul Jeanes/Steve Jones
Squad training: Tuesdays starting from 6th September 8.15pm to 10pm – coach Colin Boys
Venue: Monks Hill Sports Centre,  Farnborough Avenue, Selsdon, Croydon CR2 8HD
Offers for new players: First 2 sessions are free, reduced fees for students
Contact: committee@croydonkorfball.com, fixtures@croydonkorfball.com
Website: www.croydonkorfball.com

Harrow Vultrix:

Junior training: Saturdays from 10th September 5pm to 7pm at Harrow Leisure Centre, Christchurch Avenue,  Harrow, Middlesex HA3 5BD
Senior training: Wednesdays from 14th September 7pm to 9pm at St Dominic’s 6th Form College, Mount Park Avenue, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, HA1 3HX
Website: www.harrowkorfball.com

Highbury:

Club training: Wednesdays 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Venue: Petchey Academy, Shacklewell Lane, Hackney E8 2EY
Offers for new players: First 2 sessions are free
Contact: infohighburykc@gmail.com
Website: www.highburykorfball.co.uk

Mitcham:

Club training: Mondays starting from 19th September 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: Streatham and Clapham High School for Girls (senior school), Abbotswood Road SW16 1AW
Contact: mitchamkorfball@gmail.com

Nomads:

Senior training: Mondays starting from 12th September 7.30pm-9.30pm
Junior training: Mondays starting from 12th September 6.30pm-7.30pm
Venue: Glyn School, The Kingsway, Epsom, KT17 1NB
Offers for new players: First month free for people new to korfball or the first week free for korfballers new to Nomads
Contact:  info@nomadskorfball.com
Website: www.nomadskorfball.com

Supernova:

Club training: Wednesdays starting from 7th September 7pm to 9pm at London Nautical School, 61 Stamford St, Lambeth, London SE1 9NA
Squad training: Mondays starting from 5th September 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Millwall Community Trust Centre, Zampa Road, London, SE16 3LN
Non-squad training: Tuesdays starting from 20th September 8pm to 10pm at The Castle Centre, Elephant & Castle, 2 St Gabriel Walk, London SE1
Contact:  info@supernova.org.uk
Website: www.supernova.org.uk

Trojans:

Senior training (16 years and above): Tuesdays starting from 13th September 8pm-9.30pm
Junior training (7 years to 15 years): Tuesdays starting from 13th September 7pm to 8pm with three coaches
Venue: Trinity School, Shirley Park, Croydon CR9 7AT
Offers for new players: Free sessions in September
Website: www.trojanskorfballclub.co.uk

P&M Pumas 3 win the Kennington Astrokorf

Well done to everyone who played in, refereed or helped to organise the Kennington Astrokorf on Monday 22 August.

P&M Pumas 3 were the winners with Highbury 2 in second place.

Astrokorf 2016

Continual Professional Development Day for coaches – 3rd September

The EKA are running a Continual Professional Development Day for coaches on Saturday 3rd September between 12-6pm. The venue is Whitgift School, Haling Park, Croydon, CR2 6YT.

The cost of the day is £25 per person.

For more details, please see here.

 

LKA competition meeting minutes – 7 May

The minutes of the LKA competition meeting minutes can be found here.

London finish third in the senior inter-area

The London team have finished third in the senior inter-area tournament held in Bristol on Sunday 15 May.

In the morning pool, London won four matches out of four with victories over South Midlands, West Midlands, South West and Yorkshire. This put London into the top pool for the afternoon.

In the afternoon, London drew with Norfolk and defeated West Midlands and South West. If London could have managed a convincing win over Kent in the final match, London would have won the title but Kent ran out 11-9 winners. As a result, the London side finished third.

Thanks to coach Dinos Tritsarolis, manager Eiti Laure Stein and all the London players! Thanks also to the EKA for organising the event.

London senior team

 

Trojans retain the England national title

Congratulations to Trojans on retaining the England Korfball League title after a nail-biting 21-20 win over Bec in the final at Whitgift School on Sunday 1st May. In a very close game, the lead changed hands on numerous occasions.

In the semi-finals on Saturday 30th April, Trojans defeated Nomads 28-18 while Bec beat Kingfisher 22-13. Nomads were then beaten 23-19 by Kingfisher in the 3rd/4th play-off on Sunday.

Well done to all the teams!

 

 

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

London league round-up

27 teams, nine clubs, three leagues – the London korfball league has drawn to a close after another exciting season. Congratulations to Trojans 2, Bromley 1 and Croydon 4 on winning their respective leagues.

London Regional League

Winner: Trojans 2

Top male scorer: Terry Forde (Nomads 2) – 67

Top female scorer: Bethany Penhaligon (Bec 2/3) – 43

It was a final day top-of-the-table clash which decided London’s top league – Bec 2 played Trojans 2, with the winner taking the title. And it was Trojans who pipped Bec to the crown with a 24-22 win.

Nomads 2 and Highbury 1 made up the rest of the top four, both losing just four matches during the season. Highbury as the top placed 1st team in the league will compete in the England Korfball League Promotion Division next season along with Croydon 1 who drop down from the Korfball Premier League.

Croydon 2, Supernova 1, Nomads 3, Bec 3 and Mitcham 1 completed the Regional League line-up.

London League Two

Winner: Bromley 1

Top male scorer: Mark Drew (Bromley 1) – 48

Top female scorer: Susan Wright (Croydon 3) – 37

Three teams were in the running right to the final few weeks of the season. It was Bromley 1 who beat the competition from Highbury 2 and Croydon 3 to top the table and take a place in the Regional League for next season.

There were some exciting matches played between the top three with Highbury beating both Bromley and Croydon away but losing to both sides at home; Bromley and Croydon playing out an exciting draw, and crucially Bromley beating Croydon 14-9 earlier in the season.

Supernova 2 also performed well, finishing in 4th place – just above Supernova 3. The two teams new to the division, Highbury 3 and Croydon Swans, will be pleased with their placing – finishing 6th and 7th respectively. Nomads 4 and Bec 4 completed the line-up in 8th and 9th.

London League Three

Winner: Croydon 4

Top male scorer: Richard Burrows (Nomads 5) – 34

Top female scorer: Dawn Aindow (Croydon 4/5) – 23

Croydon 4 topped London League Three, sewing up the title with a few weeks of the season still to go. In an evenly matched and unpredictable league, Nomads 5, Croydon 5 and Mitcham 2 made up the rest of the top four.

With just six points separating 2nd place and 7th – Bec 5 in 7th, Supernova 4 in 6th and Bromley 2 in 5th will be confident of challenging nearer the top of the table next season.

Highbury 4 and Trojans 3 completed the table in 8th and 9th respectively.

London senior team selected

Coach Dinos Tritsarolis has selected the following squad to represent London at the senior inter-area tournament on 15 May:

Anke Robijns

Eiti Laure Stein

Hannah Lorrimer

Leah Palfreyman

Maaike Ponjee

Niccola Hyslop

Sarah Halpin

Andy Bovey

Billy Ashby

Blake Palfreyman

Jamie Miller

Rob Wilson

Tiago Almeida

Dinos Tritsarolis

Good luck to the squad and thanks to everyone who attended the trials!

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