29th April 2018 – Match Reports

Today was the last day of the league season for our junior and senior leagues.

Our 3rd team travelled the short distance to Royal Russell school to take on Croydon 5. Our youthful team had an average of 15 but what they lack in years is offset by their skill level.

It was a game that Croydon lead for the first half and at 6-1 down in the first half we had it all to do.

The second half saw the youthful Bromley team step up a gear or two and Croydon were unable to stay with us. We pulled the game back to 8-8 and feel we should have taken the points.

Next up our u9s who started a triple header of games against Kingfisher. Our youngest players showed great skill and teamwork, playing with enthusiasm. They won the game 11-1

Our u13s were next up. We set about our task in a determined way and scored twice before being pegged back. It was a tight affair for the first 15 minutes. We stepped up the pace and the game swung back in our favour. From this point on we took control of the game and scored some great goals and took the points with an emphatic 14-4 win.

Last up our u11s this group is developing into a really good team and showing improvement week on week.

We looked a little out of sorts in the 1st 10 minutes so a timeout was needed to put things right. The team responded and began to play with real skill and flair. It was all square with 5 minutes to go and two quick unanswered goals gave us the points. It’s been a great league season and we can now focus in 3 cup finals. Go Bromley!!!

15th April 2018 – Match Reports

Today we had one senior game and two junior games.

The seniors played their last game of the season against Highbury. The season’s objectives were already met so it was an opportunity to give some young players some valuable regional league experience.

Our u11s and 13s took the well trod route to Snodland to take part in the semi finals of the Kent cup, so places in the final were up for grabs.

First up our u11s who faced Bearsted. We had added an additional training session last Friday and we looked at how to defend well as well as attack more effectively and it certainly paid off.

We got off to the best possible start scoring two unanswered goals and working really hard to limit Bearsted to few chances. We scored a third goal before half time and just as well as both defences were on top in the second half chances became fewer and neither team managed to score. It was great to see the team do so well and they were delighted to have earned their place in the final of the Kent cup. Really well done all.

Our u13s took on Kingfisher in their semi final. We had worked really hard on how to defend and window did that pay off.

The entire squad was on top form despite half of the running off the football pitch and rushing to get to the game just in time.

We played a superb game, taking our chances and limiting Kingfisher to very few. We also rebounded fantastically well. Every player played their part in one of the best performances of the season winning 11-1 to join our u9s and 11s in finals on the 20th may.

Very proud of you all and looking forward to our day out in Sittingbourne in may.

2018 Nomads Summer Tournament

The 2018 Nomads Summer Tournament will take place at Cheam Sports Club, Peaches Close, Cheam, Surrey, SM27BJ.

09:30 – 17:00

4th March 2018 – Match Reports

The beast from the east saw off most of our korfball fixtures with one exception. Our 1st team made the journey to sunny New Cross to take on Supernova 2. We are looking to secure our regional league status. So this game is real 4 pointer as they say. We beat Supernova last week in a tough encounter so we expected nothing more this morning. We started brightly and quickly took a 4-1 lead and were looking good. Supernova woke and pulled the game back to 4-4 before taking a 7-6 lead into half time. Five minutes into the second half coach butters made some changes. Katie and Dave settled the section and Katie quickly got onto the scoreboard with a neat mid range shot. Amy scored a nice goal having had z number go close. Tom’s penalty also helped settle nerves and with 5 minutes to go it was all square. When needed our defence stood strong and a great interception from Harry put Bromley in the box seat and another goal from Katie settled it by 1.

Some great performances again from Mark, Issy, Hannah, Georgia and Ryan.

Job nearly done but this win goes a long way to secure our future in the London regional league

25th February 2018 – Match Reports

So yesterday we had 6 teams and a couple of our school link teams in action, bit of a busy day!

First up our 2nd team hit the road to Dalston for the second time in 2 weeks, another road trip! We faced Highbury 5 knowing a win would push us up to 2nd place. We also new Highbury would be looking to stop our winning run. Worth pointing out when we played Highbury 5 at the beginning of the season we lost 16-4. We talked about being strong in the collect and ball retention. The first 10 minutes were very tight with neither team being able to score. But Bromley broke the deadlock and never looked back. With hat-tricks from Millie and Ben we never looked like loosing this game and won 10-3. Great result and worthy winners. Thanks to Highbury for another warm welcome in East London.

Next up our 1sts who are looking to secure their regional league status and today’s game was against Supernova 2. We started brightly and managed to get a slender lead early doors and never let the lead slip. We did pull away in the second half by four and despite a rally from supernova we took the points with a 15-12 win great work everyone. Five goals from goals from Mark and some nice goals from Hannah as well.

Next up our juniors in the Kent league.

Under 9s first! We took on Kingfisher and did extremely well with the coach turning up as the whistle blew, thanks Sarah and Jenny for getting the guys organised. It was a really good team display and as the game went on we got better and better and looked like a very good team. Our short/sharp passing looking really good! Good 6-1 win.

Next up our under 11s who faced Bearsted. We started the game well even though we had a number of u9 players in the team. Despite taking an early lead we struggled to hold on to it and Bearsted clawed their way back into game and 8n the end it finished honours even at 6-6.

Last Kent game saw our u13s take on Tornadoes. This was always going to a tough game and we had a conversation about not giving the ball away cheaply. In the first 10 minutes we conceded 4 goals through basic errors and made some changes to try and rectify that. Second half was similar and with a few injuries had to make some enforced changes that didn’t help. We scored 5 goals but couldn’t contain tornadoes. Lots of positives I.e. Bella’s first full league game.

Whilst thus was going another u9 Bromley team and some Hayes team (one of our link schools) took part in London round robin games hosted by Bec. Some great games and excellent performances to report, well done to Natalie and the parents for helping out.

Phew!!!!

A Visit from our Dutch Friends

Today was another great day at Bromley korfball. We were delighted to have had the Dutch under 17 national team in the borough. We were again rewarded by being given the chance to set the itinerary for this very talented group.

We decided to take them to Hayes primary school one of our longest standing link schools. The Dutch team and coaches ran a fantastic session with the youngsters from the schools korfball club. The children and teachers enjoyed session and the kids were buzzing throughout.

But it wasn’t one way traffic as the Hayes kids taught the Dutch team some very funny dance moves😁

Later in the evening the Dutch team visited a specially arranged training session at Langley boys were our under 11 and 13s and senior teams were treated to an amazing trainibg session as well as some awesome demonstration games.

It was very rewarding to watch nearly 30 young people being treated the most amazing training session. We were so proud to see the young people taking part so enthusiastically.

Lastly our youthful senior teams were again treated to a fantastic session that focused on movement and shooting. A number of games were played and the final one was between the Dutch first and a team of Bromley players selected by our guests. It was great to see our team compete with these elite athletes.

Tonight was what we are about as a club, giving our youngsters the best possible experiences and inspiring them to be the very best sports men and women they can be.

W/E 18th February 2018 – Match Reports

Today we had 3 teams in action. Our 2nds and 3rds travelled to East London in the London league and our u9s played in the Kent league.so it was a road trip in our usual minibus.

Our 3rds set off knowing whatever the outcome they’d not register any points as we had to play a friendly as we were missing players and had to play more guest players than legally aloud. That said the majority of our team were our youth players with an average age of 14.

Although a friendly we were determined to show how good our young players really are. I was so proud to see these youngsters stand up and show how good they were against a tough Highbury korfball team.

Some absolutely amazing performances that drew as much applause from the watching Highbury Korfball Club players as it did the Bromley players. The final result was 13-11 to Bromley but will show as a 10-0 loss.

Next up our 2nds looking to keep up their winning ways. They were missing Ed, Ben and Josh but had a few reasonable replacements including a cameo from Nathan back for the week from Italy.

First five minutes were a little wobbly and Highbury managed to take a goal lead forcing us to have a rethink but before any changes followed things settled down and we got into our stride. I watched this game with immense pride as is coached every player from child to youth and into seniors. There was some breath taking play and great passing and movement in evidence and Highbury 4 played their part in a great game played in a fantastic spirit. There was nothing between the teams at half time and we knew we’d have to up our game in the second half if we were going to take anything from the game. We really dug deep and pushed hard to pull ahead and despite Highbury upping their game we pulled ahead and saw the game out 9-12. This was without doubt the hardest game we’ve played this season and were delighted to leaving with both teams winning. Our 2nds are tied on points with two other teams on points in second place though behind on goal difference. Games did come at a cost to both clubs with 3 ankle injuries and one hand injuries. Hopefully Daniel and Georgia make a full recovery.

W/E 11th February 2018 – Match Reports

Today saw two Bromley teams in. Our 3rds had to concede their game due to unavailability of players.

First up our seconds travelled to Millwall to take on Supernova 4 who are currently second in the league. The team had a few changes with the inclusion of a 3rd team player and a cameo from the coach. We had a game plan and as with most good plans it went out the window on the first ten minutes when Supernova took a 3-0 lead. That spurred the team into action and the comeback was on. Both sections dug deep and goal by goal hauled ourselves back into the game making it to half time with a slender 5-4 lead. We were by far the happier of the two teams and were beginning to believe we could do this.

We pushed hard in attack and showed real courage in defence and managed to pull three goals ahead but supernova were determined to get back into the game but we held out and won 9-7. I’m tempted to pick out individual players for praise but I think every player stepped up to the plate and deserve credit for this win. We finished the day level on points with the 3rd team. In the last few weeks we have beaten the top two teams and look forward to playing Highbury next weekend.

We had a very nice compliment at the end of the game when one of the Supernova complimented the club on how we have developed this group of youngsters.

Our second game was a tough encounter with local rivals Croydon 1 in the London regional league. Last week we beat Croydon 2 but this was a different challenge altogether. Our pre-match team take was about individual battles and competing. The first half was a revelation, we competed in every area and were within two goals. Second half saw the lead stretched by Croydon but this was about the performance not the result. Despite great goals from Bromley, Croydon pulled ahead and won by 8 in the end. We showed how far we’ve come as a club in recent years and we are building an exciting future for the club. Very proud coaches and parents today, well done teams.

W/E 4th February 2018 – Match Reports

A hectic days korfball at Bromley KC with 5 scheduled games to play, 2 junior and 3 senior.

Our u9s travelled to Kent to play Kingfisher. The word is they played well but struggled at times as Kingfisher defended very well. Despite that we managed to win 5-0. Well played team.

Our second junior fixture should have seen our u11s taken on tornadoes but they conceded the game. That was a shame as it would have been nice to see if the teams improvement in the second half of the last meeting continued.

Our three senior teams played their penultimate home games starting with our 3rds. This was always going to be a tough game and was more about the experience. The opposition were league leaders Bec 5. Three of the four Bromley girls had never played a team of this standard. They did extremely well and despite loosing scored 5 excellent goals. A great experience for the team.

Next our first team who took on local rivals Croydon 2 in the London regional league. Both teams are fighting for their regional league survival. The game started well for Croydon who looked like they meant business and pressed hard causing several turnovers and getting off the mark first. It didn’t get any better for Bromley in the next 10 minutes going 7-2 down. Finally our young team began to play like the team we know they are and in the next 10 minutes scored 5 goals unanswered and at half time went in all square. The momentum continued in The second half as we pulled away 9-7 but Croydon responded and pulled it back to 9-9. Both teams battled hard in a gritty second half and with 5 minutes left it was again all square. But our first team are a tough bunch and scored twice more to win an amazing fame 15-17 against a Croydon team who looked a little shell shocked. We done team truly fantastic result.

Last up our 2nd team who faced supernova 5. We were missing Josh, Martha and phoebe but Tor and Grace stepped up to cover. This was another tough game that was really tight mid way through the half when we began to score and put a little daylight between us. In the second half supernova began to claw back our lead so a little coaching intervention was required to steady the ship and we held our for a decent 12-9 win taking the team up to 4th in the league.

Great day all round and all the players were a credit to the club. Happy days.

3rd February 2018 – Jack Petchey Award

Congratulations to our most recent Jack Petchey achiever award winner. On this occasion the recipient was chosen from our under 13 age group.

The group of nearly 30 young people voted and chose Lucie. Lucie like many of our youngsters came to the club via our school programme. It’s been great to watch Lucie develop as a korfballer. She is a joy to coach and her teammates enjoy playing and training with her.

Congratulations Lucie very well deserved.

 

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