W/E 7th January 2018 – Match Reports

Our second team travelled to Ernest Bevin college to take on league leaders Bec 5 today in London league 3. Bec 5 hadn’t lost a game in the league before today so it was going to be tough ask both teams observed a minutes silence as a mark or respect to young Bec player lost in a tragic accident in Australia..

The game a tough one in a lot of ways with neither team able to establish dominance. It was a good old fashioned a scrap with both teams not giving an inch. We managed to sneak ahead by 2 goals at half time and talked about how we’d approach the second half.

The second half was even tougher than the first and Bec managed to pull back the two goals despite our best efforts. It was all square at 8 goals each with 2 minutes to go when Josh slotted a lovely mid range shot to make it 9-8 to us and we held out to inflict the first defeat of the season on Bec and start the season with a win

Happy New Year and lets get Korfballing!

OK Christmas is now a distant memory and it’s traditional to start thinking about the gym! We’ve got a better idea why not think about taking part in a great team sport? The benefits are you can improve your fitness, learn a new sport in good company.

• Bromley Korfball club is one of London’s biggest Korfball clubs with 90 playing members
• We have junior, youth and senior teams
• We train indoors in excellent local facilities
• Our coaching team has extremely experienced coaches across all age groups
• We are excellent value for money
• We provide excellent coaching to after school clubs in six local primary schools

So if team sport is your thing and you are looking for a new challenge you’re our kind of person. Your hockey, netball, basketball or rugby experience will easily transfer across. Why not come and give Korfball a go? You can try for free!

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Christmas Wishes

Bromley Korfball Club would like to take this opportunity to wish all players, coaches, parents, our friends at GKV and all our 2017/18 opponents a very Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year.

W/E 17th December 2017 – Match Reports

Today our 1st and 2nd team travelled to Royal Russell for their last games of 2017. The 2nds faced Croydon 5 in a tough encounter. We wanted to finish the year with a win and went into the game in good spirits. It was a tough first half with neither side able to get more than 2 goals ahead.

Second half was a brighter affair and our youthful team began to force the pace and with 6 goals from Ben we were able to take the points with a 10-5 win.

Well done team you did us proud.

Next up our 1st team who took on Croydon 2 in the London regional league.

We had a game plan and our pre-match team talk focused on it. This was a proper, tough encounter with both teams going all out for the win.

Defences were on top in the first half though we did manage to pull ahead by a few at half time we knew though that Croydon would cine our fast in the second half and they did pulling two goals back. Steph Brown’s goals in the second half proved decisive. At the other end the father and sun “Butters” combo dominated the collect and that allowed us to limit scoring chances. The final score was 9-5 to Bromley. An excellent end the first half of the season.

Well done both teams, rest up and see you in 2018

W/E 3rd December 2017 – Match Reports

The weeks round up starts with our 2nd and 3rd team playing in a midweek game at Langley watched by lots of eager supporters.

Some stats, average age of the 3rd team 13, average age of the 2nd team 16. So the young challengers were looking to upset the form book and the 2nds determined to show who the youngster a thing or two

The game started at a great pace with both teams passing the ball with speed and precision. The goals started to flow but neither side was able to pull away. At half time the game was tied and all to play for but the experience of the 2nds mid second half was telling and 5 goals from Ed and 4 from Frankie proved too much and the seconds took the points 14-11. Not a bad advert for the club with 25 excellent goals and real quality coming through our youth programme.

Next up two Sunday fixtures in snodland in the kent junior league. Our u11s played first against Bearsted. It was another mixed team with kushala, Jack and Joe helping out again.

The first 10 minutes were close with us managing to creep ahead. The second half went our way and we took the points with an emphatic 7-1 win. Goals from Liv, Charlie, Lewis, kian and sienna all contributing but an outstanding 2 from kushala topped of a great start to the day.

Next up our u13s who had to rely on Charlie and Lewis to get a team out.

You could see how the game develops as you get older as the pace of this game was electric. It was the tightest of games and all the conversations were about trying to minimise mistakes and expressing ourselves. At half time it was close with only a goal in it. 2 super penalties from captain Lucie cooly dispatched. The last 10 minutes were great to watch for the neutrals but very anxiety provoking for me. Goals traded by each team and despite our best efforts we could claw back the last few goals and lost 9-7. Great performances by everyone with real character on show and despite Teo peppering the Bearsted basket the goals wouldn’t drop.

Very proud of all teams this week. Juniors are all 2nd in the league at this stage.

Happy days.

W/E 26th November 2017 – Match Reports

The weekend round-up is a little different this week. On Saturday ten Bromley players represented team London in a new initiative from England korfball, county vs country. So two games at Whitgift school saw 5 u15s and 5 u13s take on England finest.

Both games we fantastic and london really competed well did us proud. Whilst the results were never in doubt we showed, real skill fantastic attitude and character and lost by 3. The second game saw the score line extended by the England team. It was a great opportunity for our players and they responded. Thanks Rob and colleagues for the invitation.

Ok back to the Sunday leagues. This was one occasion when both London and Kent leagues clashed so all hands to the pump.

If you counted the Hayes school teams we had 11 teams in action though Hayes compete in their own right but we run the school club.

So teams of u9s, 11s and 13s all took to the field. With Bromley finishing 1st and 3rd and Hayes 2nd and 5th in the u9s league.

U11s saw Hayes come top with Bromley and Hayes also coming 3rd

U13s saw Bromley come out on top

In the Kent league we had both u9s and 13s in action.

Our u9s had a fantastic game against Bearsted and we’re unlucky not to take full points as Bearsted equalised in the last minute to share the points 3-3.

Last up our u13s who were taking on Kingfisher who we drew 6-6 with recently. We looked solid today and for off to a great start and never gave up the lead despite real pressure from Kingfisher. We took the points with a 5-3 win. At least until the tornadoes game we were top of the league.

Lastly we’d like to say well done to Lucie temple and Elissa Demetriou being awarded Jack Petchey awards.

Lastly we can confirm a Hayes v Bromley parents game in the calendar. What a great initiative. Well done Natalie for getting us over the line with everything today and to our team managers and parents.

Lastly why not bring the kids along to watch our 2nds and 3rds play each other in a league game at Langley boys school on Wednesday evening at 7.30.

25th November 2017 – U15 County Representation

Well done to the Bromley players who represented their county against the England u15 squad today. Great performances all round.

Sue Seaton

Bromley Korfball Club would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Sue Seaton who passed away this week. Sue was a long time friend and member of our club. Sue worked very hard to help make this club what it is today and we are eternally grateful.. Sue was always first to volunteer when something needed to be done, from organizing social events for the kids to helping with over seas trips. Her smile, wit and “Brummy” accent always brought happiness to whatever she did and we will all miss her. Our Thoughts are with her daughters Grace, Emma and husband John.

W/E 19th November 2017 – Match Reports

Weekend roundup time!

Yesterday was another busy day at the club with 5 teams in action. First up our 2nd team who had the early start with a 10am game against Supernova 5 at Milwall. We were delighted to have our latest signing from Croydon KC Josh carvery in the team. The oldest player in the team today was 17. We talked about good recent performances without getting results and games were we’d managed to get ahead but not hold the lead. No such problems today though after we observed a minutes silence as a mark of respect to Sue Seaton, club member and mother of one of our players who passed away this week.

The game started brightly for us and we took an early lead that we never let slip for the remainder of the game. The entire team was firing on all cylinders as we scored regularly and snuffed out the Supernova attacks, our boys did an excellent job dominating the rebound and our girls scoring 9 of our 15 goals. Some great performances but it was the team performance and spirit the really impressed. Great goal scoring from Sean and Millie who each bagged 4, Frankie 3, Martha 2 and 1 each from Ben and Ed. Final score 15-4 to Bromley, onward and upwards from here!

Next up our 1st team who took on Supernova 1 at trinity. We hoped to build on last weeks amazing result against Trojans but it wasn’t to be. Our error count again cost us dearly. Despite keeping things close in the early stages Supernova scored a number of unanswered goals to take a 5 goal lead into half time and this proved to much in the second half. despite some excellent performances Supernova took the points with a 22-11 win.

Next our U9s who made the trip to Snodland to face Bearsted. The team was Ben, Ollie, Thomas, Alexa and jacob. No record breaking score this week but a very good performance. by all. Good team work, nice attitude to the game and a 3-1 win. Goals from Ben and Thomas this week but a very fine team performance. Well done all.

Next up our U11s who this faced Bearsted Rams in the Kent League. We were again joined by Jack and Jo from Hayes Primary school and Kushala from Highfied. We were delighted to see Liv play her first league game for Bromley. The start may have suggested we might win this game comfortably as we took and early lead and seemed to be able limit Bearsted’s attacks we looked comfortable with a 3-0 lead but Bearsted fought hard and got back into the game mid way through the second half it was 3-2 to us and though we scored a fourth the came back again but we say the game out 4-3. well done guys and especially to Liv and Kushala who played in their first games.

Last and by no means least our U13s took on unbeaten Tornadoes who were coached by the England Senior and u19 coaches. We were buoyed by the presence of Teo today. The game started well for Bromley and we took a 3-0 lead but we struggled to contain some quality players on the opposition side and the ball shots stopped dropping for Bromley. The second half was a very tight affair but maybe a combination of tiredness (3 of our players had come directly from a football game) and the quality of the Tornadoes saw them pull away in the closing 5 minutes taking the points with an 8-5 win. There was a lot of quality on show today though from Bromley and we will be in the mix at the end of the season for sure. Some great goals from Teo today who scored a hat trick.

W/E 12th November 2017 – Match Reports

Ok today we had six teams in action, 3 senior and 3 junior.

First match of the day saw our senior team take on Trojans 2

A historic day for Bromley Korfball, where the 1st team beat the league champions for the past three seasons 17 goals to 12. Although are results to date have been disappointing, the performances have been encouraging. The win was the highest level win in the clubs short history and as a performance even eclipses the league title two seasons ago, simply measured against the level of opposition and with 3 x under 16 female players in the starting line up, the future does indeed looks bright, in fact “orange“……

Next up our under 9 team travelled to Kent to play Kingfisher

We had four player and no subs . We did really well drawing with Bearsted last week and hoped to do a little better today and did we!

It was a great game with goals galore but more about the team performance. Great passing movement and topped off with a 22-1 win.

9 goals from Jacob, 7 from Elissa, 3 from Oscar and 2 from Kieron

Amazing game guys and great credit to Natalie’ s coaching. Thanks Jenni and Sarah our team managers.

Next up our u11s who faced a tougher challenge than last week. Pre match chat pointed out that this team score 17 in their last game so defence needed to be the order of the day.

It’s fair to say we managed to do so that to a degree limiting them to 9 goals. I think we learned that playing in the Kent leagues is a real step up in quality and I think the players will improve on this performance. Worth noting we had 4 debutants in the team with huge thanks to the Hayes boys who did a great job.

Next our u13s playing their first league game of the season. This team has a lot of potential so I was excited to see how they’d play. The first half looked like a first game with many unforced errors resulting in goals conceded. We simply couldn’t get our game going at all. It was 6-2 to kingfisher at half time. The half time team talk was 1/2 focusing on the positive and pointing out how we could turn the situation around. Well the second half was a different affair and we set about Kingfisher with renewed confidence. Despite conceding two pens that weren’t converted we pulled the score back to 6-6 and to be honest could and should have won the game with the amount of chances we had. I was delighted with the reaction from the team with great character and resilience a decent draw from what could have been a heavy loss.

Last up our 2nd and 3rd senior teams played at Langley.

Our seconds took on unbeaten Bec 5 who have beaten all comers this season. I am reliably informed that our team extremely well and in the end were unlucky to lose out 8-10, nice comment from Bec who said we were the best opposition they’d faced this season. The average age of this team is 17 which shows how well our junior and youth programme is and developing these young players.

Last up and by no means least our 3rds took on Highbury 5 and despite playing with 7 players we scored 7 and lost to a well organised team. Another excellent game with 6 of the 7 goals from our rising stars. Happy days!

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