2017 Summer Tournaments

2017 Summer Tournaments

1. Sun 4th June – Nomads Tournament in Cheam
2. Sat 10th June – Kingfishers Tournament at Aylesford. This will be the new ‘alternative’ version of Korfball 4s with teams of 4.
3. Sunday 2nd July – Croydon Tournament at Royal Russell School.
4. Sunday 9th July – National Youth Day to be held this year in Norwich at the Hewitt Academy.

U13s complete KKA League and Cup double

What an amazing day for Bromley Korfball Club as our talented U13 team completed the KKA league and cup double after beating Tornadoes in the final.

The team was captained today by Katy who has been an awesome captain all season. The focus of our pre-game team talk was about guarding against complacency, not conceding penalties and taking our chances when they arise. In the first ten minutes we looked nervy and conceded the opening goal but pulled it back to 1:1. It was tight and we conceded a few cheap penalties and uncharacteristically Tornadoes couldn’t convert. Captain Katy on the other hand slotted her penalty in some style.

We went in at half time 4-2 up and looking like we might push on in the second half but tornadoes pulled it back to 4-4 early in the half. The tactic of double teaming Georgia was paying off as even she found taking on two defenders every time she got the ball tough going. It was a real battle in the second half with neither side able to get more than 1 goal ahead before being pegged back. It was 5-5 with minutes left on the clock before Daniel scored the winning goal.

It was a hard fought victory and a worthy final and full commiserations to Tornadoes.

This season was a real team affair, big thanks to Hilary young who was a great team manager and Thomas young for coaching this group for most of the season.

The team were:

Katy (captain) 1 goal
Daniel (vice Captain) 1 goal
Georgia 1 goal
Teo 3 goals

Thanks to Ellie Downes for her contribution this season.

It’s worth noting that we lost only one game in all competitions this season and had a goal difference of +66.

Happy days.

May 2017 – Half Term Club

We will be running two holiday korfball clubs in the May half term

They will be at Langley Park boys school (on the netball pitch) on Tuesday 30th and Wednesday 31st 10 am to 2.30pm.

Cost is £15 per day or £25 For both days.

To book a place email bromleykorfball@gmail.com or call 07825180472 or message via facebook.

Ages from 7-13.

Book early to ensure your place.

School Programme

Hard to believe it’s the last term of the year and what a year it’s been for our school club programme.

We have clubs running at:

Balgowan primary school
Oak lodge primary school
Worsley bridge primary school
Hayes primary school
Highfield primary school
Unicorn primary school

We have record numbers of kids taking part every week resulting in a thriving parent club.

If you you’d like to add your school to this growing list why not get in touch and hear about our remarkable success story and how we can kick start korfball in your school.

Message us on Facebook or call our junior coach and school liaison officer Bill berry on 07825180472.

W/E 23rd April 2017 – Match Reports

Our teams played their last league games today.
First up our seniors who made the journey to Milwall to take on Supernova 4 in a rescheduled match. We were short of players so had to enlist two first trainers and one coach who added about 35 years to the average team age.
It was a great game with both teams playing some nice korfball in the true spirit of the game. What was also lovely was one of our sections had a father and son and two sisters, one playing her last game before heading off to uni, handing the Vasudevan baton on so to speak. Nice penalty Martha! Anyway we decided not to limit our senior players to 50% of the teams goals but also a challenge the rest of the team to perform. A great game which we won 8-10 though overturned but the team left Milwall with their heads held high. Well done guys a pleasure to coach you this season.
Next up our u13 team who took on rivals Tornadoes in their last league game. The team have played 8 games won 7 lost 1 before today. We were unassailable going into this last game but wanted to bow out with a win. The team talk was short and sweet just do what you’ve done all season. First half was a tight affair and Tornadoes were determined to have a say. We were two up at half time and the team talk was let’s move up a gear, move the ball around faster and choose our shots more carefully. We did just that and pulled away showing great skill, self belief and a little swagger. We took the points with a 9-4 win. League title secure played 9 won 8 lost 1. Fantastic to see Evie and Eleanor play so well. Bring on the cup final.
Next up our u11s who took on Trojans and Nomads in a London event. It was great to have a team in action thanks to Maria our team manager who turned coach for the day. The team played 3 games, won 1 and lost 2. Great team spirit and real credit to the club.
Last but by no means least our u15s who haven’t played a great deal this season but who were determined to go out with a good performance. The team had Daniel and Colin from the u13s to make up the team. Team talk before the game was an honest appraisal of the task in hand against a very experienced team who were missing a couple of players. The guts were fantastic and gave 100% for the cause. Final score was a bearsted win 7-3. This was a really close game and we did so well. Great goal Anna.

All in all a very satisfactory end to a good season. With some silverware still to be won. Pleasure to coach you guys this season.

Kingfisher Summer 2017 Tournament

Please see the attached details for Kingfisher’s Summer 2017 tournament on Saturday 10th June. If anybody is interested please contact Bill.

W/E 2nd April 2017 – Match Reports

It was a real pleasure to host Highbury Korfball Club at Trinity in a rescheduled game. Our 2nds took on Highbury 4 in an LKA 2 game. This team put our 2nds to the sword a few weeks ago in north London. We were forced into some changes due to players being away. So thanks Issy and Leon.

It turned out Highbury were also missing a few players on the day so played virtually the whole first half with 6 players. The extra players didn’t work to our advantage as it disjoints the game. Again to0 many wayward passes and lack of precision when shooting saw us looking at a half time deficit.

The second half was 8v7 and a better half for us. But still the errors cost us. Final score 4-8 to Highbury. Well done Issy for scoring.

Thanks Sue Seaton for helping with the scoreboard and thanks Highbury Korfball for a good competitive game played in the right spirit.

W/E 26th March 2017 – Match Reports

This weekend saw Bromley’ s first and second team in action. Our second team took on north London rivals Highbury 5 with a changed team at Langley. After a minor delay we got going in what was a very competitive but friendly game. Our visitors enjoyed their trip south of the river a little to much and despite our youthful Best efforts they took the points with a 6-12 victory.

Despite the loss it was great to see how some of these younger players are developing, a great goal from faith and Eliza and phoebe were fantastic as were the rest of the team. We had some very nice comments about our players and venue. Thanks Highbury.

Next up our first team made the short trip to Royal Russell a venue we have mixed feelings about as two of our regular girls picked up serious injuries there and where the slippery floor is a constant nuisance.

So, we had real problems today as two first team girls were injured and two on holiday. So Issy and Grace got the call. We knew this was bound be a tough game and well it was tougher than expected in a lot of ways. Bearing in mind we were no threat to Croydon in the league there was in my opinion an unnecessary edge to this game. Despite competing in many areas our error count cost us dearly and by half time the game looked to have slipped away from us. The second half saw no let up in the edginess. Despite a couple talking to’s for questioning his decisions the ref rightfully branded a yellow card to a Croydon player. At the end of the game i was somewhat disappointed not by the loss but the tone of the game.

We’ll remember the Highbury game for the right reasons despite the result and try and forget this game.

W/E 19th March 2017 – Match Reports

Ok so today we had 3 teams scheduled to play. Our firsts travelled to Epsom for a tough encounter with Nomads 2. We are struggling to get our strongest players out every week due to injury so today we had to make further changes.

Nomads started strongly going into a 5-0 lead but we continued shooting and eventually started to drop. We went in 10-4 down at half time. After some positive comments , managed to cut down on mistakes and focused on right positioning in defence. Positives from the match , every player scored and lost 2nd half by 1: 9-8 with end result 19-12. Our girls out scored the nomads girls 5-7 with Millie O scoring a great long shot and MVP izzy bagging 4 from open play. Positives to move forward with.

Next up our 2nds at home to Trojans it was always going to be a tough ask. We made a decision to bring three youth players into the senior fold. So Ben, Daniel and Martha played their first ever senior games, the former two from our u13s though now 13 years old. The three debutants did well and didn’t look out of place. It was nice to see so many you players on show from both clubs. We secombed to some clever play from an experienced player and weren’t as clinical with our chances as we could have been. That said we competed well and the team showed a lot of character. We lost 18-6 in the end but pleased with the development of our youngsters.

Last up our thirds who were scheduled to play Mitcham 2 who had told us in advance they couldn’t get a full team out but came to play in a development game. That saw players from Mitcham, Trojans and Bromley take on our 3rds. It was great to see mothers and daughters brothers and sisters and dads and sons playing in a fun game. Points to Bromley by default and a nice way to finish the weekend.

W/E 12th March 2017 – Match Reports

What a great days korfball, two teams, two semi finals both against Kingfisher.

First up our under 11 team which was a formidable team though still playing together for the first time. Our pre-game team talk focused on not giving the ball away and working hard to retain it. We started well enough and despite conceding a couple of early goals Charlie score a brace to keep it tight. It was a really exciting game to watch with moments of amazing play. However our inexperience caught up with us and Kingfisher pulled away but we battled until the end in what was a fine performance the best if the season looking out 6-10 our best goal tally of the season.

Our second semi final saw our u13s take on Kingfisher. We were missing Katie and Teo but have strength and depth in the club though 3 replacements were from the u11s. The team talk was focused on but being complacent as we have faced and beaten this team before. I neednt have worried we set about the task with real professionalism. I think we got to half time without conceding and scored with every attack. The game was won in the first half and the more experienced players were asked to create opportunities for our less experienced players. The final result was 15-5 to us and league and cup look are both within reach. Well done to Georgia for topping the scoring with a fantastic 5 goals.

Well done teams you were fantastic.

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