Youth Inter Area

Kent Korfball Association will be entering teams into the forthcoming Inter-Area at the following age groups.

Under 11, Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17

Thanks to all the coaches, volunteers and organisers to help make this happen.

EKA Referees

Practical Referees Course

Azzy Sieber will be running at practical referees course on 1st October at Holmsdale School from 1pm-5pm.

The aim of the course is to give practical guidance to referees at all levels (from those interested in refereeing but not qualified all the way to 1A) and everyone is welcome to attend. Additionally, this would also be an excellent course for those that may lack some confidence in refereeing but are looking to pick up a whistle. We can provide you with the skills to become a confident referee and to teach you how to effectively manage the game. Also, those that are experienced and confident referees but are looking for some tips and assessments on their game we can provide this at the course.

The main areas covered are:

Use of the whistle
Signals and using them
Verbal communication
Positioning
Game management
Rules and Decision Making

If you would like to brush up on SIGNALS

We look forward to seeing you at the course.

Teaching Children Korfball

Jackie Hubbard has given permission for Teaching Children Korfball to be available as a free download to anyone who wishes to download it.

Jackie spent many hours producing the manual and was assisted by Valerie Crafter. The manual is designed for teachers and leaders and comes complete with lesson plans.

EKA Referees

2015-16 Referee Courses

I have managed to get in contact with Graham and have arranged two referee courses.
 
The first will be held on 31st October and will be in Canterbury and the 2nd will be 27th February in Maidstone area. They are both Saturdays as we have decided this year to move away from the split course over the Mondays. This is so that we hopefully have a higher pass rate for those that attend and was recommended that we did this from Graham. Nearer the time I will email out the current playing rules for clubs to disseminate amongst the people going so that they can have a read before arriving to the course.  This is also available on the Kent website at:
http://kentkorfball.com/refs/rules/
 
The cost of the course is going to be split between the five clubs of: Bearsted, Kingfisher, KV, Tornadoes and UKC. We have a rough estimate which is £235 which will mean £47 per club. You can send as many people as you would to either course. The cost is likely to change (increase or hopefully decrease) as we are awaiting confirmation of a venue for the course in February and this of course will influence the total price. Below are the details. Please note the course is scheduled to finish at 17:00 with the venue booked until 18:00:
 
Course 1
Date: Saturday 31st October 2015
Venue: University of Kent, Canterbury.
Time: 12:30 - 18:00.
 
Course 2
Date: Saturday 27th February 2016
Venue: TBC (Maidstone area)
Time: 12:30 - 18:00 (Subject to change depending on venue availability).
 
If you have anyone that would like to attend the course then either email Frank or myself and we will add them to the list. Please when they email us wanting to come; could you attach a contact number that we can use on the day, just incase anything changes, we can let you know last minute.
 
We will send another email with the confirmed venues and times later this week or next.

Azzy Sieber - KKA Refs Co-ordinator

England Korfball Inspired

Delivering the best support to grow the sport!

Quite simply, England Korfball Inspired is a visionary way to  define what success means to your club, to recruit more volunteers, to benefit from resources and funding and, of course, to grow the number of new players engaging with your club.

Best of all, this isn’t about ticking boxes It’s about being the club you want to be, the best club you can be, and the England Korfball Inspired quality mark is open to all clubs who aspire!

If you’re England Korfball, you need to be England Korfball Inspired!

Coach & Club Forum

Sept 18 – 6.30-9pm

Club & Coach Forum

Sevenoaks Leisure Centre

Choose from three workshops:

 

1)   Funding 

2)   Understanding Your Participants Motivation

3)   Developing a Club Business Plan

 

More info and book now via http://www.kentsport.org/com_sport_club_home.asp

 

We have also added an additional safeguarding workshop to our 2015 schedule.  Updated schedule and workshops can be viewed via www.kentsport.org/connected

 

Stuart Butler

Club and Volunteer Development Officer

stuart.butler@kent.gov.uk

EKA AGM Report

The EKA Annual General Meeting Report can be found from the link below.

This years report features lots of interesting features on current development and the Coaching and England Korfball Inspired programme.

EKA AGM Report 2015

Welsh Trials

Attention all korfballers with some Welsh blood (up to grandparent Welsh heritage).

Wales are rebooting their international setup this year and holding an open trials for the new look training squad on Sunday 6th September in Cardiff.

http://www.welshkorfball.org/international/trials/

The new look international scene is having a reboot this year with a complete overhaul of its existing structure and outlook. The trials will be used to select a training squad of 12 and 12, with a heavy emphasis on development on long term goals, so no matter your perceived ability, from only playing for 1 year, to having a wealth of experience, you’ve got nothing to lose.

If you’ve got some Welsh blood running through those veins why not come along and give it a go. The 5 hour top class training session will, if anything, be fun, rewarding and extremely exciting!

When: Sun Sept 6th @ 9am
Where: Cardiff house of sport (https://goo.gl/Oe0rzT)
Cost: Just a tenner for 5 hours of korf

Any questions just let me know on:
internationals@welshkorfball.org

Nick Wilkins
International Officer
Welsh Korfball Association

Web: www.welshkorfball.org
Twitter: www.twitter.com/waleskorfball/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/WelshKorfball/