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.


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:

Nick Wilkins
International Officer
Welsh Korfball Association

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

KKA Cup Finals

A great day at the recent KKA Cup Finals with some outstanding matches.

Bromley win their first KKA Cup Final

Final Results

Under 11s
Bromley 9 v Bearsted 6

Warriors 9 v Rams 11

Under 9s
Kingfisher 0 v Tornadoes 18

League Cup
Tornadoes 2 12 v Kingfisher 2 13

Under 13s
Tornadoes 4 v Bearsted 9

Kent Cup
KV 21 v Kingfisher 18

Under 16s
Bearsted 10 v Tornadoes 15

Jackie and David Hubbard

At the end of season 2014-15 Jackie and David Hubbard will be stepping down from the KKA EXCO. After 25 years of outstanding service to Kent Korfball.

David has been treasurer for the last 25 years and has been the prime person responsible for strategic planning and organisation, creating numerous development plans, supported by outstanding financial planning. David’s contribution to Kent Korfball cannot be underestimated and the Association will be the poorer losing such an outstanding organiser.

jackieJackie has been KKA Development Officer for the same period, primarily involved with schools and the development of the junior programme within Kent. Jackie fulfils numerous roles, from the creation of the KKA Skills Award, Teaching Children Korfball publication, work with after school clubs, equipment provision and the KKA Schools Tournament. To this list can be added a lot, lot more, quantifying Jackie’s contribution to Kent Korfball really comes down to where to begin, such has been her impact on Kent Korfball and her service to the association.

Jackie and David will be retiring from the sport and we wish them well. Thanks to David and Jackie from everyone at Kent Korfball.

Success at Youth Inter-Area

Kent Squads this year had excellent success at the Youth Inter Area hosted by Harrow.

Winning the Under 11s, Under 14s, Under 16s and narrowly missing out on goal-difference to London at the Under 19 age group.

The well-run event provided a showcase for many of England’s fine young talent with International Coaches and Managers on hand to view the players.

Thanks to Kevin Long, Josh Sparks, Christine Waite, Rob Parker, Don Thornberg and Corrinne Buckland who gave up their time and energy as coaches, to help the squads and thanks to all the parents, managers and referees.

The standard once again improved to a new level and KKA would like to thank Zoe Tighe and all the Organisers at Harrow for a job extremely well done.


A Great Day at the Inter-Area

KKA hosted the International Inter-Area with teams from The Netherlands, England, Area Associations, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and BSKA.

The weather was kind and all the games were very competitive. Scotland had a few injuries to their squad, which impacted on their final position, but a great day of korfball was enjoyed by the participants.

KKA is extremely grateful to all our Korfball Friends who took part in the tournament and thank them for their support.

Lots of volunteers and helpers make the Kent weekend a popular event and without their help it wouldn’t be possible, so a big thank you to everyone for your help.


1 England
2 EKVA (Alemere)
3 Oxford
4 Ireland 1
5 Scotland 1
6 Scotland 2
8 GKA (The Hague)
9 Ireland 2
10 KKA
12 CKA Under 19

Under 16

3 EKVA 2

Under 14

2 CKA 1
5 CKA 2

Under 11

1 KKA 1
2 KKA 2

KKA Cup Finals

Another fantastic day at the Kent Korfball Cup Finals. Thanks to all those working behind the scenes to make the competition work so well.

Under 9s Final – Bearsted v Tornadoes
Bearsted unbeaten in the League were clear favourites, but Tornadoes played an outstanding match winning by a convincing 5-0. Top scorer was Louis Richardson with 3.
Scoreres: Louis Richardson 3, Aurealia Fridd, Ben Buckland.
Referee: Phillip Locke

KKA Plate Final –  Rams v Vortex
Rams raced off to a 4-0 lead with Vortex only scoring 1 in a defence dominated first half.
In the second half Vortex started the brighter bringing the scores level and 4-4, then even again at 5-5. Rams saw the match out to win 7-5.
Scorers Bearsted: Katie Jane Chambers, Will Alderton 2, Linda Fitch, Don Thornberg 2, Shaun Officer
Scoreres Vortex: Emma Richardson 2, John Gilbert, Martin Blackstone, Alex Down
Referee: Dave Franks, Linesman: Steve Kirby

Under 11 Cup – Tornadoes v Bearsted
In a close fought game with only 1 goal seperating the sides this made for a tense affair for the large number of supporters. Bearsted edged it 4-3.
Scoreres Bearsted: Daisy Lancashire, Hannah Bealey 2, Jack Chambers
Scoreres Tornadoes: Ben Baker 2, Deklan White
Referee: Mick Medcraft

Kent Cup – Kingfisher v KV
The showpiece final was a great game even if the scoreline suggested otherwise. KV were quickly out of the blocks racing to an 8-2 advantage, Kingfisher pulled it back going into the half at 11-5 down. KV carried on how they stated in the first half  with 6 without reply, closing the game 20-8. James Mcdonald top scored with 8 for KV.
Referee: Azi Sieber, Linesman: Adam Dibble

U13 Cup – KV v Tornaodes
Tornadoes dominated the match going up 3-1 to the half, closing the match at 5-2. Will Holder (Tornadoes top scoring with 2).

Kent League Cup – Kingfisher 2 v Tornadoes 2
Another great match, once again the scoreline doesn't do justice to a fine game from a netural perspective. The match started even the the score at 3-2, then Kingfisher scored 8 without reply to open a wide gap that Tornadoes couldn't close, but nonetheless a very good match. Final score 17-5 to Kingfisher 2
Referee: Adam Dibble Linesman: Chris Beale

Under 16 Cup – Bearsted v Bec
Bec's faithful and large support certainly added atmosphere to a wonderful contest between two very evenly matched teams, with both sides trading goal for goal in a nail-biting match for the large crowd. Bearsted finally edged the contest 7-5 with Rebecca Stone top scoring with 3.
Referee: Chris Beale Linesman: Sam Barnden

Another great finals day with superb youth talent on display and tough fought matches throughout the day. Thanks to all the parents, players, supporters, officials and Referees who made it such a great day for Kent Korfball.


Post refurbishment

I am pleased to report that the KKA is in the process of upgrading 3 sets of korfball posts which can be hired out to schools on either a termly or yearly basis. Please contact development@kentkorfball for more details if you are interested.

Jackie Hubbard – KKA Development Officer

Level 1 Coaching Course

EK_Coaching_Poster Kent.pubThe EK (England Korfball) have now finished updating the level 1 coaching course and I will be tutoring a course in Kent in March.

The course will be 6 hours long and will be split into 2 three hour sessions.

It will be held at Chatham Grammar School for Girls, Rainham Road, ME5 7EH, on 15th and 22nd March. 9.30am – 12.30pm.

This will be a practical course but people who for health reasons still wish to attend may do so but will still be required to take a small group of candidates for a coaching exercise.

Cost £55 for EKA members and £65 for non-members. Before the course a candidate will be expected to complete some on line learning. Resource material will be included in the price.

This is a recognised  EKA Korfball qualification  and a successful candidate will get a certificate of completion which will look great on your CV. 

I am pleased to report that the KKA is in the process of upgrading 3 sets of korfball posts which can be hired out to schools on either a termly or yearly basis. Please contact me for more details if you are interested.

Jackie Hubbard – KKA Development Officer