With the sights and sounds of the Korflite League drifting over Roath Rec, along with some very tasty barbequed delights, the competitive nature of Korf really took hold. It has been great to see new people catching on to different skills and really having a go throughout the league. The improvement each week has been fantastic.
None more so than JP the Foulers who managed to break their duck in their previous session, then combined to win two games on the bounce in this marathon finish. Tactics and rules were debated on the sidelines, as the chance of winning the pool became a real possibility! JP the Foulers have had to roll with injuries and illness, a broken finger, broken ankle and bronchitis have all befallen individuals of the team but the â€œwe shall endeavorâ€? attitude was refreshing to see. A close losing match and a win ended in a second place finish which all were well pleased with.
Some of the play on different pitches was of really good quality, and quite free flowing, even with some dodgy refereeing decisions (apologies teams!).
One of the most refreshing things was being proud to be part of a club that has both the sports and social aspect of a great eclectic group of people. The cakes and food were also nice too! (Good BBQ skills Ceri).
The Korflite League has been a great success and deserved to end on a high note. A big thank you goes out to all organizers including Zoe for the idea of Korflite and leadership and Susan in ensuring a problem free league. Well done to all teams and â€œsuper subsâ€? who made a big difference in keeping all the games flowing.
The inaugural league is now finished, but there will still be some friendly games played from 7pm onwards at the same place over the next few weeks, hopefully sunny ones, soâ€¦â€¦â€¦.. lets play some Korf!
Rich Oyler (“JP The Fouler” captain)