This follows the popularity of Korfball at taster sessions organised through the 5×60 initiative in local schools. The sessions have been made possible by following the award of a Community Chest Grant from Sport Wales and will allow children aged 10 to 15 to play and learn more about Korfball. The sessions will be open to all abilities and beginners especially welcome.
Training will run from 1800 to 1900. Registration from 1745. The first two sessions will be free and £2 a session thereafter.
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James, a BKA Level 2 qualified coach brings a wealth of experience to the club from both the coaching and playing aspects of the sport. As a coach he has been actively involved in coaching the Welsh Development Squad and the Welsh Inter area teams. As a player James has been a member of the British Student Korfball Squad and Welsh Korfball Squad as well as captaining Cardiff University to fourth at last season’s BUCS national championships.
Cardiff City Chair Stuart Wood said, “We as a club have been without a recognised coach for a couple of seasons, relying on the skills and experience of senior squad members to run sessions and manage teams.
“Although this has been successful in terms of winning the South Wales and West Regional league and the Welsh Korfball league, we felt the time was right to appoint a recognised coach to develop the whole club.
“James is an excellent appointment and I am really excited to have him start and put us all through our paces!”
As well as a new coach, Cardiff City have also sourced a new training venue – Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf in Llandaff North.
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The weekend started against a strong Cambridge team who were tipped to finish second at the CT. City held their own for the first half, but after a couple of missed penalties Cambridge managed to pull a lead which City could not recover. Cambridge ended the game with a 15-8 lead and their first two points of the competition.
The following match saw Highbury and Birmingham battle it out. Although Birmingham City were the stronger team, they could not capitalise on their chances whereas Highbury did, to come out on top 12-7.
So when Cardiff City played Highbury later that afternoon, Highbury went into the match over-confident whereas the Welsh side wanted to bounce back from their morning defeat. Indeed City played with determination, accuracy and were better organised. Ramzi Barbir, Ruth Campbell and Dave Thomas all scored 3 or more goals, helped by their team mates in feed and collect. Highbury made a determined girl substitution at half time, but City tactically brought on Julie Prosser to mark her which proved to be an important sub. The game ended 13-6 in City’s favour and a great way to end the first day of matches.
Cardiff City kicked off day 2 against Birmingham City. Although a close affair in the first few minutes, Birmingham slowly but surely pulled a bigger lead mainly thanks to their tall and quick boys who scored all of their 13 goals. The end result was 13-7 to Birmingham.
The last match for Cardiff was against Croydon who had so far beaten both Cambridge and Birmingham. City’s chances were slim but the Welsh side had youth on their side against an experienced but ageing Croydon team. However, Croydon’s experience of playing as a unit proved too much for Cardiff to contain and City unfortunately lost their discipline and ability to recycle the ball. Hampered by an injury to Ramzi Barbir who was carried off the pitch and Croydon influencing the referee’s decisions, City ended their CT games with a frustrating 6-11 loss.
City players who took part thoroughly enjoyed the weekend. Partly because of a great Saturday night social but also because they were able to experience a higher level of korfball than normally played in the Welsh or Regional leagues. All will have benefited from playing on larger pitches with high standard referees, alongside a professional set up including assistant refs, jury and shot clocks.
Cardiff City’s only previous experience of the playing with a shot clock came through the squad’s trip to Lyon in France for the Europa Cup first round last September. However, the team adapted well and were rarely buzzed out.
The matches were played at Whitgift School in Croydon which provided excellent facilities for the Champions Trophy weekend and is regularly used as a multi-game venue in the EKA national league.]]>
Korfball is played with four girls and four boys on a basketball sized court with no set positions and no restrictions on which parts of the court the players can play.
The day long session was organised in collaboration with the school and Sport Cardiff, Cardiff Council’s Sports Development Department and saw year seven pupils put through their paces but current korfball players from across Cardiff.
The sport is played across theUKwithCardiffboasting four clubs, a welsh league and over 100 adult players. One of the clubs, Cardiff City Korfball Club, currently usesMichaelstonCommunity Collegeto train on a Wednesday evening which led to the recent collaboration.
Will Hayward, one of the korfball players who helped run the day said, “When we first introduced korfball to the children there was the usual confused look in the eyes, which is expected as not many people have heard of it.
“However as soon as the children tried the sport, they loved it and it was really great to see boys and girls working together while getting fit and having fun.”
Zoe Rose, Chair of Cardiff City Korfball club said, “We were really excited to have the opportunity to introduce Korfball to so many children. We currently run korfball clubs in a few primary schools in Cardiff so it was great to be able to see older children get involved and enjoy it.
“We are committed to developing youth korfball in Wales and look forward to creating more links like this.”
Dawn Mitchell-Williams from Sport Cardiff said: “Events like these really support our ethos of developing club-school links so that we can engage pupils outside of the school hours. This way they are more likely to stay active once they leave education.
“Korfball, although not a traditional sport, has several proactive clubs based in Cardiff that have the capacity to increase junior membership therefore we hope that Korfball can become an alternative sport for pupils in Ely.”
Korfball is currently played in Roath Park Primary School and Moorlands Primary School in Cardiff as well as Tyn Y Wern Primary School in Caerphilly. A schools competition was held in June 2012 which was won byRoathParkPrimary School.
For more information on Korfball please visit www.welshkorfball.org or for more information on Cardiff City Korfball Club please visit www.cardiffkorfball.co.uk]]>
The Cyclones were missing a couple of regulars, giving Mavericks players Kat Trelawny and Rich Oyler a chance to step up in this early Sunday morning fixture.
The Bulls were first out of the blocks, establishing an early 2-0 lead, but once the Cyclones hit their stride, four unanswered goals gave them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish all game. First stand-in captain Zoe Rose earned and dispatched a penalty, some great team work left Oyler a simple drop off shot which he duly converted, then another penalty and a simple runner from Max Lloyd put the Cyclones in command. Tight defence and good ball movement allowed the Welsh side to keep the lion’s share of possession and frustrate their opponents, whose patient build-up play and good finishing kept them in the game. Half-time arrived with the score at 7-4 in favour of the visitors. By then though, the Cyclones had six players on the scoresheet and were starting to flow.
The first few minutes of the second half was all Cyclones, as a barrage of long shots flew in from the front right corner, Ruth Campbell landed the most, and Ramzi Barbir claimed the longest of the bunch, only a pace in from the corner. Both teams traded goals through the middle of the second half, but with the Bulls forced to come out and defend near the half-way line, gaps began to open up, and short-range efforts from Susan Jones, Ian O’Sullivan, Kat Trelawny and Dave Thomas put the gloss on an excellent team performance. Captain Julie Prosser will be pleased to hear of the defensive effort which restricted the Bulls to a handful of shots throughout. Eight second half goals for Basingstoke came thanks to some accurate long range shooting, but it was no match for a 13-goal second half haul from the visitors, getting all nine squad members on the scoresheet, with plenty of excellent shot selection and rebounding.
A relatively comfortable 20-12 win was a good return for longest away trip of the season, and will give the team plenty of confidence for the rest of the regional league season, but possibly more satisfying will be holding the free-scoring Bulls to 12 goals, when they’ve racked up 23 and 25 in their local league.]]>