The match schedule is:
Saturday 6th September 2014
1030 Wales v Catalonia
1400 Wales v Scotland
Sunday 7th September 2014
1030 England v Wales
1245 Wales v Scotland
We’ll retweet the results.]]>
Beginners are very welcome, your first two sessions are free.]]>
The league will be played at Roath Park Recreation Grounds 18:30-20:30 on Wednesday evenings starting on July 30th.
Korflite Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/259065867624462/
Download the poster
If you are interested in entering a team please email email@example.com
The cost is just £1 per person, per session!
Korflite promises to be affordable, fun, and social… so get a team together or head over to Roath Rec! At the end of the summer league, usually 4-5 weeks after the first night, we will organise a social event to round off the summer.
If any nights are rained off then we’ll head to a nearby pub instead!
There are many ways to get involved:
Turn up by yourself
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in the league. Anyone who comes along will be put in a team with a mixture of beginners and experienced players.
Enter a team
Playing Korfball is a great team building exercise. If you are a company or group of friends who are interested in playing you will be allocated an experienced player to help your team and give you an idea of the rules and tactics.
Rolling subs are allowed so it is suggested that teams have at least three boys and three girls.
Be part of a team
If you have friends who play Korfball join with them for an enjoyable summer of exercise and socialising.
If you’ve seen Korfball on BBC Get Inspired summer is a great time to give the sport a try. New players and beginners welcome, we are a friendly bunch so come and say hello . Just look for a Korfball post (the one with a yellow basket on the top).
If it’s raining, it’ll be a bit slippy to train we’ll go for a social drink instead on Wellfield Road. Check Twitter for details.
Look forward to seeing you there.]]>
Entry for teams is £30 before 1st July, £35 after. Free camping is available.
For more information see the tournament page or contact the organisers.
Look forward to seeing you there.]]>
I am pleased to announce the new Cardiff City Committee.
Chair – Jack Mitchell
Treasurer – Alec Care
Secretary – Alice Hunter
The outgoing committee will support the new officers over the summer.]]>
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.
Our adult training session will follow from 1915.
If you have any questions or need to know more please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Look forward to seeing you there.
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.
Anyone interested in joining Cardiff City should contact email@example.com or come along to the first training session 7Pm, Wednesday 4th September.]]>
For full details see our advert.
If you think you have what it takes and for more info contact the committee via the secretary.]]>
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.]]>