Zoe started playing Korfball in 2004, and progressed quickly from having never played korfball to winning a host of trophies from Best Newcomer to Most Improved. Fast-forward and she has served two years as club chairperson, become one of Wales’ most capped international players, and has plenty of successes under her belt as one of the main-stays of Cardiff City.
Bivin joined us in 2015 when he was looking for a fun new sport to try. One year on and he is now in the Wales squad and a regular for Cardiff City. He has taken on the task of organised-fun and gets us together for many nights out, karaokes, pub golfs, bowling, laser tag, christmas meals, awards evenings…. you get the idea – we love a good social!
Robo-Stu joined CCKC as a beginner back in 2005 and has not looked back. His steady improvement as a player, to the point where he regularly guests for the 1st team, has not gone unnoticed in the club. Off the pitch he is an essential part of the group, having spent time as both Treasurer and Chairperson. He currently looks after our website, social media, and kit – but makes the greatest impact on the pitch where he is proving to be quite a seasoned veteran nowadays.
Ceri started his Korfball career in 2002 playing for Cardiff Uni. Over the years he developed into a key player for the 1st team and Wales, eventually reaching the dizzy heights of Welsh captain. Tall, athletic and armed with a long shot Ceri has all the assets of a good korfballer. His natural ability and insights into the tactics of the game are invaluable to those who play alongside him. He is still in the top ten highest scorers for Wales of all time.
Where the hell do you start with a write up about Midge! Well here goes! Midge started playing Korfball at Bedford Uni, moving to Cardiff she was a founding member of CCKC and has held two positions within the club as Social Sec and our Ex Chair. On court she had created a reputation not to be messed with and has had an excellent season playing the 1st Team. Recently Midge seems to have taken her reputation to the bar and may I warn you – you cannot compete with the girl from the Ystrad!
Slovakian Superstar Pete is sadly leaving us after a year of much respected play and partying.
From the onset he was a valued asset to the first team.
We will miss his subtle way of losing defenders -
fools even the best and scores long and short.
Former Welsh Squad member, Dragons captain, TA recruit and habitant of Wales, Lee has swapped wet muddy Wales for a life down under and who can blame him?! Lee was a valued player at Cardiff City, being super sub to all our teams. He enjoyed a good run around and bossing his team mates… mind you, with his TA skills we all listened to him!
Marc made an impression when he came on to the CCKC scene, spending a season as second team captain and later in the position of club secretary. With boundless enthusiasm and a dry sense of humour he was a welcome addition to the club on the pitch and at socials.
Aidan joined CCKC back in the early days of the club. He passed on the mantle of club treasurer and spent a while undertaking the questionable task of updating the CCKC website in his new role as the club’s Website Co-ordinator. We are struggling to fill the void of website co-ordination since his departure!
Started Korfball: October 2003
On the court Ramzi has the lethal combination of an excellent shot and a quiet demeanour which allows him to creep up on you when you least expect it. As the league winning captain of 2007 he demonstrated his ability to lead a team to success. On the dance-floor he revels in being the centre of the circle whilst the rest of us shout: Ramzi Ramzi Ramzi Ramzi! He is the second highest scorer of all time for the Wales senior team, and one of the most capped players as well.
Chris is an ex-basketballer, a refugee from Dragons and has never looked back at these (at least we hope!). Chris is a goal scoring star – as long as it is indoors. He narrowly lost Sexiest Male in the club due to the newly introduced rule that you cannot vote for yourself! He also had a cheeky spell in the Wales squad…
Max, Maximus or Maxwell won “Best Male Chief 2007/8″ and stepped up to being a full time member of the first team. Max gives 110% for everything he does, whether it be shouting at his team-mates, throwing a massive party, hiking or skiing down a mountain. Just don’t mention skiing into turnstyles…
Ex-Welsh Korfball Chair, Retired Lothario and Resident Doctor – there are many words that can be used to describe Ian but none quite do him justice. He is our most enthusiastic SingStar participant, a stickler for the rules and always hosts a good party. On the pitch he is a team player and high goal scorer who leads by example and off the pitch he always has some good advice often shouted at the top of his lungs.
Another prodigy of Willows High School, Richard is a dab hand at anything sporty and has taken to korfball like a duck to water. The former Tae Kwon Do champ is on the brink of the first team. Hopefully it won’t be too long before his two young sons follow in his footsteps as korfball officienados.
One of the original founders of CCKC, Dave spent a number of years in the wilderness, both as a member of Cardiff Dragons and then as a hired gun. The current season sees him back with a vengeance, and the skills that took him to “Top Scorer in the South West League” are still in evidence. Nimble on his feet and with an ability to jump unnaturally higher than he should, he continues to be a force on the pitch.
Breaking many a male heart in Welsh Korfball, Kat Smith became Mrs Trelawny in 2008 but we are hoping that that ball and chain won’t be too heavy to stop her legendary goal celebrations. After first joining Korfball in 2004, Kat quickly developed to an excellent player whose ability on the court demonstrates that height isn’t always an advantage.
A recruit from the summer Korf Light, Jon has taken to Korfball like a duck to water. His recent marriage in a far off land called France did not reduce his accuracy in front of the post and his regular training has led to large improvements in his game. Constantly learning and eager to make his mark on the sport, Jon can be relied upon to come off the bench and score quickly.
Elaine joined the club in 2007 and was swiftly promoted to the first team, proving to be a deadly defender and excellent in collect. She has one of the best running in shots in the club, earning her places in Cyclones, Cobras and Mavericks and demonstrating how in-demand she is by every team.
Susan has played Korfball since she was younger than most of us dare to remember, and it shows. She has probably taken more year-end awards than any other member of the club, and has coached both CCKC and the university teams. Susan is one of the top 10 most capped Wales players of all time and frequently appears for Cardiff City in the Welsh Korfball League.
Kate has been a valued member of the club since 2003, improving her skills and being crowned Most Improved Player in 2008. Since then, having injured her ankle one too many times, the fear of missing a skiing trip has forced her to play an enthusiastic supporting role during competitive matches but is still enjoying training, the occasional match, and attending a mean social.
Cheya started her korfball career in 2008 after attending a beginners session and hasn’t looked back since. She was the youngest ever Cardiff City player by a considerable amount of years and during her playing career she has received the most improved, best non-Cyclones female and Mavericks MVP award. She is also a member of the Welsh squad and has set her sights on becoming a full-time international player. She has since left to join Raptors – the scandal! We still love her though.