Cardiff City Mavericks started 2013 with a convincing win against Cardiff University 3rds but narrowly lost to Cardiff Dragons 1sts. Cyclones then revenged Maverick’s loss by beating Dragons in the Korfball Regional League the following day.

Mavericks were missing many of their regular players due to the annual (now legendary) ski trip and so Captain Cheya Tyson turned to Zoe Rose and Julie Prosser to help out along with Kat Trelawny, Tom Cockayne, Jon Rowles Ian Russell and Richard Olyer. The captain also handed Tom Iwb Hill his first start for Cardiff City Korfball Club.
First game of 2013 for Mavericks was Cardiff University 3rds. The game started well and saw a number of Mavericks get on the score sheet with good attacking and nicely worked goals. The final score ended 12-2 to the Mavericks.
Next up was Cardiff Dragons 1sts who had earlier also beaten Cardiff Uni 3rds. Despite some excellent movement and good goals from Cheya, Tom C, Zoe and Julie, Mavericks narrowly lost out 8-6.
Mavericks will be pleased with their performance considering the lack of games and the loss of key players to skiing and will be looking forward to their re-match.
Cyclones met on Sunday to take on Cardiff Dragons in the Wales, South West and Oxfordshire regional league. Captain Julie Prosser was keen that Cyclones began 2013 as they had finished 2012 and made one change to the line up – Chris Gubby came in for the injured (and new dad!!) Ian O’Sullivan. Starting in first attack was Ruth Campbell, Zoe Rose, Ramzi Barbir and Richard Olyer leaving Julie Prosser, Susan Jones, Max Lloyd and Chris Gubby with the task of first defence.
In the first half Cyclones played some of the best korfball they have played all season with some lovely flowing attacks and strong rebounding in defence. By half time the score was 13-1 and the team was largely pleased with their efforts. The second half saw the Cyclones attack stutter slightly with missed passes and the wrong shots taken. Dragons stepped up their efforts in attack causing Cyclones to make mistakes and give away five penalties. Captain Prosser called a time out to regroup the team and encouraged Cyclones to take care with the ball in attack and recognise the right shots to take. The final score ended 19-5 with Cyclones happy to shake off the Christmas cobwebs with a win.