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Super Saturday

November 8, 2012 in Events

November 3rd 2012 saw SWKA host our biggest Super Saturday yet.

8 Clubs

16 Teams

8 Games

A refs workshop

A social

and some serious fund raising for ‘Children with Cancer’. charity.

The day started off with a refs workshop run by Sam Billington which gave an opportunity for all refs to clarify the interpretation on the rules, some practical examples and to generally ensure we are all following the same ideas. thank you to Sam from the SWKA committee for a very worthwhile session.

After that games began thick and fast. Bristol Uni 2 beat Bristol Thunder 3 in a closely fought game  and Exeter 2 beat last seasons league winners Horfield 2 to start the day.

Gloucester Lions 2 then beat Exeter Uni 2 and Taunton 2 beat Bristol City 2 to show that they will continue to be competitive off the back of last seasons 2nd place.

The second half of the day SWKL1 took over, with Bristol Thunder 2 beating Bristol Uni 1 and Horfield 1 beating Exeter 1, with Thunder and Horfield keeping their 100% record in SWKL1

We finished with Bristol City scoring alot in beating Taunton 1 and Gloucester Lions showing their added experience to taking 2 points from Exeter Uni.

Michelle then carried out the charity raffle with prizes won by Nick (Exeter Uni), Andy (Thunder), Mark (Horfield) and Paddy (Horfield).

Thank you all for your generosity in raising £100 for ‘Children with Cancer’ and SWKA will continue to raise money for this charity throughout this season.

(photo is from last season super saturday)

First Round of the EKA Cup

October 23, 2012 in Events

Due to a number of clubs dropping out of the 1st round then the groups were rejigged and Bristol City ended up pitting their wits against their local rivals Bristol Thunder along with Croydon 2 at City Academy, Bristol. Exeters group stayed the same.

So Exeter made the trek to Milton Keynes and enjoyed the experience but couldn’t force a win against more experienced opponents, but found the trip worthwhile.

In Bristol, Croydon 2 arrived with just 2 girls and although it took both Bristol City and Bristol Thunder some time to adapt to the tactics of playing with 6 they both came out easy winners, City 17-7 and Thunder 13-2 although this was abandoned after 30 minutes due to injury to both of the Croydon girls.

This set up a battle of Bristol whereby Thunder took the lead, City came back, Thunder pulled away again and City fought back again, before a flurry of goals in the last quarter left Thunder the victors by 16-9.

So both Bristol clubs will go through to the second round of the cup with the opportunity to pull of a giantkilling act on one of the National League big hitters, maybe.

Well done to all three clubs that have taken on the challenge of the Cup this season.

Let’s get ready to rumble……

October 2, 2012 in Events

…with just 3 and a bit weeks to go to the start of the season, I hope we are all getting ready for a new and exciting season. So therefore just a few highlights for the new season

We have another new club joining us this season with Exeter Uni, so welcome to them in their first league season.

Bristol City and Horfield will be joined by Bristol Thunder in the Regional League so we wish them luck.

We will have 3 Super Saturdays this season, all in Bristol, all at City Academy, and with opportunities to shorten the longest of South West journey’s by Gloucester and Exeter playing their games in Bristol.

There will be new faces in all clubs I hope this season and I so the word of Korf has been spread far and wide in the South West this summer, ready for an Autumn, Winter and Spring of fun and competitive korf.

Finally, will there be a new name being engraved on the SWKL trophies in March, personally I can’t wait for the start of season 2012/13.


Beginners tournament: Results

January 23, 2012 in Events

SWKA’s Beginners Tournament was played on Sunday, with new players from all over the region coming to play. A fantastic day was had by all, with special thanks to our Events Officer, Michelle, for all her sterling work. The standings of the day were:

Group One

1.       Bristol City

2.       Horfield

3.       Gloucester United

 Group Two

1.       Bristol Thunder Uni

2.       Exeter Uni

3.       Taunton

 Overall places

1.       Bristol Thunder Uni

2.       Bristol City

3.       Horfield

4.       Exeter Uni

5.       Gloucester United

6.       Taunton

Well played all!

‘Beginners’ tournament

January 19, 2012 in Events

There is to be a ‘beginners’ tournament this Sunday, 22nd, at the City Academy Bristol.The tournament will run from 12.30pm to 3.00. Clubs are invited to enter teams composed of players who have been playing korfball for 18 months or less. Please contact SWKA’s Events Officer, Michelle Goodfellow ([email protected]) to enter a team.