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The Korfball Team


National Youth Day 2023

On Sunday 9th July 2023 at Beccehamian Rugby Football Club, National Youth Day 2023 took place; a competition for clubs and schools in support of their youth development programmes. U9 and U11 groups played Korfball4, i.e. 4 players with 2 posts, with the U13 and U15 groups playing 8 a side.

Our U9’s category was entered by 8 teams, all competing over the course of the day to finish top of the group. It was a tight affair between Bromley Orange, Croydon Eagles and Hayes White, with Bromley taking the title by a single point. The U11 competition saw 11 teams compete in morning groups, before being seeded in the afternoon’s pools. It was a second title for Bromley, as they won all ten of their games. A big congratulations to Croydon Eagles, who took second, and Norfolk Dragons, who took third.

The U13 category was entered by 6 teams vying for the title.Tornadoes beat Bromley by a single goal, to go 5 wins from 5 and take top spot, with Bromley in second, and Cambridge in third. Four teams competed in the U15 age group, with Bromley dominating the group by winning 6 out of 6 matches.

A huge thank you to the organisers and hosts, London Korfball Association, who without, we would not have had a tournament. A big thanks to all our youth korfballers, parents and coaches for making the trip and for all your work in running youth korfball programmes. Are you interested in volunteering in the youth korfball space? Email declan.kohl@englandkorfball.co.uk for your next step!