29 August 2017

Dean Woods


Dave Buckland steps down as England coach

Dave Buckland has stepped down as Head Coach of the England korfball team with immediate effect after a 6-year reign at the helm.

Buckland who informed England Korfball’s Chairman Craig Gosling earlier today (Tuesday, 29 August 2017) led the senior national team at seven major tournaments between 2011 and 2017, including the under-23 squad at the European Championships in Barcelona, Spain in 2012

In August 2016 Buckland helped England Korfball achieve our highest ranking of recent times of 3rd in the official IKF World Rankings.

Major Tournaments

  • World Championships 2011, China (5th)
  • European Championships U23 2012, Spain (5th)
  • World Games 2013, Colombia (5th)
  • European Championships 2014, Portugal (4th)
  • World Championships 2015, Belgium (4th)
  • European Championship 2016, Netherlands (6th)
  • World Games 2017, Poland (7th)

Buckland’s final match in charge was a 25-18 victory over Poland at the World Games earlier this year.

England chairman Craig Gosling said: “I want to publicly thank Dave on behalf of the England Korfball Board and our members for the tremendous effort over the last 6 years”

“Dave worked tirelessly over the last six years with the England squads. His dedication, commitment and passion has been an inspiration to many”

“Dave is one of England Korfball’s hardest working volunteers, supporting not only the senior squad but also travelling throughout the country to deliver coaching clinics and running training sessions for both area and club teams”

England U23 and current senior assistant coach Rob Williams will take over the responsibilities of the senior squad on an interim basis.  

England Korfball wishes Dave well for the future.