England U21 preparations continue
England U21s continued their preparations for the upcoming IKF European Korfball Championships with a training match on Sunday 25 May, against a team made up of players from London’s top England Korfball League clubs.
The training match took place at the end of the squads regular training session and was split into three 30 minute games.
Johan Oosterling (Trojans Korfball Club) speaking to englandkorfball.co.uk said: “The game was played to help the U21’s squad with playing under high resistance. The All-Stars team took an early lead and it looked like the England U21’s were going to struggle a bit, however they showed resilience by pulling the score back and even take the lead but what stood out was that this was achieved with a wide variety of shots.
“In the second game England U21’s were shooting a bit better from middle distance and in the 3rd game they also found the basket a couple more times with long distance shots.
Overall the match gave the players a good opportunity to defend and attack against some of the best senior players in the country, these matches often provide much greater pressure and resistance which benefits the development of the players”
The England U21 squad will step up their preparations over the coming weeks – additional training matches that will further test the squad – will be confirmed shortly.
The under-21 IKF European Korfball Championships take place in Olomouc, Czech Republic between 06 and 12 July 2014.