GRAND FINALS THIS WEEKEND
This weekend (26 and 27 April) the Grand Final of the 2013/14 season of the England Korfball League will take place in Croydon, South London.
The club sides that finished in the top four places after the regular season won the right to complete in the League Play-Offs to find the 2013/14 Champions.
The semi-finals, 3rd/4th play-off and grand final will this year take place at Whitgift Sports Centre at Whitgift School, Haling Park, South Croydon, CR2 6YT. Admission for spectators is free.
The sides that made the play-offs this year are; Trojans Korfball Club (Croydon, South London), Bec Korfball Club (Tooting, London), Nomads (Epsom, Surrey) and Norwich Knights (Norwich, Norfolk))
The Champions will go on to represent England Korfball at the prestigious IKF Europa Cup tournament to find the best club side in Europe in January 2015. The runners-up will represent England Korfball at the IKF Europa Shield tournament.
SATURDAY 26 APRIL – SEMI-FINALS
15:00 Trojans (1) v Norwich Knights (4)
16:30 Bec (2) v Nomads (3)
SUNDAY 27 APRIL – FINALS
14:30 England Korfball League 3rd/4th
16:30 England Korfball League Final
Trojans KC are seeking an unprecedented eighth consecutive league title after finishing the regular season unbeaten. Before the final, Trojans will have to overcome the challenge from Norwich Knights who have put in a number of impressive performances over the course of the season. The first semi-final match (Trojans vs Norwich Knights) starts at 15:00 BST on Saturday. Will Trojans be able to stop Norwich Knights’ Charlie Vogwill from adding to his 101 goal tally for the season?
Bec KC are now coached by England senior coach Dave Buckland narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season finished in 2nd place this time around and are many peoples favourites to reach the league final… Standing in their way are Nomads from Epsom, Surrey! Nomads under coach Dave Butters finished in 3rd place in the league; Nomads have a squad full of talent, including the league top goal scorer Sytze Bijker who scored 112 goals this year. The second semi-final starts at 16:30 BST on Saturday.
The losing teams from the semi-finals will compete for the Bronze medal at 14:30 BST on Sunday.
The England Korfball League grand final will start at 16:30 BST on Sunday.
We’re excited about the Grand Finals… we hope you can join us at Whitgift Sports Centre at some point over the weekend to watch the best club sides in the country do battle to find the 2013/14 Champions! If you’re unable to make it in person to South Croydon, make sure you’re following @EnglandKorfball on Twitter for the very latest news, results, goal scorers and much more from the weekend!
In addition to the England Korfball League play-off, there is also the ‘Champions Trophy’ that will also be contested on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 April at the Whitgift Sports Centre. The winner of the Champions Trophy will win the final place in the 2014/15 England Korfball League – the top korfball league in England.
Saturday 26th April
09:40 Cambridge Tigers v Bristol Thunder
10:40 Highbury v Manchester Warriors
11:40 Birmingham City v Cambridge Tigers
12:50 Highbury v Bristol Thunder
13:50 Birmingham City v Manchester Warriors
Sunday 27 April
09:15 Manchester Warriors v Bristol Thunder
10:15 Highbury v Cambridge Tigers
11:15 Bristol Thunder v Birmingham City
12:15 Cambridge Tigers v Manchester Warriors
13:15 Highbury v Birmingham City
For the very latest results throughout the weekend make sure you’re following @EnglandKorfball on Twitter, we’ll be using the hashtag #EKCT14 throughout the event. Also keep an eye on our Facebook page and of course the England Korfball website.
Who do you think will be promoted to the top flight of England Korfball? Let’s discuss on social media!
Our thanks to our pitchside sponsors for supporting the England Korfball 2013/14 League Play-Offs and Champions Trophy:
- Dynamic Fitness & Coaching
- Kukri Sports
- London Korfball Association
- Nomads Korfball Club
- Sport Structures
- Surrey Smart Centre