1 May 2017

Dean Woods


Mallory Gore is looking for the “Perfect” end to the season

Seeing Kingfisher win the England Korfball League Grand Finals would be a wonderful achievement for the club which feels like “family” for Mallory Gore.

The 21-year-old said the whole club are looking forward to their showdown at the K2 in Crawley on May 6th and 7th, where they face Trojans in the semi-finals on the first of those days.

Kingfisher’s opponent’s head into the tie in search for a 10th straight England Korfball League crown and start as favourites.

We’re training hard

However, Gore said despite a somewhat uphill task facing them, the attitude is still very positive at the Kent-based outfit and the England age-group international feels comfortable on the court.

“We got on so well as a squad and it is so much fun to be part of it,” Mallory said.

“We’re training hard and will support each other no matter what the outcome over the weekend.

“Kingfisher Korfball Club feels like a family.

“I’ve been playing korfball with them for the majority of my life and the people that run it and coach help so much to make sure it remains that way.”

She went onto say a couple of players who returned to the club after spells away have also been a real boost for the team.

“It’s great to have Rachel [Turner] and Shannon [Jones] back this season” Gore said.

“I’ve played with Ryan [Medhurst] and Liam [Geddes] since juniors and everyone else since joining the first/second team squad when I was 14.

“I so enjoy being part of this team, both on and off the court”

Looking ahead to the Grand Finals, Mallory said being part of a Kingfisher side who claim the title would be a “perfect” end to the season.

Not scared

She added that they are not scared by the prospect of facing top seeded Trojans and they are relishing the challenge.

Mallory said: “Over the past couple of seasons, we have come very close to beating them having given them a hard game or two and we’ll be giving everything over the finals weekend.

“Personally, I am not worried about coming up against Trojans, I just try to play my best and look forward to the challenge.

“I think there will be pressure on all four teams as each team has some really top players, full of internationals.

“Having played for England through the age groups, I have good friends playing for the opposition at the LFF Grand Finals.

“On the court, we’ll be battling each other, but once the game is over it’ll be handshake and hugs all round.”

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