30 June 2014

Dean Woods



The 2014 edition of England Korfball’s National Youth Day took place today (29 June) in South London at Club Langley sports ground.

Forty-six teams competed in the largest youth korfball event outside of the Netherlands and Belgium in five age categories.

The Mayor of the London Borough of Bromley, Cllr Julian Benington was in attendance and officially started National Youth Day.

Under 9s:

Champions: TROJANS 1, Runners-up: SPROWSTON JUNIOR SCHOOL 1, (3rd) Croydon, (4th) Bec 2, (5th and Pool B winners) QUEEN EDITH PRIMARY, (6th) Trojans 2, (7th) Norfolk Dragons, (8th) Tornadoes, (9th and Pool C winners) BEC 1, (10th) Cambridge City, (11th) Trojans 3 and Sprowston 2, (12th) Milton Keynes.

Under 11s:

Champions: BEARSTED, Runners-up: QUEEN EDITH PRIMARY, (3rd) Tornadoes and Sprowston 1, (5th) Milton Keynes, (6th) Bromley, (7th) Harrow, (8th) Croydon, (9th) Cambridge City, (10th) Norfolk Dragons, (11th) Trojans, (12th) Cambridge Tigers, (13th) Balgowan 1, (14th) Balgowan 2.

Under 13s:

Champions: NORFOLK DRAGONS, Runners-up: TORNADOES, (3rd) Cambridge City, (4th) Nomads, (5th) Trojans, (6th) Bromley, (7th) Norwich City, (8th) Harrow, (9th) Trojans 2.

Under 16s:

Champions: NORFOLK DRAGONS, Runners-up: TORNADOES, (3rd) Bearsted, (4th) Bec, (5th) KV, (6th) Bromley, (7th) Cambridge Tigers, (8th) Cambridge City*.

Under 19s:

Champions: TORNADOES, Runners-up: BEC, (3rd) Nomads, (4th) Cambridge Tigers, (5th) Harrow, (6th) Croydon.

Karen Palfreyman the chair of London Korfball said: “it was another successful National Youth Day, although we would have preferred for it not to had rained so hard in the afternoon!”

“it was a great day – I know the players enjoyed themselves tremendously. I’d like to thank all our volunteers, without whom it wouldn’t be possible to run such an event”

England Korfball’s Youth Development Officer, Frank Sieber said: “this was another extremely well run National Youth Day. Credit to the London Korfball Association and their army of officials for a very enjoyable day of korfball”

England Korfball’s Under 21 team travel out to the Czech Republic on Friday for the IKF U21 European Korfball Championships. Maybe in a few years time some of the players playing today will go onto represent England? Good luck to the U21s from everyone at England Korfball!