11 May 2021

Dean Woods


England Korfball welcomes new members of the Coaching subcommittee

We are delighted to confirm the appointment of four new members to the Coaching subcommittee, including a new Strategic Lead, Stephanie Watson.

Meet the team

Andrew Barnes

Andrew worked as a primary school teacher and PE coordinator for fifteen years, coaching a range of sports, including running a successful korfball club at his school and setting up a junior section for Cambridge Phoenix Korfball Club. On relocating to Lancaster, he qualified as a Level 2 korfball coach and began coaching korfball in primary schools, through the social enterprise he co-founded. As well as establishing a thriving junior club, he has also been club coach of Lancaster Phoenix Korfball Club since 2017.

Andi Revell

Andi brings considerable experience and expertise as a British Gymnastics Tutor and Assessor, alongside his role as a High Performance Trampoline & Double Mini-Trampoline Coach. He is also a UK Anti-Doping National Trainer and Chaperone, and UK Coaching Tutor.

Beth Ryan

Beth has a Sports Studies with Business Degree and a PGCE in Sport and Physical Education for age 16+. She has played Korfball for around 20 years, starting at Bristol City Korfball Club, going on to roles as Secretary and Chair of the Club before founding Bristol Thunder Korfball Club 10 years ago where she has been Secretary, Chair, Coach, Referee and player for the club. She is currently Chair of Bristol Thunder and Secretary of South West Korfball Association, having also been Chair and Events Officer for SWKA. She is also a member of the England Korfball Inspired National Panel having been part of the development team for England Korfball Inspired.

Stephanie Watson 

Having completed a BSc in Sports Development and Coaching, she has coached and been involved with korfball for over 10 years. As a fully qualified PE teacher she has also undertaken several other coaching qualifications, courses and updates including several UK Coaching Certificate Level 1 and Level 2 Awards and most recently the Mental Health Awareness in Sport Certificate to give her a wide perspective on the development of coaching today. As a player she has represented England and Great Britain for 7 years, as well as winning the National League 7 times with Trojans Korfball Club. Her interest in developing korfball has been drawn from her own experience in junior, university and elite playing and coaching. Her hopes for this role on the coaching sub-committee are to help move korfball forward with its coaching ambitions.