15 July 2017

Dean Woods


Strategy Review

England Korfball’s strategy is due for revision. We are now embarking on a strategy review process.


The 2012-16 strategy was developed with input from members’ and sector organisations to create a vision, strategy and set of outputs.

Since 2012 we’ve taken significant steps towards our vision of “Inspiring thousands of new and existing participants to enjoy and grow Korfball on their doorstep”.

We’ve trained over 800 new coaches and referees as part of our workforce programmes, as well as overseen significant growth in participation with over a 1,000 more people actively involved in the sport every week.

Coupled with this we have developed the England Korfball Inspired (EKI) programme, which has seen it eleventh club complete accreditation as well as being able to embark on significant new initiatives such as raising the profile and professionalism of the Grand Finals.

Internally, we have increased the number of volunteers and re-structured some key committees, e.g. International Strategic Committee (ISC), tackled key sustainability issues through insourcing key activities e.g. website as well as continuing to develop our policies and procedures to strengthen the governance of the sport.

Since 2012, the sports funding landscape has also changed significantly, with Sport England issuing a new strategy, Towards an Active Nation, 2016-21.

As well as the upcoming consultations around priorities for the England Korfball strategy, we recently consulted our membership in 2016 in respect of:

how best to ensure that members get and see value in the services we provide

how best to use the membership scheme to support growth in juniors, support the creation of new clubs and teams competing in regular competition

The key themes from this consultation will also be taken into account in revising our strategy for the 2017-21 period.

We would now like to hear from you!

For those that attended the AGM in person earlier this month there was an opportunity to input into the initial review by sharing thoughts and ideas.

Watch out for the online consultation questionnaire which will be available later this month and will be open until mid-September. We hope this will allow enough time for clubs, areas and individuals to input around the holiday season.

If you can’t wait for the online questionnaire and would like to send any thoughts/input on the strategy, please contact ellen.pearce@englandkorfball.co.uk

Later this year (September – November) the England Korfball Board will review all members input and analyse intelligence from the wider sector.

A draft strategy will be published and we’ll run a further consultation between December to January. Our ultimate aim is to obtain endorsement for the new strategy at the next Annual General Meeting (February 2018).