The season is officially under way for Horfield Korfball Club, the first training session took place last night (Monday 9th August) with more than enough people to play a full game. Despite some attempts by the M5 traffic to throw off our plans.
There was lots of shooting practice, game practice and we also introduced Korfball to some brand new players. One of the focuses this season is to get everyone up to speed with all the Korfball terminologies, last night we begun with the different structures; 4-0, 3-1, 2-2 where the 2nd digit always refers to what's going on under the post.
This Monday training slot will be used throughout the season and we will add in a Wednesday slot from September onwards at the same time. All in preparation for the league game starting in October.
Years Playing Korfball: 3
I was first introduced to Korfball through a work colleague just after I'd moved to Bristol. He suggested it would be a great way to meet new people and as I enjoyed playing sports it seemed a good idea. Three years on, i'm still learning some of the subtleties of the game, but Horfield Korfball Club has taught me all I know and I can honestly say its a great sport to play. The mixed aspect makes for interesting tactics and everyone is involved in each match we play. It has become my main social group and the sport and pub trips are just about balancing to keep me fit. (In the photo i'm the only one in purple)
Horfield has three teams which play in the South West Korfball Association, following a successful 2016/2017 season there are two teams in Division 1 and a 3rd team in Division 2. The league season runs from October to April, with playoff games in April/May for either promotion from SWKA up to Regional Divisions, or for the 2nd place Division 2 team to try to progress up to Division 1.
The fixtures and results for all games can be found on an external site Fixtures Live, links to each teams fixtures live page can be found below:
Sometimes the games are filmed, this allows us to learn from the games and see what improvements can be made. The most recent games can be found in the videos below.
13/11/2016 - SWKA 2 derby match it was Horfield 2 (in purple) vs Horfield 3 (in white) (final score 16:6)
05/11/2016 - SKW2 match Horfield 3 vs Bristol Thunder 3 (final score 10:1)
29/10/2016 - SWKA 1 match Horfield 1 vs Bristol City 2 (final score 19:8)