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Edinburgh Mavericks secure 2016/17 SKL Title

Edinburgh Mavericks secure 2016/17 SKL Title

Edinburgh Mavericks have been confirmed as Scottish Korfball League champions today, completing the domestic double after picking up the SKA Cup earlier this year. Two wins against Dundee and Edinburgh University confirmed that they have won the 2016/17 title with 3 games still to be played. The side is still unbeaten in this year’s competition....

SKA Cup Sponsors

The SKA would like to extend its thanks to everyone who supported and took part in the SKA Cup Finals Day this weekend. A full round up of the day’s events will follow shortly but we would like to firstly thank our sponsors of the event. Many prizes were generously provided by the following companies:...

SKA Cup 2016-17 Round 1 Day 1

The first day of the SKA Cup Round 1 was held today in Dundee and saw 6 teams competing for a spot in the SKA Cup Finals to be held in February. In Group A: Dundee Dolphins, Redbacks and The Saints. In Group B: Mavericks 1, Edinburgh University 1 and The Sinners. Dolphins v Redbacks...

SKL Week Two

Sunday 2nd October saw the 2nd Division begin! With four matches being played, the results were dominated by the Glasgow clubs. New starts Strathclyde walked away with an 11-5 victory over Edinburgh University 3 and Glasgow 2 completed two convincing wins against Edinburgh University 2 and Dundee 2. The Edinburgh University second team picked up...

The League Commences!

The 2016-17 Scottish Korfball League kicked off in style last Sunday with three exciting Division 1 matches taking place. Glasgow’s Kelvin Hall Sports Centre played host to Glasgow 1, Northern Storm and Saint Andrews University 1. Both Glasgow and Northern Storm split the available points, coming away with a win and a draw. This means Northern...
Christmas Hat Tournament (12/12/2015)

Christmas Hat Tournament (12/12/2015)

UPDATE – seemed to be a success… 34 players, 4 teams, fantastic turnout by Northern Storm. David Wiseman won the World Cup, some Elves won the tournament and the quiz, and some people with very little taste won the Hat competition, A few photos below.   The SKA is hosting a Christmas Hat Tournament in Edinburgh on Saturday, 12th December. This will...

SKA statement on appeals outcome for protests

As outlined in previous SKA statements, the Scottish Korfball Association engaged a panel of vounteers from across the korfball community to review two indpendent protest decisions raised by Northern Storm and Dundee 1 against Edinburgh City 2 in December 2014.   The appeals panel were provided with statements from each of the clubs involved in...

SKA Statement: Protests

2014/15 League Rules For the 2014/15 season the Scottish Korfball Association AGM instituted a new system for managing team selection and the issue of ‘playing up’ and ‘playing down’. Under the 2014/15 league rules (see SKA Policy Library, League Secretary emails passim.) the previous system of ‘star players’ was revoked, as agreed by majority at...

February 2015 division split & player update

Before the first rounds of the post-split Scottish Korfball Leagues (set out below), some updates on leading player stats after the pre-split fixtures. Scottish Korfball League Division A Edinburgh City 1 Edinburgh Mavericks 1 Edinburgh University 1 Glasgow 1 Scottish Korfball League Division B Dundee 1 Edinburgh Mavericks 2 Northern Storm St Andrews 1 Scottish...

Scotland squad announced for Inter-Areas 2015

Scotland Coach Beth Bennett has announced the latest Scotland international squad for the upcoming Inter Area tournament: Girls Nicol van Rijbroek (Glasgow) Emma Stanley (Edinburgh City) Jo Cook (Norwich Knights) Helena Guest (Northern Storm) Laura McLean (Glasgow) Katie Beadle (St Andrews) Boys Daniel Pratt (Trojans) Kyle Crombie (Northern Storm) Caspar Volkar (St Andrews) Craig Stephen...
Scotland star joins the Scottish Korfball League

Scotland star joins the Scottish Korfball League

Edinburgh korfball clubs were in competition recently to recruit long-standing Scottish international squad member, Emma Stanley. Stanley is one of the longest serving internationals, joining at the age of 15 in 2007. She was too young to join the initial trip to the Commonwealth Championships in South Africa but has represented Scotland in many competitions,...
Scottish Korfball Leagues: January Update

Scottish Korfball Leagues: January Update

The first rounds of Scottish korfball in 2015 have been played, and as such it is time for an update on the leagues thus far:
Scotland coach Beth Bennett reflects on the European Championships

Scotland coach Beth Bennett reflects on the European Championships

Scotland coach Beth Bennett has praised her team for a commendable finish in the recent European Championships in Portugal. The team, which included players from Edinburgh and Glasgow korfball clubs, ended a best ever 11th place position. Having come through a pre-qualifying tournament in Slovakia the year before, the Scots – who were the lowest...
Scotland at the European Championships

Scotland at the European Championships

After a year of preparation, on Wednesday 22nd of October the team set off to Portugal for the European Championships. With a combination of excitement and nerves, the team arrived at our hotel in a sunny and warm Maia. After settling in, that evening our sponsors surprised us with some new training tops and tracksuits,...
Come hell or high water...

Come hell or high water…

Lazy writers like to begin articles with a trite saying.  A lazy writer might suggest that supportive parents ensure their children participate in the sport that they love come hell or high water.  Rarely do the words bear any literal, rather than metaphorical value.  Fortunately for this writer, the River Isla suffered an identity crisis...
Slovakia 10 - 15 Scotland

Slovakia 10 – 15 Scotland

Scotland korfball got their European Championships 2014 journey off to a cracking start by showing great character to turn around a 3-0 deficit to win 10-15 in a  nail-biting game against Slovakia. In case you missed it, find a round-up of the action as it happened below: [View the story “Scotland v Slovakia 25/10/2014” on...
Europeans Fever!

Europeans Fever!

The Scotland squad have arrived in Portugal ahead of the IKF European Championships, which kick off on Saturday. Fans, friends and family of the Scotland squad have been posting on social media looking forward to the tournament and keeping up with the squad’s arrival on sunnier shores: Post by Edinburgh Mavericks. Team Scotland made it...

Scotland’s final training weekend before the Europeans… a round up

The National squad has been busy in the past few months, gruelling fitness programmes, shooting practise, training.. Add to this training camps in Holland, Manchester and finally Kent and you wonder where they find the time, energy and money. A massive thanks to all those who donated to Nicol and Ella’s baked bean challenge. It...

Edinburgh City Beginners’ Tournament 2014

Edinburgh City Korfball Club will be holding their annual beginners tournament on Saturday the 18th of October. The venue will be Westwoods sports centre in Edinburgh and all clubs are welcome. Teams can enter a team of  beginners or a mix of levels as the aim of the tournament is for new players to experience...
Scotland Compete at the International Tournament in London

Scotland Compete at the International Tournament in London

At the beginning of September, Scotland attended a tournament hosted by the England Korfball Assoication as preparation for the European Championships.  In attendance were England, Wales, Scotland and Catalonia.  With England and Catalonia being ranked much higher than Scotland, it was going to be a good challenge for the squad. Due to other commitments, the...
Scotland v SKA select & fundraising events

Scotland v SKA select & fundraising events

The Scotland Korfball national squad have been training for the European Championships this October for almost a year now. The squad of 16 has endured countless fitness tests, ice baths, foam rollers, injuries, shuttle sprints, elevated press-ups, and fartlek training. It has been a huge effort to prepare for the European Championships which take place...
League Report: SKL2 07/09/2014 - Glasgow 2 v Dundee 1 v Northern Storm

League Report: SKL2 07/09/2014 – Glasgow 2 v Dundee 1 v Northern Storm

The first weekend of the 2014/15 Scottish Korfball League saw Division 2 kick off with Glasgow 2 hosting Dundee 1 and league entrants Northern Storm in Glasgow. The league opener was Glasgow 2 v Dundee 1, which was a close fought affair between well-matched sides, with Dundee being a bit better at finishing some early...

SKA Calendars – pre-split 2014/15 published

The Scottish Korfball Association are delighted that the Scottish Korfball League 2014/15 is getting going today in Glasgow, as Glasgow 2 meet Dundee 1 and Northern Storm in Bellahouston, Glasgow. As a new initiative for the coming season, the SKA have uploaded the provisional fixture list to a google calendar, which can be found here...
Storm in a Teacup - Report

Storm in a Teacup – Report

Northern Storm Korfball Club has just held its inaugural Storm in a Teacup tournament on Saturday 21st June, just less than a year after the club was founded. The venue was our training and home ground at Kingsmeadow School, Dunston, Gateshead, where camping was provided on the sheltered school field for both Friday and Saturday...
Kinnoull Primary School win Scottish Schools Open

Kinnoull Primary School win Scottish Schools Open

Kinnoull Primary School defeated Dunbarney Primary School to lift the Scottish Schools Open title at Dundee's Festival of Korfball.
Scotland Squad for Europeans: Announcement

Scotland Squad for Europeans: Announcement

The Scottish Korfball Association is delighted to announce that the following have been selected for the European Championships squad of 16: Girls Joanna Cook (Norwich Knights) Zoe Bennett (Flamingoes) Natasha Lynch (Edinburgh Mavericks) Morven van Sliedregt (KVS) Nicol van Rijbroek (Glasgow) Rebecca Pratt (Croydon) Ella Paul (Edinburgh University) Emma Stanley (Bearsted) Boys Mike Brayne (Manchester...
Newest entrants looking to take the league by Storm

Newest entrants looking to take the league by Storm

Scotland Korfball are proud to be supporting the development of Korfball in the North-East of England by welcoming Northern Storm Korfball Club into the SKL for 2014/15. SKA Chair Graham Robertson was delighted to confirm that the SKA will accept Northern Storm into the league for the coming season at the recent AGM: “Over the...
SKA Cup: Edinburgh Mavericks narrowly complete domestic treble

SKA Cup: Edinburgh Mavericks narrowly complete domestic treble

With the league season finished and the champions of each division crowned, seven teams from every corner of Scotland’s korfball map descended on George Watson’s to battle for the final piece of silverware of the indoor season. At Sighthill last year, St Andrews 2 took home the crown after defeating Edinburgh Mavericks in the final...
Scottish Schools Open Korfball Championship: call for Volunteers

Scottish Schools Open Korfball Championship: call for Volunteers

The Scottish Korfball Association is planning to follow up last year’s inaugural Schools Open Championship with an even bigger event in 2014. This year’s competition will be open to teams from both primary and secondary schools, and will be targetted principally at children in years  P6/P7 and S1/S2 (aged 12- and 14-and-under, respectively, on the day...

Scotland Travel to the Netherlands

On Weds 30 October 2013, 14 representatives of the newly selected 24-strong Scotland squad headed out to the Netherlands to do battle at the infamous Stadskanaal tournament.   Immediately the challenges of booking the correct flight felled one squad member, Jamie Miller, who turned up at Edinburgh Airport with a boarding pass for Thursday. The next...
Lawhead Primary are Scottish Schools Open Champions!

Lawhead Primary are Scottish Schools Open Champions!

Congratulations to Lawhead Primary School from Fife, who are the first ever winners of the SKA Scottish Schools Open Korfball Championship! The event, which was held at Dundee International Sports Centre today, was part of the IKF’s Year of the Youth celebrations. Nearly thirty children took part in the competitions, which featured mono-korf games and...
Scottish Schools Open Korfball Championship

Scottish Schools Open Korfball Championship

To coincide with the International Korfball Federation’s Year of Youth project, the Scottish Korfball Association will be organising its first ever School’s Open Championship in 2013. The event is open to teams from primary schools all over the country, and is primarily targetted at P6- and P7-level children (aged 12 and under on the day...
A summary of the Scottish Korfball League, 2012/13

A summary of the Scottish Korfball League, 2012/13

Well, that was a fascinating, and somewhat odd season! Summer predictions were for the university teams to decline somewhat after losing some key players, and for Edinburgh City were expected to improve, for the opposite reason. Dundee were looking to improve and continue their expansion, and no doubt the same could be said for Glasgow...
Edinburgh International Korfball Tournament 2013

Edinburgh International Korfball Tournament 2013

On the weekend of the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh of January Edinburgh University Korfball Club held their annual international korfball tournament at EN[GAGE], Sighthill. Twenty-four teams from Europe and the United Kingdom entered the competition, with pool matches on Saturday and placing matches played on Sunday. All of the Scottish korfball clubs entered teams, whilst the...
Olympic Korfball 2028?

Olympic Korfball 2028?

With London 2012 within touching distance, what are korfball’s chances of ever being an Olympic sport? Well, the IKF does in fact have a target date of 2028! The IKF has been an IOC-recognised governing body, since 1993, but looking down the list of other recognised, but non-Olympic sports, korfball’s hopes seem slim. Add to...
Hellenic Korfball Championship 2012

Hellenic Korfball Championship 2012

The Hellenic Korfball Championships are of special interest to Scottish korfball because of close ties between Galaxias Athens and Edinburgh University Korfball Club. Galaxias came to Scotland for the Edinburgh International Korfball tournament in January 2012 and a return visit is planned for Summer 2013. EUKC are also hoping to welcome Galaxias back to their tournament in January...
New Committee Preparing for Next Season

New Committee Preparing for Next Season

The 28th of April saw the close of the 2011-12 season with the AGM, league-deciding matches and end of season party. Elected at the AGM were the new committee and with several of last year’s members fleeing the country, there was room for plenty of new faces. Clive Minshull (Ed City) takes on the role...
Inaugural Dundee Korfball Tournament

Inaugural Dundee Korfball Tournament

Sunday 27th May saw the first ever incarnation of the Dundee korfball tournament. Six teams competed in sun-drenched Dawson Park for the honour of winning the UK’s most northerly korfball tournament. For photographs of the tournament please head over to the SKA Flickr Account. Individual match results from throughout the day are listed below: 6-2...
Scotland Take on Europe

Scotland Take on Europe

History was made in October as the Scotland National Korfball team competed in the European Championships for the first time. The European Championships were held in the Netherlands with the first rounds being held across the country then the finals took place in Rotterdam. Scotland were placed in a pool alongside Poland, Catalonia & the...
Scotland Announce New National Coach

Scotland Announce New National Coach

The SKA is also pleased to announce the appointment of Beth Bennett as national coach. Over the last three years, Beth has successfully coached Nottingham City 1 in the National League, including two consecutive fourth places in the last two seasons.