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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:...
Coaching Course Round-Up

Coaching Course Round-Up

Scotland Korfball’s head coach Johan Oosterling led a Coaching Clinic this weekend to over 30 eager attendees. Held at the new Performance Centre at Oriam in conjunction with the National squad training weekend, the course was designed to give an introduction to the techniques, philosophy and processes used by Oosterling. Those in attendance will be able to take back...

Coaching Course Announcement

Calling all coaches, aspiring coaches and players keen to develop their game! The SKA are pleased to announce our Coaching Course with the Scotland National Team Coach, Johan Oosterling, on the 18th of September 2016. The course will be the first Scottish Korfball Association event to be held at the new home of Scottish Korfball...
Inter-club conference (10/1/16)

Inter-club conference (10/1/16)

The SKA will be hosting its first inter-club conference of 2016, from 10:30am on Sunday, Jan 10th. Topics for discussion will include the SKA’s role, priorities and organisation, as well as a few aspects of the current league rules and fixture scheduling. It promises to be an interesting meeting: all clubs are welcome to send as many representatives as...
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...

Referee development update

The SKA is making progress with its referee development programme (see this link), with an intention of enabling all league games to be refereed by people with appropriate experience and/or qualifications. In brief: “top-end” league matches are supposed to be reffed by Level 3 refs, or by Level 2’s who are striving to become Level 3’s,  “lower-end” matches...

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 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...
Upcoming Workshops on Rules and Refereeing

Upcoming Workshops on Rules and Refereeing

The SKA will be running two referee’s workshops over the coming months. The first will be a 5 hour “Introduction to Refereeing Korfball” on Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at St. Andrews University.  This workshop will run in two parts: a 3-hour morning session, from 10am to 1pm, will cover basic theoretical and practical aspects of the rules and refereeing, using both...
IKF updates the rules of Korfball

IKF updates the rules of Korfball

The International Korfball Federation has released seperately updated sets of rules and guidelines for the games of indoor and outdoor korfball. The new rules will come into effect on September 1st, 2014. But fear not, mighty korfers… the rules have not changed too much, and Scottish korfball will hopefully continue to be just as much fun as ever! Given...

Open Invitation to Commonwealth Games Korfball Challenge in Dundee (June 21)

SportDundee are funding Dundee Korfball Club to host a Commonwealth Games Challenge Korfball Festival in Dundee on June 21, and the SKA is looking for volunteers and players to form a “rest of Scotland” squad to take on the hosts in a demonstration game. Anyone who would like to play in the team should contact Nigel Cooper...
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...
Level 2 Coaching Course to be Developed

Level 2 Coaching Course to be Developed

The British Korfball Association (BKA) along with the English Korfball Association (EKA), Welsh Korfball Association (WKA) and the Scottish Korfball Association (SKA) are delighted to announce a joint agreement that covers the development of the Level 2 coaching course. The BKA and the Home Nationals acknowledge the importance of coaching in growing the Sport within...
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...
Graham Box to lead Level 1 coaching course in Glasgow (1/12/13)

Graham Box to lead Level 1 coaching course in Glasgow (1/12/13)

The SKA is pleased to announce that Graham Box, the well-respected former GB international player, coach, and all round super-star, will be leading a Level 1 coaching course in Glasgow on Sunday, December 1, 2013. The basic aims of the course are to encourage more people to become involved in coaching korfball, and to provide...
Celebrating 25 years of korfball at Avon Tyrrell

Celebrating 25 years of korfball at Avon Tyrrell

By way of thanks to the British Korfball Association, and a certain man called Max Buttinger, the Scottish Korfball Association wishes to recognise the important part that the BKA’s coaching camps at Avon Tyrrell have played in the development of Scottish korfball. The week-long training camps have now been running for 25 years, and remain...
Referee Development Workshop & Framework

Referee Development Workshop & Framework

The SKA will host a short development workshop for qualified referees at 11am on Saturday, October 12, 2013. This event will form part of the referees’ development programme that was initiated last season. The one-hour practical workshop is intended to develop and unify existing referees’ implimentations of the rules of korfball. It will be open to all theory-qualified...
Website update

Website update

The SKA’s website has finally settled down again now, with all of the material from the old site now having been transferred here (www.scotlandkorfball.co.uk). We apologise for the recent disruption to the site, and pass on our thanks to Michael Nicholson, Will Ellis and Chris Kay for all the work that they have put into the site’s development...
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...
Developing Intermediate and High-Level Players

Developing Intermediate and High-Level Players

UPDATE: As of May 14, the event planned for June 8 event has been cancelled. Current plans are to try again towards the beginning of the 2013/14 season. The SKA is hoping to help develop its “next generation” of high level players… the sort of players that could compete at the very highest level within Scotland, and...
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...
Refereeing (Rules) Workshop

Refereeing (Rules) Workshop

Ten SKA members attended a short refereeing theory workshop on Sunday, February 3. The workshop included targetted discussion of key playing rules, as well as an EKA-standard 1-hour long written examination. The aim was to improve everyone’s knowledge of the rules of the game, and the exam allowed us to test just how good that...
Scotland on Trial

Scotland on Trial

Saturday I’d trained with the Scotland squad once before but arriving at Pleasance on Saturday morning there was a whole different feeling. Big name players from across the world had flown in. People I remembered from my student days, grizzled veterans like Mike Brayne and what appeared to be a young Gary Oldman (Later identified...
Scotland Training Camp with PKC (August)

Scotland Training Camp with PKC (August)

The Scotland squad recently visited The Netherlands for a training camp which involved training sessions, a visit to PKC to train and play with some of the best korfball players in the world, some video analysis coaching and was finished off with the Velocitas tournament. The squad arrived on Wednesday evening with a few guest...