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.

 

Club captain Tash Wright spoke after the matches about the team “This is the hardest working squad I have been a part of, they feel like a family”.

Looking forward, Tash wants the team to continue developing “All of the teams in the league have improved, I want to carry on helping the team and passing on my experience. We look forward now to the Europa Cup qualifiers.”

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Edinburgh Mavericks after their SKA Cup victory

 

After finishing 3rd in last season’s table, coach Steve Lawrence reflected on what has been the difference this year “This has been a couple of years in the making, we changed our style of play last season and it took a while to adapt. But I’m really proud of the effort the players have put in.”

Sticking with the plan clearly paid off, in the first matchup with last year’s champions Edinburgh City, Mavericks shot an impressive 39% securing a vital early season win over their main rivals.

 

Edinburgh Mavericks player Jen Merritt discussed the team ethic which has contributed to a successful season so far “There’s a really strong togetherness in this team, the whole club has contributed both on and off court. In training the efforts of everyone have really pushed the club on”  One of the league’s leading scorers with 52 goals so far, Jen is also hoping that Edinburgh Mavericks can do Scotland proud when they head off to the Europa Cup qualifiers later this year.

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Edinburgh Mavericks competing at EIKT