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, including two EuroBowl competitions and the Four Nations tournament in Luxemburg, as well as having a major role in the recent Europeans.
She began korfball as a junior in Kent, playing at Invicta at the age of 7 before moving to Tornadoes Korfball club then finally to Bearsted to play in the top division of the England National league. She also gained a Sport Scholarship at Kent University to study Law, was team captain for the University team and was recognised as the female MVP at the Southern University Championships.
Having secured a job in Edinburgh following graduation, Stanley is now training at Edinburgh City and looking forward to making her debut in the Scottish league. “ I have been made to feel very welcome by the players at City”, says Stanley. “ I have played in international tournaments with many of the club so it is almost a reunion”.
City will be looking to cement their position at the top of the table and the addition of Emma Stanley will add even more depth to the squad.