Nottingham Korfball – 20th Anniversary Tournament
Korfball is a game that originated in the Netherlands and has twice been an Olympic exhibition game in the 20thcentury.
It has been played in Nottingham for the last 20 years and on 17th August 2013 Nottingham hosted a celebratory tournament welcoming 24 teams, including Scotland’s National Team, from around the UK.
England was represented too, with four Nottingham players, who play in the England National Squad, just back from Cali, Columbia, having come 5th (out of 8), while playing for the GB squad.
Many players from the Nottingham teams have gone on to represent England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland or GB at international or student international level over the years.
Mayor of Broxtowe, Cllr Mrs Iris White, was delighted to meet Hayley, who lives in Stapleford and now plays for Nottingham Magic.
This was Hayley’s first Korfball match after giving birth to her first baby.
Hayley like many other players met their partner playing korfball and it is joked that the current squads could muster an under 8s team!
Korfball is a friendly sport. Boys and girls play together in teams, promoting equality and respect. Also a boon if there are boys and girls in the family as it is one drop off and pick up!
There is a Korfball team based at Bilborough, Nottingham Magic, Nottingham’s other korfball team, which was established by Nottingham Korfball eight years ago, to expand korfball in Nottingham and enable local competitive games for players.
Magic is keen to start a junior section and will be working towards this through contact with schools to promote the sport.
Contact Magic at: firstname.lastname@example.org