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Korfball Performance Update

The Korfball club 1st team celebrated a podium finish in their National Cup regional competition meaning they journey on to the National Finals in March.

The Korfball 2nd team took on their regional stage on 17th February putting in some great team performances to finish 8th in the region.  

2nd Team Regional Update:

University of Brighton Korfball 2nd Team competed in the BUCS Regional competition. Supported in full force by the whole Korfball club, it was a real show of the great development the Korfball club have achieved since their establishment as a Sports Federation Club at Sport Brighton.  

We had an absolutely amazing time this weekend! Brighton 2’s placed 8th out of 12 on the day, winning 3 out of their 7 games and scoring more goals than the 2nd’s have ever had at a tournament! This contributed to, overall, the most successful performance ever given by the Brighton 2nd team; a testament to every single person who played and part of the club. 

Recognition must go to 5 members of the team in their debut at a competitive Korfball competition, including Ravee Long who ended up winning MVP for the entire tournament!

Congratulations to the team, and the club for their support, shown by the photo below:

Korfball 1

1st Team Regional Update:

University of Brighton Korfball 1st Team competed in the BUCS National Cup South East Regional Stage on Saturday, 27th January.

Buoyed on by their Preliminary competition stage win (as outlined in the orignal article) the team were high on spirit to progress to the National Final.

Pleased by the results of the day, the team were unfortunate to lose in the semi-final on penalties against Nottingham however recovered to overcome a strong Cambridge team in the 3rd-place play-off, a team that had beaten them previously on the day.

Winning when it mattered most, the Korfball team will now travel to Norwich for the National Cup final stage competition taking place 3rd-4th March.

Club President, James Sawyer recounted the fantastic achievement "Overall, it was great to get everyone that hadn’t played some experience! We had an unbelievable team spirit, and the morale from our players was second to none! We can’t wait to train together for the next 4 weeks and go and show nationals that Brighton are one of the best teams in the U.K.!"


Original Article:

Saturday 25th November was an important day for the Korfball Team as they competed in the Korfball National Cup, 1st Round competition.

The President of the club, James Swayer, had a few words to say about the day;

“The Korfball second team played fantastically, and although they finished 8th there were a lot of improvements shown from last year and a number of positives to take away. They scored a total of 7 goals, which is 5 more than last year, a drastic improvement!
The team spirit was unreal to watch, they rallied from 5-1 down to bring it to 5-4 against Kent, and continued the pressure right until the end. Incredibly proud of all of them and probably the best showing of a second team we’ve seen yet.”

 

With the 2nd team showing a great improvement and performance to match, the 1st team were spurred on to match their efforts.

 

What a massive achievement for the first team as they are preliminary Champions!

For the first time ever, the Brighton Panthers have won a Korfball tournament; of which Sport Brighton are extremely proud of the whole clubs achievement.

 

The club President reviewed the success;

“We won the final with a goal from Joe (player-coach) in the last 10 seconds… we very much deserved our victory! There’s still a lot to improve on ready for the next tournament. It really does show why so much hard work, dedication and time has gone into improving us as a club.
The Korfball first team scored a total of 36 goals in 5 games and played outstandingly well. Although there were some impressive performances individually, what really stands out, is that almost everyone in their starting 8 players scored more than 4 goals! That is incredibly impressive – our first team truly is a unit, and all contribute goals as a team.
Everyone in the team is ecstatic, and the team spirit has never been better.
I am still blown away by the sheer amount of support each team received from the other! Our attitude was that we didn’t go as Brighton Team 1 and Team 2, we went as (just) Brighton. That means we always shout, chant and make our presence felt in any game we play on and off the court with positive energy!”

 

Sport Brighton wish both teams good luck for their respective competition stages. 

H. Martinez-Holloway (Media & Comms Activator)