DKCs 10,000 challenge

DD9 – the one that never happened.

DKC have just completed their first charitable “10,000” club challenge. The idea was to keep everyone fit, motivated and connected in the absence of korfball training sessions and matches, and to raise some money for the Eagles Wings Trust in Dundee.

The challenge started on 1st May and was timed to finish on the day that would have been our 9th Dundee Day summer tournament, Sunday 24th May.

The challenge was to complete 1000 km running, 1000 km walking, 1000 km cycling, 1000 minutes planking, 1000 each of crunches, press ups, squats, lunges and step ups, and score 1000 goals (a few members managed to set up korfball posts at home, or used a basketball hoop instead). Participants submitted their activity each day via an on-line form so we could see how much progress we were making.

We got through several of the exercises quite quickly, so these were replaced with additional challenges of Russian twists, burpees, squat jumps, reverse lunges and box jumps; we ended up completing 13,268 of these in total. The 1000 minutes planking turned out to be more difficult to achieve, we finally got there two days before the deadline with the help of some group planking sessions via Zoom!

The goal scorers did an amazing job – the original target of 1000 goals turned out to be far too easy; it was optimistically raised to 10,000 a few days before the end and this was achieved on the final day: a grand total of 10,588 goals were scored.

We also completed 1060 km walking and an impressive 1740 km cycling with little difficulty, but found the target of 1000 km running more challenging. On the final weekend a brilliant team effort of individual runners (battling the strong winds) got us the remaining 115 km that we needed with three hours to spare.
It was a great achievement to complete the club challenge and it certainly provided extra motivation for exercising in new and different ways until we can play korfball again.

As a result of everyone’s generous donations, the challenge raised £865 for the Eagles Wings Trust, which helps people who are homeless, addicted or in the process of recovery. 

All donations went to the Eagles Wings Trust in Dundee

EasyFundraising for DKC!

Dundee Korfball Club has raised over £400 using EasyFundraising over the last 5 years. EasyFundraising is a free online utility which is open to everyone and very simple to use: every time you make an online purchase with a participating vendor (companies like Amazon, Ebay, and various small (and big) independent stores), Easyfundraising will make a donation to Dundee Korfball Club. The smallest donation that we’ve received to date is 1 penny, and the largest was over £30!

So…. if you’re looking for a New Year’s resolution, make it to use #easyfundraising every time you shop online throughout 2020. 4,000 shops and sites will donate to Dundee Korfball Club for FREE when you shop with them at no extra cost to you. This includes BIG travel providers like TUI, Expedia, Flybe, Secret Escapes and many more, so if you’re planning a holiday, get started by using easyfundraising when you book!
Visit: https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/dundeekorfball/

FREE 4-week introduction to korfball (Aug 15 – Sept 5, 2019)

Dundee Korfball Club will be running a FREE four week course for beginners at the Ardler Complex (Turnberry Avenue, Dundee, DD2 3TP) on Thursdays, August 15, 22, 29, and September 5, 2019.

Junior classes will run from 5:30 to 6:30pm, and adults from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

The course is intended to introduce complete newcomers to the sport. All four sessions are free, and attendance can be at one or all of the sessions. No previous knowledge is needed.

Korfball is a fun sport for men and women and Dundee offer a great balance for both those who wish to be competitive and those who are looking for something social to keep fit.

Come along and give it a try!

Dundee Day v8.0 (May 26, 2019) – save the DD8

DKC ST CupWe are planning to hold v8.0 of our annual Summer tournament on Sunday, May 26th, 2019*. As usual, it will be a one day event, open to teams from anywhere… teams from existing clubs, cobbled together teams of friends, and maybe even a few cobbled together teams of people who’ve never played together before too. As long as people show enough interest, there will be separate sections for adults, juniors (U16) and kids (U12, monokorf).

Anyone who’s interested in either entering a team, or just coming along and playing for a scratch team, should get in touch with Mary by email (korfballdundee@gmail.com) or check out our Facebook event for more details.

Similarly, anyone who is willing to help us run the event (we will need lots of helpers) should make themselves known as soon as possible. You don’t even need to like korfball to be a good helper – a band of volunteers to staff the day-long BBQ and blow the full-time horn would be particularly useful. 😉

* As in previous years, Dundee Day is being scheduled for “the day after” St. Andrews’ magnificent beach tournament, so we are hoping that quite a few of the beach teams (one beach team = 2 boys + 2 girls) will hang around and pair up to form full teams (4 boys + 4 girls) on Dundee Day. You should contact Saints directly (korfball@saints-sport.com) if you want to enter the Beach Tournament on the Saturday.

Christmas Hat Tournament(s), 2018

Christmas Hat Tournament, 2018

Merry Christmas: Five Gold Rings at the Christmas Hat Tournament (20/12/2018)

Another year gone, and the results are in: following an immensely competitive competition, some of the competitors went in competitively, some came out quite competitively, and quite a few others simply competed in their own competition(s).

Meanwhile, somewhere in a younger universe, this happened:

Junior Club Host Glasgow KC for Inter-Club Games

Dundee’s junior korfball team will host the next installment in a series of inter-club games against Glasgow KC at the Lynch Sports Centre in Dundee from 2:00 to 4:00pm on Sunday, August 12th. The previous meeting between the two clubs, during Dundee Day 2018, was a great success, and both sets of kids have been looking forward to another fixture ever since.  Let’s hope it’s a good one, eh? Spectators welcome!

Junior celebrations 2018

Junior members from Dundee and Glasgow celebrating their successes after Dundee Day 2018

FREE 4-week beginners course at Ardler (23/8 – 13/9/2018)

Dundee Korfball Club will be running a FREE four week course for beginners at the Ardler Complex on Thursdays, August 23, 30, September 6 and 13, 2018.

Junior classes will run from 5:30 to 6:30pm, and adults from 6:30 to 8:00pm.

Beginners Course Flyer (printable PDF)

The course is designed to introduce complete newcomers to the sport. All four sessions are free to newcomers. Attendance can be at one or all of the sessions. No previous knowledge is needed.

Korfball is a fun sport for men and women and Dundee offer a great balance for both those who wish to be competitive and those who are looking for something social to keep fit.

Come along and give it a try!

Dundee Day 2018

group photo

Dundee Day 2018 – group photo courtesy of Abbi Fleming

Dundee Korfball Club hosted their 7th annual summer tournament on Sunday, 27/5/2018, and fielded a record number of home grown players in the process. A total of twelve teams participated in the whole-day adult competition, with a further four junior teams playing in a lunchtime competition for 8-14 year olds. City teams came from as far away as Manchester and Glasgow, with University teams from Lancaster, Strathclyde and St. Andrews also taking part. It was Dundee’s biggest ever home turnout, with 37 players participating in the adult competition, and 8 more in the juniors: not a bad effort for a club that was only formed 7 years ago! The weather was fantastic too, with sunshine and light winds making for perfect playing conditions all day long.

And the korfball? Well, that all seemed to go just fine, as usual. In the adult competition, Glasgow KC just pipped Saint Andrews’ Alumni to the trophy, with excellent performances from Strathclyde University and Manchester Hawks earning them 3rd and 4th places respectively. Saints took 5th spot, just ahead of Dundee’s Dragons, with a scratch team of Sinners taking 7th place. This year’s Dugong squad narrowly edged out the Dolphins, with Lancaster’s Old Boys, Dundee’s Young Guns and Lancaster Uni propping up the lower end of the table. In many people’s eyes though, Dundee’s Young Guns were the team of the day, notching up some creditable performances against some much bigger and stronger sides. They also gained their first ever victory against a visiting team in the competition, and even when they weren’t winning on goals, they won more than their fair share of praise from their opponents.

In the 8-14 y.o. junior competition, Glasgow’s Frogs came out clear winners in a 4-way round-robin contest between teams of 4. Second place went to Dundee’s Inbetweenies, with Glasgow’s Wee-Gees and Dundee’s Ardunno’s tying for third place.

More wonderful photos here (thanks Erwin!)

Biggest winners of the day? Tommy’s, our nominated charity for the day. A lunch-time shooting competition raised £38 in support of Tommy’s, who fund research into stillbirth, premature birth and miscarriage, and provide information for parents-to-be.

Best burger-makers: the flaming Flemings, once again.

Best cake: impossible to tell for sure, but the tablet looked highly sought after, and nobody seemed to go home hungry. Many thanks to all the bakers and confectioners out there: I think DKC is earning an excellent reputation among the visiting teams.

Best tent-building: shared between umpteen members of the club. And the McHugh’s are definitely worth a special mention simply for persistence.

Best pitch taping: Eleanor from Crewe, without a doubt.

Best time-keeping / handwriting / overall organisation: Frankie. (Sorry about the delapidated air-horn Frankie – maybe we’ll invest in a new one next year!)

This year’s killer queen: Calum Lindsay (Glasgow).

Longest journey: Yuki Kishimoto, all the way from old London town. Hope you had a good week, Yuki!

And this year’s MVP? Caroline Dodd, tournament secretary extra-ordinaire.

Final placings
Adults:
1 – Glasgow KC
2 – Saints Alumni
3 – Strathclyde University
4 – Manchester Hawks
5 – Saints (1)
6 – Dundee Dragons
7 – Sinners (Saints 2 / scratch)
8 – Dundee Dugongs
9 – Dundee Dolphins
10 – Lancaster Old Boys
11 – Dundee Young Guns
12 – Lancaster University

Juniors:
1 – Frogs (Glasgow)
2 – Inbetweenies (Dundee)
=3/4 – Wee-Gees (Glasgow)
=3/4 – Ardunno (Dundee)