Inter-school Korfball Competition

Dundee Korfball Club will be hosting a kid’s korfball competition on Sunday, May 26th. The event will form part of Dundee Day 2019, and will be held on the astroturf pitches in Dawson Park (Strathern Road, Dundee, DD5 1PJ) from 1pm to 3pm.

Click here for a printable information sheet and parental consent form, or here to complete the parental consent form online.

Admission to the event is free, and all that the players need to bring is some suitable clothing and footwear (t-shirts and trainers are fine). A bottle of water or non-fizzy drink would be sensible too, although other refreshments (BBQ, baked goods and drinks) will be available on the day.

The inter-school competition is limited to P7 (and younger) players, and is intended to inspire a new generation of players to play korfball in a safe, fun and sociable atmosphere. Older (and younger) children will also be welcome at the event, with DKC’s under-14 team(s) also due to play some friendly games with the visiting juniors from Glasgow KC.

We are hoping that many children will want to carry on playing korfball after this event, and with this in mind Dundee Korfball Club will continue to offer youth korfball training sessions every Thursday evening from 5:30 to 6:30pm at Dundee’s Ardler Complex.

Dundee Day 2017 Info

It is with great pleasure that Dundee Korfball Club announces….

The barbecues are ready, and the cake baking has commenced! For what? For DUNDEE DAY v6.0, of course. Dawson Park, DD5 1PJ, 10:30-4:30pm, on Sunday, May 21st, 2017. Be there, or be absent.

Dundee Day 2017 Tournament Information Pack

Oh and buy lots of raffle tickets (in support of Macmillan and Orchid), or miss out on some great prizes (total value well over £300) !

 

Junior Centurions

A massive shout out to two of our most regular junior players, who recently passed a major milestone in their young korfball careers. Centurion certificates are currently on their way to Rosie Lloyd and Ewan Whitton.

Matthew McHugh, Ruth and Duncan Fergusson recently passed their half-centurion marks too, and several more players will be coming up to their half or full century milestones soon.

Congratulations to all involved.

All-time junior attendance records (current players in bold)

 104 Ewan
 103 Rosie
 92 Moby
 86 Ellie
 83 Ben
 67 Blair
 62 Matthew
 59 Cara
 55 Matt
 55 Ruth
 54 Duncan
 48 Ayden
 47 Lewis
 47 Kate
 45 Hamish
 45 Lucy
 42 Rachel
 27 Kai
 27 Adam
 15 Emilie
 12 Kyle
 11 Ramzey
 10 Liam
 9 Conan
 9 Rosie
 8 Sol
 8 Harry
 8 Casey
 7 Declan
 6 Kaela
 5 Lennon

Dundee Day 2017 – The Plan

DKC ST Cup
We are planning to hold our sixth annual Summer tournament on Sunday, May 21st, 2017*. 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. 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 Nigel (07817 640432), email tourny@dundee.korfball.org.uk. or see the official tournament invite 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.

 

Dundee Day 2015

group photo

Dundee Day 2015 – photo courtesy of Michael Holligan

Dundee Korfball Club hosted the biggest event in their history on Sunday, May 24. Sixteen teams of adults and two teams of juniors battled it out for some impressive new silverware on the astroturf at Dawson Park in Broughty Ferry. Visiting teams came from as far away as Staffordshire (Castle), Lancaster (3 teams for the second year in succession!) and Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Northern Storm), as well as every korfball club in Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, St. Andrews and Dundee). Each team played seven 20-25 minute games spread evenly across the day, with results determining pool positions through three stages of the competition. Most games were hotly contested affairs, with score ranging from 1-0 to 7-5. At the end of the day, the team from Edinburgh Mavericks came out on top, just pipping Edinburgh City on head-to-head results after the two teams had tied on points. The three mixed-ability teams from the Dundee fared slightly less well, but thoroughly enjoyed themselves and won several games. In the end though, two of them ended up battling it out for the wooden spoon, with Dundee Dugongs just losing out to Dundee Dolphins.

In the junior competition, Dundee Phoenix beat Perth by 2 goals to nil, but everyone was a winner: the ethos of the game at this level is very much just to get fit and have fun.

A collection of hi-res photos from the event are available on-line on the club’s Picassa page

Final placings

1 – Edinburgh Mavericks
2 – Edinburgh City
3 – Saint Andrews Alumni
4 – Castle 1 (Staffordshire)
5 – Edinburgh University 2
6 – Lancaster University 2
7 – Lancaster University 1
8 – Edinburgh University 1
9 – Saint Andrews University
10 – Glasgow
11 – Dundee Dragons
12 – Castle 2 (Staffordshire)
13 – Lancaster University Alumni
14 – Northern Storm (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
15 – Dundee Dolphins
16 – Dundee Dugongs

Record entry for Dundee Day, 2015

Forget the weather: it’s bound to brighten up by next weekend, because as Half Man Half Biscuit once sang, “Korfball’s Coming to Town“.

This year’s (fourth) edition of DKCs annual Summer Tournament, “Dundee Day”, has attracted a record entry of 16 adult teams, who will be battling it out on the astroturf in Dawson Park from 10:30am to 4:30pm. It will also see us introducing a half-hour event for juniors, and potentially their parents and guardians, at around 12:40pm. Full details are available in the Dundee Day Information Pack.

Anyone who is willing to help us to run the clubs biggest event to date should make themselves known to Nigel or Mary as soon as possible. We will need lots of helpers on the day, and lots of cakes too. 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. 😉

Dundee Day 2015 – The Plan

DKC ST Cup
We are planning to hold our fourth annual Summer tournament on Sunday, May 24th, 2014. It will be a one day event, open to teams from everywhere… 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. Just like last year, the event is 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.

Anyone who’s interested in either entering a team, or just coming along and playing for a scratch team, should get in touch with Nigel (07817 640432), email tourny@dundee.korfball.org.uk. or see the official tournament invite 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. 😉

Top of the league (division 2)!

Following Monday’s stupendous Dundee derby, DKC1 have gone two points clear at the top of the Scottish Korfball League, Division 2, with DKC2 still sitting pretty in 6th place. Can anyone spot which team is which from the cheesy grins in this post-match photo? At least all the shirts look good!

team photo

Dundee 2 (in orange) looking good, but just out-smiled (10-3) by Dundee 1 (white/blue)

POS P W D L F A GD PTS
1 Dundee 1 7 6 0 1 67 23 43 12
2 Northern Storm 5 5 0 0 47 11 36 10
3 Edinburgh City 2 8 5 0 3 47 48 -1 10
4 Glasgow 2 8 4 0 4 43 47 -4 8
5 St Andrews University 2 8 3 0 5 53 54 -1 6
6 Dundee 2 5 1 0 4 20 36 -16 2
7 Edinburgh University 2 5 0 0 5 15 42 -27 0
8 Edinburgh University 3 2 0 0 2 2 33 -31 0