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.

DKC Committee 2018-2019

The following members were elected to serve on the club’s committee for the following year:

Chair/Captain (2nd Team): Alan Morrison
Secretary:
Caroline Scott
Treasurer/Youth Development Officer:
Nigel Cooper
Coaching Coordinator:
Graham Robertson
Development Officer/Publicity Officer:
Michael Nicholson
Social Secretary:
Fiona Iannetta
Child Protection Officer:
Cath Pithouse
Captain (1st Team):
Paul Grocott

Full minutes of the AGM will be circulated to members in due course.

Meet The New Boss: reports from the AGM & Awards Evening, 2017

Many thanks to Terri for hosting the club’s Annual General Meeting and Awards Evening earlier on in the month. The meeting went very well (full Minutes & Reports are available here) and nobody went home empty handed.

The winners of this year’s club awards were:

Caroline Scott – best team player.

Rob Burns – most improved.

Nigel Cooper – for contributions on and off the court.

And the club’s new committee comprises:

Chair Lauren McNair
Secretary Caroline Scott
Treasurer Nigel Cooper
Coaching Coordinator Alan Morrison
Development Officer Fiona Iannetta
Social Coordinator Lesley Thomson
Child Protection Officer Cath Pitthouse
Youth Development Officer Rob Burns
Publicity Officer Steph Laba
Team Manager(s) / Captain(s) Paul Grocott

 

League Fixtures, 2014-15

The SKA has just announced the “pre-split” fixtures for the forthcoming season. Both Dundee 1 and Dundee 2 will be playing in the lower division (Division 2) of the league, which has a total of 7 teams. The top two teams in this lower division will play against the bottom two teams in the upper division (Division 1) in the “post-split” part of the season (running in March and April, 2015).

Dundee 1 Fixtures

Home team Away team A Away team B
7th Sep Glasgow 2 Dundee 1 N Storm
28th Sep Saints 2 Ed Uni 3 Dundee 1
26th Oct Dundee 1 Ed City 2 Ed Uni 2
9th Nov Dundee 2 Dundee 1
23rd Nov Saints 2 Dundee 1 Ed Uni 2
7th Dec Ed City 2 N Storm Dundee 1
18th Jan Ed Uni 3 Dundee 1 Glasgow 2
8th Feb Dundee 1 Dundee 2

Dundee 2 Fixtures

Home team Away team A Away team B
5th Oct Ed City 2 Dundee 2 Saints 2
12th Oct N Storm Ed Uni 2 Dundee 2
2nd Nov Glasgow 2 Saints 2 Dundee 2
9th Nov Dundee 2 Dundee 1
30th Nov Dundee 2 Ed City 2 Ed Uni 3
18th Jan Ed Uni 2 Dundee 2 N Storm
1st Feb Dundee 2 Glasgow 2 Ed Uni 3
8th Feb Dundee 1 Dundee 2

 

Club AGM & Awards Evening (10/5/14)

This year’s end-of-season awards party will once again be combined with the club’s AGM, and will take place from 7pm on Saturday, May 10th, in the lounge bar of the Star and Garter on Union Street.

The agenda for the end of season awards is a closely guarded secret. But I have my suspicions that Dundee 2 might get the better of Dundee 1. 🙂

Top tips for team player of the year are ****** *******, **** *********** and ****** *******. Best newcomer, ********** *******? And Most improved player? Dedication on and off the court? Tallest and smallest male/female players? Most average player? Who knows!

Coaches for the club

New Coaches for the club?

Last week-end several members of the club attended a coaching course in Glasgow. Michael, Paul, Caroline Chris and Erwin all went to Glasgow for a full day of instructions and practices. Joined by several others from Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle and Oban there was a right mix in experience and years played, one was so brave to attend even that she had never played before, well done.
The course was organised by our own coach Nigel with Mary, and they had Graham Box over to lead the course. I think that I can speak for all that the course was very well organised and enjoyed by all. The day started at 10:00, a break in the middle for some food and ended at 17:00. I have to say I can feel my muscles today (Monday 2-12) and I am glad the training is not until Thursday. All that attended have to lead a session to show that we have been listening and have taken on board all the material covered during the day before we can call ourselves qualified level 1 coaches, but I think that we are all up for that.
So, what does that mean for the training sessions? I think this means that we can look forward to different coaches taking sessions, with different approaches and styles with different techniques getting the focus. Exciting times.

So, bring along your friends that have been telling you all along that they should start doing some exercise. Dundee korfball is getting better and better.

Erwin

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Upcoming events (June 2013)

Various “unusal” events are planned for June, currently scheduled as follows:

  • June 6  (Thursday):
    • No junior session tonight: Ardler are hosting a big basketball tournament
    • Adult training outdoors at Magdalen Green from 6:30 to 7:30pm.
  • June 9 (Sunday):
    • WestFest Development Event: Come and Try Session at Magdalen Green (1-6pm)
  • June 13 (Thursday):
    • Normal training recommences at Ardler
    • 5:30-6:30pm for juniors.
    • 6:30-8:00pm for adults.
  • June 15 (Saturday):
    • Scottish Schools Open Championship at DISC, 1:00 – 4:00pm

Dundee Korfball Club AGM 2013

The club’s 2013 Annual General Meeting was held in Broughty Ferry on 11th May.  Full minutes of the meeting will be posted in due course, but the main points may be summarised as follows:

FINANCE

  • Training fees will remain fixed at £4 for adults for the coming season.  Concession of £2.50 for those who require them will also remain, as will the system of receiving one free session if five are paid for in advance.
  • Fees for Scottish League will continue to be charged over and above training fees in order to cover hall costs.  These will remain priced at £15 per half season (£10 for concessions).  Occasional players will have the option of paying £5 per game instead.
  • Beyond the Scottish League, tournament fees will be split between those players that compete in that competition.
  • In order to provide clarity it was decided to implement a policy for the reimbursement of petrol money to those driving others to games.  Members will now be asked to pay their driver £6 for games in Glasgow, £5 for Edinburgh and £3 for St Andrews.  Amounts for other destinations will be decided as and when needed.
  • It is hoped that sponsorship for a second team kit can be sourced, which will allow those without their own kit to purchase a strip.  Our current strip is no longer in production.

COMPETITIONS

  • Our present membership numbers suggest that we will enter only one team into the Scottish Korfball League next season.  However, this may be re-examined depending on recruitment and retention of further players, and also depending on the structure of the league next season, which is currently under review.
  • Dundee Day will take place on Dawson Park’s astroturf on Sunday 26th May.  Volunteers (both players and non-players) to help with this event would be most welcome, and a full list of tasks needing done will be circulated shortly.

COMMITTEE FOR 2013-2014

Chair: Nigel Cooper
Vice-Chair: Michael Nicholson
Captain: Steven Morrison
Secretary: Mary Cooper
Treasurer: Alan Morrison
Development Officer: Erwin Oosterhoorn
Social Secretary: Chris Moffat
Child Protection Officer: Caroline Cohen
Publicity Officer: Ross Thomson

In addition, it was agreed to form a Publicity sub-committee to co-ordinate spreading the word about the club in Dundee.  This comprises Ross Thomson, Michael Nicholson, Chris Moffat and Fiona Iannetta.  Further members would be most welcome.

AWARDS

The following awards were distributed:

Best Team Player: Paul Grocott
Most Improved Player: Nicki Finnigan
Contribution On and Off the Court: Alan Morrison; Terri Lloyd

In addition, Graham Robertson of Glasgow Korfball Club was recognised as a “Friend of Dundee Korfball Club” for the significant support he as provided the club in its founding years.