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:


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.


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.

Korfball on BB2 radio

Did you hear all the buzz around the 3 minute interview that assistant coach and Norwich Knights player Ross Lenton had on the Chris Evans Breakfast show? If anyone has a mp3 file with the interview can they share it with us.
Let’s hope that all korfball clubs are getting a boost from this.

Edit: I have now got the MP3 file with the 3 minute interview, enjoy!


End of Season Stats

So, the 2011/12 season is finally over, and the official stats for our first season are in. And guess what? We won the development league – yipeee! Mary came out as top scorer and most frequent MVP in the three team development league as well, which is no mean feat for someone who looks so young and new to the game. 🙂 It’s also impressive just how many real Dundee players there are up there near the top of the stats tables (as well as how many of our players managed to score at least one goal in their first season): well done everyone!

PS: I know that the stats for everyone aren’t quite right, and the MVP system has many flaws, but the overall picture is a very promising one, and the guy who’s been in charge of the leagues this year – Simon from Mavs – has done a brilliant (though somewhat thankless) job.

Team Played W D L GF GA GD Points
Dundee 1 17 6 3 8 83 126 -43 15
Ed Uni 4 20 5 1 14 80 193 -113 11
Glasgow 2 11 3 1 7 50 78 -28 7

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SKA AGM proposals

A short message from the SKA, asking for feedback on 3 topics at their AGM: please feel free to write comments below, or forward your views to Nigel or Mary, who will be representing the club at the AGM.

The AGM is looming, and the SKA has three significant proposals to put before the meeting, relating to a change in the league structure, an introduction of a cup competition, and payment for refs. These proposals are attached [follow the blue links to three MS Word documents]…
In order to keep the debate to a manageable length, the plan is for the meeting to discuss and vote only on the proposals put before it, rather than proposing their own amendments or innovations, so if you can think of a tweak or two that would improve the plans then please let us know now. Any other comment welcome too.

From Josh Cockburn, SKA Development Officer

Training update: new time & place, as of 19/4/12

Well, the season is over, and FINALLY there are a few sports-hall slots opening up that will allow us to go back to mid-week training sessions. The best one that we’ve come across for most people is from 6:30pm to 8:00pm every Thursday evening. This is at the Ardler Complex (Turnberry Avenue, Dundee, DD2 3TP).

There is also the possibility for us to start a junior section up at Ardler immediately before the adults train, and we are really keen to make this happen. If anybody knows of any young people that would be interested in learning to play korfball, please let Nigel know asap – the most likely time for this would be 5:30pm – 6:30pm on Thursday evenings.

The first Thursday evening training session for adults will be on April 19th.

End of season party, awards and AGM (5/5/12)

An evening to relax, to reflect on progress in year 1, and to make plans for year 2 of Dundee Korfball Club. We may well have a few drinks (to celebrate, of course), and perhaps the odd party game or two, but the main features of the evening will be electing a new committee (always helped by a few drinks), and handing out our first year’s club awards. Start time 6:30pm, end time to suit. Hopefully the AGM will be all over and done within an hour, and then the party can take over (maybe even a BBQ if the weather is nice). Further details from Nigel or Mary, who will be hosting in sunny Auchterhouse.

Please let us know if you would be interested on being on the committee even if you can’t make it to the party/AGM: posts to fill will include chair, secretary, treasurer, social sec, development officer and coaching coordinator.