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!

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 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)

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.