Youth Korfball Programme, 2013

Dundee Korfball Club is coordinating a programme of  youth korfball activities this Spring/Summer. We will be running a short series of beginners’ training sessions in primary schools, and then getting the kids to play in two inter-school korfball competitions. The programme is being funded by a large grant from the Big Lottery’s 2014 Communities Fund, with additional support from Foundation Scotland’s Red Nose Day Communities Fund and Dundee City Council’s SportDundee Grant Aid.

The first opportunity for the youngsters to play competitively will come on Dundee Day, the club’s one-day Summer Tournament on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Dawson Park, near Broughty Ferry. This event will attract both junior and adult korfball teams from around the country (and hopefully beyond), and will include either a round-robin or knock-out style of competition.

The second opportunity, and the finale of the youth programme, will come at the Scottish Korfball Association’s Schools Open Korfball Championship on Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Dundee’s International Sports Complex (DISC). This event will be open to korfball teams from primary schools from around the country, and will be limited to P7 (and younger) players.

In the lead-up to these events, we will be delivering taster sessions, followed by 4-5 weeks worth of an introductory training course, to as many as eight schools in and around Dundee. Rosie Henshaw will be leading the course in Saint Andrews, Terri Lloyd and Michael Nicholson in Dundee, Nigel Cooper and Steven Morrison in Birkhill and Liff, and Caroline Cohen and Erwin Oosterhoorn in Rattray, Burrelton, Blairgowrie, Alyth and Meigle.

If anyone else would like to be involved in this project, please get in touch with Nigel Cooper on 07817-640432 (or for more details.

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