School Korfball Tournament

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Yr. 5/6 Pupils dazzle at School Korfball Tournament

In early June this year, some West Bridgford school pupils began to learn and enjoy playing a new team sport – korfball.

They loved it so much that the local club, whose coaches had visited the schools to introduce the basics of the game, put on an inter-school korfball tournament.

On one of the hottest afternoons of the year, around eighty yr. 5/6 boys and girls – korfball is a mixed team sport – enthusiastically played their hearts out in the hope of becoming winners of the tournament.

Three teams from the hosts, Abbey Road School, were joined by two teams from West Bridgford Junior School, two teams from St. Edmund Campion primary school and one from Greythorn Primary School.

Two pitches ran concurrent games for most of the morning, keeping the desk and refs very busy, as well as the teachers and players.

Both boys and girls worked together to create scoring chances. There were many close games and lots of goals; in fact, 92 goals in around 116 mins of game time! Very impressive!

The final was contested between two teams from the same school, St. Edmund Campion 1 and St. Edmund Campion 2; with St Edmund Campion 2 just edging it, winning 2-0 in a tense penalty shoot-out.

Placings for the tourney were:

1st – St. Edmund Campion 2

2nd – St. Edmund Campion 1

3nd – Abbey Road 1

4th – West Bridgford Junior School 1

5th – West Bridgford Junior School 2

6th – Abbey Road 2

7th – Greythorn Primary

8th – Abbey Road 3