Sydney style korf

Trip Start Nov 09, 2012
Trip End May 31, 2013

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Flag of Australia  , New South Wales,
Monday, December 10, 2012

So I haven't blogged for about a week as I've been house sitting and didn't have a computer. Anyways this entry is about my korfball experience in Sydney.

I found out some things I didn't know about korf down under. Apparently in the south korfball is quite popular, especially in Adelaide where they have lots of competitive leagues and where they hold the biggest yearly tournament in the Oz korfing calendar. But there was only one team in NSW (New South Wales). So this couple from Edinburgh decided to set up a team a few months ago, and when they published the web site it was only a few days before I looked for a team (so that was lucky).

On Sunday the 1st I went to Sydney university sports centre, as I walked through the entrance there was a huge glass wall with korfball post up, immediately was thinking shweet. This is going to be fun. The basics of this session were about an hour of training and then we would play this team Kellyville, which was the first game for both teams...ever. The main coach for the Sydney City Red Backs was this guy called Clint who played for the Australian national team, and told me that he knew Helen West! - shows how small the korfing world is eh. He was actually a very good coach, as I didn't know what to expect from them as they weren't an established team. He was in fact a good coach who had planned the session and knew what he was talking about! There was also a Dutch guy who was in Oz for a semester and a Dutch girl who had brought a Dutch friend...they were awesome.

Then Kellyville turned up for the big game! It was decided to play thirds of twenty minutes. I played in the last two thirds. In the first one I got to play with the Dutch guy and one of the Dutch girls, I think it's fair to say it was a bit unfair. The final score was 18-4 and this is the match report, this guy Graham (who also founded the club) wrote it and it's great! I get called 'wonderkid' ha, brilliant! The club is sold as a very social club so they do lots outside of the training, which is great for me as I can meet new people. I really enjoyed myself so I'll be training with them most weeks :)

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