Leicester Toto vs. University of Birmingham 2

Toto set off in high spirits (or is that “full of spirits” as Luca told me, his Captain?!) to Birmingham after a very long winter break.  But ten minutes from our destination there was a sudden change of venue! With Luca and Chloe on the phones in the mobile HQ, this was no problem and Toto arrived before the Birmingham team AND in time to watch a basketball match!

Toto started full of energy with division 1  (Aine, Emma, Ant, and Greg) attacking hard. Defending to the hilt in the other half were Andy, Luca, Clair, and Spargo. Both teams were working hard, and for 5 minutes there was a stalemate. Toto scored first and then each team matched each other – end-to-end excitement.  At the end of a tough half, Toto had put those shots up and pulled away with a two goal lead.

In the second half Joe, the Interceptor, came on for Greg and Claire came on for Chloe. After the hard work of the first half, the energy levels had dropped and a time out was needed.  Toto were reinvigorated with the words of Dan and Ant ringing in their ears and the defending intensified again as the shots went up.  At the final whistle, Toto had an 8 goal win!

Well done to Chloe and Claire who were making their debuts with Toto and at very short notice too!  Thanks to coach Dan and traveling fan Luke for their support and guidance.  MVP was Spargo for good behavior (“Not sure about that!” – Captain)

Another very strong team performance and effort. It was great to see the number of goals scored and by different team members too:

  • Aine (2)
  • Emma (1)
  • Ant (1)
  • Andy (5)
  • Spargo (1)
  • Greg (4)
  • Luca (4)

Fab effort Toto!

Leicester Tempest vs. University of Birmingham 3

The Beast from the East 2.0 wasn’t going to hamper us getting to Birmingham. Saying that, Captain Sense of Direction a.k.a. Jordan was having a battle with his sat nav having gone to two other places before finding the right sports hall.

While Jordan was taking in a scenic tour of Birmingham, we were neck and neck with Brum. Their attack was fluid but the Leicester defence pushed back. Early goals from Craig meant Tempest always maintained a one-goal lead throughout the first half and by halftime it was 5-4 to Tempest setting up a juicy second half.

It was at this point Jordan blessed us with his presence and burst onto the court. Brum, as expected, came out strong but, as with the first half, Leicester’s defensive wall stood strong. Special mention to Abbi here for intercepting everything and never giving her girl a chance!

Brum changed their tactic. Having made some impact subs, they turned a one-goal deficit into a one-goal advantage. A quick flurry of goals further extended their lead. Tempest weren’t done yet though. A goal with a few minutes to go cut the goal difference to three. Vik’s excellent feed set up some promising Tempest movements with Neil, Jordan and Claire but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. Final score – 13-8.

Well done to Abbi and Chloe for coming back from injuries! Also, thanks to Craig, Dan and Vik for helping us out.

Highlight of the match – Neil for his pinpoint accurate pass from attack to defence having forgotten he was in attack!!

Goals:
Craig – 3
Sanj – 3
Neil – 1
Claire – 1

LCKC Summer Tournament 2018: Russia

It’s been six months since the Big American One came to a close having been the best weekend we have ever hosted. Living up to it’s name, we had been hoping to host 24 teams but we were full by mid April with 36! It was a brilliant weekend with loads of new faces and having taken six months to recover, we are ready to go again.

We had some brilliant feedback from the clubs who came and some great ideas on how we can
make this year’s event even better, mostly around making the event much simpler for everyone
involved which is brilliant given the sheer number of people and how knackered we were on Sunday!

So, the venue won’t change and will still run for 42 hours from Friday evening through to Sunday midday. We will still return to Aylestone St. James RFC in the heart of the beautiful Tornado Valley, complete with the amazing views and rustic facilities.

We will still host a get together on Friday night with some food and a bring your own beer night. The tourney will run through Saturday with the kitchen open all day serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner plus one of Korf’s biggest parties on Saturday night. Then we even serve breakfast on Sunday morning too.

To make it easier, this year you will be able to pay for the whole event if you wish, all socials and the tournament will be offered in one fee for each club which gets cheaper depending on how much of the weekend you attend and how many people you bring.

We can accommodate 40 teams in the tourney this year and will be staging the release of places, so
we can make sure as many clubs as possible have the opportunity to attend before we then release
spots for 2nd , 3rd and 4th teams. Your first team will be £55 but £50 if you pay in advance. (All dates and deadlines will follow).

Then of course, the theme will change too and having gone American last year, in an effort to appear
politically balanced, this year our world tour continues with a stop off in Russia!

Entries are now open and you can reserve your 1st team now by emailing leicestertournament@hotmail.co.uk. If you intend to bring more than one team let us know and we will ensure you know about 2nd , 3rd and 4th team spots as soon as they become available.

We are incredibly excited about this year and we hope you can all join us.

Thanks

Leicester City Korfball Club