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

Leicester City StreetKorf

We are planning an event that will be a world first for the sport of Korfball. On 6th September on Humberstone Gate, we are hosting “STREETKORF”, the first Korfball Tournament to be held in a city centre location.

Eight teams from around the country will battle it out to take the title in a specially built outdoor arena. The event will also feature two public ‘Have a go’ zones for adults and children as well as an information point by the clock tower. The event is the brainchild of club chair, Matt Freeman:

“Korfball is the ultimate team sport; it’s mixed gender, social and fun while also being fast, challenging and intense. People assume any sport they haven’t heard of is a gimmick; but Korfball is an entertaining, strategic and engaging spectacle, played by 300 teams across the UK and over 60 countries across the world. This event is all about Leicester residents experiencing the sport first hand.”

Teams will be travelling from London, Leeds, Milton Keynes and Nottingham to take part and if the location wasn’t unique enough, as Matt explains, the court itself will be new as well.

“These teams will be used to big indoor halls, but this court is going to be compact and claustrophobic. It will literally feel like they are playing in a cage with hundreds of people watching from the outside. The players are going to need to be fast, accurate and creative to score.”

Leicester City StreetKorf in association with Leicester City Council Sport Redevelopment will take place on 6th September on Humberstone Gate from 10am – 5pm. To find out more – get in touch.DSC_0272 DSC_0271 2015 logoo