SWKA AGM – Sunday 7 June 2015

February 19, 2015 in Admin by Michelle

Clubs in the South West are invited to host this year’s AGM. Interested clubs could contact secretary@swka.org. Ideally, a venue close to a train station is preferred for those that may need to travel.

More details will follow closer to the time but all clubs are encouraged to send at least one representative. You have a vote.

URGENT RESPONSE REQUIRED: EKA Referee Level 1 – Bristol – March 2015

February 19, 2015 in Events by Michelle

This session is open to anyone who is currently a referee (and not yet qualified), want to get into refereeing now, or are maybe thinking about being a referee in the future.

This session comprises a rules course, taken by Graham Crafter from the EKA, which leads to an ‘exam’ (aka a test of knowledge and understanding). Passing the ‘exam’ gets you to ‘Theory Qualified’ as a referee. For those that want to take it further, there is then the ‘Practical Assessment’ which is needed to become a fully qualified ‘Q’ level referee. Practical assessments are done through observations, etc, throughout the season.

Due to venue hire and personnel required to travel from Kent, we need to know who is interested in participating as a matter of urgency. We are in the process of securing a venue close to Bristol Temple Meads station We have two date options and the decision on date will depend upon uptake. Options are either Sunday 15 March or Saturday 21 March. The session plus ‘exam’ lasts 4 hours.

The Head of Referees (Rob King from Exeter) is coordinating this so please contact him through your club Development Officer / Chair. Responses are required by 1 March 2015 latest.

SWKA Squad for Inter-Areas Competition Announced

February 19, 2015 in SWKA Squad by Michelle

The SWKA squad for the upcoming England Korfball inter-area competition in Bristol has been announced by head coach, Stuart Allcock. Congratulations and good luck to all involved in the 2015 SWKA team.

Anna Bryant (Bristol Thunder), Beth Ryan (Bristol Thunder) – Captain, Emily Thorn (Horfield), Lizzie Tighe (Bristol University), Rebecca Kjaedegaard (Bristol Thunder), Sianne Way (Bristol Thunder)

Alex Forrest (Bristol Thunder), Alfie Freeman (Bristol University), Ben Smith (Bristol University), Cathal Quigley (Bristol Thunder), Daniele Malerba (Bristol City), Jake Cooper (Bristol City), Stuart Hall (Gloucester Lions)

Also, a big thank you to the support team: Coach: Stuart Allcock (Taunton Soul), Shotclock operator: Simon Howse (Bristol City), Jury Member: Jon Tearle (Horfield) and to Sam Billington (Horfield) and Kevin Allen (Bristol Thunder), who will be refereeing from the England Korfball list.

Last but not least, “get well soon!” to Essy King (Bristol University) and Marie Harrison (Bristol City) who were initially selected but have suffered korfing injuries!

Inter-Areas 2015 comes to Bristol

February 18, 2015 in Events by Michelle

The South West Korfball Association will be welcoming players from across the country to Bristol for the England Korfball Inter-Area competition this Sunday 22nd February. Nine England Korfball area associations will be joined by a team from the British Students as well as the senior national teams from Scotland and Wales.

South West clubs will be well represented in the competition at The City Academy Bristol. The SWKA, Wales and Scotland squads are all fielding players from across our region.

South West area Chair Kevin Allen says, “We are excited to have some of the best players in the country coming to Bristol. It will be a real challenge for the south west squad to better their 3rd place finish in the 2014 competition, but perhaps the home advantage will be the edge we need”.

The competition runs from 10am to 6pm at the City Academy, Russell Town Avenue, Bristol. Book your place on the viewing gallery and come along and support your club-mates.

SWKA Calendar

December 17, 2014 in Admin by Kevin Allen

A SWKA Google calendar has been published and can be found via the link in the menu bar. You can add this calendar to your personal Google calendar using the id swkacalendar@gmail.com.
The calendar has details of WRL and SWKL fixtures, committee meetings and other korfball events.

URGENT: Volunteers Required

September 20, 2014 in Admin by Michelle

We are putting a call out for volunteers to undertake a number of roles that we have vacant at the moment, namely: Head of Referees, Referee Mentors (multiple required), Referee Assignment Administrator, Referee Feedback Administrator, Player Eligibility Administrator (one per club), Publicity People (multiple). A communication will be sent to you shortly outlining the requirements of these roles. Please consider carefully and respond to either chair@swka.org or secretary@swka.org as a matter of urgency. We need these roles to enable the League to run smoothly and to continue the development of referees. Thanks.

Club Committee Contact Details – Updates to SWKA and EKA

August 23, 2014 in Admin by Michelle

Please could all clubs send their 2014/15 Committee Contact details to both SWKA and the EKA. This ensures the right information is getting to the right people.

For SWKA: send to secretary@swka.org

For EKA: send to office@englandkorfball.co.uk


Club Affiliation to the EKA 2014/15 Opening Soon

August 23, 2014 in Admin by Michelle

All SWKA Clubs are required to affiliate to the EKA. Affiliation opens 1 September 2014 and closes 1 November 2014. It comes with a number of benefits which can be found on the EKA website. Registering should be completed through Fixtures Live – a set of instructions on how to do this has been sent to clubs.

SWKA Officers Meeting – 14 August 2014

August 16, 2014 in Admin by Michelle

The new Officers held their first meeting to kick start the season. Minutes of the meeting have been sent to your Club Chairs. We shall save them in the Library soon. Next meeting is to be organised for early September. If you have any pressing items for discussion, please forward through your Club Chair.

SWKL Decisions – Action Required from Clubs

August 16, 2014 in Admin by Michelle

The League season is fast approaching us. Clubs have been emailed this week and responses are required to on the following by 24 August 2014:

  • Proposed team allocations to Divisions
  • Potential host clubs (outside of Bristol) for Super Saturdays

Responses should be sent to chair@swka.org. Looking forward to a good season ahead.