Guildford Thunder Korfball Club's first team has clinched promotion to the Western Regional League for the 2023/24 season, joining fellow OKA teams Farnborough Jets 1 and Oxford City 1.
Thunder succeeded in winning their first 2 playoff games at City Academy Bristol to secure their promotion place, before going toe to toe with Exeter City in the final match. This was sufficient in putting them up at the expense of Gloucester Lions.
First up, Thunder beat Cardiff Raptors 2 by 11 to 7, followed up by a 13 to 10 win against Gloucester Lions. The final game saw a 12 to 10 loss to Exeter City 1 meaning Thunder and Exeter City were promoted.
The 2 victories and the closeness of the defeat suggest some optimism for the coming WRL season for what will be the league's easternmost club.
Western Regional League
The WRL consists of teams from Exeter, Cardiff, Bristol, Oxford and Farnborough.