The Korfballers have won their second round match on Only Connect showing they have brains as well as brawn.
This has prompted headlines in the Oxford Mail. We wish the team luck in the third round.
The season has started, and there's been a few housekeeping questions asked after the opening weekend that are worth making sure everyone is aware of:
If the hall being used doesn't have korfball marking (e.g. St Greg's) it's the responsibility of the HOME team to bring pitch tape and mark out the pitch before the game starts. For St Greg's, if this is done for the first match of the day with good quality pitch tape it should hopefully last the entire day (or just need touching up subsequently). It's the responsibility of the ref to ensure the pitch markings have been laid. It's up to clubs how you organise it, but I'd suggest it's worthwhile more than one person in each team bringing pitch tape just in case...
Match start time and warm-ups at St Greg's
At St Greg's the matches REALLY have to start on time.
There is only 75mins allocated to each fixture, so with time outs and half time, that doesn't leave much spare time. Pre-match warmup should be done outside to ensure players are ready to start on time. It's really not fair on the teams playing last in the day if their match time is cut short due to previous teams not starting promptly. On court warmups/pre-match drills can only happen IF there is spare time in between matches. If there is no spare time, the referee should just start the match at the allocated time, as teams should already have warmed up physically.
Delays do sometimes happen in-avoidably (e.g. injuries), but I'd ask everyone to try their best to help the referee get the subsequent match(es) started on time. If a match starts late, the referee should reduce the length of half time to try and get back on track. It's also an option to reduce the number of time-outs allowed if this is needed (this should be communicated to coaches/captains at the start). Please support the referees in their attempts to get the schedule back on track.
Three Oxford City Korfballers are taking on the Channel Islanders on Only Connect tonight at 8.30pm.
Lets hope their trivia skills are as good as their korf!
Thanks to all those who attended the OKA AGM. Lots of great discussion and debate.
Welcome to the new committee members - Thank you for volunteering.
The AGM Minutes are now available here:
AGM Minutes - 2016 - 06 - 05.pdf
AGM Minutes - 2016 - 06 - 05.docx
The updated constitution is here.
The Connect page is up to date so do get in touch if you are interested in helping the OKA in the coming season or want more information.
Outstanding Contribution to Korfball
D1 - MVP - Female 2015/16
D2N - MVP - Female 2015/16
D2S - MVP - Female 2015/16
D1 - Top Scorer - Female 2015/16
On 7th May 2016 in Southampton twelve OKA teams competed in the Chris Carter Cup. Many thanks to all those who helped make the day a success. Particular thanks to Sam Wells who came and assessed 18 shot clock operators, Nick Leighton who managed the day brilliantly and Martin Hurajt for organising the reffing.
Here are the end results of the competition:
1 - Basingstoke Bulls - Cup Winners
2 - Southampton Spartans A
3 - Farnborough Jets
4 - Oxford City
5 - Oxford Uni
6 - Abingdon Atoms
7 - Southampton Uni A - Plate Winners
8 - Didcot Dragons B
9 - Southampton Spartans B
10 - Southampton Uni B
11 - Oxford Isis
12 - Didcot Dragons A
The OKA AGM 2016 will be held at Sunday June 5th, starting promptly at 4.30pm in All Saints Community Hall, Didcot.
If you have any proposals (or other items) for discussion at the AGM now is the time to inform the OKA Secretary.
To guarantee that your proposal/item is discussed at the AGM, it must be submitted by the Sunday 15th May. A list of received proposals will then be circulated. Proposals submitted after this point may be discussed, at the Chair's discretion.
The election of Executive Committee Officers for the 2016/17 season will also take place at the AGM. If you would like more information about any of the Committee Roles there is a document here listing each position.
This Saturday (7th May 2016) the Chris Carter Cup will take place in Fleming Park, Southampton followed by the OKA Awards. A full day of competition awaits teams from across the area and we are also happy to offer Ref and Shot Clock Assessment.
The OKA Awards will follow in the same venue and give us all a chance to celebrate the 2015/16 season.
On Saturday 19th March 2016 the majority of the clubs from the WRL came to Aldershot to compete. Competition levels seemed higher this year than previous seasons with second place only decided in the final match of the league. The matches were followed by a social and awards evening where the trophies were presented. MVPs for each club were as follows:
Congratulations go to Bristol Thunder for winning again and to Southampton Spartans for retaining their Promo place. We wish Thunder luck in the National Playoffs. Well done to WKA clubs for competing so well and coming back strongly from last season. Also it was great to see OKA enter only full club sides this season and commendable that the first Oxford City-only team only narrowly missed 2nd place.
Thanks to all the referees for taking the time out to ref the matches and to all the supporting roles who ensure matches run smoothly.
And finally a BIG thank you to Andy Nye for organising the whole league this season - fixtures, Super Saturday, results entry etc. Great job!
Match results on the day:
Bristol Thunder 29 v 11 Basingstoke Bulls
Basingstoke Bulls 22 v 3 Cardiff Raptors Korfball Club
Bristol Thunder 2 12 v 19 Cardiff University
Oxford City 1 28 v 9 Cardiff Raptors Korfball Club (defaulted due to injury so officially 1 v 0)
Southampton Spartans 20 v 15 Bristol City
Final places for WRL 2015-16: