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Edinburgh City Korfball Club

Edinburgh City Korfball Club compete in the Scottish Korfball League. We are Scotland's oldest korfball club and 6 time champions.

Free beginner session!

Edinburgh City Korfball Club will be holding a FREE beginner’s session on January 6th 2018.

The session will teach the basics of korfball, a fun and dynamic mixed-gender sport which was designed with equality and inclusivity at its heart.

For a quick introduction into the sport, this video is a good place to start:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUtJB5jBOis

The session will be held at Broughton High School between 12:45 and 15:45 and directions can be found below.

Beginners who register their interest by emailing edinburghcitykorfball@gmail.com before the 5th January will automatically be entered into a prize draw, with the winner receiving a year’s free membership to the club.

After the free beginner’s session, Edinburgh City members will be hosting a social event at Akva in Fountainbridge. The event will begin at 19:00 and go on throughout the evening with some light buffet food provided.

Address & Directions:

Broughton High School – 29 East Fettes Avenue, EH14 1EG

Free parking available at the venue

Nearby bus routes: 19, 24, 29, 37, 47, 113

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Akva | Boda Bar – 129 Fountainbridge, EH3 9QG

Some parking nearby or Thistle Car Park next door

Nearby bus routes: 1, 10, 27, 34, 300

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City march into SKA Cup bronze medal match

Ed City travelled to Dundee for the SKA Cup group stages, having been drawn against Edinburgh University B, Glasgow B, Edinburgh Mavericks A and Dundee Dragons.  With a mix of players across both Ed City squads playing on the day, the fans were eager to see how quickly this untested line up would gel.

The Citizens started the day against a young and energetic Edinburgh University side, who were keen to jump out to a fast start and take advantage of the shortened cup-style matches.  However, Edinburgh City’s experience and cool heads shone through as they always looked comfortable on their way to a 9-2 win.

Next up was an older (and debatably wiser) Glasgow B side, sporting a mix of seasoned veterans and fresh-faced beginners looking to keep their tournament hopes alive after a loss to Dundee in the first match.  However, another strong defensive display saw Ed City hold Glasgow to 2 goals, resulting in a 6-2 win and an impressive tally of only 4 goals conceded in the first 40 minutes of play.

Lying in wait for the third game of the day were tournament favourites Edinburgh Mavericks A, who were looking to build on their very strong form in the league.  Mavericks jumped out to a lightning-paced start, scoring 4 goals in the first two and a half minutes.  Edinburgh City showed good composure and began to find their feet in the match, however Mavericks were too strong and ran out 10-4 winners.

The loss to Mavericks took Ed City out of contention for the gold medal match, however it did mean that the final fixture against Dundee Dragons would decide who took second place in the group and entered the bronze medal fixture.  Dundee came into the game in high spirits after a strong showing coming within 3 goals of Mavericks A earlier in the day but it was Edinburgh City who jumped out to a quick lead, scoring 4 unanswered in the early stages of the game.  After this rapid start the scoring slowed, however City remained composed and kept a stranglehold on the game on their way to a 7-4 win, booking themselves a place in the 3rd/4th playoff.

Second team’s title aspirations dealt a blow

Edinburgh City’s second team faced off against Edinburgh University and fellow title-chasers Glasgow this weekend.

With ECKC having lost narrowly (6-7) away to Glasgow 2 not long ago, they were aiming to turn the tables at their home ground Broughton.

After comfortably seeing off Edinburgh University 3 in the opening fixture, a tight game against Glasgow 2 went right down to the wire but unfortunately a late surge saw City lose out again.

Edinburgh City 2 (12-5) Edinburgh University 3

In the first matchup, the Citizens faced a young University team who though inexperienced were keen to show they could compete. Edinburgh City took a little while to warm up, but Ella Fisher making her debut for the club helped to get the scoreboard ticking over with 3 goals, including one of her trademark one-handed runners.

A goal from the Citizen’s other debutant Robert Stone along with an impressive 4 goal haul from Chris Horsley gave City a comfortable lead that they never looked like letting slip. A late rally from the University side left the scoreline looking a little more respectable but our home team looked prepared heading into their next match.

Scorers: Chris Horsley (4), Ella Fisher (3), Michael Garbutt (2), Robert Stone, Lee Brodie, Laura Powell (1)

MVP: Ella Fisher

Edinburgh City 2 (6-8) Glasgow 2

This match was a back and forth affair, Glasgow began strongly and ran out to a 3-0 lead before City pegged them back to 3-3. Half time came and went with both sides taking turns to lead and then be drawn back. When City levelled at 6-6 it looked as though momentum would swing in their favour but despite a valiant effort Glasgow 2 took the points with two late goals that left the Citizens reeling.

A special mention should go out to defensive stud Michael Garbutt, he was given the tough assignment of keeping Glasgow’s hotshot Pat Merton out of the game and he did not disappoint. The two players had a great duel reminiscent of Patrick Beverley’s gritty performance against Russell Westbrook.

Whilst Mike may have won the battle by keeping Pat off the scoresheet, it is Glasgow 2 who are currently winning the war sitting atop the SKL2 table with 8 wins from 8 and crucially securing the head-to-head tiebreak should the two teams finish level at the end of the season.

Scorers: Chris Horsley (2) Michael Garbutt, Bob Mather, Laura Powell, Ella Fisher (1)

MVP: Chris Horsley

 

 

A tough weekend for the first team

Edinburgh City had an all-Edinburgh affair last weekend with matches against Edinburgh University and Edinburgh Mavericks 2.

With ECKC having suffered a heart-breaking defeat to Edinburgh University earlier in the season, they were aiming to pick up two wins here and continue their good run of form following two home wins in their last fixtures.

After a disappointing performance in the opening match saw ECKC lose out again Edinburgh University, the Citizen’s managed to do just enough to get pick up a win against Edinburgh Mavericks 2.

Edinburgh City (9-12) Edinburgh University

In the first matchup, the Citizens faced a hungry University team who were keen to build on their victory in the two teams’ previous meeting.  Edinburgh City struggled to get going in attack and found themselves unable to deal with the height and energy levels of the younger University side.

Five goals from Edinburgh University star Robyn Seabright helped to keep the University side in front throughout the game and Edinburgh City struggled to keep composure as the game began to slip away from them.

MVP: Heather MacKintosh

Edinburgh City (7-6) Edinburgh Mavericks

After a disappointing result in their first match, Edinburgh City were determined to secure a win against local rivals Edinburgh Mavericks 2.  The Citizens again struggled to take control of the game in attack and the game remained close as the two teams traded goals.

The second team showed little change from the first as both squads struggled to break down the defence of the other but Edinburgh City were able to retain more composure in this fixture and came out winners by one goal.

Scorers: John Bagnall (3), Andrea Kinver, Heather MacKintosh, Dan Pratt, David Ewing (1)

MVP: David Ewing

 

 

 

Firsts secure first double win of the season

Edinburgh City’s first team hosted their first home games of the season with fixtures against Saint Andrews and Glasgow.

Head coach Dan Pratt was eager to see how the team responded after the club’s Halloween night out the day before and was rewarded with two strong performances and the team’s first double victory of the season.

Edinburgh City (20-7) Saint Andrews

The first match of the day saw Elly Gaunt make season debut, whilst Heather MacKintosh made her first appearance for the first team.

Both teams started brightly, with the scores remaining close through the early stages of the game.  Saints’ Andrew Thirlwell continued his strong start to the 2017-18 season with 4 goals, however City’s experience soon shone through and they ran out comfortable winners with a first hat-trick of the season for Emma Cottell.

Scorers: Dan Pratt (6) David Ewing (5) Emma Cottell (3) Clive Minshull (2) Finlay Hannah, Elly Gaunt, Michael Garbutt, John Bagnall (1)

MVP: Emma Cottell

Edinburgh City (17-6) Glasgow

The next fixture saw City take on a Glasgow side coming fresh off of a bit of a scare in their match against Saint Andrews.

City took control of this match from the very start with a strong defensive display, which saw them shut down Glasgow’s key attacking threats and hold top scorer Calum Lindsay to two goals.  From there the game remained firmly in City’s control, with goals from 10 different players leading to a well deserved victory.

Scorers: David Ewing (4) John Bagnall, Elly Gaunt, Clive Minshull, Dan Pratt (2) Katrina Caldwell, Finlay Hannah, Heather MacKintosh, Ailith Ewing, Emma Cottell (1)

MVP: David Ewing

Ed City’s signing spree continues

Edinburgh City are delighted to announce the signing of Ella Fisher from Saint Andrews for an undisclosed fee.

Another product of the fantastic academy over at Saint Andrews, Ella becomes the 3rd signing from the Fife based club this transfer period following moves for Nina Murdoch and Heather Mackintosh.

Ella had already been training with the club over the past week whilst the deal was finalised and was quoted as saying “Training has gone well so far, the rest of the team have been lovely and I’m glad to be training hard. I can’t wait to take to the court and start playing for Edinburgh City.”

Coach Pratt added “Having seen Ella come through from the reserves into the Saint Andrews starting line-up over the past couple of seasons I’m delighted she has chosen Edinburgh City. The development she’s shown in a short period of time is exciting and I’m really looking forward to being able to help her continue to improve.”

 

Ed City secure Anna Thomas

Edinburgh City today announced the signing of Anna Thomas from Highbury KC.

Anna joins the Citizens after spending a short time at the London based club and is very much looking forward to the prospect of continuing her development at ECKC.

This is the latest in a number of signings for City with coach Pratt looking to rebuild the club after losing out on the SKL1 title last year. He had this to add during the unveiling “I’m delighted we’ve managed to capture another signing, during this transition period it’s important that we have a number of players pushing the established players hard and helping to improve the overall level here at City.”

The player herself wanted to play down any expectations when asked what she wanted to achieve, simply stating “I’m just trying my best at trying my best.” That positive attitude should serve her well, with Pratt expected to hand her a competitive debut this coming Saturday.

 

The seconds keep up their winning ways

Edinburgh City hosted their first home games of the season with the reserves taking on Saint Andrews 2 & Edinburgh University 2.

Another two wins kept the early season momentum going, but they had to fight a lot harder for these than last week’s encounters.

Edinburgh City (11-1) Saint Andrews

ECKC faced off against Saint Andrews for the second time in as many weekends, with a slightly different line-up City handed a debut to new signing Kitty Dutton, with Pip Hardy also making her first appearance of the season.

The game started very slowly with City playing extremely well in defence but struggling to adapt to a ‘3-1’ system. With much of the first half gone and only the one City goal on the board coach Pratt asked for a more fluid attack and it paid dividends immediately. Nina Murdoch was very much the catalyst for the offence, scoring a game high 5 goals against her former club and deservedly taking the MVP.

Scorers: Nina Murdoch (5) John Bagnall (2) Andrea Kinver, Finlay Hannah, Bob Mather, Laura Powell (1)

MVP: Nina Murdoch

Edinburgh City (8-5) Edinburgh University

The Citizens faced their hardest test of the new campaign against a hungry University side keen to replicate the 1st team result earlier in the season. Edinburgh University rushed into a 4-2 lead and threatened to open the gap further with many of their attempts coming agonisingly close. Finlay Hannah took the game by the scruff of the neck, first scoring from the penalty spot before converting a tough chance behind the korf.

The game was evenly poised but an unfortunate injury to University’s Lasse Bullerbuyn swung momentum City’s way, with the home side scoring three unanswered goals to take the points on this occasion. A hard fought match from both sides and neutral fans will be looking forward to the next time these sides play.

Scorers: Finlay Hannah (3) John Bagnall (2) Laura Powell, Michael Garbutt, Andrea Kinver (1)

MVP: Michael Garbutt

 

City 2 start as they mean to go on

Edinburgh City’s second team began their defence of the SKL2 title against hosts Dundee and also took on Saint Andrews.

Two big wins and plenty of goals for City debutants meant that the season began as successfully as possible for the Citizens reserve side.

Edinburgh City (21-2) Saint Andrews

City gave debuts to Heather Mackintosh and Caspar Volker who were both facing their old side first up, with Anna Stewart also making her first appearance after signing from Edinburgh University.

As the scoreline suggests, the Citizens dominated this matchup with the City girls doing the damage. With 12 goals between them Anna and Heather proved too much to handle for the Saints.

Cameron Schoettle managed to score a couple of consolation goals for Saint Andrews but with City keeping the scoreboard ticking over this was never in doubt for last year’s champions.

Scorers: Anna Stewart (7) Heather Mackintosh (5) Laura Powell (4) Finlay Hannah (2) Caspar Volker, Bob Mather, Michael Garbutt (1)

MVP: Heather Mackintosh

Edinburgh City (22-7) Dundee

After a great first game, City again got off to a quick start. Bob Mather who had provided countless assists in the previous match turned goal scorer in this one and has beaten his tally from last season already.

City were supported well by Michael, Caspar and Finlay who top scored with 6 goals. It was Anna who got MVP in this match though, with some inspired rebounding to go along with what has to be a block of the season contender.

A great trip to start the new season and one that City 2 will hope to build from.

Scorers: Finlay Hannah (6) Bob Mather, Michael Garbutt (5) Caspar Volker (4) Anna Stewart (2) Laura Powell (1)

MVP: Anna Stewart

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