Korfball Tournament

Published on Friday, 6 July 2018, 12:23 p.m. Print Article

Following our tournament in Term One, we went into this term's tournament with more experience and more determination. It was clear to see that all students were keen to take home the trophy at the end of the tournament and played their best to turn that dream into a reality. Unfortunately, we couldn't quite secure the win this term.
 
In pool play, the A team was the dominant team, winning all of their games by rather large score margins. The A team are all very experienced korfballers and seem to work in absolute sync with each other on both attack and defence.
 
The tournament team were mostly all new to Korfball this year and for some of them it was their first tournament. They wound up second in pool play after 3 very close games which meant they were off to the playoffs.
 
With the A team first in their pool and the tournament team second in theirs, this resulted in an all South playoff! It was a great battle to watch but the refined skills of the A team meant they came away with the win and moved into the finals. 
 
The tournament team played off for third and fourth and the score was tight all the way through until St. Martins scored in the final moments, resulting in a 2-1 loss for South.
 
The A team also had a tight game and with a disallowed goal in the final moments, they were trailing 3-4. A penalty shot in the last seconds could have tied the game and taken us to overtime but unfortunately, the shot was missed and cheers went up from Middleton Grange. Although the A team were disappointed not to be bringing home the trophy this time, it was an improvement from the last tournament and something else we can build on.
 
A huge congratulations to all students who attended the term two tournament and also to Loius Hamilton, Livvy Crowe and Indi Beeforth who were named by Korfball Canterbury in the team of the tournament.