17 April 2017

EKA Staff

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Marcus Tighe speaks about England U19 and University Korfball

England U19 International, Marcus Tighe, was interviewed just after stepping off the pitch after the 11-5 victory over Portugal on the final day of the U19 Korfball World Cup.

Earlier in the World Cup England had beaten one of the pre-tournament favourites; Chinese Taipei (12-13) with Tighe scoring two goals from open play. This result meant that England had secured a top 8 final placing.

Tighe who was playing in his last under-19 world cup was upbeat ahead of their 5th/6th playoff match against Dominican Republic. Tighe said that the squad had the technical ability to be able to beat Dominican Republic and it was “all about our shooting”.

“We know how to beat them”

Tighe who is currently studying at the University of Nottingham said: “Korfball is my life! I’ve been playing for 8 years. It’s really growing in the country and especially at University.”

Watch Marcus in action at the LFF Korfball Grand Finals on the 6th and 7th May at the K2 Crawley.

Photo: Jenna Spelten