14 March 2017

EKA Staff

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Profile: Cambridge Tigers Korfball Club

  • Club colours: Orange and Black
  • Current league: South-East Regional League
  • Location: Cambridge
  • Year founded: 1995
  • Website: www.cambridgetigers.co.uk

After missing out in the final three seconds of last season’s play-offs, Cambridge Tigers are back and determined that this will be their year for promotion.

Needing to win their final match against Birmingham City last season – the Tigers were leading 7-6 with seconds left. However, Birmingham converted a penalty to equalise and hand the promotion place to Bearsted.

“This is the strongest squad”

“We have been working towards being promoted into the EKL Premier Division with this group of players for a number of years and this is the strongest squad we have assembled yet.” Says Cambridge Tigers captain Chris West.

But West conceded that the overall quality of the competition they will face is going to be tough, meaning it is set to be a stern test for the Tigers.

“We believe we have a good chance of being promoted, having been very close last year,” he said.

“However quality of the other teams in the competition has undoubtedly improved as well, with all teams adding more strong players since last year.

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“We think it is going to be a fascinating and close competition.

Four wins from six matches

This season, Cambridge topped their Promotion Division pool with four wins from the six matches against Highbury, Croydon and Norwich Ice.

In 2014, the Tigers also reached the play-off finals, but finished joint third behind Bristol Thunder and Birmingham City, who they’ll face again this time around.

Excited at the prospect of promotion, West said: “We would relish the opportunity to test ourselves against the best players in the country next season.”

Cambridge Tigers has worked hard to develop its junior setup and has teams in all age groups. They have juniors who have progressed to represent their county and country.

For their seniors, there are six teams that range from the EKL Promotion Division to Cambridge League 3.