3 June 2019

EKA Staff

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St Matthew’s Primary are the National Schools Champions 2019

Congratulations to St Matthew’s Primary School from Cambridgeshire who are our new champions!

This year, over 1,600 primary school students took part in events up and down the country in the build-up to the Legal & General National Schools Korfball Championships, a huge turnout building on last year’s success.

Over 50 schools competed in the qualifying rounds with the winners from eight tournaments succeeding in gaining finalist spots at the National Schools Championship finals at the Copper Box Arena.

The qualifying tournaments took place in Cambridge, Harrow, Lancaster, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Sutton & Cheam and Kent.

This year’s Legal & General National School Championships final was decided by a penalty shootout. Congratulations to St Matthew’s Primary School (Cambridge) who pipped Hayes Primary School (Kent).

Final Placings

1st St Matthew’s Primary School (Champions)

2nd Hayes Primary School

3rd St William’s Primary School

4th Caton St Paul’s C.E. Primary School

5th Highfield Junior School (Plate winners)

6th Longfield Primary School

7th Cheam Fields Primary School

Well done also to Highfield Primary School (Bromley), winners of the plate competition.

Most Valuable Players

Congratulations to Lexi Ross (St Mathew’s) and William Knight (Highfield) who were voted as the tournaments Most Valuable Players

The Most Valuable Player awards and the trophies were presented by England Korfball Chair Ellen Pearce and Dame Helena Morrissey.

Our vision for the National Schools Championships is to inspire hundreds of children and teachers and help them discover the benefits of our sport. The National Schools Championships will create a network with the skills and experience throughout the country to continue to teach Korfball to thousands of new children creating a long-term legacy.

For more information about junior development opportunities please contact Hannah Stockley, England Korfball’s National Development Officer.

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