5 March 2017

EKA Staff

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UEA won the Gold medal at the BUCS Championship Finals

The University of East Anglia are the new British Universities & Colleges Sport Korfball champions after they defeated the University of Southampton 18-11 in the championship final.

The BUCS Championship final was played out in front of a passionate crowd at the University of East Anglia’s fantastic Sportspark facility.

Going for three in a row

Southampton were going for their third gold medal in a row after winning the 2015 and 2016 tournaments.

Student korfball in the United Kingdom is going from strength to strength. As a result, the BUCS Korfball season this year started with preliminaries in November-2016, followed by Regionals in January. With only the best first teams making it through to the Championships finals.

In the bronze medal match it was the University of Birmingham who were triumphant and went home with medals around their necks.

Birmingham won 11-12 against a very talented team from the University of Brighton who are only in their third year of existence after being set up by Toby DiNozzo Clarke and support from the England Korfball activator programme.

England Korfball’s David Synott was in attendance to congratulate the winners and to present the awards.

Most Valuable Players

Abigail Smith (UEA) won female Most Valuable Player and Blake Palfreyman (Brighton) won male MVP and also top goal scorer.

As always, our thanks to all the dedicated British Student Korfball Association volunteers and officials who put in so much time and effort to make these events so successful.

Congratulations once again to the University of East Anglia Korfball team. #BUCSKorfball