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Qualified L2 Coach and Theory ref in 2009, Head Coach at Crewe since 2011. Positions on Crewe's Ex Co: Development Officer (2009-2014, 2015-present), CP0 (2010-2011, 2013-2014), Secretary (2011-2014). Positions on SaCKA's Ex Co: Secretary (2009-2015), Treasurer (2010- present), CPO (2010-2015), Interim Development Officer (2015-present).

AGM Annoucement

All members please check your inboxes for relevant information for the upcoming AGM at Malbank 22nd July 2014. Executive Officer reports will be available via email and uploaded onto the website (as in past years) for you to read before the event.

Anyone wishing to stand for a committee post, please contact Eleanor on with a short statement for why you’d like the post.

Training on the night will consist of a warm up, short match play for all attending, and then shortened to allow for the AGM (don’t worry how long you’ve been coming for, all are welcome and everyone’s vote counts!)

See you Tuesday

Fantastic Start to 2014!

Sorry it’s a bit late avid news-readers but here it is: the first match report of 2014!

Played on Sunday at home against Keele (with guest star Dave Attwood from Castle), CaNKorf faced a toughie, managing to scrape together a team of 7 with some special Salop-korf guest stars Josh and Hannah and returning wildcard Matt – the team had never played together before and, with a player down it didn’t look good!

First goal went to CaNKorf (thank goodness!) and from the end of 3 too – what luck! After that goals were traded pretty evenly in the first half, but CaNKorf managed to pull through with our more “experienced” (ha ha) players showing they’re made of stern stuff and by half time the score was 7-3 to… us! Hoorah!

Unfortunately, as anyone ever having played short will tell you, the second half is the toughest, you have to dig deep and keep pushing. Mistakes are easy to make and with Neil, Josh and Eleanor having to push through doing the work of an extra person we did well to hold the score for a good 5 minutes, and then – hoorah again! After a mighty effort from the boys and girls in orange and green the final score was (somehow) 12-4 with goals coming from Josh (2), Neil (2), Sarah (2), Eleanor (2) and the mighty Pete (4) – no goals for Hannah and Matt but their efforts more than proved themselves in defence where nothing got past them.

Next up: away v Castle Sunday 9th Feb

Ho Ho Ho

Just to let you all know that although korfball has finished at South Cheshire College for 2013, there is still one more session left at Malbank! In a change to our usual slot, Monday’s training will be 7.30-8.30pm in the hall (we’ve had to change it as Malbank are closing early and that’s actually the latest we can get!)

For 2014 the first session will be TUESDAY 7th JANUARY 8.15-9.45pm at Malbank, and this should continue to be our “normal” slot from then on. For juniors the 6.30-7.30pm session will still run at South Cheshire College. Although the session can’t officially start until 8.15 if everyone gets there for 8, we can start as soon as the earlier booking finishes.

Wishing you all a Merry Korfmass and Happy New Year (and hope to see lots of you on Monday!)

Exciting times ahead as club expands!

Well… we’ve always been called Crewe AND Nantwich Korfball Club, and now we’re getting out and about into both towns to reach out to as many locals as possible!


From Monday 4th November 2013, in addition to our training sessions at South Cheshire College (Crewe), we will be running taster/beginner sessions at Malbank School, Nantwich. Initially these sessions will unfortunately be adult only (14years +) as they take place 8.45-9.45pm, however in the long term we would love to expand to include juniors too!


To take part, come along to a session, either Monday or Tuesday night, get your first few sessions for free, and just give it a go! You don’t need any specialist equipment, or prior knowledge of the sport.

AGM 16th July 2013

Thank you to Rob, Ant, Sarah, Lucy and Peter, all of whom took part in the AGM last night. James chaired the meeting and I took minutes – I’ll have these uploaded as soon as I’ve typed them up.

We discussed recruitment and the club’s future mainly and have some exciting new ideas to try out.. watch this space!

AGM Reports and Notification

All members should have previously received notification that this year’s AGM will be taking place during training next week. As promised here are some of the reports in advance to save time on the day.

If anyone wishes to stand for any of the vacant positions, the descriptions can be found elsewhere on the website or, just ask the current committee. Current positions are:

Chair – James Falvey Chair’s Report

Secretary/Development/Coach – Eleanor Hopkins Secretary, Development and Coaching Report

Child Protection/Safeguarding – Lucy Jerome CPO’s Report

Treasurer – Rob Barlow

Tournaments/Flyers Manager – Lee Wood

Express Manager – Ant Hayes Express Report

Further Training Updates

Training is back to normal at South Cheshire College from next week (Tuesday 14th August) and will remain this way until we next take a break (Christmas).

On a side note if anyone is interested in an extra training session next week, Castle Korfball Club are having some guests at their Wednesday night session and have kindly invited any Crewe players to join them for free. Radio Stoke presenters will be giving Korfball a go, and then putting together a sound bite or segment on the experience so it would be good to get as many friendly faces there as possible. Training is 8-10 at Keele University Sports Centre (the wooden-floored hall)

See you all at training! 😀