Ireland Korfball Association recently held an open training session and trials on Saturday 28th January.

The following squad was chosen to represent Ireland throughout 2017:

  1. Joan BUCKLEY (Exeter City)
  2. Amy FREEAR (Oxford University/Harrow Vultrix)
  3. Abby GOLDING (Nomads)
  4. Hannah GOODRIDGE (Trojans)
  5. Sarah HALPIN (Supernova)
  6. Emma HIND (Bearsted)
  7. Sarah KELLY (Birmingham City)
  8. Jules MACADAM (Supernova)
  9. Aisling MULLINS (Leicester)
  10. Hannah PARNIS (Trojans)
  11. Lizzie TIGHE (Bristol University)
  12. Charlotte WILSON (Southampton University)
  1. Shay CONROY (Nic)
  2. David EWING (Edinburgh City)
  3. Terry FORDE (Southampton)
  4. Sam GALVIN (Cambridge University)
  5. Ashley HIND (Kingfisher)
  6. Harry LOW (Supernova)
  7. Stewart McCONVERY (Birmingham City)
  8. James NORMAN (Oxford City)
  9. Dave PATON (Bristol Thunder)
  10. Niall SHEEKEY (Oxford City)
  11. Dinos TRITSAROLIS (Nomads)
  12. Sam WARD (Horfield)

The management team is:

  • Head Coach: Kees Verhoeven (PKC)
  • Assistant Coach: Wilfred van Wijngaarden (PKC)
  • Physiotherapist: Arie van Loon (Kinderdijk)
  • Team Managers: Claire Woodroffe (Oxford City) & Nora Goodridge (Trojans)

Many congratulations to those selected for the squad.

Ireland’s Head Coach, Kees Verhoeven, commented: “These trials were the highest standard ever seen by Ireland. It was great to see so many new faces and see such potential future talent in Irish korfball. I’m now looking forward to working with the 2017 squad on our upcoming competitions.”

Ireland have a number of exciting challenges for 2017, including the qualifiers for the 2018 European Championship and retaining the Stadskaanal title.


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