Guildford Thunder is looking to up its game after appointing new coaches for its second team and third team.
In addition to first team coach, Zu Munshi, we now have Simon Pavey coaching the seconds and Helen Munshi coaching the brand new thirds.
All seasoned korfball players, the coaches will be able to focus on the skills and experience of each of their teams and help players on each meet their expectations.
With three coaches, Zu will now be able to help the first team compete for the top spot in Division 1. Simon will help give the second team a competitive edge and help players to progress up to the top team. Helen will be supporting the development of less experienced players and enabling teamworking across the board.
With 3 teams now in the league and new requirements for clubs in the next season, the news provides a vital foundation for the future of the club, which will also need to call on volunteers to referee games in 2023/4.
Guilford Thunder has entered a third team in the Oxfordshire Korfball League following a successful player recruitment drive.
The third team, which will play in OKL Division 2 (south), means more competitive playing time for all club members.
It will also help the second team, Storm, focus on winning matches (and the league!) while the third team concentrates on learning and player development.
The team (rumoured to be known as Lightning) will play the second half of the korfball season, starting with an away game against Southampton City Spartans 2 early in the new year.
The announcement of a third team is exciting news for the club as it bounces back after covid - it follows a whole sweep of recruitment activity, including a PR campaign and a new TikTok account. It also comes as GTKC forges links with the University of Surrey's Team Surrey sports societies to support the development of a student korfball society.
We hope these developments provide a solid foundation for the future of the sport in Guildford and the wider county.
The new korfball season has kicked off well for Guildford Thunder (Surrey's best korfball club!), as we set out in this month's club update.
We also have some exciting news about the future of the club and, as always, some tips from the coach.
You can always find these updates on the club Whatsapp group, or download the November 2022 Guildford Korfball Update (PDF, 4MB).
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