This weekend sees 2 Guildford teams play in the Chris Carter Cup, with the first league korfball games for all teams starting in early October.
The club hopes to build on last season's excellent performance and growth - keeping the newly promoted first team in the regional league and moving the second team up into OKA division 1.
More focussed outdoor summer training plus competitive korfball tournaments across England (and the Netherlands) should give us a great boost to our skills and fitness at the start of the season.
Summer tournaments are always fun and there are plenty of opportunities left to get some match time before next season starts in earnest.
See all the pictures of the day's events in our photo gallery.
Guildford Thunder Korfball Club sealed the league championship on Sunday (12 March), with two hard-fought wins against Southampton City.
The fast-paced games saw Guildford win 17-9 against Southampton’s first team and 21-9 against the second Southampton squad.
After 14 games, Thunder racked up league 51 points - losing only a single game all season.
The team scored a total of 244 goals in the 2022-23 season.
The victory is a huge turnaround for the team which only avoided relegation last season by a single win.
Promotion play-offs now beckon!
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).
The 2022/23 season of the Oxfordshire Korfball League Division 2 (south) gets going in earnest this weekend, with Guildford's second team hosting Basingstoke Bulls 2.
With home advantage, Storm are looking to replicate the first team's fine opening performances of 2 wins away against Oxford City 2 and 3 in Division 1.
Second in the table after 2 wins out of 3, the Bulls 2 have made an early-season charge. Surrey's korfballing finest will look to put a stop to the Hampshire club.
Both first teams will be in action too, with Bulls 1 taking 6 points from their first 2 games in Division 1. Thunder's firsts' tremendous wins over Oxford City 2 (7 - 12) and Oxford City 3 (7 - 21) put the team top of Division 1, with a great chance of promotion to the regional league if this fine form continues.
The clashes at RGS will see several players make their league debuts after the summer's friendly tournaments and some tremendous displays in the Chris Carter Memorial Cup at Guildford Spectrum.
See all our club results.
The new korfball season for Oxfordshire Korfball League Division 1 kicks off for our first team this coming weekend (October 16), with a double-header away against Oxford City's second and third team.
The matches will take place at St Gregory The Great School in Oxford as our 2022/23 season fixtures start.
Last year saw honours shared between City 3 and Thunder - each with an away win. City 2 won both of the clashes of the 2021/22 OKA season. City 3 have already lost their first game this season and Thunder hope to add to their misery this time out.
Our second team, Storm, will host Basingstoke Bulls 2 the following weekend (October 23). Surrey hopes are high of a repeat of last season's pair of victories against the Bulls in the OKA division 2 (south).
See last year's results.
The 2022/23 korfball season gets going this month on home turf for Surrey’s finest: Guildford Thunder Korfball Club.
Our silky skills will be a major draw for spectators in the Chris Carter Memorial Cup, which is running for the first time since 2019 due to the covid pandemic.
The cup is named for Chris Carter, an Oxford teacher and korfballer whole died of a brain tumour. It will be fought for by teams from all over Oxfordshire Korfball Association as part of a host of 2022/23 season fixtures just announced.
The gleaming giant greenhouse that is Guildford Spectrum will be the hosting venue for the revived competition.
With its plentiful parking and often-working aircon, the Spectrum is likely to be a Theatre of Dreams for Thunder as we take on all-comers and obviously vanquish them all (we hope).
News from around the Guildford Thunder family.
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