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September has arrived…let the pre-season training begin!

After a fun break over the summer, including wins at both the Castle and Preston Tournaments and coming second place at Korfstock, it is time to look ahead to the fast approaching new season of Warriors Korf Action!

We return to our regular training with an extra hour added to get ourselves whipped into shape. As of the 9th September 2014 we will commence training at 7pm all the way through until 10pm. If you can’t make it for 7, head on over for the regular start time of 8pm. Training is at the usual venue: Barlow RC High School in the Gym.

If you are new to korf, or hoping to join us from elsewhere please feel free to come along. All experience and ability welcome.

Hope to see you soon!

Summer training is here!

Have you been missing your Tuesday Warriors fill?
Have you never played korfball but have always been interested and want to find out what this korfball thing is all about?

Well then, after a slightly longer than planned break, we are back with summer training action starting tomorrow evening (8th July) from 8pm – 9:30pm.

Hope to see you there! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with us.

This is korfball! (promo video)

Click on the video below for a showcase of this fast paced and dynamic mixed sex sport!

This is Korfball – Warriors Korfball Club from Manchester Warriors on Vimeo.

This is Manchester Warriors Korfball Club! (promo video)

Click on the video below for a 4 minute insight into our friendly and successful club!

Manchester Warriors Korfball Club from Manchester Warriors on Vimeo.

 

Find out who scored 100 goals this season at the Warriors awards night 2014

On Friday 16th May the Warriors rounded off a highly successful season with the annual End of Season Awards Night.

This year it was Dimitri’s that were the lucky hosts of a festive bunch of Warriors. A great night was had by all and everyone who attended were full of tasty Tapas followed by the debut of the Warriors Deck of Cards and dancing the night away at Venue.

Unfortunately there were only a limited number of awards that could be given out, but ALL Warriors have put in amazing efforts this season and everyone’s contributions to the club are always greatly appreciated.

Congratulations to the 2013/14 Award Winners (listed below)!

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The Winners….

‘BRING IT ON’ AWARD (For Excellence in Cheerleading)

Chris Cooper

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE AWARD (For Positive, Sunny Attitude in ALL Situations)

Emma Higton

BEST ON COURT PERFORMANCE

Jake Tiddy

WARRIORS MUMMY & DADDY AWARD (For making sure everyone made it home safely from Edinburgh Tournament)

Paul & Miki Blood

#AWESOMECHAIRAWARD

Fish Dawson

CENTURION AWARD (Scoring 100 Goals in a Season)

Mike Brayne

BEST NEWCOMER

Laura Bonney

MOST IMPROVED/LITTLE MISS STAR

Lucy Shattock

ULTIMATE WARRIOR

Elise Cox

3rd TEAM MVP

Russ Cox

2nd TEAM MVP

Kev Moss

1st TEAM MVP

Mike Brayne

 

A big thanks goes out to Fuzion Noodle Bar in Fallowfield for sponsoring our 3 MVP Awards with each MVP winner receiving a voucher for their hard work over the season.

Now time for a well earned rest and summer tournament fun-times for this hardworking bunch of Warriors! Can’t wait for the 2014/15 season!

No training in June, resumes in July

Training to be resume on 1st July at the same time and same place (but finishing a little earlier at 9.30pm)

Beautiful day… then we went running. 12 Warriors take on Manchester 10km

On Sunday most people were delighted to wake up to a view of their garden basking in glorious sunshine. Twelve members of Manchester Warriors were not so pleased to see the sun as the realisation hit; they would have to take on the gruelling Bupa Great Manchester run in temperatures of up to 25C.

The Warriors are usually an extremely competitive group but this was not about finishing 1st (we wish) but pushing ourselves to reach our target goal. As we set off in our separate waves all of us had different goals but the same aim, to destroy the 10K before the 10K and heat destroyed us.

As we all met up we discussed the helpful tips provided by previous 10K competitor Jenny and club coach Kevin Moss, both had differing but equally important messages.

Then it was race time as we gathered amongst thousands of other runners. We began out attack on the course in the sheltered streets of Portland Street but the coolness wouldn’t continue as we quickly exited the shadows to face the beating sun.

Old Trafford for most Leeds fans is not a sight we appreciate too much but for this one on Sunday it was extremely welcome as it meant I was nearing the half-way point. The showers at 6KM were an even more welcoming prospect as the run which had started as a mental battle was becoming very much a physical battle. The heat and exhaustion was taking its toll but there was no stopping the Warriors; well apart from the odd toilet break for those who didn’t adhere to Jenny’s pre-run advice.

A couple of jelly babies at 9KM were an added sugar rush for the final KM. As the crowd swelled it was clear we were nearing the end and then there it was the finish line… we beat the 10K and it didn’t beat us.

Times were compared and there was delight as everyone achieved their pre-race goal (well almost).

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Warriors 2013 review

For those of you who missed this as part of our advent calendar, or just want to see it again, here is the Warriors 2013 review!

2014 TRAINING STARTS 7th JAN, 7pm

To work off all those mince pies and Christmas pud, we will be doing a fitness session 7-8pm on Tuesday 7th January, with training as normal from 8-10pm.

We’re having a break for Christmas until 7th Jan!

We’ve now had our last session before Christmas (as usual, with a fun festive feeling!)

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Back on Tuesday 7th January 2014!