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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!

Double whammy – a summary of two league weekends (and 5 matches!)

Warriors 1 v Manchester City 1 21/11/13
Second home match of the season and a local derby against Manchester City 1. City started strongly and it was goal for goal until 3-3. Then Warriors upped the gear and started to roll. The goals began to drop and City couldn’t keep up with the pace. Half time score of 14-6 and coach Mossy gave the message of more of the same in the second half. Warriors brought the game home safely even with a drop in pressure towards the end, but the result was never in question. Good result for Ali’s last game in a Warriors shirt. 24-13 final score.

Mike (10), Emma (4), Kev J (3), Jake (2), Sophie (2), Ali (1), Fish (1), Jo (1)
Report by Emma

Warriors 1 v Nottingham City 1 21/11/13
Warriors 1 travelled, on a beautiful Saturday winters morning, down to play Nottingham City 1.Nottingham took the lead at the start but it wasn’t long before Warriors equalised. Two quick goals from Mike put Warriors two goals up and we clung to that lead for the majority of the match.Nottingham were rattled…Warriors we’re putting up too much of a fight for their liking. Warriors started the second half as they ended the first with all to play for. A few goals dropped for Nottingham and they were back level. A tense last 10 minutes but Nottingham gained a 2 goal lead. Highlight of the second half was brick wall Mike being toppled by a girl. Final score – 15-13. A well fought match and a tough loss.

Stat of the match – in 4 games Mike has equalled his goal tally for the whole of last season.

Emma (4), Kev J (3), Mike (3), Jake (2), Amy (1)
Report by Emma 

Warriors 2 v Manchester University 3 22/11/13
With two of Coach Mossy’s teams going head to head he chose to remain impartial and enjoyed a break in the lakes instead. Warriors 2 opened the scoring and slowly built to a half time score of 6-0. The team was controlling the game against the much newer to korfball Uni 3.Second half called for more of the same and the team upped their scoring rate. A hold to nil looked on but Uni managed to score 1 past super sub from the previous week – Tom. Final score a dominating 16-1 with both Sarah and Lucy on fire this week.

Lucy (4), Sarah (3+1p), Dani (2+1p), Chris C (2), Pete (2), Chris B (1p)
Report by Chris C

Warriors 3 v Lancaster University 1 01/12/13
Warriors 3 went into the match against Lancaster 1 being the only Warriors team left undefeated so far this season. With that in mind the team went forward to try and do what no other team was able to do this season…take Lancaster 1 down!Lancaster 1 had other ideas though, and scored two quick goals to open the game. The game continued in this fashion, and despite lots of effort all around Warriors 3 could not get the ball to drop. The early morning start got the better of the team and we walked away defeated, 20-8. Lancaster 1 remains the Warriors Bogey team!

Si (3), Pete (1), Russ (1) and guest star Emma (3).
Report by Elise

Warriors 2 v Lancaster University 2 01/12/13
An early start saw Warriors 2 take on Lancaster University 2. Lancaster were definitely up for the game and played well but Warriors controlled the play. 6-0 up at half time was a comfortable position, 3 out of 4 league matches held to nil at the half time point. The second half saw more of the same with Sarah and Chris B top scoring with 4 each. A late call by Chris C saw Lancaster score their first of the match before they converted a second runner. The match however was never in doubt, 14-2 the final score. That’s 30 goals for Warriors 2 and only 3 against in the last 2 matches.

Chris B (4), Sarah (3+1p), Dani (3), Lucy (1), Laura (1), Chris C (1)
Report by Chris C

Some ups and downs over the last two weekends, but some high scoring games, good to see a lot of Warriors goals!