Meet the Boys…

Andrew Packwood


Shirt number – 29


Started playing korfball – About 1 year ago

What got you into korfball – My mate Dan said it was a laugh

Played for – None yet

Joined Warriors – About 1 year ago


Personal achievements – I got a korfball in once… I think


Best korfball memory – All my memories involve getting lost on a court and running in circles

Preferred shot – One from really far away


Andy Clements

Shirt number – 6


Started playing korfball – January 2012

What got you into korfball – To meet people in Manchester

Played for – Warriors

Joined Warriors – January 2012


Team achievements – Member of the team that won NWKL 2 in 2013

Personal achievements – Goal from the half way line taken with no collect!


Best korfball memory – Dressing up as a tiger for Jen’s Birthday

Most goals in a match – Three??

Preferred shot – Long shots with no collect…

Referee – Yes

Significant Other – Yes, she is wonderful and I couldn’t live without her. She plays korfball amazingly well! (Poetic licence from Chelle to write this)


Chris Cooper


Shirt number – 13


Started playing korfball – 2007

What got you into korfball – Played mixed netball but there wasn’t a league at that point in Bristol so someone suggested I try Korfball.  Broke my finger in first training session but still never looked back.

Played for – Bristol City and Warriors plus a couple of tournament cameos.

Joined Warriors – Start of 2010/11 season


Team achievements – Gold SWKL2 2010, Top of NWKL 2 2013, played at champs trophy 2012, Playing CERL 1 for a full season with Warriors 2 (we got spanked!)

Personal achievements – Represented Avon county 2008, Joint best newcomer at Warriors 2011, Joint top scorer Warriors 2 2013


Best korfball memory – Lots… Inventing tequila with sambuca chasers with Sophie on our first korf night out together, the blackout in Bristol 18/10/2008, generally bullying people to drink or move on at socials, playing korf as a bounce brother with Nick Wilkinson in Bristol, watching the development of players around me.

Most goals in a match – 3 or 4

Preferred shot – Drop off… The source of all bar 4 of my goals in 12/13

Coach – Level 1

Significant Other – She gave me food at a social, I encouraged her to drink more and miss her train, there was a fan and a city wide blackout…. The rest is history… I like to think I had a hand in keeping her in korfball!


Jake Tiddy


Shirt number – 30


Started playing korfball – I started playing at the age of 11, so for 8 years I’ve played

What got you into korfball – I got into korfball because when I was round a friends house I had the option of going home or going to korfball with him. I was also interested because my brother played for the school team.

Played for – I have played for two teams before joining Manchester Warriors, i originally played for Norwich City Korfball Club before moving to Norwich Knights.

Joined Warriors – I joined the Warriors last season and am always very excited to play


Team achievements – I have been part of teams that have won local leagues as well as staying in the national league through the champions trophy. Won Central England Regional league with Warriors. But my favorite honor was being part of the team that won the EKA cup.

Personal achievements – The highest level that I have played would be for my county.


Most goals in a match – The most goals I have ever scored in a match is 7

Coach – Level 1


Kevin Moss


Shirt number – 7


Started playing korfball – September 2003

What got you into korfball – House mate came back from Uni Sports Fair and said, “I’ve signed you up to this crazy sport” I owe that person everything…..or a bunch! haha.

Played for – Warriors & Leeds City officially.

Joined Warriors – Founded them in 2006


Team achievements – Without sounding arrogant… whatever Warriors achievements we have!

Personal achievements – Represented NW Team on several occasions. MVP at Edinburgh Comp 😉


Best korfball memory – I think it might be the ones I dont remember that are the best!

Most goals in a match – 5

Preferred shot – The pass

Referee – Yes

Coach – Club Coach


Kevin Jones


Shirt number – 10


Started playing korfball – When i was 17, so in 2000/01 i think

What got you into korfball – First club i played for trained at my secondary school

Played for – Bec, Manchester (very briefly, before warriors was set up!) Bristol uni (coach and league games), Warriors, also British/English student team and Welsh National team

Joined Warriors – I think in 2007


Team achievements – Too many to remember and list, been part of various league and tournament winning teams mostly for Warriors

Personal achievements – A few top scorer titles in CEKL for Warriors, Appearences for North West in interarea, British/English students in University World cups, Represented Wales in Eurobowl, European Championships and World Championships.


Best korfball memory – Would have to be being at the World Championships in China, especially the first game vs the host nation straight after the opening ceremony, don’t think i’ll be a part of an atmosphere like that again! Amazing experience!

Most goals in a match – 9 (so close to double figures)

Preferred shot – Would have to be the drop-off or penalty

Referee – Yes


Mike Brayne


Shirt number – 12


Started playing korfball – hmm, good question. My memory doesn’t go back that far but I think 1997ish

What got you into korfball – Beer, money and loose women (sorry Mel)

Played for – Sheffield Steelers, Nottingham KC, Bec and of course Warriors

Joined Warriors – Founding member


Team achievements – Won CEKL several times, CEKL cup, NWKL cup, Old first division of national league, Counties and many tournaments over the years including Hungarian and Edinburgh international tournaments

Personal achievements – One of top scorers at every club ive been at and in CEKL. Scotland captain, GBU23 squad, London, Yorkshire and North west squads over the years


Best korfball memory – Leading Scotland out to a full bagpipe band against Belgium at the Euro’s and scoring 3 in the game against one of the best players in the world  – Bart Cleyman

Most goals in a match – 12

Preferred shot – Any that go in these days

Referee – Yep

Coach – Not officially but have coached NWKL squad, Suernova KC, Warriors and BSKS Development Squad

Significant Other – Have been going out with for over 10 years, ex Warriors/Bec goal scoring superstar and scourge of the opposition –  Mel Meshkat. We met while we were both playing in Sheffield.


Paul Blood


Shirt number – 2


Started playing korfball – At University in 1998

What got you into korfball – I split up with my girlfriend at the time and my housemate suggested it would be a good way to meet other girls

Played for – University of Nottingham, British Students, Nottingham City, Nottingham Magic and Warriors

Joined Warriors – Sept 2007


Team achievements – 2 x BUSA Gold, 1 x BUSA Silver, 1 x BUSA Bronze (as Coach), CEKL Division 1 Champions (about 3-4 times), CEKL Cup (Twice I think), 2 x NW Cup

Personal achievements – Played for GB Students, Played Premier League Korfball (and found it very hard)


Best korfball memory – BUSA Golds and the subsequent AU Balls

Most goals in a match – 9

Preferred shot – Drop-off Shot

Referee – Yes, fully Qualified

Coach – Yes, Level 2

Significant Other – Met playing korfball, and I married her!


Pete McGuckian


Shirt number – 27


Started playing korfball – 2010, I think

What got you into korfball – Jen – Sister

Played for – Manchester Warriors

Joined Warriors – When I started playing


Team achievements –

Personal achievements – Think I was top scorer the year before last?


Best korfball memory –

Most goals in a match – No idea

Preferred shot – Long

Coach – Level 1, I think


Richard Dawson


Shirt number – 11


Started playing korfball – 2005 I think

What got you into korfball – Alice Fairhall spent 6 months telling me I had to play and eventually dragged me to play Notts Uni having never played or trained (my coaching was stand near the post, jump and catch the ball).

Played for – Snakebite and Warriors.

Joined Warriors – 2008.


Team achievements – Yorkshire league winners 2007 with Snakebite, North West League winners 2008/09 with Warriors 2, Central England league 2 winners 2009/10 with Warriors 2, Edinburgh tournament winner 2011(?) North West Shield Winner 2011/12 + 2012/13

Personal achievements – 2nd team MVP 2009/10, Yorkshire county representative, North West representative


Best korfball memory – Mike cheating versus the dutchies at Edinburgh, scoring a winning goal versus a dutch team after 3 months of playing, any Nottingham tournament social!

Most goals in a match – I would like to say 4 but think its 3.

Preferred shot – The one that goes in

Referee – Yes

Coach – Level one

Describe yourself as a korfball player – Argumentative old man usually found loitering at the post watching Mike score goals.


Russell Cox


Shirt number – 5


Started playing korfball – June 2012

What got you into korfball – Elise dragged me along… all downhill from there

Played for – Just Warriors 🙂


Team achievements – The 2nds turning around from a slow start last season and winning NW League 2

Personal achievements – Nothing too exciting to list here yet… Best newcomer 2012, won a few games of Killer and beating Mike at double or nothing 🙂


Best korfball memory – Socials and tournaments 😀 Edinburgh, Holland, Nottingham, Camping, Drinking, Warriors

Most goals in a match – I think I scored 2 in one match

Preferred shot – Runners in training, medium distance for games (especially if someone reminds me to shoot)

Significant Other – We did not meet playing but she does play now!


Tom Giddings


Shirt number – 25


Started playing korfball – 2010

What got you into korfball – Pete talking about it

Played for – Warriors only


Team achievements – Im not actually that sure what we have achieved – part of the team which came top of NWKA2 2013

Personal achievements – Most improved 2013


Best korfball memory – I haven’t got any memory

Most goals in a match – 4

Preferred shot – ‘special’ runner

Coach – Level 1

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