At Highbury we have an excellent coaching team led by former England international Steph Watson and supported by experienced players from within the club.
1st & 2nd team squad
Formed of 1st and 2nd teams selected by squad coach Steph Watson (pictured).
Steph is a former England international (representing England in World and European Championships) and previously played for the current English korfball champions Trojans. It is her role to develop our players and teams to compete a higher level through a intensive programme of training throughout the season.
Training days and timing for 2021/22 – Thursday nights, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
3rd & 4th team development squad
Formed of 3rd and 4th teams selected by development coaches Ollie Cusack and Tom Hofland
Ollie has many years playing experience, starting at the University of East Anglia and ending up at Highbury, where he has been a mainstay in our first team including our last full season where he played in the National League for the first time. Tom hails from the Netherlands (where Korfball was invented, so he knows his stuff) and has been playing Korfball since he could walk, alongside his wife Kim who also plays!
Training days and timing for 2020/2021 – Tuesday nights, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Club training & 5th team
Sessions for everyone – every Wednesday from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at Petchey Academy (starts in September).
These sessions are led by Cassie Bode and Alex Burr. Cassie started playing Korfball at Lancaster University, before moving to London where she initially joined Bec before moving to Highbury, where she has played in our first team for several years. Alex began at Croydon Korfball Club, before going to the University of Essex and joining Essex Blades (a club formed by Helen, another Highbury player!). He’s now back in London and joined Highbury.
The sessions will focus on core skills and match-play. Squad players are also strongly encouraged to attend and will be able to focus on developing skills from their own training during these sessions.
Season costs will be announced soon.