Where are they now?
We are very proud of all the players we bring to the sport and thought we'd take the opportunity to share, all these players represented nomads and came up through our juniors.
Have a read of the below and get in touch if you're interested in starting (or continuing) your Korfball career at Nomads!
Ciara Maguire began her Korfball career playing in Nomads Korfball Club Juniors (Under 11s), all the way through to seniors in the London Korfball Association league. She later took a year out of playing to concentrate on her A-Levels, but continued to volunteer as Nomads’ U9 coach during that time … our littlest Korfballers adore her.
She is now at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) and is the first female Chair of De Montfort University Korfball Club, as well as the club’s highest female goal-scorer this season!
The university compete with two teams in the East Midlands Korfball Association leagues. Having retained more freshers than in any other year, the club fielded two full teams at British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) (British Student Korfball Association) for the first time this year, taking both teams for their first Attila Tournament too. Ciara told us “It’s been a great year for De Montfort Korfball!”.
We’re very proud of Ciara and fingers crossed her career will bring her back 'home' and to Nomads some time in the future!
Emma Carswell began her Korfball career playing in Nomads Korfball Club Juniors (Under 9s) and played through all age groups right through to Nomads' National League squad. She had already represented England Korfball U14s before serious injury saw her withdraw from England U19s.
She made her way back to fitness and back onto the pitch for Nomads' games in the London Korfball Association league shortly before heading off to Swansea University where they did not yet play Korfball. Supported by Welsh Korfball - Pêl-Corff Cymru, Emma has just recently organised the first taster session with a view to launching the club next year.
Her first session saw 8 people attend and the next session is this following Monday 15th May 2017 - for details, or questions see link www.welshkorfball.org/korfball-in-swansea/
While Emma will join her Nomads' team-mates on their Massy A.S. Korfbal Paris tour this Summer, we hope that next season we can add a trip to Swansea to our social calendar, Good luck Emma!
PS We're sure our very own Wales internationals ...Nomads' John Williams and Dan Williams, and Wales Football travelling super-fan Nick Williams (not related!) will also be stoked to have another Nomad flying the Welsh flag!
Ollie Bell began his Korfball career playing in Nomads Korfball Club Juniors (Under 9s) and played through all age groups right through to Nomads 1st team in the England Korfball National League. He had already represented England U19s before heading to the University of Cambridge.
During his time at university (when not busy rowing!) he has played at every British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) Nationals and in four Oxford v Cambridge Varsity matches with Cambridge University Korfball Club winning all four.
He has also played for the GB Students (British Student Korfball Association) at the University World Cup and England U23s in the World Cup. Now reaching the end of his final year, Ollie currently plans to return to London ... and to Nomads. We're looking forward to welcoming him back 'full-time'! 😊
And yes, that is former Cambridge player Daniel Crenol on Ollie's shoulders ... Dan has become a much valued Nomad this season!