History of the Wales Senior Team

From inception to current day; all the information on the national korfball team of Wales

The Senior Welsh Korfball Team is the pinnacle of any Welsh player’s playing career. Wales have competed at the IKF European Championships, IKF World Championship, IKF European Bowl, and the Korfball Commonwealth Championship. Currently, the senior Wales team is ranked 23rd in the world.

Current Squad

The Welsh Senior Team Squad is proudly served by:

# Player Club Caps Goals

1

Laura Pacey Wales Cardiff City/Dinas Caerdydd 7 2

2

Carla Bennett England Norwich Knights 29 37

3

Bethan Phillips England Birmingham City 14 9

4

Catherine Davies England Bristol City 3 0

5

Julie Prosser Wales Cardiff City/Dinas Caerdydd 20 7

6

Ruth Campbell England Bristol Thunder 40 32

7

Hannah Ager England Oxford City 25 7

8

Jo Nash Wales Raptors 7 1

9

James Wilcox Wales Cardiff City/Dinas Caerdydd 14 20

10

Ramzi Barbir England Bristol Thunder 45 83

11

John Williams England Nomads 51 67

12

Kevin Jones England Manchester Warriors 41 49

13

Rick Snowcroft England Birmingham City 12 8

14

Nick Wilkins England Oxford City 50 91

15

Tom Robinson England Cambridge Tigers 5 1

 

Player profiles can be seen from the European Championships 2014 squad page.

Photos / Video In Action

Check out our Video section or our Photo Gallery in our Media Centre to see the senior team in action.

 

Past Results

European Championships 2014

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
25 Oct 2014 Portugal 18-19 Serbia Draw (Lost Golden Goal) World Korfball
26 Oct 2014 Portugal 14-12 Turkey Win World Korfball
28 Oct 2014 Portugal 12-16 Poland Lost World Korfball
29 Oct 2014 Portugal 11-13 Ireland Lost World Korfball
30 Oct 2014 Portugal 15-18 Serbia Lost World Korfball
01 Nov 2014 Portugal 11-14 Turkey Lost World Korfball

International Friendly

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
28 Sep 2014 Surrey (England) 12-9 Ireland Win N/A

Four Nations

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
6 Sep 2014 Croydon (England) 6-23 Catalonia Lost N/A
6 Sep 2014 Croydon (England) 14-12 Scotland Win N/A
7 Sep 2014 Croydon (England) 6-26 England Lost N/A
7 Sep 2014 Croydon (England) 12-14 Scotland Lost N/A

European Bowl West

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
18 Oct 2013 Papendrecht (Netherlands)  11-10 France Win World Korfball
18 Oct 2013 Papendrecht (Netherlands) 14-9 Romania Win World Korfball
18 Oct 2013 Papendrecht (Netherlands) 8-7 Ireland Draw (Win Golden Goal) World Korfball
18 Oct 2013 Papendrecht (Netherlands) 4-7 Turkey Lost World Korfball

 

World Championships 2011

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
27 Oct 2011 Shaoxing (China) 13-17 China Lost World Korfball
28 Oct 2011 Shaoxing (China) 6-28 Catalonia Lost World Korfball
29 Oct 2011 Shaoxing (China) 4-29 Czech Republic Lost World Korfball
31 Oct 2011 Shaoxing (China) 12-24 Germany Lost World Korfball
1 Nov 2011 Shaoxing (China) 14-25 India Lost World Korfball
2 Nov 2011 Shaoxing (China) 15-19 Hong Kong Lost World Korfball
4 Nov 2011 Shaoxing (China) 14-13 South Africa Win Match Report

European Championships 2010

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
22 Oct 2010 Almelo (Netherlands) 7-32 Czech Republic Lost World Korfball
23 Oct 2010 Almelo (Netherlands) 9-27 Portugal Lost World Korfball
24 Oct 2010 Almelo (Netherlands) 17-13 Turkey Win Match Report
26 Oct 2010 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 18-15 Scotland Win Match Report
27 Oct 2010 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 12-17 Poland Lost Match Report
28 Oct 2010 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 14-18 Hungary Lost World Korfball
30 Oct 2010 Rotterdam (Netherlands) 11-10 Ireland Win World Korfball

Home Nations

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
8 May 2010 Luton (England) 7-2 Ireland Win N/A
9 May 2010 Luton (England) - Great Britain Students Win N/A
9 May 2010 Luron (England) 6-17 England Lost N/A

European Bowl West

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
7 Nov 2009 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 11-5 France Win World Korfball
7 Nov 2009 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 9-6 Luxembourg Win World Korfball
7 Nov 2009 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 8-3 Ireland Win World Korfball
8 Nov 2009 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 18-5 Scotland Win World Korfball
8 Nov 2009 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 12-6 Sweden Win World Korfball

Stadskanaal International Tournament

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
2 Nov 2009 Stadskanaal (Netherlands) 17-9 Germany Lost N/A  

Stadskanaal International Tournament

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
8 Nov 2008 Stadskanaal (Netherlands) - KV WSS - N/A
9 Nov 2008 Stadskanaal (Netherlands) 14-12 Slovakia Won N/A
9 Nov 2008 Stadskanaal (Netherlands) 12-10 Luxembourg Won N/A

European Bowl Final

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
9 Nov 2007 Brno (Czech Republic) 6-14 Slovakia Lost World Korfball

Stadskanaal International Tournament

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
4 Nov 2007 Stadskanaal (Netherlands) 15-11 Sweden Win N/A

European Bowl West

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
12 May 2007 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 11-4 Sweden Win N/A
12 May 2007 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 10-7 France Win N/A
12 May 2007 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 9-5 Scotland Win N/A
13 May 2007 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 8-4 Luxembourg Win N/A
13 May 2007 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 11-8 Ireland Win N/A

Commonwealth & Friends

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
14 Jul 2006 London (England) 10-13 Ireland Lost N/A
14 Jul 2006 London (England) 6-30 England Lost N/A
15 Jul 2006 London (England) 8-8 Australia Tie N/A
15 Jul 2006 London (England) 9-11 South Africa Lost N/A
16 Jul 2006 London (England) 11-8 North America Win N/A
16 Jul 2006 London (England) 9-8 Scotland Win N/A

Four Nations

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
13 May 2006 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 17-5 Greece Win N/A
13 May 2006 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 12-13 Scotland Lost N/A
14 May 2006 Luxembourg City (Luxembourg) 10-6 Luxembourg Win N/A

Home Nations

Date Location Score Opponent Result Report
9 Jul 2005 London (England) 4-19 England Lost N/A
9 Jul 2005 London City (England) 13-9 Ireland Win N/A
10 Jul 2005 London (England) 9-19 Great Britain Students Lost N/A
10 Jul 2005 London City (England) 16-9 Scotland Win N/A

Welsh International Records

Most career international appearances: 51, John Williams (2006-2014)

Most career consecutive international appearances: 30, Zoe Rose (2007-2013)

Oldest player: Dave Buckland, 45 years and 131 days (Wales v Turkey, 19 October 2013)

Youngest player: Cheya Tyson, 17 years and 250 days (Wales v Turkey, 19 October 2013)

Most career international goals: 91, Nick Wilkins (50 appearances, 2005-2014)

Most consecutive games scoring: 20, Dave Buckland (2006-2010)

Most appearances as Wales captain: 26, Nick Wilkins (2008-2014)

Best goals per game ratio: 2.5, Steve Jones(25 goals in 10 appearances, 2005-2007)

Most goals in a game: 8, Nick Wilkins (Wales v Scotland, 26 October 2010)

Most open play goals in a game: 5, Nick Wilkins (Wales v Scotland, 26 October 2010)

Most goals on an international debut: 3, Chris Gubby (Wales v Greece, 13 May 2006)

Most yellow cards in an international career: 1, John Williams (2006-2014)

Scorer of the first ever international goal for Wales: Steve Jones (Wales v England, 9 July 2005)

 

Record victory: Wales 18-5 Scotland (European Championships, 26 October 2010)

Record defeat: by 25 goals, joint record:

  • Wales 7-32 Czech Republic (European Championships, 22 October 2010)
  • Wales 4-29 Czech Republic (World Championship, 29 October 2011)

Highest score in a victory: 18, joint record:

  • Wales 18-5 Scotland (European Bowl West, 8 November 2009)
  • Wales 18-15 Scotland (European Championships, 26 October 2010)

Lowest score in a victory: Wales 7-2 Ireland (Home Nations, 8 May 2010)

Highest score in a defeat: Wales 18-19 Serbia (European Championships, 25 October 2014)

Lowest score in a defeat: 4, joint record:

  • Wales 4-7 Turkey (European Bowl East, 19 October 2013)
  • Wales 4-29 Czech Republic (World Championship, 29 October 2011)
  • Wales 4-19 England (Home Nations, 9 July 2005)

Most goals conceded in a victory: 15, Wales v Scotland (European Championships, 26 October 2010)

Least goals conceded in a victory: 2, Wales v Ireland (Home Nations, 8 May 2010)

Most goals conceded in a defeat: 32, Wales v Czech Republic (European Championships, 22 October 2010)

Least goals conceded in a defeat: 7, Wales v Turkey (European Bowl East, 19 October 2013)

Consecutive victories: 8 (16 July 2006 – 4 November 2007)

Consecutive defeats: 6 (27 October – 2 November 2011)

Most defeats in one year: 8 (2014)

Most victories in one year: 6 (2007)

Most players in a squad from a single club: 6, joint record:

  • Cardiff City (Home Nations, 2005)
  • Cardiff City (European Bowl West, 2009)

Most Jones’ in one team: 4, joint record:

  • Home Nations, 2005
  • Stadskanaal International Tournament, 2007

Longest-serving international coach: Dave Buckland, 2 years (2008-2010)

Most championship wins in charge: 1, joint:

Steve Jones (European Bowl West, 2007)

Dave Buckland (European Bowl West, 2009)

Most international matches in charge: Dave Buckland, 19 (2008-2010)

 

Highest finish: 15th, 2011

Lowest finish: 15th, 2011

Most individual goals scored: 15, Ramzi Barbir

Most individual open-play goals scored: 13, joint record:

  • Carla Bennett
  • John Williams

Most individual goals in a game: 4, Ramzi Barbir (Wales v Germany, 31 October 2011)

Most individual open-play goals in a game: 4, Ramzi Barbir (Wales v Germany, 31 October 2011)

Most team goals scored in a game: 15 (Wales v Hong Kong, 2 November 2011)

Least team goals scored in a game: 4 (Wales v Czech Republic, 29 October 2011)

Most team goals conceded in a game: 29 (Wales v Czech Republic, 29 October 2011)

Least team goals conceded in a game: 13 (Wales v South Africa, 4 November 2011)

Most appearances: 7, joint record:

  • Carla Bennett
  • John Williams
  • Nick Wilkins
  • Ruth Campbell
  • Zoe Rose

Highest finish: 11th, 2010

Lowest finish: 16th, 2014

Most individual goals scored: 39, Nick Wilkins

Most individual open-play goals scored: 23, Nick Wilkins

Most individual goals in a game: 8, Nick Wilkins (Wales v Scotland, 26 October 2010)

Most individual open-play goals in a game: 5, Nick Wilkins (Wales v Scotland, 26 October 2010)

Most team goals scored in a game: 18, joint:

Wales v Scotland (26 October 2010)

Wales v Serbia (25 October 2014)

Least team goals scored in a game: 7 (Wales v Czech Republic, 22 October 2010)

Most team goals conceded in a game: 32 (Wales v Czech Republic, 22 October 2010)

Least team goals conceded in a game: 10 (Wales v Ireland, 30 October 2010)

Most appearances: 13, joint record:

  • Carla Bennett
  • John Williams
  • Nick Wilkins
  • Ruth Campbell

Highest finish: 1st, joint:

  • European Bowl West, 2007
  • European Bowl West, 2009

Lowest finish: 2nd (European Bowl East, 2013)

Most individual goals scored: 24, Ramzi Barbir

Most individual open-play goals scored: 22, Ramzi Barbir

Most individual goals in a game: 5, joint:

  • Steve Jones, Wales v France (European Bowl West, 12 May 2007)
  • Nick Wilkins, Wales v Scotland (European Bowl West, 8 November 2009)

Most individual open-play goals in a game: 4, joint:

  • Steve Jones, Wales v France (European Bowl West, 12 May 2007)
  • Ramzi Barbir, Wales v Ireland (European Bowl West, 13 May 2007)
  • Ramzi Barbir, Wales v Scotland (European Bowl West, 8 November 2009)

Most team goals scored in a game: 18 Wales v Scotland (European Bowl West, 8 November 2009)

Least team goals scored in a game: 4, Wales v Turkey (European Bowl East, 19 October 2013)

Most team goals conceded in a game: 14 Wales v Slovakia (European Bowl Final, 22 October 2010)

Least team goals conceded in a game: 3 Wales v Ireland (European Bowl West, 7 November 2009)

Most appearances: 12, joint record:

  • John Williams
  • Zoe Rose

 

Hall of Fame

# Name Career Caps Goals
1 John Williams 2006- 51 67
2 Nick Wilkins 2005- 50 91
3 Ramzi Barbir 2005- 45 83
4 Zoe Rose 2006-2013 40 10
5 Kevin Jones 2005- 40 49
6 Ruth Campbell 2008- 40 32
7 Dave Buckland 2005-2013 37 64
8 Carla Bennett 2010- 29 37
9 Susan Jones 2005-2010 26 9
10 Hannah Ager 2008-2014 25 7

 

# Name Career Goals Caps GPG
1 Nick Wilkins 2005- 91 50 1.82
2 Ramzi Barbir 2005- 83 45 1.82
3 John Williams 2006- 67 51 1.31
4 Dave Buckland 2005-2013 64 37 1.73
5 Kevin Jones 2005- 49 40 1.23
6 Carla Bennett 2010- 37 29 1.28
7 Ruth Campbell 2008- 32 40 0.8
8 Steve Jones 2005-2007 25 10 2.5
9 Ceri Jones 2005-2010 21 20 1.05
10 James Wilcox 2013- 20 14 1.43