The Welsh Korfball Squad has spent the last few months preparing for the European Bowl Eastern Region tournament in the Netherlands, due to take place on the 18th and 19th of October. This is a qualification event for the IKF European Korfball Championship 2014. Wales are in a group with France and Romania whilst the other group contains Ireland, Turkey and Greece. The top two countries in each group will progress to a semi-final format and eventual final. The top three will qualify for the European Championship. Wales will be looking to continue their unbeaten record at the European Bowl having never lost whilst competing in the European Bowl Western Region.

In the build up to the tournament Wales have played friendly matches against National League sides Birmingham City & Bearsted. Head Coach Leon Simons had this to say when asked about the squad:

“The squad works hard at training with good results. Everyone enjoys the sessions and has fun which is important. We focus on our tactical plans for attack and defence with lots practice. It is very nice to work with all the players!”

The squad is flying out on Thursday with an early morning training planned for Friday. Wales open the tournament in the afternoon with a match against France. If you wish to follow the results as they come in live then please use this website provided by the IKF:

www.worldkorfball.org/competitions/73.html