A short report on Scotland’s activities on 15th June for the Year of the Youth celebrations
Over 500 children in Scotland have been introduced to korfball in the last six weeks as part of Scotland’s Year of the Youth project, which culminated in Dundee on Saturday with the inaugural Scottish Schools Open championship.
29 participants from six schools enjoyed skills training and a number of short-form games as Scotland played its part in the largest korfball match in history- the Korfs beat the Balls, 39 – 19.
A three-way round robin was then played for the main prize of the afternoon- the Scottish Schools Open shield- which was won by Lawhead Primary from St Andrews. Lawhead beat both Birkhill Primary and a Rest of Scotland team en route to the trophy. The coach of the winning team, fittingly, was among the first people to bring korfball to Scotland over twenty years ago.
A taster session was also held in Glasgow on Friday, and there are plans for further such sessions in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Scotland’s youth development is set to continue well beyond the Year of the Youth!
Type of Activity: A six week programme of taster sessions in schools, culminating in the first ever Scottish Schools Open championship.
Number of Participants: Over 500 children attended taster and training sessions over the six week period, over 300 of whom were new to the sport. 29 children competed in the Scottish Schools Open competition.
Number of Spectators: Around 20
Winner: Lawhead Primary School (based in St Andrews, Fife); the Korfs (39-19)