Outgoing Chairman’s Statement

It has been a very exciting and successful 2015/16 Season for all in Bearsted Korfball Club, we have enjoyed success after success at all levels and across all squads, I have been extremely proud to be the Club’s Chairman.
Our Under 9s have had a great season, bonded as a team, they came a very close 3rd in the league and very creditable Runners Up on the Finals Day.
Our Under 11s are a small squad but none the less committed and again were Runners Up on Finals Day.
Our Under 13s are one of our biggest squads and were extremely successful, winning the League, Finals Day and Runners up in the U14 National League in their first year in this particular competition.
Our Adult Recreational teams have played well with the Colts very much a developmental team which features many of our junior players playing up and playing well in this adult competition.
The Rams have had a great season winning the League and The Plate on Finals day and are now 4 wins in 4 years.
Our Second team enjoyed some great play during the season and were Runners Up in Serl 2 but then went on to win the play off to earn promotion into Serl 1 for the new season.
Our First Team played so well throughout the season winning Serl 1 and successfully achieved promotion to the EKL.
On behalf of the club I would like to congratulate all Bearsted Korfball Club players for the success, commitment and playing the Bearsted Korfball club way – fairly, determined, successfully and with a smile on their faces !

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our Coaches and Managers for their commitment and their support for our players and squads during the 2015/16 Season:-
U9 – Meryl Dibble (coach)
U11 – Kevin Long & Don Thornberg (coaches)
U13 – Christine Beale (coach) & Sue Bealey (manager)
Rams/Colts – Chris Beale (coach) & Rachael Mansfield (manager)
2nd Team – Frank Sieber (coach) & Sharon Takeda (manager)
1st Team – Karl Sieber (coach) & Jane Sackett/Kerry Jones (managers)

Also I would like to thank our Committee members (in addition to those mentioned above in the coaching and Manager teams) for their support and the day to day running of the club:-
Nicky Bedford, Linda Fitch, Sian Beck and Tom Sandow.

Bearsted Korfball Club are one of the biggest and most successful clubs in the country but we can’t rest on our laurels as we grow we have to change and evolve to ensure we reach our full potential.
We must embrace change not be resistant to it or we will stagnate.
As a club we have started some great initiatives this year including the England Korfball Inspired program with many more to follow.

As outgoing Chairman I wish Chris your new Chairman the very best for the new season and I look forward to enjoying more fantastic Korfball from our great club.

Go Bears !!

Kind Regards
Colin Chambers (Outgoing Chairman)