THE annual Milton Keynes Korfball tournament, Korfstock, has now become the biggest adult tournament in the country, with 40 teams from all over the country descending on the sport’s new venue of Emerson Valley Sports Pavilion.
Teams from as far as Manchester, Leeds, Bristol and Norwich entered the event and were not put off by heavy rain as they competed in morning and afternoon pools.
After over 130 matches, the tournament final was between ‘Men in Black’ – a team comprising of players from MK Bucks Korfball Club – and Sheffield Hallam University, who featured two England international players.
In a close run match Men in Black narrowly won by one goal to win the event for the second time, having previously taken the title in 2007.
Six other Milton Keynes teams took part, with the next highest finishers being the MK Bucks side in 13th and MK Roos in 16th. Walton Rogues finished 24th, Hazeley School a creditable 35th including several beginner players, Wallabies 36th and Colossus 39th.
There were also junior matches, with the city’s junior club ‘MKX’ facing the London junior squad, and teams from Norwich and Harrow in U9, U11 and U14 friendly games.