Korfball Australia is pleased to announce the team for the upcoming 2022 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championships has been selected. The tournament, to be played in Pattaya, Thailand, kicks off on the 28th of November, and runs until the the 4th of December. As has been previously announced, Isabel Teixeira will lead the team as Head Coach, with Warren Frederickson joining the travelling party as Assistant Coach. The full travelling party is comprised of:
The team takes a huge amount of experience to Thailand, with six players returning from the 2019 World Korfball Championships side, five players returning to the side after an international hiatus, one player making their open debut after playing as a Youth representative, and two players making their International debut. The full team, and all National Team updates, can be found on the National Team page.
The team is a wildly representative one, with players and staff based in 2 continents, 3 countries, 2 Australian states, and representing 7 different clubs worldwide. Whilst this presents its challenges, this is a great sign for the ongoing development of Australian Korfball, and we look forward to continued widespread representation.
The team will now embark on an intensive training program, with up to four training camps currently planned, on top of regular ongoing trainings, as they seek to bring about Isabel’s vision of what Australian Korfball should look like. Good luck to all team members, we wish you all the best for your training’s and tournament, and we know you’ll do Australian Korfball proud.