On the 23rd of January our squad travelled to Bergisch Gladbach, Germany for the Europa Shield 2020! We previous successes in 2015, 2017 and 2019 there were high expectations for the team to perform!
The first 2 days consisted of the group stages where the team played games against Grupo Desprtivo dos Bons Dias (Portuguasee), TuS Schildgen (Germans), CK Vallparadis (Catalans). After some very close games the team topped their pool with maximum points.
The final day of the tournament involved an early semi final against Brno (Czechs) in which the team worked hard and won 16-13! With nerves being tested throughout the entire tournament a dominating performance was needed in the final and thats exactly what was provided! A true team performance allowed us to remain unbeaten and win the final 22-9!
Bec Korfball Club are now the most successful team in the Europa Shield History with 4 titles and the only team to become Back 2 Back Champions!
A massive shout out to Joe Bedford who finished the tournament as Top Goal Scorer with 28 goals!
We are really grateful for all the support from Germany and back home in London! Now to prepare for the England Korfball plays off...