Meet The Team
Atomic Number: 80
Korfball since: 2015
I joined the club in 2015 having never played korfball before. I'd never played basketball or netball before either so it was all new to me.
Real life: When not playing korfball I work as a software developer for a nuclear engineering company in Harwell.
Social Sec & 3rd Team Coach
Atomic Number: 2
Korfball since: 2009
I joined korfball at university and was pleasantly surprised to find I could throw and catch a ball! I joined Atoms in March 2018, they're super friendly and social, and I look forward to our relaxed training and meet ups every week.
Real life: I'm a forensic scientist, but a chemistry nerd at heart.
Atomic Number: 0
Korfball since: 2019
I joined the club at a charity shop fancy dress social, and since then they have fed me, watered me, put a roof over my head and loved me very much. They even took me skiing :-) I love to hang out in the scoreboard box, it's snuggly and warm in there in winter.
In return I cheer on the sidelines at every match, and help keep score so everyone knows what's happening.
Recruitment Officer and 2nd Team Coach
Atomic Number: 1
Korfball since: 2012
Someone once said "Hey come and try korfball". "What's that?!" I said. The rest is history! Korfball is great for beginners as whenever you join you’re likely to be playing with others who are new too. Great sport requiring teamwork, and great people as well.
Real life: Stuff with computers... see you're bored already...
Atomic Number: 88
Korfball since: 2017
I was looking to get back into playing a team sport (having previously played football among other things) when an advert for Abingdon Atoms Korfball Club popped up on Facebook. It looked fun!
Real life: My job title is Business Process Owner. I own no business processes...
Welfare and Child Protection Officer
Atomic Number: 22
Korfball since: 2019
I joined korfball due to their amazing recruitment abilities at a January beginners' course.
Real life: Technical wizardry stuff.
(Like "Yellow", but said commonly...)
Atomic Number: 4
Korfball since: 2016
Why I like korfball: Fun team sport with mixed genders - we all boss each other about on the pitch. Pub Friday (any excuse for food) and the summer tournaments are my highlights.
Club Ball Chaser
Atomic Number: Woof
Korfball since: Human years or dog years?
Why I like korfball: I have so many friends at Atoms, it's so exciting!! I get to come support at summer training and summer tournaments. It's an excuse for ALL the belly rubs!
Atomic Number: 108
Korfball since: 2018
I joined the Atoms when I moved to the area as I was looking for a way to keep fit and make some friends locally. Everyone was very welcoming and it turns out korfball is really fun as well!
Real life: Officially I’m an ‘insight manager’ but what I actually do is help my client to understand how painkillers, condoms and other pharmacy products are performing across the globe.
Atomic Number: 10
Korfball since: 1995
Why I like korfball: I don't, not really. I just like bossing everyone around with my broken knee. I've been with the club a long time and it's been great to help and see the club develop to what it is today. Aussie Rules and Beach korfball are exciting mix ups for summer training.
Real life: Autonomous car things. Drives me mad...
Atomic Number: 47
Korfball since: 1996
Why I like korfball: Someone has to show this lot how it's done!
Real life: Forensics
Atomic Number: 7
Korfball since: 2011
Why I like korfball: For the fun social side of our club and the nature of a team sport. #korfballfamily! I really love having the chance to do tournaments abroad and around the country.
Real life: Balancing other books...