Meet The Team

Gary

Chairman

 

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.

Hannah

Recruitment Officer

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.

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Dave

Club Mascot

 

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. 

Matt

Communications 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...

Bec

Secretary

 

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...

Dennis

Joint Covid and Welfare/Child Protection Officer 

(contact here)

 

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.

Jelle

 

(Like "Yellow", but said commonly...)

Social Sec

 

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.

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Zoe

Social Sec

Atomic Number: 30

Korfball since: 2019

 

I joined korfball to make new friends and learn a new sport...and I couldn't resist the chance to wear an atoms shirt, even if it is bright orange.

Real life: nuclear waste stuff

Lauren

COVID-19 Officer (contact here)

Atomic Number: 8

 

Korfball since: 2016

 

Played for another club but moved to Abingdon Atoms in 2019 to learn front defence.

They seem like a friendly bunch!

Real life: Student Nurse Associate

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Alex

Club Coach


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...

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Neil

Executive Helper

 

Atomic Number: 102 


Korfball since: 2019

​I'm into korfball for all the running around and team work vibes. There's no I in korfball. The non-contact stuff and mixed gender makes it a lovely sport. I love tournaments and playing korfball generally. Did I mention I play korfball?

Real life: Plant lover, charity worker & bicyclist.

Kate

Club Treasurer


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...

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Shirlaine

Joint Fixtures Secretary

Atomic Number: 60


Korfball since: 2013

I joined korfball to learn a new sport, meet people and keep fit.  I stayed at korfball because it's amazing!

Real life mission: To transform the Atoms orange into Atoms purple.  Here is a photo from a club social.

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Kostas

Joint Fixtures Secretary

Atomic Number: 13

Korfball since: 2017

 

Thought I'd try a new sport when I moved to the area. A few years of running around later, I love the team play, that we all still learn it every day and the awesome people!

 

Real life:  Tiny electronics stuff

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