Record turnout at fistball season opener 

Sabine Hancock in action for SKW. Photo: Contributed

The new fistball season started off with a bang at SKW on Saturday with a record 25 teams participating at the event. 

The defending champions CFC 1 took the lead in the National League A with four wins from four games. Their club mates CFC 3 are also at the topof the table in the National League B after winning all four their matches. In the u18 league, SKW A, SKW C and SFC A share first position on the log, while SKW B won the u12 category and SKW A the u15 category.

In the National League A, CFC 1 underlined their intentions to once again lift the trophy in 2024. In their four encounters, the Light Blues only lost one set against SKW to top the log on 12 points. SKW follow on 10 points after they won three of their four matches. 

SFC 1 beat CFC II and SFC III, but lost a close encounter to SKW I 3-2 to go third on the log on seven points, just above SKW II on goal aggregate. 

They are followed by CFC II on four points, and SFC II on one point. 

CFC III went to the top of the National League B on 12 points after winning their opening four matches. 

SKW’s third, fourth and fifth teams share second spot on nine points each, while SKW VI are fifth on the log on four points. SFC II on two points and SKW VII on zero make up the rear. 

The u18 league was closely contested with SFC A, SKW A and SKW C all sharing the top spot after winning one and drawing one match. SKW B followed in fourth position on two points, while SKW D are bottom of the log on zero points.

On Friday evening, Melina Redecker was named the youth player of the day in the u12 category, while Luca Ahrens received the same award in the u15 category. Both players are from the SKW Youth Academy. 

Dominic Egner of SFC I and Cuan Ahrens from SKW I shared the adult player of the day trophy. The second training camp for the u18 male and female as well as the senior women was held on Sunday.

The Austrian coach Fabian Greifender has, meanwhile, travelled to Swakopmund where he will prepare the u18 and women’s players, in preparation for the upcoming world championships. A training camp will take place at SKW from 21 to 28 March, after which the extended u18 squad will be reduced.

The second round of the league will take place on 13 April at the Cohen Fistball Club.

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