Their Tournament started with a home nations win over Scottish side, Edinburgh City (22 - 3), followed by another fairly comfortable 10 - 3 win over Grasshopper from Luxemburg.
The last of the potential banana skins was safely navigated against Bonson of France with a 14 - 7 win.
The day ended with the crunch match against the "old enemy", local side Adler-Rauxel. Reports from the tournament suggest that Mitcham played a great game, finding some results to match their potential, winning the crucial fixture 11 – 7 to all but guarantee qualification.
In the first match of the second day, needing to only put in a reasonable win over the Catalan champions CK Vacarisses, Mitcham went a lot better and won in style 10-3. Even without several key players such as Dean Woods who is out with a knee injury and Karen Sparrow who is suffering from an underarm cyst, Mitcham were able to go into their last game with a perfect record. Mitcham then finished in style with with a 27 - 7 win over Italians EvanSalus – Padova to complete qualification for the finals in Portugal next January.
Report adapted from www.mitchamkorfball.co.uk
photos Janos Schmidt