About Korfball

Incoming Fresher? Congratulations on your A level results! ❤️

The stuff below is exclusively for you.

🗓 Key Dates 🗓

 

Sports Fair

Wed 20th September
Visit our stand at Sports Fair (running all day at Sport & Fitness) to discover more about the club and the people behind it.

Taster Sessions

Fri 22nd and Sun 24th September
Try Korfball first hand! There's a lot of demand for the taster sessions, so please only come to one if you can.

First social!

Wed 27th September
Even if you're unsure whether Korfball is right for you, come down to the Duck and Scholar to meet other korfers and mingle over a few many drinks.

Our Friday taster session takes place at Sport & Fitness (blue marker on the map above), running between 7pm–9pm. Ask for directions to the Munrow Arena at reception upon arrival – it's just down the hall.

Our Sunday taster session will happen down the road at KES (red marker on the map above), running between 4:45pm–6:45pm. We'll open the gate, and we'll just be inside and on the right.

What is Korfball?

Korfball is fast-paced, dynamic and the only mixed team sport in the world, making it inclusive and accessible to anyone. Its principles are similar to those of netball, handball and basketball but the unique defending, mixed gender rules and ability to shoot 360° around the korf make for a much more varied game at a faster pace.

Korfball takes its name from the Dutch word for basket, ‘korf’ and was created in 1902 by Dutch school-teacher Nico Broekhuysen. The game is based on the principles of co-operation and co-education.

The defended and running rules encourage high levels of team work and the equality rule ensures that the same number of males and females play equal roles in matches – players can only mark a player of the same gender.

Why should I join the club?

Korfball is the perfect sport for anyone who wants to try something new. Almost all of us had never heard of Korfball before Uni, so everyone starts at the same level.

Over the first few weekends of term, we attend freshers tournaments at Cardiff and Sheffield, which are designed to allow newcomers to play alongside more experienced players. Of course, there is a night out after a hard day of Korf.

We currently have four active teams of around 12 members each, all entered into different leagues.

Since Korfball is a mixed sport, the socials are excellent! We have awesome socials every week, before finishing off the second term with the club tour to the Attila Korfball Tournament in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

No membership required until October. Don't miss out!

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