What's Korfball you say?
Don’t worry, we all know you don’t know what Korfball is.
THAT’S FINE (most of us didn’t either till we saw the big yellow thing in the Great Hall!)
We train in Talybont Sports Hall twice per week:
- Sundays 4-6pm open to all members (South Hall - by the squash courts)
- Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm open to our 1st, 2nd & 3rd teams (North Hall - by reception)
So what is it…? Here's a summary for you!
Korfball is a fast-paced and dynamic game that is the only truly mixed team sport in the world. (It’s not netball…)
The game gets its name from the Dutch word Korf which means basket. (That’s the yellow thing!)
There are 8 players in a team - 4 boys and 4 girls. (That’s right, mixed!)
It is played on a rectangular pitch which is divided into two halves. One half is the attack zone and the other half is the defence zone respectively. (….No seriously. It’s not netball!!)
Four players from each team - 2 boys and 2 girls - occupy the attacking and defending zones. (Take a minute….it’s not as complicated as it sounds!) The players switch zones after every 2 goals scored.
One third of the way towards the halfway line in each half of the court is a goalpost with a basket. It's much higher than the basket in basketball (3.5m) and has no backboard. We shoot to score!
Maybe this will help:
If it's still not too clear or you want to see some Korfball in action, watch this match:
And here's a video explaining the rules of this awesome game:
The competitive side…
Throughout the year our 3 teams play matches in the Welsh National League, BUCS and the Welsh Cup.
Welsh League matches happen most weekends between teams in Cardiff and Aberystwyth. BUCS takes place across 3 tournaments during the year, starting with the Welsh prelims and finishing with a national tournament featuring universities from all corners of Wales, England & Scotland. Finally, Welsh Cup is a two stage tournament spread across February & March between the various Welsh clubs.
In 2016/17, our teams travelled to Bristol, Sheffield and Norwich to compete in BUCS competitions, with our 1st team coming in 8th place in the National Championships.
All of our teams will participate in the Welsh League at least every fortnight, maybe even every week (depending on fixtures).
Not only are we a top class sports club, but we also host a social or two
…they may be a bit messy on occasion, but we cater for all.
Whether it’s to a pub, club or simply to get some grub, we host a variety of socials that are most definitely needed after a long day of Korfing… all are welcome.
Oh and just a little warning, we LOVE to dress up...
Whether you're up for some heathly competitive energy or just social exercise, we can guarantee you'll have a blast.
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