WELCOME TO LUU KORFBALL CLUB
What is Korfball?
Korfball is the only mixed team sport in the world. It is a team sport that both boys and girls can play together on equal terms, encouraging both teamwork and co-operation. It is a fast growing sport in the UK and all over the world, meaning plenty of competitive, fun matches around the country and internationally!
How is it Played?
There are eight players in a Korfball team, four boys and four girls. The court is split into two halves and to start the game the team is split into two groups of four (two male and two female) at each end of the court. One division attacking and the other defending. These groups swap roles after every two goals scored.
Korfball's Key Rule: No shooting whilst 'defended'. This is very much the key to the whole game. In sports like basketball and netball (of which Korfball is often wrongly described as a 'cross between') you can just dump a tall player under the basket or net and just keep delivering the ball up to them. Not so in Korfball!
To learn a bit more about Korfball check out the BSKA Nationals Final 2013 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPOXJeRF0RY
A Game for Everyone
Korfball is an exciting sport and because few people have even heard of it, almost all players at university level are beginners. This allows coaches to start from scratch and build up a squad of players who quickly improve and become friends as well as team mates.
Feel free to come along to one of our training sessions at The Edge Sports Centre, Wednesdays 5.00pm to 7.00pm. Everyone is welcome!!
Check out this great article written by Leeds Student all about Korfball - http://www.leedsstudent.org/2013/10/10/sport-society-in-focus-korfball/
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For further information or queries, please contact the committee.
Weekly Training Sessions
- Wednesday 5-7pm
- Thursday 7-8pm
The Edge Sports Hall 1
Membership Fee: £25
Membership available to purchase!!
University students no longer need an edge sports membership to attend training sessions, as long as they have brought membership!
Our social secretaries for 2017-18 are Dan Basquill and Rhys McBlain
There will be regular alcohol-based and non-alcohol-based socials, at least every fortnight, including Otley runs throughout the year!
We also hold drinks after training each week at various venues (Old Bar/Terrace), so keep your eyes and ears peeled!
We pride ourselves on being a very sociable society and regularly go away on weekends for tournaments, including a beach tournament at the end of the year and club tour to Amsterdam!
We have also signed up with No Curfew events, giving members discount to some of the biggest nights in Leeds.
We are looking for new sponsorship. Please get in touch with us if you have ideas.
One of our latest equipment suppliers is sportsballshop.co.uk, who have supplied both balls and ball bags to our club in the past.
You can visit their website for a whole range of sports equipment, including korfballs:
Please do Contact Us
Our email account: firstname.lastname@example.org
President: Samuel Runcorn
Secretary: Amelia Stanley
Treasurer: Joseph Atherton
Join Facebook groups: Leeds University Korfball Club.
Leeds University Korfball Club Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/groups/28382641044/
Leeds University Korfball Socials Facebook Page - http://www.facebook.com/groups/2321104471/
Leeds Univeristy Korfball Twitter Page - http://www.twitter.com/luukorfball
Fixtures Live for League Tables - http://www.fixtureslive.com
England Korfball - http://www.englandkorfball.co.uk/
Korfball After University
Your first port of call should be our local rivals Leeds City, who are always keen to take on graduating Leeds Uni students.
Otherwise, please visit the following websites to look for clubs near your home town or new home town once you graduate
There is also an alumni match which welcomes back old Leeds Uni students to take on the current ones!