De Montfort University Korfball

By | 19th May 2017

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De Montfort University Korfball

Korfball is an inclusive sport, as it is one of the few true mixed gender sports to international level. The sport depends on the equality of both genders in the game and this makes it an extremely sociable sport to play. We function as a team, but we like to think we function more like a small family.

We have two teams, both of which compete in East Midlands Korfball Association League 2. We also compete in BUCS tournaments throughout the year.

Training Times & Venues (Include S&C):

Watershed –Wednesday 1-2.30pm

QEII –Thursday 8.30-10pm

Watershed – Saturday 2.30-4pm

Coach/Instructor:

Rob Wright

Social Media Details:

Facebook – De Montfort University Korfball Club

Twitter- @dmukorfball

Instagram – dmukorfball

Club Contact:

dmu@leicesterkorfball.org.uk

Visit De Montfort Students’ Union (DSU) for more information and to purchase your Korfball membership.

 

Korfball (Dutch: Korfbal) is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball. It is played by two teams of eight players with four females and four males in each team. The objective is to throw a ball through a bottomless basket that is mounted on a 3.5 m (11.5 feet) high pole.

The sport was invented by Dutch school teacher Nico Broekhuysen in 1902. In the Netherlands, there are around 569 clubs and over 100,000 people playing korfball. The sport is also very popular in Belgium and Taiwan, and is played in many other countries.