About our club
Korfball is a fast growing sport of Dutch origin, with similarities to both netball and basketball. With four male and four female players on a team, it is a fully mixed competitive sport, which requires high levels of team work as well as individual skill.
Korfball is one of only a handful of mixed-gendered sports at the University - which creates a great dynamic for our club both on and off the court.
You will have the opportunity to play across different role, with each role in korfball requiring varied skills.
Our current players have a variety of different sporting backgrounds, from rugby to cricket - which gives the club a unique environment as most players learn the sport from scratch and a team is created around the different types of skills the players have.
We have just achieved the highest rank since we were founded (12th in the UK) out of 64 teams and are now committed to creating a 2nd team for next year, which will be in an active league for the 18/19 season.
The committee (which is expanding) we currently have are also very motivated in helping the club grow, with more social events, charity events, training sessions and tournaments in the pipeline than ever before. There truly has not been a better time to join this club.
Come along to our FREE Taster session on Thursday 7th February 2019, 20:00-22:00, Blue Hall, Headingley Campus. No need to book, simply turn up!
Korfball has been going for 5 years at Leeds Beckett and last year, in the 2017/18 season, the 1st team qualified for BUCS National Championships, and placed 12th with one of our players receiving the most valued player of the tournament award.
We were also nominated for the Leeds Beckett BUCS club of the year.
Training will take place in the sports centre at Headingley campus.
Days and times for training is TBC.