Spotlight on Sport: Korfball
DMU Korfball is a brand new sports team starting in the 2014-2015 academic year. Korfball is a mixed gender sport that can look a lot like basketball or netball, but after you make the posts bigger and shout “party” a lot, the sport has a personality all of its own.
Our aims are to get as many people involved as we possibly can and try to grow the club as much as we can. You can play competitively in national competitions, regional leagues or just play in weekend tourneys.
What were the club’s accomplishments last season?
Last year was our first official year as a DMU sport club. Therefore getting DMU Korfball established has to be the biggest accomplishment.
In addition another big accomplishment was our first time at BUC’S. We got through the regional stages to get to the National rounds which was a huge success.
What is your most memorable moment from last season?
The experience of BUC’S Nationals, which was held in Kent. The drive was long but it was well worth it. Everyone had a great time and our win over Cambridge 2, where we performed our best, was fantastic.
What are your aspirations for this season?
We would love a repeat of last season of getting to BUC’S nationals and we also would like to put in a strong performance in the regional league (East Midlands League 2).
Furthermore we would love to gain loads of new members to DMU Korfball from our taster sessions so that we could create a second team.
How much does it cost to join your club?
Nothing. There is no membership fee. The only thing Korfers need is the DMU active card which is bought from the Students Union and the cost of your DMU Korfball shirt.
Why should students join your club?
Why not try something new? . Korfball is the only true mixed gender sport in the world. It is extremely fun, competitive and fast paced. Whatever level of ability you are, you can play Korfball. As Korfball is a new-comer to UK sport everyone playing starts on the same level as you are learning a completely new sport. Korfball is accessible to all and ultimately loads of fun. Our club is also full of wonderful and friendly people, and we encourage everyone to come to our training sessions and give the sport a go, no matter whether you have heard of the sport before or not, we will look to help everyone learn the sport that we love.
To join DMU Korfball, join in on their taster session on the 8th October 2015 or get in touch via their links below:
FACEBOOK: De Montfort University Korfball Club