Welcome to the Oxford University Korfball Club homepage.
Hi, I'm Anežka, the club president for the 21/22 season. I first stumbled across korfball six years ago, after wandering through the Sports Hall one day and seeing a bunch of enthusiastic students throwing strange yellow and blue football like balls at giant yellow plastic hula hoops, and, personally, I haven't looked back since! What is great about korfball, particularly in Oxford, is how inclusive it is. We have players of all abilities, so whether you are a korfball pro or have no clue what 'korf' even means, you will feel more than at home amongst our friendly club.
At Oxford, we are fun-loving but competitive nevertheless, and there are many ways to get involved. We typically have two training sessions a week (Monday and Friday evenings) in Acer Hall at the Iffley Sports Centre, and the first two taster sessions are free! These are led by our brilliant coach, Niall, (himself an Irish International), and are designed to be fun, inclusive, and open to all. All our teams compete in the weekly local league matches on Sundays against other local clubs from around Oxfordshire. We also have several BUCS tournaments throughout the year, where we battle (and hopefully beat!) some of the best korfball universities in the country. And of course, who could forget our biggest game of the year, our annual Varsity match against arch-rivals C*mbridge, which is always a thrilling experience (the last three being decided on a single point!). There are also lots of other fun tournaments to get involved in out of term time too, including outdoor and beach tournaments in the sunshine!
We also put on some amazing social events throughout the year, from pub trips to Christmas dinners to team cinema and ice-skating nights, so you are sure to meet some awesome new pals!
If you are excited by any of this, or even just baffled and intrigued, do consider coming down to give korfball a try. Any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out by email: email@example.com or drop by our Instagram or Facebook. Looking forward to meeting you soon!