Never heard of Korfball? Well, neither had we yet we came 3rd in the National Shield last season!

What is Korfball?

Korfball is the Dutch cousin of basketball and netball. It's a mixed-gender sport with teams of 8, made up of four boys and four girls. Attack and defence divisions switch ends every two goals so team members are able to play all positions and everyone has the chance to shoot.

How do I play?

Whilst korfball is a mixed gendered sport, within the game you must mark an opposing player of your own gender. Marking someone of the opposite gender is considered foul play.  Movement with the ball is limited but less strict than netball, and shots can be taken from anywhere within the attacking half. Although you can shoot from anywhere within the attacking half-court, shots do not count if closely marked by defenders of the opposing team. Similarly to other sports, penalties and free passes are awarded to a team due to unlawful play from the opposing team. 

How do I join?

Most of our players had never heard of Korfball before joining the club, let alone played before, so Reading Korfball is inclusive for both beginners and experts alike. We train weekly on Friday evenings from 5:45-7:45pm, and have weekend matches throughout the year, as well as competing in as many friendlies and inter-university tournaments (with huge socials) as possible.

We have teams that are social and laid back or competitive all of whom train and play together.  If you’d like to find out more and join one of the newest, most exciting, and 
fastest-growing sports teams on Campus, find us in the Fresher’s Fayre tent, or come to a FREE taster session on Friday 22nd of September 5:45-7:45pm and Friday 29th of Semptember 5:45-7:45pm in the Sports Park. New members are welcomed to the team at any point within the year. You can simply come along to a Friday session or contact us through out social media pages for more information. 

More details to follow, but for now check us out on TwitterFacebook, Instagram or Watch a Reading Knights Korfball game


Korfball 2016/2017


Korfball Committee 2017/2018


End of Year Awards 2016
BUCS Squad 2016/2017 
Team 1 placed 3rd at the National Shield tournament in Sheffield. 

Nomads yearly summer tournament 2017


 Cardiff Freshers tournament 2016 - Fancy dress theme 'R'.
Reading are excited to head back to Cardiff for the 2017 tournament, hopefully with many new faces. The date is to be confirmed. 

For more information, follow the links below

BBC Get Inspired - Korfball

IKF promotional video

RU:ON Korfball feature                         





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