Guildford Thunder Korfball Club was started in 2014. Our aim is to teach new skills and gameplay to people of all different ages and abilities whilst being a fun, friendly and socially engaging club too!
Hi all. Hope you are all well, and getting used to life in these strange times. As a club, our committee has been silent, but not inactive. Like you we have been closely following government advice and instructions, playing our part in limiting the spread of the virus. When the government allowed up to six people to congregate outdoors, we considered their advice, along with the guidance that the EKA had provided, but ultimately decided not to start any official club activities.
Now that the government has approved the return of recreational sport, we are eagerly awaiting further updates/guidance from the EKA before meeting again and deciding the best way forward. At the forefront of our decision will be the safety of our members and their families. We are all probably desperate to play, but not at the cost of the health of our friends, family and ourselves.
We certainly encourage you to keep up exercising in the meantime, and have no objection to you meeting up with other club members to do this, just remember that these are not official club activities, and please to continue to take appropriate precautions.
I look forward to welcoming you all back to training once it is safe to do so.
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What is Korfball?
Korfball was invented in 1902 by Dutch PE teacher Nico Broekhuysen. Korf is Dutch for basket. It is an adaptation of the Swedish game, ringboll, which itself shares lineage with both basketball and netball. It is the only mixed-sex team sport recognised by the International Olympic Committee.
It has been in the Olympics twice – 1920 and 1928 – but is on the list of approved sports which could be included in future games ! Initially only popular in the Netherlands and Belgium, it drew criticism from social conservatives for promoting loose morals (but it’s not the only reason we love the sport).
We run Two teams in the Oxford Korfball league. Our newly promoted 1st team will play in Division 2south while our second team remains in division 3 south. We also play throughout the summer in tournaments. Click of the buttons below to see our fixtures and follow our progress this year!