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!
NEW SEASON BEGINS
Our first team opened its account last weekend, losing narrowly to Didcot Dragons first team but then beating their second team by a similar margin. Our Second team begin their season this weekend with a trip to Basingstoke to take on the Bulls!
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!