MIX IT & MOVE IT!
we're looking for women to
join our fun and friendly korfball club
WHETHER YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A MORE INTERESTING WAY TO KEEP FIT, WANT TO GET INVOLVED WITH A TEAM SPORT OR SIMPLY TO TRY SOMETHING NEW, KORFBALL IS A FANTASTIC WAY TO GET ACTIVE AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
everything you need to know about manchester korfball club
Korfball is a mixed team sport, similar to netball, originating from the Netherlands – it’s all about catching, throwing, moving and shooting a ball into a basket (the korf!). Although women and men play together on the same team, unlike in mixed netball, women only ‘mark’ women and men only ‘mark’ men.
You don’t need to have played (or even heard of!) korfball before – we welcome anyone who wants to come along and give something new a try. As a new player, your first four sessions are completely free!
Our members are a lovely, friendly bunch and we have a fun and supportive community – including female coaches - who are more than happy to teach you the sport they love. Off the court, there are plenty of social activities to get involved with too.
Every Thursday, 19:30-21:20
Sale Leisure Centre, M33 2AL
You don't need to book onto a session but if you'd like to let us know you're coming or would like to ask us any questions, please drop us an email:
Do I need to have played before?
Most people who join us have never played korfball before. Our players are really welcoming and will always take time to show new players the ropes so there’s nothing to worry about if you’ve never played before.
Will I be the only beginner?
We have a real mix of experience at all our sessions – some people who have played for decades and some who have only been playing a few weeks. In the last few months we’ve had loads of new players start so it’s a great time to join in as there are plenty of other new players around too.
Why are you looking for women in particular?
Korfball is played in teams of eight with four women and four men on each side. At the moment it just happens that we've recruited enough male players for us to have an additional team, but not enough women...yet! That's why we're looking for women in particular (although we welcome new male players too, of course)!
What happens at a typical session?
Our sessions are all led by experienced coaches who tailor exercises to accommodate new players and will always make time to support you. Our sessions start with a warm-up and then we’ll do some skills activities and play a game at the end.
Does it matter if I can’t make it every week?
Not at all. We understand that our members have other commitments and may need to fit korfball around family and work.
What should I wear / bring with me?
You don’t need any special equipment, just turn up in normal gym kit with a comfortable pair of trainers you can move around in, and a bottle of water.
Is there an age limit?
We have a real mix of ages at Manchester Korfball Club with players in their 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s! To attend sessions and play in matches you do need to be 14 or over. If you're under 18, please ask your parent or carer to get in touch with us by email at email@example.com as there are extra safeguarding processes our Welfare Officer will need to run through.
Do you play matches against other teams?
The indoor korfball season runs from October until the end of March and we currently have three teams taking part in local and regional leagues. Matches are typically on Sundays and we encourage beginners to start playing in matches as soon as they feel confident enough to take part – it really is the best way to learn. After the indoor league season finishes we carry on with our Thursday sessions and take part in fun social tournaments and friendlies some weekends.
How much does it cost after I’ve had my four free sessions?
Your first four sessions are free and after that we ask you to pay for the sessions and matches you attend. Most of our players choose to pay their club fees via standing order, which is £12 per month (£10 for concessions) and then match fees on top (£5 per game in the local league and £6 per game in the regional league where matches are slightly longer). If you’d prefer to pay per training session, it’s £5 a session.