Korfball club seeks new recruits to back-up latest success

Korfball actionCroydon Korfball Club secured a third straight season in the England Korfball League next year, following victory in the Champions Trophy over the Bank Holiday.

Korfball is a dynamic mixed team sport, originally from Holland. It’s a great way to keep fit, and since korfball teams need men and women, it is both sociable and competitive.

It has been described as a mixture of handball, netball and basketball. It’s mainly played indoors, where the sports hall’s pitch is divided into two halves with a basket (korf) in each division – the idea being to score as many goals as you can. It is that simple and very easy to pick up.

At the Champions Trophy, staged at Whitgift School, Croydon saw off stiff competition for one of two available spots against teams from Birmingham, Cambridge, Cardiff and London rivals Highbury.

Croydon is the oldest korfball club in the country – they were English league champions in 1995 – is looking to build on this success.

Recreational training is held at Royal Russell School, Coombe Lane, on Thursday evenings and the club will be holding its annual international summer tournament at the same venue on Sunday June 30.

There are four senior teams playing at every level of the sport at Croydon, from local league, regional league, to the top competition in the country. Due to a couple of retirements, this coming season we will have places available in every team, including the first team, especially for women.

We also welcome people who are new to korfball or who haven’t done sport for a while.

Whatever your position, we’ll help you learn the game, and you can work at your level during training sessions. We train on Tuesdays and Thursdays and matches are on Sundays from October to April, but in the summer it is played outside with all-day tournaments.

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