Why Join Us?
Have you been inspired by the Olympics to keep active and take up a new sport? Or are you just looking to meet new people in Cardiff? Depressed that it’s getting darker in the evenings? We’ve got the perfect solution – Korfball! It’s the only truly mixed-sex team sport in the world!
“What is korfball? That’s not in the Olympics!” I hear you say… well it’s a wonderful game that involves throwing a ball in to a basket – think similarities to netball and basketball and you’re halfway there!
We train every week at St David’s College (Google Map), Roath/Cyncoed, at 7pm. If the hall is closed for half-term we’ll head to the pub instead because that’s the kind of athletes we are. Look for us on facebook and join our group Cardiff City Korfball Club. Don’t hesitate to drop us a message and we’ll let you know what the deal is. Alternatively, search for @CardiffCityKorf on Twitter.
All you need is a pair of trainers and a desire to have more fun exercising than you thought possible – seriously, it’s free to try it out so you literally have nothing to lose!
We are actively seeking new members to join our expanding club. You are welcome to come along at any time to try korfball for free and our qualified coach will show you the ropes.
We’re a social club as well and we cater for all ages and abilities so do not be afraid to have a go. Cardiff City has teams in the local Welsh league against other nearby clubs for those who crave competition.
Tell us more, i’m still reading! Oh go on then… Korfball is the world’s only mixed gender team sport, which is pretty cool in our humble opinion. You can’t run with or dribble the ball so team work is essential, but it’s less static and restrictive than netball because you can’t shoot if someone is marking you – which together makes for a fun and entertaining game to play and watch!
There’s also the other odd factor of the post being freestanding and in the middle of each half, so you play around it and can attack from any angle… mind blowing I know.
We would love to hear from you so don’t hesitate to get in touch. So what are you waiting for? Try Korfball!
Ready for a trip down memory lane? Cardiff City Korfball Club was established in 2003 by a group of ex-Cardiff University Korfers who wanted to carry on playing the sport after their educational career. The club is the most successful in Wales with five Welsh League titles, four regional league titles, two Welsh Cup victories, and three appearances in the IKF Europa Cup. Cardiff City hosted Wales’ first outdoor summer tournament in 2006 which has now become a regular annual event.
Wales was officially recognised by the IKF in 2007 and the Welsh Korfball Squad has competed in international events since 2005. In every squad there has always been members of Cardiff City KC representing Wales; the club has a proud history of producing world-class players and offering top level coaching. At one point, the club had so many members that it created a sister club – Cardiff Dragons, in 2005.
Today Cardiff City cater for all abilities, supporting a new student team at Cardiff Metropolitan University, always on the look out for new players, and competing at the highest levels of Welsh Korfball. There is no experience necessary or expected to join us; every single one of our members came along to try korfball once upon a time, with no idea how to play, so we are extremely patient with new players – we’ve all been there! All training and equipment is provided, just bring sports kit and trainers. As long as you’ve got some ability to pass and catch a ball you’ll be able to enjoy korfball – even if you struggle with passing and catching, we can teach you!
We have a fully qualified Level 2 coach with years of experience , and our sessions will be sure to offer fitness and fun in equal amounts. The club also has a vibrant social scene and we regularly organise events, outings, and nights-out! So, whether you want to keep fit, meet new people, or just try something different, why not give it a try – your first sessions are completely free. After that the fees are £20 per month, or £10 for a student, and this includes all training and matches.
For further information contact the club secretary or just turn up to training on Wednesdays (during the summer months it is best to check with the secretary first, as we train outdoors in the summer so the venue can be weather dependent). To best keep updated with the club find us on social media:
If you would like to view the old CCKC website click here. Thanks to Dave Thomas for all the hard work he put into the site over the years.