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.
Playing in the Excalibur League since 2003 and winning both the 1st and 2nd league titles has happened very quickly and playing the best Korfball in Wales remains a key for the club year on year. 2005/6 season saw Cardiff City gain their first win in the English Korfball Association – BKA Cup.
The massive growth of Cardiff City Korfball Club to over 40 people saw the development of a sister club Cardiff Dragons Korfball Club to be formed in 2005.
2006 saw Cardiff City Korfball Club host Wales first outdoor summer tournament. 8 teams across the UK and even one team coming all the way from Holland to play. The tournament was a great success and will now become an annual event.
When the Welsh Korfball Squad was officially recognized by the IKF in 2007, no less than 4 players from CCKC were part of the Squad; representing their country at the IKF European Bowl in Luxembourg. In 2009, a total of 5 CCKC players represented Wales against Slovakia in a friendly encounter, which ended in a narrow victory for Wales.
In 2010, 2 players from CCKC represented Wales at the IKF European Championships in the Netherlands where Wales ended a respectable 11th and helped increase Wales’ World ranking to 18th.
In 2011 a number of CCKC members were picked as part of the Wales squad who traveled to China to compete in the International Korfball Championships.
The 11/12 season saw Cardiff’s first team, “The Cyclones” became the first team in Wales to achieve “the triple”… winning the Welsh Korfball League, the South West and Wales regional League and the Welsh Cup. Lets hope more wins are on the way.
Today Cardiff City train at Glantaf Sports Hall on Wednesday evenings.
We are always looking for new players, and no experience is necessary or expected. All training and equipment is provided, just bring a 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. So, whether you want to keep fit, meet new people or just try something different, why not give it a try – your first two sessions are free. For further infomation 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 dependant).
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 last few years.