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Edinburgh University Korfball Club

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EUKC is part of EUSU, and competes in the Scottish Korfball League. We have 4 teams, including two mostly made up of people new to the sport.
 
What is Korfball?
Unsure? Don't worry - most of our club still have no idea what it is either...
 
Korfball is a fast-paced indoor team sport, with teams of 4 boys and 4 girls aim to shoot the korfball into the Korf - essentially a smaller, taller, more yellow basketball hoop.
It's become a great University sport for two major reasons: Firstly, everyone who joins the sport starts at the same level - complete ignorance.
 
Secondly, it's a mixed sex sport. With mixed sex socials. With optional, but recommended drinking.
 
 
A few rules:
You can't move with the ball.
Boys can only mark boys, girls can only mark girls.
You can't shoot if you're being 'DEFENDED' by your opposite number, which means he or she is close enough to block the ball if you were to shoot.
And so the game is all about using your teammates to create enough space to get a shot away, through fast pacing, clever movement, or just running really really fast.
 
Oh, and the posts are 3.5 metres high, so your first goal is usually accompanied by elaborate celebration and tequila.
 
Interested? Check out our events in Freshers Week or our facebook group or just come down to training and see for yourself