hello, we are the essex blades korfball club

Korfball is a fast paced, dynamic sport and is the only truly mixed team sport in the world. Suitable for anyone, Korfball is similar to Netball and Basketball. Originally from the Netherlands, the word ‘Korf’ is simply Dutch for basket. Teams must comprise of 4 males and 4 females. Teams are split into two divisions, attack and defence, each consisting of 2 men and 2 women. Korfball is a non-contact sport, and players can only mark/defend players of the same sex. We are a friendly, charismatic, and fun sports club, ready to welcome everyone and anyone!

How many teams do we have?

Essex Blades 1st (Norfolk League Division 2)
Essex Blades 2nd (Norfolk League Division 3)


Recent honours?

Essex Blades Gold Standard Club - 2015/16, 2016/17 & 2017/18

Second best Club of the Year 2017/18

Best Social Club of the Year 2017/18


Do I need anything else before I get involved?

Comfortable sports clothing and trainers!

Join us*

To be a part of the club, you need to join up as a member. All of the different club membership options are listed below with a description of what each membership covers.

To access training sessions, you will need to become a full/playing member and purchase a 2018/19 Blades Pass (£20) which will provide you with access to your training sessions. If you already have an Essex Sport Membership (either Bronze, Silver or Gold) you do not need to purchase a Blades Pass. You can purchase your Blades Pass here. If you don’t have a PIN already, click on ‘Forgotten your Pin’ and enter your student e-mail address. Here's a help guide if you need it.

* Please note that your membership information will be used in conjunction with Essex Sport (University), purely for the purpose of providing access to required facilities and data analysis. Your data will not be shared with anyone else or used for marketing purposes.

Training times


club training

Monday | 7-8pm | SPORTS ARENA

All club members welcome.


club training

THURSday | 12-2pm | SPORTS ARENA

All club members welcome.


club training

FRIday | 7-9pm | SPORTS ARENA

All club members welcome.


Please note, club training times listed above are during University term-time oNLY.


Club committee



alex burr


gemma tighe

Vice-president & ALUMNI OFFICER



jack craven


jack burdett

development officer

aidan chohan

fundraising & volunteering officer

aida jakobsen

welfare officer & social secretary