Equality in Sport - Korfball

Edinburgh University Korfball club is helping to forge a gender equal world and creating equal and inclusive opportunities in sport.

A history of equality

Since its outset in 1902 the sport of Korfball has been striving for an equal world. As one of the only mix gender team sports in the world, it allows male and female identifying members to compete on the same team. The rules and nature of the sport also facilitate teamwork in which no team member can be excluded.

As the New Yorker highlighted last year, it is a game where ‘‘men and women play as equals’’.

Korfball at Edinburgh University

The club has over 55 members, led by 12 committee members of who 10 are women. 

The club strives to ensure inclusion across all its activity. The club boasts three team, two performance squads and a development squad. This allows those of all levels of ability to play and compete in league matches and BUCS tournaments. The club also have two of the most qualified female referees in Scotland.

You can't win playing with only half your strength. Thus, korfball sets an example to the rest of the world: women play as equals, or you never reach your full potential.

Something for everybody

As well as the Performance and Development squads the club have inaugurated a Friday morning mini-league for those not wishing to play against other teams or for anyone who wishes to get some more match play and generally have a good time.

International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Significant activity is witnessed worldwide as groups come together to celebrate women's achievements or rally for women's equality. 

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