Continuing our profiles on our newest members, we hear from Natalie Court about how she is getting on at the club and how she found out about the sport.
Hi Natalie, we hope you’re enjoying the off-season break! How was it you found out about Edinburgh City Korfball Club?
I found about Korfball from my pal Vivek. He was on a bit of a recruitment spree and invited me along to the beginner session in January.
Vivek had been playing at Edinburgh University last year, but looks set to join Edinburgh City this season.
Had you played many sports before you gave korfball a try?
I was pretty into touch rugby before. Shout out for the Buffs!
What three words would you use to describe your first impressions of the club?
Welcoming, friendly and supportive.
How would you describe korfball to those who haven’t heard of the sport before?
A really fun cross between basketball and netball, with a super tall basket. It’s inclusive of men and women, I’d like to see it push beyond the gender binary to become even more inclusive.
And finally, what is it that keeps you coming back to korfball each week?
It’s good exercise in a relaxed atmosphere. Of course winning the free membership doesn’t hurt!
At each Beginner Session, one lucky attendee wins a year’s free membership and Natalie was January’s winner!
Edinburgh City will be hosting its next Beginners Session:
Saturday 11th August at Oriam Sports Centre from 1pm – 4pm
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