Sport

Minority Rule

With over 150 Sports Clubs to choose from at Nottingham University, we at Impact provide a voice for some of those minority sports that you may not be so familiar with. If you’re bored with the same old football, hockey, rugby and netball, give one of these alternative clubs a try.

‘NUKorf’ aka Nottingham University Korfball

What is it?
Originally a Dutch sport, a hybrid between basketball and netball. Teams of 8 players (4 men and 4 women) compete to score goals by throwing a ball through a Korf (Dutch for basket) which is over 12ft high, with no backboard! Korfball requires tactical thinking and physical skill.

Why Join?
It is the only exclusively mixed-team sport in the world and is therefore extremely popular with students for its amazing socials. Everyone can play at their own level, whether just wanting a fun game or training hard in preparation for BUSA. Tournaments are throughout the year (including Cardiff, Edinburgh and Eindhoven), including specific tournaments for beginners. Nottingham hosts one of the largest tournaments every October which is distinctive in that all teams play in fancy dress!

Practices?
Free Taster session – Sports Hall, Saturday afternoon, September 29th
Then weekly – Uni Park Sports Hall, 9pm to 10:30pm Mon and Tues, as well as 5pm to 7pm on Wednesdays.

Membership?
£10 (includes match, tournament, and training fees) Kit shirts under £20. Equipment is provided.

Contact e-mail?
[email protected] or Facebook Jon Carthew.

Nottingham Thieves Baseball

What is it?
America’s favourite past-time – a competitive, exciting sport with a great emphasis on team play.

Why join?
A medium sized club, with a great social scene, who are always looking for new players. The first team competes at an excellent standard, reaching last year’s BUSA final. There are weekend tours to tournaments around the country. Because a range of skills are needed, anyone can excel!

Practices?
Monday nights 7:30-9, Wednesday nights 8-10, and any Saturday
afternoons that we don’t have fixtures. There will be a three week complete beginners introduction course in October.

Membership Cost?
£10

Contact e-mail?
[email protected]

Nottingham University Handball

What is it?
Handball is a fast, action filled and immensely fun sport. The game is played on a 40×20 meter long court with 6 players and a goal keeper in each
team. Much faster than basketball, it involves the team play of football and
the action from hockey. Unlike football, goals are scored with the hands rather than the feet.

Why join?
All abilities are welcome and because it is not well known there is a good
opportunity to play competitive games even if you are a beginner.

Practices?
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday (no practice on Sunday if there is a game)

Membership Cost?
£10 plus Sports Centre Membership

Contact e-mail?
[email protected]

Ulitimate Frisbee

What is it?
Ultimate is a fast paced team sport played with a Frisbee. A pitch is 64x34m with two end-zones at either end. Teams consist of 7 players and the aim is to catch the disc in the opponent’s end zone, by passing it between team members.

Why Join?
Ultimate is an exciting and adrenaline filled sport with players sprinting to get free of defenders and ‘layouts’ (fully stretched diving catch) are commonplace. Beginners welcome!

Practices?
Indoors: Women’s – Tue 7-8pm Jubilee sports centre. Open – Thur 7-8.30pm University Sports centre and Fri 4-6pm University Sports Centre
Outdoors: Open – Wed 2-4.30pm field behind Willoughby Hall.
*Beginner sessions during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of term (dates tbc).

Membership Cost?
£5

Contact E-mail?
[email protected]

Kitesurfing

What is it?
Kitesurfing is an extreme sport requiring the use of a power kite to pull a rider through the water on a small surfboard. It’s a massive rush, lots of fun and really social!

Why join?
Beginners are encouraged and all abilities welcome as the club is trying to promote the sport to BUSA level. Weekends away at the coast, one on one buddy system for learning, ample kit and parties with all Kitesurfers around the country getting together.

Practices?
Wednesdays when the wind is good, flying some powerful kites in the park followed by a few pints in the ark. Training weekends a few times per semester.

Membership Cost?
£15.

Contact?
[email protected]

Mark Lomas

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