From rhythmic gymnastics to jiu jitsu
Also included as part of the Philips Sports Association (known as PSV) were two organizations already in existence: the Philips Eleven football club (Philips Elftal, 1910) and the Gymnastics and Artistic Gymnastics Association (Gymnastiek en Turnvereeniging, 1912). In 1913 PSV also added the athletics, gymnastics and korfball sections. In addition to artistic gymnastics, the Gymnastics section also offered handball, hiking and track and field athletics. Over the years many other sections were added: carrier pigeon racing (1913), cricket (1915), hockey (1917), tennis (1923), handball (1923), fencing (1930), baseball (1941), water polo and swimming (1942, as well as diving from 1980 onwards), strength sports (boxing, wrestling, weightlifting and jiu jitsu, 1942), table tennis (1948), volleyball (1951), basketball (1970), badminton (1971), rugby (1974), bowling (1982), boules (1984) and squash (1991). In addition, PSV also organized cycle rides, outings and camping trips. Some of the latter activities were mixed, but for a long time the idea of women taking part in sport was a sensitive issue. At first, women and girls were only able to sign up for a few types of athletics and rhythmic gymnastics. Korfball with mixed teams met with fierce opposition from the Roman Catholic church. It was not until the second half of the 20th century that society no longer opposed sport as a leisure activity for women.