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What is Korfball?

Korfball is a fast-paced and dynamic game that is the only truly mixed team ball sport in the world.

The principles are similar to those of netball, handball and basketball but the unique defending and mixed sex rules make for a much more varied game at a faster pace. However similar to netball players are not allowed to run with the ball. Teams consist of eight players, four male and four female. The goal, or "korf", is a plastic basket on a pole 3.5m above the ground. A match lasts 60 minutes, with a ten-minute half-time break.

Benefits

  • Develops cooperation, and communication skills
  • Improve balance, cardiovascular fitness and coordination

Costs

Beginners are always made welcome at clubs and taught the rules of the game and will often have the chance to try the sport for free.

Involvement

There are korfball clubs all across England, Scotland and Wales; the sport is growing both Nationally and through schools and universities.

Equipment

All you will need is normal sports kit and trainers; balls and posts will be provided by the club.

Facts

  • The origins of the game are in The Netherlands - the word 'korf' is simply Dutch for basket.

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