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Korfball

England Korfball

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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.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    County Sport Network
    East Midlands Platform
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Loughborough University
    Age UK L&R
    Equality Standard
    Sport England
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
    Blaby District Council
    Harborough District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • QUEST
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    County Sport Network
  • Equality Standard
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Sport England
    Blaby District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
    QUEST
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Harborough District Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Melton Borough Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • Loughborough University
    Leicester City Council
  • East Midlands Platform