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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

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

Partners

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