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Korfball

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

An Overview of Korfball

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.

Find Korfball Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

Make your Move

Tue, 06 Nov 2018

The greatest benefits to our physical and mental health comes when we go from doing no physical activity at all to doing just a little bit!

National Governing Bodies

England Korfball

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Partners

  • NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
    O&W LSA
    Active Rutland
    Active Partnerships
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
    Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
  • O&W LSA
    Safeguarding
  • NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Melton LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Harborough LSA
    Blaby LSA