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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.

National Governing Bodies

England Korfball

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Sheffield Hallam University

Sheffield Hallam is the best modern university in the north of England, as ranked by the 2015 Times Good University Guide. With regard to sport, we regularly achieve top 20 in BUCS rankings, and offer a range of volunteering, coaching and participation op

Snakebite Korfball Club

Korfball is a fun, mixed sex, team sport with similarities to netball and basketball. It’s a fun way of keeping fit and a great way to meet new people.

4 All Programme

An inclusive sports coaching and education business. 4 All work within schools and community to promote physical and mental well being.

Leeds City Korfball Club

LCKC is a sociable sports club. We have 4 teams which gives people of all standards (including beginners) chance to play.

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