What is Korfball?

Korfball has landed in Sydney

But what is korfball?

Invented by a Dutch PE teacher in 1902, ‘korf’ ball literally translated means ‘basket’ ball and as such, the sport bears similarities to both netball and basketball. The major difference is that to play korfball, an even number of male and female players are required and it is recognised as the only truly mixed-sex sport in the world. Each team consists of 4 girls and 4 guys in which every player must play every position as defence and attack are switched each time 2 goals are scored.

The facts:

  • Team sport
  • Fast paced
  • Mixed-sex teams
  • 4 girls per team
  • 4 guys per team
  • Attack and defend
  • Similar to netball and basketball

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