What is Korfball?
Korfball is a great game. It's most outstanding characteristic is that it is mixed.
It has to be mixed otherwise it just doesn't work. Male and Female players work
together in the same same sections to try and score goals. Korfball really allows
you to exploit your unique positive characteristics
The main aim of korfball is to score a goal. The goal is a moulded basket on top
of a 3.5 metre post. You shoot the ball into the basket whenever you can. The overriding
ethic in korfball is co-operation, so you cannot run with the ball, you cannot dribble
and you cannot take the ball from your opponent.
The other major feature of korfball is that you can be stopped from scoring by the
other team. It would be too easy otherwise! This is done through one on one marking
and positioning rather than strength. If your opponent is close enough and actively
trying to stop you, you cannot shoot.
What this means is that you have to co-operate with your team mates to get free
and shoot. It creates a fast paced and dynamic game, where you have to be quick
on your feet and quick with your thoughts.
Korfball in England
Korfball has been around from 108 years and in England for about 75. We have 70+
clubs around the country and about 5000 participants. There are local leagues for
people wanting to play recreationally (this is where you will start). There are
regional leagues for people wanting to play at the next level. At the top there
is a National League of 10 teams from Nottingham to Norwich to Kent and International
Squads playing in World Championships.
Is it all serious then?
Not at all. Korfball exists at all levels but what we want to do is bring you all
the fun of being part of a local club. Korfball is being grown around the country
as a great way to keep fit, to socialise and to enjoy the great game that it is.
If you want to see how good you can get, we can accommodate you. Mostly we want
you to just join in and have fun.