What’s it all about?
Korfball is a fast ball handling game which is family orientated sport for mixed gender and abilities.
Korfball differs from other team sports in that it is a mixed gender game: a team consists of four men and four women can be played indoors or outdoors on a court divided into two halves called zones. In each zone there is a post (3.5 m, shorter for the younger players) with a basket at the top. There are two teams, each consisting of eight players. Players score by throwing the ball through the other team’s basket. After two goals the teams change zones: the defenders become attackers and attackers become defenders. At half-time the teams swap halves of the court.
The sport has a number of benefits from developing cooperation and communication skills to improving balance cardiovascular fitness and coordination.
Korfball is played recreationally and competitively. There are clubs and after-school clubs (on school premises) all over Kent. Kent and Medway schools compete in a Korfball competition each year in June.
Information on how you can join can be found on the website of the England Korfball Association.
Local opportunities and information about Korfball can be found on the Kent Korfball Association Facebook page.