Korfball is a fast-paced and dynamic game and is the only truly mixed gender team sport in the world. Originating from Holland, the sport is accessible to anyone; young or old, male or female, beginner or international athlete.
The principles are similar to those of netball, handball and basketball but Korfball has a unique defending rule which makes for a much more varied game. Two teams of eight people, four female and four male, compete on a 40m x 20m court, aiming to shoot a ball through a plastic basket (“a Korf”) suspended on a 3.5m pole. One half starts the game in attack, the other in defence, but players swap roles after every two goals scored throughout the game.