What is Korfball?

Korfball is a mixed gender game, similar to mixed netball or basketball, in which a team consists of four men and four women.  The aim of the game is to put the ball through a basket which is 3.5 metres in the air (much higher than the basket in basketball or netball!).

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Through teamwork and tactics the attacking team tries to generate opportunities to shoot without the defending team marking or “defending” them.  Although korfball is a mixed sport, only men can mark men (or “defend” men) and women can defend women.

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