What is Korfball?
Korfball is the world’s only mixed team sport. As such, it has a unique
social dimension. It takes just a few minutes to learn, but for those who take
it seriously, a lifetime to perfect.
It is fast, dynamic and a challenging aerobic workout. While it values co-operation within the team, it can also be
highly competitive. Like many other sports, it was first developed for
schoolchildren – in the case of korfball in Amsterdam in 1902, as a variation of
what was then basketball, adapted so both boys and girls could play equally
within the same team.
For a more detailed explanation, have a quick look at
A Great Sport
The IKF has produced a general overview of the korfball. This 12 page brochure,
Korfball - Sport in the Mixed Zone
presents the sports history, korfballs philosophies, and the appeal of the sport in the International arena.
Netherlands snatches the high ball from Chinese Taipei