Korfball is a fast paced mixed-gender ball sport, originating from the Netherlands. It's a very dynamic game and similar to netball and basketball in its playing style.

Teams are composed of 4 men and 4 women who work together to outscore the opposition. They are divided into two halves of 2 men and 2 women, known as a division. One division attacks whilst the other defends, each on a separate side of the court. Whilst the ball is in the other half players can rest, ready for the next burst of play on their side.

Every 2 goals the divisions change over though, so players must be adept at both offensive and defensive play. It's often credited as the most inclusive sport out there, as every single player on the pitch needs to contribute to be successful!

It's a very fun, quick and tactical game, which focuses on teamwork above anything else. For more specifics read on, or for more information about the club click here.

Korfball pitch to scale.


The rules of Korfball can be quite daunting for a first timer!

Fortunately a lovely youtuber called Ninh has put together a great video explaining pretty much every rule in the game. It's a pretty good overview and a great place to start.

If you want to delve a bit further then you can check out some of the official documents below.