What is korfball?

Korfball is a great game. Its most outstanding characteristic is that it is mixed. It has to be mixed otherwise it just doesn’t work. Male and Female players work together in the same same sections to try and score goals. Korfball really allows you to exploit your unique positive characteristics

The main aim of korfball is to score a goal. The goal is a moulded basket on top of a 3.5 metre post. You shoot the ball into the basket whenever you can. The overriding ethic in korfball is co-operation, so you cannot run with the ball, you cannot dribble and you cannot take the ball from your opponent.

The other major feature of korfball is that you can be stopped from scoring by the other team. It would be too easy otherwise! This is done through one on one marking and positioning rather than strength. If your opponent is close enough and actively trying to stop you, you cannot shoot.

What this means is that you have to co-operate with your team mates to get free and shoot. It creates a fast paced and dynamic game, where you have to be quick on your feet and quick with your thoughts.



Korfball has been featured in the media all over the United Kingdom, and in English abroad. Many korfball aficionados have also put countless hours into their own creative takes on the sport, the best-known of which are also catalogued below.

Any enquiries about the sport should be directed to the SKA Secretary.


The SKA’s own photo galleries can be found here.


News features:

Korfball was featured on Sky Sports News’ “Get Involved” spot in October 2012, please find the result here.

BBC London Feature

BBC Wales Feature

STV Feature

ABC Australia Behind the News Feature
Welsh Korfball Feature
Korfball Marathon for Charity
Feature on England Fitness Coach

Elite Korfball:

Netherlands v Belgium 2011

IKF promotional videos:

Amateur korfball videos:

EUKC – Pass Out

UEA – Try Something New

EUKC – Ballen Van Vuur 1

EUKC – Ballen van Vuur 2

EUKC – Ballen van Vuur 3 trailer