Korfball makes one of the most positive statements about gender equality in sport. The game bears a strong resemblance to basketball – from which it evolved – but it is based on full collaboration between the two sexes. While four men and four women team up on each side, only players of the same sex oppose each other directly on the field of play. While teamwork is essential in korfball, and individual skills are required, individual play such as dribbling is ruled out. A game is divided into two 30 minute halves. Players may score with shots taken while closing in on the “korf “(Dutch for basket) at high speed, shots from far away – with unbelievable accuracy – and penalty shots after severe fouls.
During The World Games 2017 – the competition will be held at WKK Sport Center.
TWG 2017 Discipline
- Mixed Teams
Participants in The World Games 2017 competition:
- Poland (host of country),
- Great Britain,