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  • n. A non-contact unisex team sport originating from Holland, similar to netball, where players attempt to throw a ball into a basket atop a pole.
  • n. The ball used in the sport of korfball.


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From Dutch korf ("basket") + ball


  • Take "korfball," a co-ed sport dreamed up by a Dutchman that combines elements of netball and soccer but looks something like early basketball.

    Are the Dutch Destined to Lose?

  • Or why have there not been any movements afoot to change the rules to have every football team consist of six men and five women (or vice versa) in effect making them into mixed-gender teams like the Dutch game of "korfball", a kind of basketball played by three men and two women on the same team in which, however, only men can guard men and women can play against women thus in essence perpetuating the gender apartheid within this game itself?

    Andrei Markovits: The Last Legitimate Bastion of "Separate but Equal"

  • Maybe korfball would have become more popular than netball.

    New Holland « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • My colleague is now at korfball camp, teaching kids how to play, however I was not allowed to attend sadly.

    Netball? « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • The nearest game happened to be in Tilburg, so after a 30 minute train ride and a 40 minute walk (complete with some New York Pizza slices), we were standing next to a makeshift korfball field, i.e., some rope pinned to the ground for the boundaries and some moveable goalposts stuck in the ground in the right spot (I guess).

    Netball? « The expat numbat: from AU to NL

  • There are world rankings for badminton, curling and korfball.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I planned to ride the Freecross to my korfball training session , but the rain was so torrential it was called off.

    The Guardian World News

  • YOUNGSTERS have been given a taster of what it is like to play korfball.


  • Baseball is not a national pastime among the Dutch, who prefer soccer and the mixed-gender Euro wackiness of korfball.

    Tyee - Home

  • He would have accompanied the national korfball team on their tour to New Zealand in November.



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  • *korf*

    I like it!

    August 7, 2008

  • Hehe!

    August 7, 2008

  • It sound like horking up a hairball. But then it is Dutch.

    August 6, 2008

  • A co-ed ball game of Dutch origin (see Wikipedia).

    August 6, 2008