Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
The Australian Korfball team will play an exhibition match and be officially presented with their playing shirts on Sunday 2nd October at Westminster School gymnasium in preparation for competing at The International Korfball Federation World Championship 2011 held in Shaoxing, China, from 27 October to 5 November 2011.

Competing at the World Championships will be the top 16 teams in the world: The Netherlands (title holders), China (hosts), Australia, Belgium, Catalonia, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Hong Kong China, India, Poland, Portugal, Russia, South Africa and Wales.

What is Korfball?

Korfball, originating in The Netherlands in the early 1900's, is played by hand by passing the ball. Players must elude their personal opponents to shoot the ball through a Korf – the Dutch word for basket. Teams consist of eight players; four male and four female.

The Korf is set in from the end of the playing area, enabling shots from 360 degrees. Players assume either attack or defence roles. After two goals, defenders and attackers switch – placing emphasis on the development of all-round skills. The highest scoring team after two 30 minute halves wins. A player must not run or dribble with the ball.

Korfball is played in 59 countries on all continents. It was recognised by the International Olympic Committee in 1993 and has been played at the World Games since 1985. Although the sport is most solidly established in Europe it also flourishes in countries such as Chinese Taipei, Australia, India, Russia and South Africa and is gaining ground in the United States and China.

Get behind the Aussie team now!

Jim Tye said that "Korfball trips for Australian players are fully self-funded, so the players need all the help they can get. Now is the time for the public to get behind the Australian team by attending the exhibition match or by helping publicise it. All proceeds go towards helping Aussie team get to the World Championship in China and tickets are only $5".

Exhibition Match/Presentation Program

12.30pm doors open

1pm Official playing shirt presentation to Australian players

1.30 Exhibition match begins

Tickets: $5 per person

Venue: Westminster School Gymnasium

Alison Street, Marion.

For more information:

Jim Tye

0422 652 826

OR email [email protected]

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