Korfball is the Dutch variant of Basketball or Netball and has been played in Netherlands and Belgium since the early 20th Century. It has been played in Ireland since around 2009 when the Ireland Korfball International team first entered the IKF European Championships.

While there is no league in Ireland as yet, the International team enters Tournaments in the United Kingdom, Belgium and Netherlands. In keeping with the Dutch ‘Total Football’ Tradition the Attackers and Defenders swap positions after two scores by either team, making an All-Rounders game.

RUSTENBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – June 6: Korfball League games played at Olympia Park on June 6, 2015 in Rustenburg South Africa. Ladies team: Girl goal trowing ball at net.

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Korfball (Dutch Basketball)

International Korfball Federation (Overviews):

International Korfball Federation Logo [Ref: 3]

International Korfball Federation European Korfball Championships 2010-2018

International Korfball Federation European Korfball Championship Round 1 2016-2017

International Korfball Federation | World Korfball Championship (Finals):


International Korfball Federation | European Championships (Finals):

2014 2010

International Korfball Federation | European Championships Round 1 (Qualifying):

2017 2016

Korfball Tournaments:

British Student Korfball Association International Invitaitional Trophy


Korfball Teams:

European Korfball Championships | Ireland’s Record 2009-2016