Korfball? New sports team starts up in Preston

Posted on - 29th September, 2013 - 8:00am | Author - | Posted in - Recreation, Sport, Things to Do in and around Preston



A sport invented by a Dutch schoolteacher is to be played in Preston for the first time.

Jonathan Parton from the Preston Korfball club is preparing for their first training session.

He said: “Korfball is a sport that was originally invented over 100 years ago. It was designed by a Dutch schoolteacher so that both boys and girls could take part in the same PE lessons and this spirit has continued today. It’s the world’s only sport that is mixed-sex by design, so men and women play on the same team together, although they only directly mark the same sex.

“The aim of the game is pretty simple – just throw the ball through the netball-style hoop. However, due to its unique “defending” rule, this is easier said than done. It’s usually quite fast-paced and requires the ability to think on your feet and spot opportunities in front of you. It’s currently played by thousands of people across the UK from ages 8 to 80 who use it for everything from just keeping fit on a weekday night playing an enjoyable sport all the way to training to play in full internationals across the globe.”

The first Preston Korfball session will be free and there will be training every week.

You can watch what Korfball is like in the video below

The session will take place on Friday 4 October at Preston College from 6pm.

For more informationĀ or ring 07903 382146

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