Wednesday, April 1, 2009

ABC Wednesdays - K for Korfball

A couple of weeks ago I spotted this game in action on the beach at Glenelg. Korfball is played in 50 countries, but is particularly strong in the Netherlands where it originated.

There are six teams in Adelaide, and they usually play in the ETSA Park stadium. The teams each have 4 men and 4 women. Here is a link to the Korfball SA website.

The ABC Wednesday meme was created by Denise Nesbitt. To find out more about ABC Wednesdays and see other participants' contributions click here.

14 comments:

Jacob said...

I had never heard of Korfball...so thanks for the photo and for updating my knowledge base!

Sylvia K said...

Have to admit I had never heard of it either! and like Jacob, thank you for updating me! and it's a great photo!

Babooshka said...

This is my new learnt word of the day. You could add this ti the april theme day too with all those yellow tabards.

BeachILike said...

I am in a group of leaning new word of Korfball too! good shot with beautiful beach, nice weather too I think.

Roger Owen Green said...

I fourth that emotion!

Denton said...

Korfball ... I learned something new ... I like the idea of teams of 4 men and 4 women.

Carol said...

This is a fun photo...looks like the ball is sitting right on the horizon!

photowannabe said...

Well I guess you can add me to the new word group. Very interesting and so original.

RuneE said...

One more game that I have never heard of - thank you for telling!

Mara said...

Korfbal (with only 1 l in the Netherlands) was played by several of my cousins and my sister when they were younger. It is quite a big game over here, although I don't think my small town has a team. The name Korfbal literally means: Basket ball, a korf being a basket. Apparently they've been trying to make it an Olympic sport for years now, but you need a certain amount of playing countries!
Great to see a (Dutch) sport and a Dutch word make it all the way to Adelaide!

Carolina said...

I have a nephew who is quite good at Korfbal actually. But then I'm from the Netherlands and so is he ;-)
He will be grateful to you for making his sport a little more well-known.

mrsnesbitt said...

We learn so much each Wednesday! Bring it on! Thanks G.

Suzanne said...

I've never heard of korfball either, thanks for the info. Looks a little like beach vollyball.

Sikopi Korfball Club said...

All Adelaide Korfball teams are looking for more players. Korfball is also played in Victoria at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Sundays (I believe) and in Bacchus Marsh/Melton on Fridays.
Check out my club site
http://www.sikopi.com.au