Flinders University Korfball Club has today announced a new Social K4 competition to be run during Term 2 of the school year. The competition will run on Thursday nights at Sturt Gym, 8:00 – 9:30. Running from Week 2 (May 10) until Week 7 (June 14), there are 6 weeks of K4 Korfball planned. Unfortunately, Flinders University Semester 1 exams prevent us using the gym in weeks 8 and 9. Depending on the success of this competition, Flinders University Korfball Club will be looking at running competitions again in Term 3 and 4.
K4 is a modified version of Korfball, which is played with two korfs in a single division, meaning that players are simultaneously playing both offense and defense, unlike traditional Korfball where players take turns playing both offense and defence. Teams must have 4 players on the court at any one time, 2 males and 2 females, and all other standard Korfball game play rules apply. In this competition, free substitutions will be used, which means players may sub on or off at any time, not just when a whistle blows, as long as they take place in line with the post your team is defending. Restarts after a goal are taken by the team who conceded the goal, next to the post the goal was conceded at. Games are also played in quarters, and are significantly shorter.
Teams can sign up using the nomination form below, or found here.
Each team needs a minimum of 4 players, although more are allowed if subs are desired/required. A $40 nomination fee is required for each team, although there is nothing more to pay after that. For this competition, teams will play multiple 10 minute games (4 x 2.5 minute quarters) a night. Depending on the number of teams, this is likely to be three games a night. Each team is required to provide a referee for 1-2 matches a night. Referees do not need to have a current qualification, but a basic knowledge of the rules is expected. If this is an obstacle to registering, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will see if assistance can be provided. A comparison chart between K4 and traditional Korfball rules can be found here. Each team, while rostered on to referee, must also provide a scorer.
As with all social competitions, this is a fantastic way to get involved in Korfball for the first time. Alternatively, if you’re an experienced player, social Korfball is a great way to introduce your friends to our amazing sport.