Fast paced action in this exciting sport!

On the first Friday of Term the Staff vs Student InterHouse Event kicked off – First sports was KORFBALL.

We had a fantastic turn out of students getting involved and students cheering on those on the court – fantastic way to start the term and the popular Staff vs Student competition! We loved to see all the smiling faces of our students support this event and we look forward to even more Staff vs Students events this term – check out the schedule here.

There was a lot of friendly competition between everyone on court and of course some cheeky ribbing didn’t go astray when an easy shot was missed or butter fingers let the ball slip away. All part of the fun and the Staff love to see this healthy competition in action.

All of our Junior PE classes and some of our Seniors had the awesome opportunity to get introduced to this fast paced sport by Torsten from Korfball NZ during the week – Torsten was extremely valuable to have onsite all week and the students seemed to thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to try a new sport. As korfball is a combination of netball and basketball our student picked up the sport with ease – even though shooting into the huge 3.5m tall korf was a challenge!

Korfball originated in the Netherlands in 1902 and has grown in popularity throughout the world as it has similar skillsets to netball and basketball. The sport is unique in that there must be 4 females and 4 males on each team, and they are split into two zones – offence and defence – with 4 members from each team but after two goals are scored the teams switch offence/defence so every player needs to have a strong base of both offence and defence. Scoring points through the tall korf is the way to win the the game!

We have an multiple Greymouth HS students represent New Zealand in korfball and they travelled to the Netherlands to compete! There are multiple opportunities for students to get into the game including the first West Coast Secondary School Tournament in July and then South Island Secondary School events in September and October!

If playing korfball in competition sounds like something you are interested in please contact the Sports Coordinator