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Cardiff and Met Korfball, who we proudly sponsor, held a fundraising tournament with a twist.

10 teams from across Cardiff came together for a fun and speedy tournament to raise money for Hafal. Players also took part in mental health research when they weren’t playing.

Through a raffle and bake sale over £200 was raised for Hafal and 23 players completed our mental health assessment with our psychology assistants.

Jess Hall from Cardiff and Met Korfball said,

“We were thrilled with the turn out for the tournament. After being sponsored by NCMH it was important to us to provide an opportunity for the team to get involved in mental health research.

“As it was open to the public we’ve had some new players join so it’s been a great opportunity to raise funds and make a difference for mental health. We also had to chance to continue spreading the word about how great korfball is and for the new players to see we’re a fun community to be a part of.”

To see more photos from the tournament visit our Facebook page.

What is Korfball?

Korfball originated in the Netherlands and is best thought of as a cross between netball and basketball. Each team has eight players (four women and four men), with half of the team allocated to ‘defense’ and the other half allocated to ‘attack’.

The aim of the game is to score ‘korfs’, the Dutch word for ‘basket’, and you score by getting a football-sized ball into a 3.5m high basket. You can’t run with the ball, so the use of space and movement away from your opponent is vital, making it a fast-paced game.

Korfball is played in over 60 countries around the world, with European and World Championships held every four years.

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Catrin Hopkins

Catrin is the Communications Officer for the NCMH and Cardiff University's MRC Centre.

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