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Rollball

Rollball is a played between two teams of 12 players. Out of 12 only 6 players are allowed to play on court at a time. This game is played on skates. The ball can be held in single hand or both hands, even during passing. A player must dribble the ball while carrying it. This game can be played on Ice Skating rink as well. There are two referees in a match.This game was created by Raju Dabhade of Pune City, India while he was sports teacher at MES Bal Shikshan Mandir, English Medium School and is also Secretary of International Rollball Federation.

Ball used

Ball Used Weight Circumference Age group
Mini Rollball 340 gram to 400 gram 54 cm to 56 cm Sub-junior girls, Junior girls, Senior girls
Normal Rollball 425 gram to 475 gram 58 cm to 60 cm Junior boys, Senior boys.

Equipment

  1. jersey
  2. Knee protector.
  3. carpet. (only when played on ice)

Playing Court

The court size can vary from 28m to 40m in length and 15m to 20m in width. The court consist of a center line. Penalty line is drawn 4.5m or 3.5m away from goal. Free Throe line or Goalkeeper's line or D arena is 3.5m to 2.5m away from goal. The playing court is marked by 5 cm boundary line. All other line are marked by red or white color. The court is hard and is made of Concrete, Tar, Mat or Wood. A 3 meter line is drawn as safety margin outside the boundary line.

2011 World Cup

The first Rollball world cup was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune in Maharashtra state of the Republic of India. This was held from 17 April 2011 to 22 April 2011. Denmark was runner-up. Host India was the winner.[1]

Participating Nations

The following nations participated in 1st Rollball world cup:-

  1. 23x15px Bangladesh.
  2. 23x15px Belgium.
  3. 23x15px Belarus.
  4. 23x15px China.
  5. 23x15px Denmark.
  6. 23x15px Great Britain.
  7. Template:Country data HKG Hong Kong.
  8. Template:Country data IND India.
  9. Template:Country data KEN Kenya.
  10. 23x15px Malaysia.
  11. 23x15px Netherlands.
  12. File:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal.
  13. 23x15px Sweden.
  14. 23x15px Tanzania.
  15. 23x15px United Arab Emirates.
  16. 23x15px Uganda.

2013 World Cup

The second World Cup was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 3 to 6 October 2013.[2]

International Rollball Federation (IRBF)

The International Rollball Federation (IRBF) is body which is associated with International Rollball.

Members

[3]

The following nations are members of the International Rollball Federation (IRBF):-

  1. 23x15px Bangladesh.
  2. 23x15px China.
  3. 23x15px Germany.
  4. 23x15px Great Britain.
  5. 23x15px Guyana.
  6. Template:Country data HKG Hong Kong.
  7. Template:Country data IND India.
  8. REDIRECT Template:Country data Iran Iran.
  9. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland.
  10. Template:Country data KEN Kenya.
  11. 23x15px Malaysia.
  12. File:Flag of Nepal.svg Nepal.
  13. 23x15px Pakistan.
  14. 23x15px Romania.
  15. 23x15px Singapore.
  16. 23x15px United Arab Emirates.
  17. 23x15px Uganda.
  18. 23x15px United States.
  19. 23x15px Uzbekistan.

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