RINGBALL SOUTH AFRICA

About Ringball:

The origin of Ringball

Ringball is a traditional South Africa sport that has been played since 1907. The sport is now promoted in South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, India and Mauritius to establish it as an international sport. The sport is played by males and females.

 

The Court/Players

Ringball is played on all-weather, grass or in-door courts. The court measures 27 m x 18 m and is divided in three equal parts, with three players per team in their own third. The team consists of three goal shooters, three defenders and three centre players. All players must play within their own third and cannot cross the line into another third. A netball court can also  be used  to play ringball, with minor adjustments.

 

 Are there age limits ?

No. This is a sport for the very young and to the very old. Ringball is marketed as a true family sport and usually includes parents, children and even grandparents that participate in this sport.

 

Play

. The ball must passed from player to player through the air.

. No player may be in possession of the ball for longer than two seconds.

. The ball may not be hit with a clenched fist.

. The player is not allowed to feign a pass.

. The ball may not touch any part of a player's body, except the inside of hands and the forearms.

. The player in possession of the ball may not deliberately run or move forward to gain ground.

. Should the player receiving the ball be in motion, shortening of the steps will prove that he/she is attempting to stop.

. The player may not deliberately throw the ball up or down or bounce it to gain ground or time.

. The player may not hold onto, push away or push back an opponent .

. No player may be deliberately prevented from passing on the ball once he/she has received it. However, an opponent may attempt to again possession of the ball as soon as it has left the player's hands.

. Two players from the same team may not touch the ball simultaneously. However, there is no minimum distance that should be allowed between two players playing the ball.

. A player may not step onto or over the inner lines.

. The ball may not be played across a third without a player in the third touching the ball.

. A goal shooter may attempt to shoot a goal from any point in the goal third from outside the goal circle.

. A goal attempt may not take longer than 5 seconds.

 

 

"Come and try" - Public Participation:

Info to follow soon...

 

Weekend program:

Info to follow soon...

 

Can I enter and how do I enter:

Info to follow soon...

 

Contact information:

Peet Aucamp peeta@absamail.co.za or 072 585 3802

Bongani Radebe bonganiradebe2013@gmail.com, or 079 725 1127

Visit our website @ www.ringballsa.co.za

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