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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 1
  • Equipment 2
  • Playing Court 3
  • 2011 World Cup 4
    • Participating Nations 4.1
  • 2013 World Cup 5
  • International Rollball Federation (IRBF) 6
    • Members 6.1
  • References 7
  • External links 8

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.


  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 17th April 2011 to 22nd April 2011. Denmark was runner-up. Host India was the winner.[1]

Participating Nations

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

  1. Bangladesh.
  2. Belgium.
  3. Belarus.
  4. China.
  5. Denmark.
  6. Great Britain.
  7. Hong Kong.
  8. India.
  9. Kenya.
  10. Malaysia.
  11. Netherlands.
  12. Nepal.
  13. Sweden.
  14. Tanzania.
  15. United Arab Emirates.
  16. 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.



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

  1. Bangladesh.
  2. China.
  3. Germany.
  4. Great Britain.
  5. Guyana.
  6. Hong Kong.
  7. India.
  8. Iran.
  9. Republic of Ireland.
  10. Kenya.
  11. Malaysia.
  12. Nepal.
  13. Pakistan.
  14. Romania.
  15. Singapore.
  16. United Arab Emirates.
  17. Uganda.
  18. United States.
  19. Uzbekistan.


  1. ^ Rollball World Cup 2011 Matches
  2. ^ 2nd Roll Ball World Cup 2013
  3. ^ Members of International Rollball Federation (IRBF)

External links

  • International Rollball Federation (Official Site)
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