Monday, 21 January 2008

Trampette + ball = new sport

A source in Capella house revealed that in today's house assembly for Capella, one PE teacher spoke of a new sport. It's perfect for those turning up for after-school cricket, despite being nothing like cricket.

From what's been said, it involves some sort of ball, a trampette and some unlucky fools to play it. Oh, and it's Swedish. The teacher even say students wanting to know more should look for it on YouTube.

But he left us with no clues as to its spelling. "Chukeball"? No. "Chookboll"? Are you kidding? We were starting to doubt its existence. Through hefty research, we've found something that's probably what we're after. "Tchoukball". How anyone's supposed to find it with that random spelling is anyone's guess.

Anyhow, we've found some information about it.
an indoor team sport developed in the 1970s by Swiss biologist Dr. Hermann Brandt

Sounds thrill-a-minute. Here's what it's all about:
The sport is played on an indoor court measuring forty metres by twenty metres (130 feet x 65 feet). At each end there is a 'frame' (a device similar to a trampoline off which the ball bounces) which measures one square metre and a semi-circular 'D' measuring three metres (10 feet) out from the frame in all directions. Each team can score on both ends on the field, and comprises twelve players, of which nine may be on the court at any one time. In order to score a point, the ball must be thrown by an attacking player, hit the frame and bounce outside the 'D' without being caught by the defending team. Physical contact is prohibited, and defenders may not attempt to intercept the attacking team's passes. Players may take three steps with the ball, hold the ball for a maximum of three seconds, and teams may not pass the ball more than three times before shooting at the frame.
Condensed version: run around, throw a ball. Happy days! If that made no sense, this certainly won't:

If anyone plays it, do tell us.


Anonymous said...

Looks silly.

F43L said...

I turn pro next year.