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Lifeball Australia

Lifeball

Lifeball is a fun team game which incorporates activities such as walking, thinking, and passing and throwing a ball with the aim of scoring a goal through a hoop. It encourages physical movement and teamwork.

It is a game which can be played on any flat surface. It involves strategy and is a game designed for fun, fitness, and skill development. If you are looking for a way to get active, stay healthy, and meet new friends then try Lifeball!

Lifeball can be played by men, women, and boys and girls of all ages. Lifeball is particularly suited to older adults as it improves heart and lung function, increases circulation, and relieves stiffness. It helps prevent fall injuries as it improves balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility, and mental stimulation. Lifeball is also suitable for people with diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular problems, and other chronic illnesses. Lifeball is a game designed on the philosophy of participation for all. The game can be modified to suit everyone whatever their ability.

There are a number of resources available for both existing Lifeball teams and those wishing to start a new team. Just use the 'Contact Us' form to let us help you get started.


What is Lifeball?

What is Lifeball?When Colleen Wilson-Lord OAM saw so many team game sports people having to give up their favourite team sports as they grew older, she decided there had to be a team ball game that they could go to.

The result is LIFEBALL – no running, no jumping, no tackling (contact), no over-extending, and no “win at all costs” attitude – a game that takes the best of all the existing team ball games, gets rid of the dangerous and hurtful aspects, but still looks like and feels like main stream sport, and is inclusive (the rules state that everyone playing must touch the ball).

A suitable flat surface (netball court, tennis court, community hall etc.), six-a-side, an umpire with a whistle, a ball, modified basketball goalposts (smaller backboard, and not so high – only eye level, but off the back of the court), and you’ve got the makings of a great walking pace team ball game.


Who can play Lifeball?

Lifeball can be played by men, women, boys and girls of all ages. Lifeball is particularly suited to older adults as it improves heart and lung function, increases circulation and relieves stiffness. It helps prevent fall injuries as it improves balance, coordination, flexibility, mobility, and mental stimulation.

Lifeball is also suitable for people with diabetes, arthritis, cardiovascular problems and other chronic illnesses. Lifeball is a game designed on the philosophy of participation for all.  The game can be modified to suit everyone whatever their ability.


Why Play Lifeball?

  • Lifeball is fun!
  • Lifeball improves balance, coordination, flexibility and mobility.
  • Lifeball increases energy levels.
  • Lifeball is mildly competitive and mentally stimulating.
  • Lifeball helps to maintain your independence.
  • Lifeball improves confidence and self esteem.
  • Lifeball reduces the risk of fall injuries.
  • Lifeball has no running, jumping or over extending
  • Lifeball encourages social interaction by creating a team spirit.
  • Lifeball has simple rules that are easy to learn.
  • Lifeball rules are designed to promote safety and inclusion of all players.
  • Lifeball is suitable for males and females of all fitness levels.
  • Lifeball has a philosophy of fun and friendship.