Roll Ball

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Roll Ball
Highest governing body International Roll Ball Federation
First played 2005, Pune, India
Contact No
Team members 12
Equipment Roller skates, pads
Venue Hard surface court
Country or region Worldwide
Olympic No
World Championships Roll Ball World Cup
Paralympic No

Roll Ball or Rollball is a game played between two teams of 12 players each. Out of 12, only 6 players are allowed to play on court at a time. This game is played on roller skates.inline skates In Roll Ball players of both teams have a goalpost and the team who is able to score more goals than the opponent team wins. There are two referees in a match. The ball can be held in either one or both the hands, even during passing and shooting. Player interaction is similar to basketball handball in that a player must dribble the ball while carrying it. A player may dribble, pass or throw the ball with single or both the hands. It is a violation to run or roll with the ball without dribbling or to deliberately kick or block the ball it with any part of the leg. To accidentally come into contact or touch the ball with the foot or leg is not a violation. Players may also not strike the ball with a fist. Foul rules are similar to those of association football, including the use of yellow cards and red cards.

This game was invented by Mr. Raju Dabhade of Pune City, India, while he was the Sports teacher at MES Bal Shikshan Mandir, English Medium School. He is also the Secretary of the International Roll Ball Federation.

Ball used[edit]

Ball Used Weight Circumference Age group
Mini Roll Ball 340 gram to 400 gram 54 cm to 56 cm Sub-junior girls, Junior girls, Senior girls
Normal Roll Ball 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[edit]

The court size can vary from 28 m to 40 m in length and 15 m to 20 m in width. The court includes a center line dividing offensive and defensive areas. The penalty line is drawn 4.5 m or 3.5 m away from the goal. Free Throw line or Goalkeeper's line or D arena is 3.5 m to 2.5 m away from the 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, asphalt, mat or wood. A 3-meter line is drawn as a safety margin outside the boundary line. The goal is 2.25 metres wide by 2.00 metres height.

Roll Ball World Cup[edit]

2011 World Cup[edit]

The first Roll Ball World Cup 2011 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 the winner. Host India was the runner-up.[1]

2013 World Cup[edit]

The second Roll Ball World Cup 2013 was held in Nairobi, Kenya from 3rd to 6th October 2013.It was won by India by defeating the inaugural champions Iran in the final. [2]

2015 World Cup[edit]

The third Roll Ball World Cup 2015 was held at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex in Pune in Maharashtra state of the Republic of India. This was held from 16th December to 20th December 2015. The hosts India won the 3rd Roll Ball World Cup by beating Iran by 6–4 in the finals.

2017 World Cup[edit]

The hosts were Bangladesh and the venue was Dhaka. In the mens category India defeated Iran by 8–7 while the women defeated the same opponent by the margin of 6–4.[3][4]

International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF)[edit]

The International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) is a body which is associated with International Roll Ball.

The following nations are members of the International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF):[5]

  1. Bangladesh Bangladesh.
  2. China China.
  3. United Kingdom Great Britain.
  4. Guyana Guyana.
  5. Hong Kong Hong Kong.
  6. India India.
  7. Iran Iran.
  8. Kenya Kenya.
  9. Malaysia Malaysia.
  10. Nepal Nepal.
  11. Pakistan Pakistan.
  12. Singapore Singapore.
  13. United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates.
  14. Uganda Uganda.


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