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Roll ball
Highest governing bodyInternational Roll Ball Federation
First played2005, Pune, India
Team members6
EquipmentRoller skates, pads,helmet.
VenueHard surface court
Country or regionWorldwide
World ChampionshipsRoll Ball World Cup

Roll Ball is a game played between two teams, and is a unique combination of roller skates, basketball, handball and throwball. It is played on "roller shoes". Each team consists of 12 players, six on the field and six in reserve. The main objective of the game is to score maximum goals within a stipulated time. The main feature of Roll Ball is that the ball is held in single or both the hands, even when passing on to the other players, and is repeatedly bounced on the ground.


The game was invented by 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.[1]

Rules and equipment[edit]

The roll-ball can be used by more than one players in the game. It is not an individual equipment.

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.

Inline roller skates or Quad Skates are needed, plus Helmet, knee and guards.

Playing court[edit]

The court size can vary from 28 to 40 metres (92 to 131 ft) in length and 15 to 20 metres (49 to 66 ft) 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 any hard surface. A 3-meter line is drawn as a safety margin outside the boundary line. The goal is 2.25 meters wide by 2.00 meters height.

Roll Ball World Cup[edit]

2011 World Cup[edit]

The 1st 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 16 April to 22 April 2011. Denmark was the winner. Host India was the runner-up.[2]

2013 World Cup[edit]

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

2015 World Cup[edit]

The 3rd 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 16 December to 20 December 2015. 26 countries participated in this championship. The hosts India won the 3rd Roll Ball World Cup by beating Iran by 6–4 in the finals.[citation needed] Results:

  • Women: 1st Place- Kenya; 2nd Place- India; 3rd Place- Iran
  • Men: 1st Place - India; 2nd Place- Iran; 3rd Place- Kenya

2017 World Cup[edit]

The hosts were Bangladesh and the venue was Dhaka. Around 590 players from a total of 39 countries took part. In the men's category India defeated Iran by 8–7 while the women defeated the same opponent by the margin of 6–4.[4][5]

International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF)[edit]

The International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF) is a body which coordinates International Roll Ball. As of April 2017 there were 30 member countries. Out of these 14 are from Asia, 9 from Europe, 5 from Africa and 2 from Americas.[6]


  1. ^ "Roll Ball". www.rollball.org.
  2. ^ Roll Ball World Cup 2011 Matches
  3. ^ 2nd Roll Ball World Cup 2013
  4. ^ "Double delights as Indian men, women win 4th Roll Ball World Cup". dhakatribune.com. Dhaka Tribune. 22 February 2017. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  5. ^ "Roll Ball World Cup: India triumphant, successfully defend the accolades". www.kawowo.com. Kawowo Sports. Retrieved 2 March 2017.
  6. ^ Members of International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF)

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