9 Jan 2020

New Zealand punching above its weight in fistball

From Summer Report, 8:56 am on 9 January 2020

Have you ever heard of Fistball? we certainly had not - but this summer we want to look at some lesser-known sports.

New Zealand is fairly new to Fistball, which is a bit like Volleyball, but the country's actually been very competitive at the World Championships.

The president of Fistball New Zealand, Blase Dowall told me when he got to the end of playing high level basketball - he decided to look for something new.

That's when he came across YouTube videos of people playing Fistball - and he rallied some friends together to give it a go.

He spoke to Leigh Marama McLachlan.