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Summary

  1. Result: Bec 25-18 Norwich Knights:
  2. Result: Trojans 31-23 Tornadoes
  3. Trojans will play Bec in Sunday's final
  4. Coverage provided by England Korfball for BBC Sport
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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Watch out for the Knights

    Norwich Knights arrive at the semi-finals as third seeds and slight outsiders, but in a tournament that everyone agrees is closer than in previous years. Coach Joe Stirling told BBC Sport that the team - and the club itself - is looking to leave their mark in London his weekend.

    "I wouldn’t say we are the dark horses of the finals on paper - and games are not won on paper," he said. "Our results show we are competitive and the ability and depth in our squad give us every reason to be confident."

    Norwich's danger man is Josh Rowe, who is second only to the formidable David Brooks of Trojans in the scoring charts this season with 110 goals. "Josh was coaches MVP last season and he has shown the desire to raise his game to another level this season by adding more goals," said Stirling.

    "There is no denying Josh is a formidable player and with so many different skill sets within the squad we can be fluid and adapt our game management where necessary."

    Norwich shared thei two games against semi-final opponents Bec during the season - so there could be more to come from East Anglia's Knights.

    Norwich Knights
  2. The Swains: How to get involved in korfball

    A look at the Bec roster shows that the London club has three Swains down at finals weekend, although it was daughter Amy, now the physio, that brought sister Chloe and mother Lisa into the sport.

    "Amy came home from school one day saying 'can I join this club called korfball'" recalls Lisa, "That was when she was nine and the first time I'd even heard the word korfball.

    "In the summer, the coach invited me to play in a parents’ competition at the end of the children’s game – I thought it was just a single game but it turned out to be a tournament and we were handed a fixture lit of about six games."

    That got Lisa, now the club's manager, playing too. Her husband had a go as well. That's what stood out for us - me and my husband could play it together, because it’s a mixed sport, she says.

    Amy (22) admits to having been a bit of a toyboy t the time and took to korfball. "When I saw something that I could play that wasn’t football - but that I could play with the guys that were my friends at the time – that was the main reason - and the main reason I’m still playing," she said.

    18-year-old Chloe was too young to join with Amy joined. "But later on it was like Mum, the coaches asked if I wanted to join in and then I persuaded my mates from school to some too," she recalls.

    Bec
  3. What is korfball?

    Kieron Hicks and his Bec team-mates are looking to end Trojans' run of 11 straight national titles

    Korfball has its roots in the Netherlands, and has similarities to both basketball and netball in style.

    Designed as a mixed sport, korfball has two teams of eight players - four men and four women.

    The object is to propel the ball into the korf (or basket), which stands 3.5m (11ft 6in) - higher than basketball or netball goals.

    You can learn more about korfball, its history and the teams competing today here.

  4. Who has made it to the semi-finals?

    An 18-game season culminates with the Korfball Grand Finals. The top four teams from the Premier Division have qualified for the semi-finals, with Trojans facing Tornadoes and Bec taking on Norwich Knights.

    Trojans go into the weekend having not lost a game all season, with just one drawn match all campaign, against Tornadoes in February. Tornadoes, who comfortably qualified in fourth with an eleven-point gap from fifth, will be hoping to go one better than the 24-24 draw and book their place in the Grand Final.

    Bec and Norwich Knights finished second and third respectively in the Premier Division and will face each other for the other Grand Final place. This will be the third fixture between the two this season with each team having won one game.

  5. How to watch the Korfball National League

    You can watch the semi-finals and Grand Final from the Korfball National League live on the BBC Sport website, app, connected TV and BBC iPlayer. The weekend’s action begins Saturday 01 June at 16:40 BST.

    Saturday 01 June

    Trojans v Tornadoes: 16:40-18:30

    Bec v Norwich Knights: 18:40-20:30

    Sunday 2 June

    Grand Final: 16:40-18:30

    You can also catch-up on all the action on the BBC iPlayer for 30 days.

  6. Get Inspired: How to get into korfball

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    Video caption: BBC Sport Wales went to find out what is exactly is korfball

    You may not have heard of korfball but it is an action-packed sport that takes the rules from basketball and netball and mashes them together.

    It is a ball game that relies on passing, movement and co-operation and it is different to almost all sports for one reason - it is a mixed-gender sport.

    Teams consist of eight players, four male and four female players, so korfball is a great way to get the whole family involved.

    Want to know more? Have a look at our guide here.