What do you get when you combine football and motorcycles? The answer is Motoball, This is One of its kind sports event combining Motorcycle, FootBall, Monsoon, Music, Good Food , Brotherhood and Adrenaline to top it all, A Full throttle event, where the action is fast & loud .
This sport is similar to football, but all players are riding motorcycles, and the ball is much bigger. Also called as Motorcycle Polo in some parts of the world, it first began as an officially organized sport in the mid-1930s.
The sport is usually played on an association football field, with same sized goal posts. There is a semi-circular area in front of each goal post that riders cannot enter into. The ball used for the sport is similar to a football, but is bigger measuring 40 cm in diameter.
A match is played in four 20 minute periods. The objective of the sport is to score as many goals as possible. Goals can only be scored by kicking the ball with legs, from outside the restricted area. There are four players to a side, plus two dismounted goalies, two referees and two linemen, an oversized ball and standard sized goals. And they ride around and slide their bikes and crash into each other
The sport is popular in France with a few major league tournaments, like Coupe de France and Championship of France. The sport is also played in leagues in other European countries. European Nations Championship is the highest level of international competition conducted annually for the sport.