The IKF Referees Committee have appointed the international korfball referees 2017. We published the list today: CLICK HERE for International referees
At the recent IKF U23 WKC it was announced that Henry van Meerten, who had been an IKF referee for many years, would be retiring as an IKF International Referee.
On behalf of the IKF, Secretary General Graham Crafter presented Henry with the IKF Pin of Merit to mark his excellent service to the IKF over such a long period of time.
It was rather fitting that his last match was in the Czech Republic since it was in that country that he refereed his first international match in 2007. His last match was the bronze medal match between the Czech Republic and Germany. Lukas Filip from the Czech Korfball Association also presented Henry with a memento to mark the occasion.
The IKF Referees Committee have appointed the international korfball referees 2016. As yet the committee has not decided on the various levels. They will do that in the next few weeks. We publish the list today and add the levels when decided.
The list of men and women for the international korfball events are:
|Van Grimberge Tina||BEL|
|Van der Beken Vincent||BEL|
|LEE Wing-hung (Ivan)||HKG|
|TSANG Chi-Hon (Ben)||HKG|
|Kumar P. Santosh||IND|
|van Meerten Henry||NED|
|van der Lucht Marco||NED|
|de Almeida Mario||POR|
|HUANG Dan-Lin (Alice)||TPE|
|CHIU Jon Chiang||TPE|
|CHEN Chih-Wei (Jack)||TPE|
|Brian Muringa Fungai||ZIM|
as made today when both the referee and assistant referee were both female in a competition involving national selections. Megan Marks (AUS) and Alice Huang (TPE) officiated in the semi-final match between China and Hong Kong China in the IKF U23 AOKC.
There was a match led by two female officials before in an IKF club competition – IKF Europa Shield in 2012 – and one with a local referee assisting an officially appointed IKF referee but never with two officially appointed event referees from the IKF list.
Saturday 11 April 2015 in AHOY Sportcentre in Rotterdam the finals of the Dutch Korfballeague 2014/2015 takes place in front of more than 10,000 spectators.
The big final (TOP/Quoratio – PKC/SWK Groep) starts 1900 PM (Rotterdam time zone). The match is guided by IKF referee Mr Marcel Luttik and his assistant referee Mr Joeri Kok.
The three matches are available thru the ikfchannel on YouTube.
1900PM – Dutch Korfball final TOP/Quoratio – PKC/SWK Groep (English commentary)
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXuhSCUoEj4
1900 PM – Dutch Korfball final TOP/Quoratio – PKC/SWK Groep (Dutch commentary)
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMRyKzWQ5s8
1630 PM – Dutch Korfball bronze medal match KZ/Hiltex – Blauw Wit (Amsterdam) (Dutch Commentary)
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhl3nLNfIiQ
1400 PM – Dutch U19 / Youth Korfball final Fortuna A1 – DeetosSnel A1 (Dutch Commentary)
Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOhvunOXZBQ
Top players from the Dutch national under-23 team are accompanying KNKV’s master coach Jan Sjouke van den Bos, first to Brazil, then to Argentina, on a tour that will combine promotion, coaching and referee clinics and a pan-American international korfball tournament.
Starting in Sao Paulo, the Netherlands stars, Jelmer Jonker, Jet Hendriks, Barbara Brouwer, Marijn Van De Goorbergh and their coach, will conduct clinics in schools and universities, as well as providing training support for the regular teams located in the city of Americana.
Next they travel to Rio de Janeiro, where coach advisor Dick Kalkman of The Netherlands and referee Dani Ezpeleta from Catalonia join them. On 11 October they will be part of the National Brazilian Korfball Championship, before heading to Copacabana the next day for a beach korfball promotion on one of the world’s most famous beaches.
Leaving Brazil, they go to first Buenos Aires then La Plata in Argentina for another series of promotional activities in schools and universities, conducting clinics for physical education teachers and training with local teams.
Over the weekend of 18 and 19 October, the highlight of the tour will be the Torneo Internacional de Korfball – Argentina 2014, with national teams from Brazil and Colombia joining the host, Argentina, which will participate for the first time ever in an international korfball event.
IKF is grateful for the assistance of KNKV in setting up this tour, and also to IKF instructor and national coach of Brazil, Jorge Alves from Portugal, for co-ordinating activities.
The Rules of Korfball will change as of 20140901.
The Rules will come into effect for the IKF from 1 September 2014 but countries may bring forward to an earlier date or put back the date of implementation to no later than 1 July 2015.
The revised Rules of Korfball, the Guidance notes for the Rules of Korfball and the changes are published in the IKF website as well under Documents and Playing Rules.
The following korfball referees are appointed international referees in 2014.
|van Meerten Henry||NED||ELITE|
|Hoeksma Jan Henk||NED||A|
|Van der Beken Vincent||BEL||A|
|van der Lucht Marco||NED||A|
|CHEN Chih-Wei (Jack)||TPE||B|
|CHIU Jon Chiang||TPE||B|
|LEE Wing Hung (Ivan)||HKG||B|
|Van Grimberge Tina||BEL||B|
|Brian Muringa Fungai||ZIM||C|
|CHIU Fei (Marc)||HKG||C|
|de Almeida Mario||POR||C|
|FU Zheneli Ding||CHN||C|
|HUANG Dan-Lin (Alice)||TPE||C|
|Kumar P. Santosh||IND||C|
|Negi Singh Vijaypal||IND||C|
|Rashmi Dorothy Sharma||IND||C|
|TSANG Chi Hon (Ben)||HKG||C|
|Vargas Antonio Guijarro||CAT||C|
|YE Tsung-Chi (Mike)||TPE||C|
The following referees are appointed IKF referees in 2013:
|van Meerten Henry||NED||elite|