The year 2018 is the year of the IKF Continental Korfball Championships. Spread over the year all continents will celebrate their championship. An important year for all countries, because apart from ‘just’ competing for the continental title, the continental events are being used as qualification events for the IKF World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 in Durban, South Africa.
The first Continental Championship of the year is the IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship (PAKC). This championship will be celebrated in Cali, Colombia. From Friday 2 March until Sunday 4 March the Colombian Korfball Federation is in charge of the organisation of the second edition of the PAKC. With at least five countries participating, the first two teams of the event will automatically qualify for the WKC.
The second Continental Championship of the year is the All Africa Korfball Championship (AAKC). This championship will be celebrated in the city of Chitungwiza – Harare, Zimbabwe. From Friday 27 April until Sunday 29 April the Zimbabwe Korfball Federation is in charge of the organisation of the fourth edition of the AAKC. With two secured places for Africa on the WKC and South Africa being the host of the WKC, only the best African team qualifies for the WKC. In the case of South Africa winning the championship, also the number two of the African Continent will qualify.
The announcement of the other two IKF Continental Championships in 2018; IKF Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship and the IKF European Korfball Championship will follow in a later stadium. Both events will be organised later in the year.