After a long period of service on the IKF Council and Executive Committee two respected board members stepped down; Mr Graham Crafter (ENG) and Mr Frank Buvens (BEL).
Graham Crafter served the IKF as Secretary General for a period of 14 years.
Frank Buvens served the IKF as Exco and Council member – for competitions and refereeing – since November 2002, nearly 15 years.
Crafter, Fransoo, and Buvens (from left to right)
Both Crafter and Buvens have a long – over decades – history in korfball. Both were respected international referees in the past as well. Their contributions to korfball in their respective countries and in international korfball is huge. For their ongoing commitment and dedication to korfball both received distinctions in their countries as well. Crafter was appointed IKF Honorary Member by the General Meeting on 7 November 2015.
IKF President, Mr Jan Fransoo, proposed the General Meeting on 20 August 2017 in The Hague to appoint Buvens Honorary Member as well. With a big hand of applause the General Meeting voted unanimously in favor.
Fransoo took the opportunity to thank both IKF Council members with warm and well deserved words.