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IKF European Korfball Championship 2018

The next IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) will take place from Saturday 13 till Sunday 21 October 2018 in the Netherlands in the cities Drachten, Gorredijk, Heerenveen and Leeuwarden; all in the northern province Friesland.

This IKF EKC will be competed between 16 national senior teams.

The first two matches will start Saturday 13 October at 14:30h:

  • In Gorredijk: Slovakia – France
  • In Drachten: Scotland – Wales

The Royal Dutch Korfball Federation (KNKV) will be the organiser for this major European event in 2018.

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IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018

The IKF is happy to announce the Royal Belgian Korfball Federation (KBKB) will host the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2018. The event will take place on the weekend of the 11th and 12th August 2018 and will be held at the O’Neill Beachclub Blankenberge, Zeedijk 245, 8370 Blankenberge (Belgium).

This event will consist both of a Senior and U19 category.

The event is open for all countries all over the world. The best ranked European team will become European Beach Korfball Champion 2018.

More info: www.beachkorfball.com

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#BKWCE2018 – #BeachKorfball):

Website: beachkorfball.eu
Facebook: BKWCE2018
Twitter: twitter.com/BKWCE18

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IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018

The next IKF AOKC – IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship – is awarded by IKF Asia and IKF Oceania to the Japanese Korfball Association.

The event will be played in Saitama, located north of Tokyo.

The event dates will be 29 July – 5 August 2018.

Update 16 July: 10 National teams from Asia and Oceania will be in competition.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Youtube (live streaming games) : goo.gl/c2K4aG

 

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

IKF U21 World Korfball Championship

The IKF will organise in 2018 the first IKF U21 World Korfball Championship (abbreviation: IKF U21 WKC).

The period of the event will be 7 – 14 July 2018.

The host will be the Hungarian Korfball Association (HKA). This 1st IKF U21 WKC will be played in the venue Tüskecsarnok.

Address: Magyar tudósok körútja 7, 1117 Budapest, Hungary.

The IKF invited 12 national teams from 5 continents to participate in the event. Finally 11 countries confirmed their participation.

 

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Image credit: Korponai Tamás
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IKF World Ranking 2018 (from 1 July)

The IKF World Ranking 2018 (from 1 July) is based on the revised world ranking criteria 2018, approved by the IKF EXCO in June. Due to the continuously development of  korfball around the globe and the establishment of  the IKF Competition Calendar 2018-2021, an update of the world ranking criteria was required.

Link to ranking (.pdf): https://ikf.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IKF-World-Ranking-2018_07_01.pdf

Points for the ranking are mainly earned through participation in official IKF events, with a weighting for each event given according the importance of the event. Ranking points earned are weighted less each year, until the next edition of this event is held and the previous edition of the event drops out of the calculations.

Countries who take part in qualifications for a Final Round of an event, for example the IKF European Korfball Championship (EKC) Round 1, are also awarded points like they participated in the main event. Only after finalising all continental events in a certain year a Continental Championship will be taken into account in the World Ranking.

IKF joins Olympic Channel

MADRID (SPAIN) / ZEIST (THE NETHERLANDS) – 19 June 2018 – The Olympic Channel and the International Korfball Federation today announced that they have reached agreement regarding the Olympic Channel. The Olympic Channel further announced in total eight sport governing bodies and multi-sport organizations will collaborate on content for the Olympic Channel. The eight new cooperation agreements bring the number of the global platform’s federation partners to 75.

Olympic Channel federation partners include international sports federations (IFs), recognised federations and organisations, multi-sport organisers and non-recognised federations.

“The Olympic Channel provides a platform for the promotion of all sports and athletes within the Olympic Movement,” said Mark Parkman, General Manager of the Olympic Channel. “We look forward to working together to help expand the reach of these sports and events through the creation and distribution of content targeting a worldwide audience.”

“The IKF will further increase awareness for korfball, as multi gender team sport, in the world of sports and within the Olympic Movement. We are keen to cooperate with this platform and distribution channel”, mentioned Frans Walvis, IKF Senior-Vice President.

In addition to collaborating on live events, the Olympic Channel actively works with its federation partners to present event coverage, highlights, magazine shows, news coverage and original programming providing an additional platform to distribute content that are complementary to current broadcast and distribution arrangements.

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can experience the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, and is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com. 

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 About the Olympic Channel

The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform global media destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in 11 languages. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com

About the International Korfball Federation

The IKF is the korfball sport governing body since 1933. The IKF has 69 member countries all over the world; in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

Korfball is unique over 85 years as mixed gender team sport.

The IKF is recognised by the IOC since 1993. The IKF is member of the Association of Recognised Sports Federations (ARISF), The Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) and the International World Games Federation (IWGA).

Korfball is program sport in the World Games ever since 1985.

The IKF is available via www.ikf.org and www.worldkorfball.org.

Further you can follow the IKF on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

Social Media

For more information, please follow the Olympic Channel on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube, or log on to olympicchannel.com.

 

U17 Korfball World Cup 2018

The 20th U17 Korfball World Cup (U17 KWC) will take place in 2018 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands in Sportvenue De Vijfkamp, Vijfkamplaan 5.

The ongoing growth of this youth event made it necessary to look for another venue after many succesful years in Schijndel. We thank the organisers in Schijndel for their hard work and commitment.

The 2018 jubilee edition of this event will be played; Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018.

Ten (10) under 17 teams will compete in the U17 KWC.

The first match will start Saturday 23 June 0900 AM (Amsterdam time).

You can follow it here:
– Official website: www.u17kwc.com
– Facebook: facebook.com/U17KWC
– Twitter: twitter.com/U17KWC
– Instagram: instagram.com/U17KWC

Event organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV and patronized by IKF.

Follow the U17 Korfball World Cup 2018 (23-24 June) + Livestream

[LIVESTREAM UPDATE] After many succesful years in Schijndel, the 20th U17 Korfball World Cup (#U17KWC) will take place in 2018 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in Sportvenue De Vijfkamp, on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 June 2018.

The ongoing growth of this youth event made it necessary to look for another venue, and this 2018 jubilee edition is glad to have ten national U17 squads competing in two different groups:

POOL A: The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Czech Republic and New Zealand.
POOL B: Belgium, England, Catalonia, Hungary and Slovakia.

 

You can follow and check the matches schedule and all live results and other related info visiting the official website and social profiles of the tournament.

 

Official website: www.u17kwc.com
Facebook: facebook.com/U17KWC
Twitter: twitter.com/U17KWC
– Instagram: instagram.com/U17KWC

This event organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV and patronized by IKF.

 

U17 KWC 2018 FINAL (LIVESTREAM): NED-BEL

U17 KWC 2018 SEMI-FINAL (LIVESTREAM): ENG-GER

 

Event info  ➡️ https://ikf.org/event/u17-korfball-world-cup-2018

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IKF All African Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC) 2018

The IKF All African Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC) will take place in Chitungwiza, near Harare in Zimbabwe.

The Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex will be the venue where three (3) national teams will compete from 27 – 29 April 2018 to become the next All African Korfball Champion.

The address is: 14092 New Zengeza 4, Chitungwiza

South Africa is the reigning IKF All African Korfball Champion.

PARTICIPANTS (officialy subscribed; 25 April): South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Chinese Taipei wins Championships in 1-Korf Korfball4 Format

After retaining 2-Korf titles Chinese Taipei continues their dominance in 1-Korf format by winning the finals in both the age groups U19 & U16. Taipei defeated Hong Kong in U16 finals by 17-3 goals. Malaysia U16 wins the Bronze medal in a close encounter against Thailand with a narrow margin of 1 goal.
In the U19 category of 1-Korf Chinese Taipei secured gold medal by defeating China by a massive margin. China could score only 2 goals in a reply of 15 goals scored by Chinese Taipei. Ya-Ni CHU from Taipei had a commanding game and was involved in sealing the win. Once again Malaysia could finish with the bronze medal with the win over 8-5 goals against Thailand. Even with the loss, Thailand made quite an impression with their skills and talent in both the categories.

1-Korf Final Rankings

Final Rankings

MVP in Different Categories:

1. U16 2-Korf Male MVP: Pacharaphat Snpaiboonphol (Thailand)
2. U16 2-Korf Female MVP: Pei-Chun Tsai (Chinese Taipei)
3. U16 1-Korf Male MVP: Yu-Hsin Chen (Chinese Taipei
4. U16 1-Korf Female MVP: Wing-Ka Lam (Hong Kong)
5. U19 2-Korf Male MVP: Sheng-Chieh Lin (Chinese Taipei)
6. U19 2-Korf Female MVP: Suet Ying Foo (Malaysia)
7. U19 1-Korf Male MVP: Lotion Cao (China)
8. U19 1-Korf Female MVP: Ya-Ni CHU (Chinese Taipei)

For more updates, please visit:
Official FB page, with updated results and images from games ➡️ facebook.com/3rd-IKF-ASIA-U19-U16-Korfball-Championships

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IKF European Korfball Championship 2018

The next IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) will take place from Saturday 13 till Sunday 21 October 2018 in the Netherlands in the cities Drachten, Gorredijk, Heerenveen and Leeuwarden; all in the northern province Friesland.

This IKF EKC will be competed between 16 national senior teams.

The first two matches will start Saturday 13 October at 14:30h:

  • In Gorredijk: Slovakia – France
  • In Drachten: Scotland – Wales

The Royal Dutch Korfball Federation (KNKV) will be the organiser for this major European event in 2018.

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