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South Africa and Zimbabwe qualified for IKF WKC 2019 in Durban, South Africa

Congratulations to South Africa for winning the gold at the IKF All Africa Korfball Championship 2018 hold in Harare, Zimbabwe, from 27 to 29 April 2018. Also congratulations to Zimbabwe for the silver medal. Their victory against South Africa was impressive and it demonstrates the great development of korfball in this country. We’re looking forward to seeing both teams compete at next year’s 2019 IKF World Korfball Championship in Durban, South Africa.

FINAL PODIUM:
1st: South Africa
2nd: Zimbabwe
3rd: Zambia

Also much appreciation for the team of Zambia, winning their first-ever medal at an All-African Korfball Championship. The IKF appreciates all their efforts in bringing a team to Harare.

Games, statistics and results: www.worldkorfball.org Game reports: https://ikf.org/?p=14942

A lot of other activities took place around this event: clinics for (assistant) referees and jury members, friendly matches between schools from the neighbourhood, meeting with the representatives of the African National Korfball Organisations and the official General Meeting of IKF Africa that took place on Saturday, April 28th.

IMAGE GALLERY:
Pictures by Theo van der Linde & Corinne Buckland.

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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Today starts the IKF All African Korfball Championship 2018

From March 27th to 29th 2018, the National teams of South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe will face each other at the IKF All African Korfball Championship 2018 (IKF AAKC) that will take place in the city of Chitungwiza, near Harare in Zimbabwe.

The Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex will be the venue where this three national teams will compete to become the next All African Korfball Champion. South Africa is the reigning champion.

Follow all games and results on www.worldkorfball.org

IKF AAKC 2018 MATCH SCHEDULE: https://ikf.org/event/ikf-all-africa-korfball-championship-aakc/#tab-id-2

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IKF Event Site on FB (images and recaps): Click here

All information, pools, tournament rules and matches schedule are available on https://ikf.org/?p=10881

All images, reports, videos and curiosities will be available also on IKF social media profiles (#AAKC2018):

Continental Championships 2018: Africa and the Americas

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 (IKF WKC) July/August 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

The first Continental Championship of the year is the IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship (IKF 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 IKF PAKC. With at least five countries participating, the first two teams of the event will automatically qualify for the IKF WKC.

The second Continental Championship of the year is the All Africa Korfball Championship (IKF 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 IKF AAKC. With two secured places for Africa on the IKF WKC and South Africa being the host of the IKF WKC, only the best African team qualifies for the IKF 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.

New appointment supports French-speaking international development

With the recent re-invigoration of French korfball, and korfball development gaining momentum in numerous African Francophone countries, the IKF’s Development and Education Committee (DEC) has added Dirk Sercu to its membership, with his appointment to the new role as development officer for French-speaking countries.

Bringing a long and distinguished korfball career as a player and coach in Belgium and the Netherlands to his new role, as well as coaching England’s national senior team from 2003 to 2007, Dirk was also recently appointed as coach of Belgian champion club Boeckenberg.

His first official duty as a member of the DEC is a visit to Ivory Coast from 1 to 10 July, where Dirk and DEC colleague Theo van der Linde will participate in a series of clinics and other activities administered by Federation Ivoirienne de Korfball.

This is the second recent appointment aimed at sustaining korfball development in new IKF member countries. In May the IKF DEC appointed Peter Busik of Slovakia as project manager for Eastern Europe. An international player and referee, Peter’s new role is to support and consolidate korfball development activities in various countries including Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Greece and Armenia.

IKF Level III “Youth Coach Camp” join International Week Dordrecht 2015

Some exciting events are underway this week from 16 to 22 August in Dordrecht, the Netherlands. First of all, IKF in liaison with KNKV run the IKF Level III “Youth Coach Camp”. An international group of 22 coaches perform under guidance of current coach of Dutch korfball champion PKC, Mr. Ben Crum. He is appointed as a program manager for this course. Mr. Crum lead a group of prestigious coaches invited to guide the participants in the “Youth coach camp” and learn all about coaching drills at youth level. Amongst this group of tutors, coach of Dutch national team Mr. Wim Scholtmeijer, Mr .Jan Sjouke van den Bos, head of coaches for the KNKV and Mr Detlef Elewaut, coach of Belgium national team, conduct some of the sessions.

During the week several training sessions take place at different Dordrecht clubs featuring local korfballers from 11 to 16 years coming from the clubs: DeetosSnel, Sporting Delta, Movado, Oranje Wit, KC Dordrecht together with some players from KC Barcelona. The training sessions will be useful as a practice for the 22 coaches from 15 different countries representing all five continents. They participate this week in order to obtain the IKF level III diploma for international coaches:

Coach Country M/F
1 Javi Navarro Catalonia M
2 Nigel Cooper Scotland M
3 David Konecny Czech Republic M
4 Bandor Nagy Hungary M
5 Kevin De Waele Belgium M
6 Joe Stirling England M
7 Liandri Theyse South Africa F
8 Danie Smith South AFrica M
9 Pardeep Dahiya India M
10 Alice Chinese Taipei F
11 Bird Chinese Taipei F
12 Karen Fuchs Germany F
13 Keisuke Mashiba Japan M
14 Anna Schutze Germany F
15 Daniel Rivillini Brazil M
16 Maria J. Capparelli Argentina F
17 Sebastian J. Iula Argentina M
18 Diego Rodrigo Argentina M
19 Luciana Bortoletto Brazil F
20 Rosa Cooper New Zealand F
guest Chattha Imtiaz Ahmad Pakistan M
guest Hashmi Shamsa Pakistan F

For some years, IKF and KNKV work closely together in order to involve all korfball nations pursuing to raise their level of play.

For that purpose we provide coaches with a complete program for coaching youth teams. This should be planned and executed with accuracy; furthermore the IKF Level III “Youth Coach Camp” is an opportunity to enjoy a unique experience, sharing one week with coaches from all around the world in the excellent environment of one of the greatest korfball cities in the world and hosted by well-known club DeetosSnel. The clubs from Dordrecht opens its doors to an international program for coach education and provide the best facilities to perform during this week.

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IKF Ranking 2014

Following the IKF Continental Championships in 2014 in Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe and the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship the IKF has prepared a new revised overall ranking.
The IKF publishes the revised ranking in general once a year.

Ranking end 2014 Ranking end 2013 Country Code Points
1 1 Netherlands NED      188.000
2 2 Belgium BEL      182.125
3 3 Chinese Taipei TPE      174.750
4 5 Portugal POR      159.875
5 4 England ENG      158.500
6 8 Czech Republic CZE      136.500
7 6 Catalonia CAT      133.000
8 9 Australia AUS      130.750
9 7 Germany GER      126.625
10 10 China CHN      117.000
11 11= Russia RUS      112.125
12 11= Hong Kong China HKG      112.000
13 15 Poland POL      111.250
14 16 Hungary HUN      108.250
15 14 South Africa RSA      101.000
16 18 New Zealand NZL        91.000
17 13 India IND        73.250
18 23 Scotland SCO        72.500
19 20 Turkey TUR        70.000
20 21 Ireland IRE        69.500
21 19 Slovakia SVK        68.750
22 22 Serbia SRB        66.000
23 17 Wales WAL        63.250
24 26 Zimbabwe ZIM        52.000
25 35 Malaysia MAS        48.000
26 27 France FRA        46.750
27 25 Sweden SWE        45.000
28 31 Korea KOR        42.250
29 24 Romania ROU        39.000
30 30 Greece GRE        35.250
31 34 Macau China MAC        34.750
32 33 Japan JPN        33.000
33 38 Indonesia INA        22.750
34= 28 Luxembourg LUX        21.250
34= 29 Armenia ARM        21.250
36 43= Brazil BRA        19.000
37 42 Zambia ZAM        17.000
38 Colombia * COL        14.000
39 32 Italy ITA        12.000
40 37 United States USA        10.000
41= 43= Malawi MAL          8.000
41= Mexico * MEX          8.000
42 36 Pakistan PAK          6.000
43 39 Bulgaria BUL          4.000
44= 40 Cyprus CYP          3.000
44= 41 Nepal NEP          3.000
46= 43= Argentina ARG          1.000
46= 43= Aruba ARU          1.000
46= 43= Belarus BLR          1.000
46= 43= Bosnia & Herzegovina BIH          1.000
46= 43= Botswana BOT          1.000
46= 43= Canada CAN          1.000
46= 43= Croatia CRO          1.000
46= 43= Curacao CUR*          1.000
46= 43= Denmark DEN          1.000
46= 43= Dominican Republic DOM          1.000
46= 43= Finland FIN          1.000
46= 43= Georgia GEO          1.000
46= 43= Mongolia MGL          1.000
46= 43= Singapore SIN          1.000
46= 43= Surinam SUR          1.000
* = prov. Member

Ghana 62nd IKF member

The Ghana Korfball Federation is the 62nd member of the International Korfball Federation. The Council of the IKF approved Saturday 1 November 2014 the membership application of the GKF, following positive advice from IKF Africa and subject to final ratification by the IKF General Meeting in November 2015 in Belgium.

Olympic Youth Development Centre includes korfball in program

The Olympic Youth Development Centre in Zambia will include korfball into its official program. This was announced by Mr Clement Chileshe, Director of the Centre, at the closing ceremony of the 3rd IKF All-African Korfball Championship held in Lusaka last week.

The multi-sport complex in Lusaka, Zambia, was estsblished in 2010 as part of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Sport for Hope Programme. The Centre welcomes on average 10,000 children and young adults per month, with currently 16 sports on the program. The facility is unique in the region. It includes football, netball, and hockey pitches outdoors, an indoor multi-sport hall, and an Olympic-size swimming pool. The Centre runs both sport-for-all programs, which reaches out into the less developed areas of Lusaka, and elite training programs for international and Olympic-level athletes.

From now on, the Centre will be the training venue for the Zambian national korfball team, and will conduct an outreach program in the area. The Centre also welcomes teams from other countries in the Southern African region. Apart from netball, which is the second largest sport in the country, korfball will be the only sport on the program that does not yet feature on the Olympic program.

The IKF and IKF Africa are very happy to be associated with the Centre, as it provides a clear opportunity to develop korfball in Zambia and the greater region, and provides opportunities for regular training for the Zambian elite korfball players.

Les Williams re-elected as President of IKF Africa

Les Williams, President of the South African Korfball Federation and incumbent President of IKF Africa, has been re-elected as President of the continental body. Kaluba Kangwe, President of the Korfball Federation of Zambia, was elected Vice-President, while Tarirai Chadebah (President of the Zimbabwe Korfball Federation) retained his position as Secretary General.

Elections took place at the Annual General Meeting of IKF Africa today in Lusaka, Zambia. The meeting extensively discussed developments on the continent. All five currents member federations of IKF Africa were present. Representatives of the new korfball community in Mozambique attended the meeting as guests, while President Williams noted that active communities in Cameroon, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Morocco are expected to join the IKF soon.

IKF President Fransoo was present at the meeting. He noted the success of the 3rd IKF All-African Korfball Championship as a major step forward, and announced the IKF wants to continue the close collaboration with IKF Africa and the national associations to continue the path of development while aiming for financial independence of the national associations in Africa.

Composition of the Executive Committee of IKF Africa
President : Mr Les Williams – South Africa
Vice President : Mr. Kaluba Kangwa – Zambia
Secretary General : Mr. Tarirai Chadebah – Zimbabwe
Additional member development : Bothle Mogapelwa – Botswana
Addition Member Competitions : Elsie Theyse – South Africa
Additional Member : Mzee Makawa- Malawi

Delegates at the General Meeting of IKF Africa 2014 in Lusaka President Williams and Vice-President Kangwe of IKF Africa

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