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Late withdrawal of Turkey from the IKF EKC

The International Korfball Federation (IKF) has been informed today by the Turkish Developing Sports Branches Federation (TDSBF) that the Turkish national korfball team will not participate in the upcoming IKF European Korfball Championship (IKF EKC) from 13-21 October in Friesland, The Netherlands. This withdrawal is due to internal ambiguity regarding available budgets.

Turkish korfball is affiliated to the TDSBF that represents multiple sports in Turkey.

The IKF will approach the involved partners to discuss the best organisational structure for further development of Turkish korfball in the near future. For the settlement of this late withdrawal the IKF Disciplinary Procedures will be followed.

Turkey was positioned in group C, together with group D the lower part of the match schedule. The updated IKF EKC match schedule can be found on the IKF website Click here for updated match schedule .

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

u17kwc2018_website

IKF EKC 2016 Day 2: Results, games, interviews & images (Sun, Oct 23)

Second day of competition in Dordrecht in this new edition of the IKF European Korfball Championship 2016. Germany and Portugal played their first match in this tournament against two of the strongest teams: The Netherlands and Belgium. These two teams have 2 wins over the other participants, while Poland and Turkey weren’t able to reach a victory after two games in this IKF EKC 2016.

For more information, all the statistics, top scorers and ranking pools visit the following link: www.worldkorfbal.org

On the other hand, this was another great day for korfball fans in Dordrecht Sportsboulevard, with lots of activities during the whole morning before the official games started: friendly games, special trainings and clinics. And later in the evening, the fan zone was as crowded as usual to play and try beach korfball and also see and meet the national Dutch korfball stars.

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

Here you have today’s results and all Day 2 games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

Day2_EKC_Results

Game 5: TURKEY – CATALONIA

Game 6: THE NETHERLANDS – GERMANY

Game 7: BELGIUM – PORTUGAL

Game 4: ENGLAND – POLAND

Day 3 Match Schedule (Monday, October 24)

Day3_EKC_Schedule

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

After match EKC 2016 Day 2 Interviews

IKF EKC 2016 Day 1: Results, games, interviews & images (Sat, Oct 22)

The IKF European Korfball Championship 2016 has started in Dordrecht (The Netherlands). The first day of competition is always a tough test for all teams, and it’s exciting to see how much all teams have improved their games. A great week is coming!

Today’s spectators enjoyed a lot during all matches and also taking part in all the activities and events organized during this IKF EKC 2016. You can follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball.

Here you have today’s results and all Day 1 games played and live streamed on www.worldkorfball.org.

Day1_EKC_Results

Game 1: CZE – POL

Game 2: BEL – ENG

Game 3: NED – CAT

Game 4: RUS – TUR

Day 2 Match Schedule (Sunday, October 23)

Day2_EKC_Schedule

You can review and follow all the tournament live 24/7 on IKF social media profiles timelines and hashtags (#EKC2016) on facebook.com/korfball.org and twitter.com/korfball. Here you will find all photos, videos, behind the scenes and after match interviews.

The live webcasting and live streaming of all games through IKF Youtube channel will be going on with more and new suprises. Enjoy it from any country in the world! And discover IKF’s new Instragram account: instagram.com/korfball_org

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY: By (c) Marco Spelten (www.Facebook.com/ActiefotografieNL)

Opening ceremony images:

After match EKC 2016 Day 1 Interviews

Mady Tims IWGA athlete of the month

Today the International World Games Association published the announcement:

Congratulations to Mady Tims, IWGA Athlete of the Month for April 2015. The Korfball player (38) from the Netherlands gave her farewell at the Dutch Korfball League Finale on 11 April. More than 10,000 spectators at the sold-out Ahoy arena in Rotterdam experienced the touching goodbye.  She left the court right after her PKC/SWK Groep teammate, Johannis Schott, scored four seconds before the end the winning point.

With a huge cheer from her fans, white tulips from her teammates, and tears in her eyes, it was a moment to be cherished. Her club, PKC, won the final match against TOP by a score of 22 to 21. Mady Tims left the court as a champion. She helped to make it happen by scoring a point  in the final. It was the 500th korf in her career as a player for PKC.

The English commentator of the match described her as the “most fantastic player in the world of Korfball”. Jan Fransoo, President of the International Korfball Federation, called her, “a korfball icon”. She said after the match and her emotional farewell, “Korfball is my passion”. She added, “There are so many great moments I can look back to.”

Indeed, “Lady” (her nickname) Tims is a three-time European Champion, and three-time World Champion with the national team of the Netherland. The Dutch team, with her help, won the TWG 2005 Gold Medal in Duisburg, Germany.

“Winning the title with PKC made my last match so special”, she said after the match in Rotterdam in April. That’s the way she likes to step down. In 2011 when she retired from the Dutch national team, it was the final of the World Korfball Championship in China. The title match against the archrival Belgium was her final international competition. She scored three times for her team, which won 32:26. 
Watch her last match and the emotional moment of her substitution four seconds before the end of the final on The World Games Channel.

Learn more about Korfball on The World Games Channel.

The full article plus photos follow the link: Link to the article on Mady Tims

Photo credits: http://www.actiefotografie.nl/

IKF Europa Cup 2014 contract signed

Saturday 22 June 2013 the IKF Europa Cup (IKF ECup) contract was signed. The 48th edition of the IKF ECup will take place in Papendrecht, The Netherlands between Wednesday 15 and Saturday 18 January 2014. Twelve club teams from all over Europe will participate in this annual 4-day event in January.

On the left Jan Fransoo, IKF President. In the middle Martin Dekker, President PKC and Local Organiser. On the right Rob Meijer, KNKV President.

Dutch national coach resigns after the World Games

Jan Sjouke van den Bos resigns after the World Games in Cali, Colombia.

Wim Scholtmeijer will be the successor as of January 1, 2014 as the national coach of the strongest korfball nation in the world. Wim is at the moment the KNKV U23 coach.

Jan Sjouke van den Bos will continue to serve korfball and international korfball in another function within KNKV, the Royal Dutch Korfball Federation. He will be master coach to develop even further the level and quality of training- and coaching programs. Special attention in his work will be the increase in the competiveness for the top korfball countries and the increase in the number of countries that challenge the so called A-countries; The Netherlands, Belgium and Chinese Taipei.

Van den Bos serves as Dutch national coach since 1999; he is 14 years in his job. He was the first full time bondscoach in The Neterlands. He has an enormous list of championship results: 3 times IKF World Korfball Champion, 3 times IKF European Korfball Champion and so far 3 times gold in the World Games. Another gold medal in Cali Colombia on August 4, 2013 would give a 10th title as national coach.

(Source: KNKV)