The last month of 2018 is fastly approaching, and the IKF and its member countries are currenlty working towards 2019. The IKF has approached its member countries to nominate its referees and jury members for 2019, as well as apply for a DEC Grant (D, E and F countries only).
Similar to previous years, all national federations are allowed to nominate four referees to be IKF Referees for the international events. Since the IKF wishes to especially stimulate and support female referees in their development, countries are allowed to nominate five referees if one of them is female. The performances of these referees will be evaluated by the IKF Referee Committee, after which the definite IKF Referee list for 2019 will be published on the website at the end of this year. The deadline for the nominations is the 18th of December.
2019 will mark the beginning of a new IKF jury nomination process. All countries have received a letter from the IKF Competition Committee stating that they are all allowed to nominate jury members, whereas before, the IKF CC itself nominated and approached candidates. The maximum number of nominations for each National Federation is determined by the official IKF classification. A-countries can nominate up to four jury members, B-countries three, C-countries two and D-countries & E-Countries can nominate one jury member. To make sure that a sufficient number of (qualified) IKF jury members is available for all events, the IKF CC will have the possibility to approach candidates without the interference of the National Federation. Furthermore, some IKF jury members cannot me replaced at this moment and are therefore automatically appointed for a new two year term. The deadline for these nominations is the 18th of December.
Lastly, all D, E and F countries (and New Zealand and Australia) are approached to apply for a DEC Grant to stimulate and support the development of korfball in their nation in 2019. Development projects one can think of are national competitions, school projects, coach and/or referee courses and participation in international events. The deadline for the application is the 21th of December.
The IKF hopes to receive many nominations and applications, so that it can, together with all its members, continue to develop korfball worlwide in 2019!
In case of questions about the above mentioned processes, national federations are asked to contact the IKF Office (firstname.lastname@example.org).