A new country is set to join the international korfball community, following recent initiatives in Costa Rica.
While the IKF Pan American Korfball Championship was in progress in Brazil end January begin February 2014, a programme of associated activities also took place for the Latin American members of the korfball family. Included among these was the presentation of the Asociación Costarricense de Korfball, or Costa Rican Korfball Association (ACOKORF), by its president Ms Rosaura Méndez.
As vice-president of Costa Rica’s Universitarian Sports Federation, Rosaura Méndez is already well-known in her own country’s sporting circles. Her credentials also extend to the international sphere as an executive member of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).
In outlining ACOKORF’s strategies for the development of korfball in Costa Rica, Rosaura Méndez presented a technical plan to educate physical education teachers in various universities with an IKF Level II course scheduled for the coming summer. ACOKORF also intends to apply for IKF membership in the next few months.
To further increase her own understanding of korfball, Rosaura Méndez, along with two of the co-ordinators of the educational programme for universities TEC and Universidad Nacional, is planning to visit The Netherlands in May 2014.