The Hong Kong Korfball League took off this year with seven teams. Matches are played outdoor on hardcourt in Shek Kip Mei Park in Kowloon, in the very heart of the vibrant Asian city. While in Hong Kong, IKF President Fransoo took the opportunity to visit some of the matches, and meet with players, officials, and HKCKA Chairman Warman Cheng.
The League has seen a steady growth over the past years. Teams are self-organized and consist of 16 players. The rules of the HKCKA try to limit the differences in strength by applying a point system for the strength of each player: a national team player gets more team than university student players, and high school students gets even fewer points in this system, which maximized the total number of points that a team can have amongst its members. This also stimulates strong players to spread themselves over multiple teams, and to recruit high school players to join them. One of the universities in Hong Kong, the University of Science and Technology, has a long established formal student club and enters a complete team of HKUST student beginners. To allow all players to play in each match, a maximum of 8 substitution are allowed.
Picture: Players of the ACE and DOMINANT teams join the IKF President and HKCKA Chairman in a group pictures after their match won by ACE (Source HKCKA)
Jan Fransoo2013-01-27 02:01:222013-01-27 02:01:22Hong Kong Korfball League takes off