The IKF regrets to announce the passing of Mr Max van Leeuwen, bearer of the IKF Badge of Honor, at age 87 on 19 March 2019. Mr Van Leeuwen has spent a part of his life supporting the development of korfball, with in particular in the 20th century the emphasis as member of the IKF Promotion Committee, development in the United States of America and as president of the Swan Fund.
He was awarded the IKF Badge of Honor in 2000.
Mr Van Leeuwen is survived by his wife and two children. A mourning ceremony was held on 23 March 2019 in Capelle aan de IJssel, The Netherlands.