Live webcasting – Youth korfball

Saturday 22 June the YouTube Korfball Channel  – ikfchannel – will show youth korfball amongst others in LIVE webcasting.

In the city of Dordrecht,The Netherlands, this Saturday the KNKV organises the finals in the outdoor competition. The Local Organising Committee of the clubs in Dordrecht, the city council of Dordrecht  and the KNKV support related to the Year of the Youth 2013 the webcasting project.

The following matches will go live to the world (all starting times are in Amsterdam time zone):

Youth till 13 years; starting 1100 AM : Oranje Wit C1 – Achilles C1

Youth till 16 years; starting 1330 PM : DeetosSnel B1 – GroenGeel B1

Youth till 19 years; starting 1700 PM :  DSC A1 – Fortuna/MHIR A1

Seniors; starting 1900 PM :  PKC/Hagero – Blauw Wit



Germany in the Worldwide Korfball Match

Germany participated in the Year of the Youth day on June 15, 2013.

Approximate 120 children played many matches in the Worldwide Korfball Match – the KORFS against the BALLS – in Selm (in the near of Dortmund). It was good weather to play korfball. All children in the age from 9 until 18 years joined the matches.

The matches ended with a final score 94 – 81 in 6 hours 45 minutes playing time.

Source Detlef Dülfer; Germany

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)

1st IKF Asian University Korfball Championship 2013

IKF Asia announced the arrival of a new event; the1st IKF Asian University Korfball
Championship (AUKC).

The matches are scheduled from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 August 2013 in the Gymnasium of National Taipei University of Education (NTUE) in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The eligibility of players is referred to the general regulation of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

So far 8 teams in total from 5 IKF Asia member countries have confirmed their participation.

The logo:


Jan Fransoo elected President Emeritus of ARISF

IKF President Jan Fransoo today stepped down from the Presidency of ARISF, the Association of IOC Recognized International Sports Federations, after serving eight years as highest elected official in the 33-Federation strong body. In a contested election, Italian Mr Raffaelle Chiulli, President of UIM (Powerboating) was elected as new President, beating the other candidate, Mr Carlos Freitag (President of WDSF – Dance Sport). After being elected, Chiulli proposed to the General Meeting that Jan Fransoo be promoted to President Emeritus. As such, he will keep a (non-voting) seat on the ARISF Council.
Jan Fransoo ARISF

Fransoo was praised extensively for the work he had done for ARISF over the past years, both by many of the International Federations, but also by the IOC Sports Director Mr Christophe Dubi and the WADA Executive Director David Howman.

Fransoo announced late last year that he would be stepping down at the end of his term, wanting to spend more of his sport administration time on development of korfball and the IKF. After the meeting, he commented to be relieved that the transition has now started and he will be able to get more focus into his activities.


Great Britain Squad announced for World Games 2013

England Korfball’s senior Head Coach, Dave Buckland has selected on behalf the British Korfball Association (BKA) a squad of 14 players that will travel to Cali, Colombia in the summer of 2013 to compete in the ninth edition of the World Games.

The Great Britain Korfball squad for the 2013 World Games features a number of experienced Internationals including Captain Tony Woodvine (Trojans KC) as well as first time call-ups for Nottingham’s Jess Beale and Kingfisher’s John Denton.

GB Squad list in full:

Females: Aimee Evans (Bec), Carla Bennett (Norwich Knights), Jess Beale, Hannah Lorrimer (Nottingham), Steph Allen, Neala Brennan and Amy Turner (Trojans).

Males: Andrew Hall, Davesh Patel (Bec), John Denton (Kingfisher), Charlie Vogwill (Norwich Knights), Joe Bedford (Nottingham), David Brooks and Tony Woodvine (Trojans).

(source: EKA)