U23 Korfball World Cup live web casting

The U23 Korfball World Cup matches in Rotterdam, The Netherlands you may follow thru the ikfchannel on YouTube.

The links to the ikfchannel are different for the next three days:

Time are mentioned in the Rotterdam time zone.

U23 Korfball World Cup day 1

The U23 Korfball World Cup started earlier today in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

The matches are available thru our ikfchannel on YouTube; click U23 KWC 2014

The next three matches will start 28 December 1815, 1915 and 2015. The finals play 30 December 1245 and 1415. All times are in the Amsterdam time zone.

Five teams are in competition: Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Germany, England and The Netherlands.



Coach education for Costa Rica pioneers

In late September IKF instructor Jorge Alves was in Costa Rica where he worked with the budding korfball community to progress the skills of a group of local coaches who will lead development in the IKF’s newest member country.

Nineteen people participated at the IKF Level II “Formation Coach” course, for a total of 35 hours, with 12 of the coaches taking part in the IKF’s on-line coach development programme.

Teaching 19 new coaches is another step forward for the Costa Rica Korfball Association (“Asociación de Korfball y Deportes Asociados”). Subsequently, on 1 November, the IKF Council approved Costa Rica’s membership application, subject to final ratification by the IKF General Meeting scheduled for November 2015 in Belgium, which should officially make Costa Rica the 63rd IKF member.

Costa Rica’s newly qualified coaches have already started to introduce korfball into primary and secondary schools, with the aim of setting up a competition in the cities of Cartago and San José.

First Japanese Korfball Championship for 14 years

Japan Korfball Association hosted the Eighth Japanese Korfball Championship on 22 November 2014.

Japan Korfball Championship 2014

This was the first time the event has taken place since 2000, and reflects strong recent progress made in the development of korfball in Japan under president of Japan Korfball Yoshimitsu Tobisa (Tobi)

In conjunction with the tournament, a coaching and referee course also took place, mentored by international korfballers from Hong Kong Ivan Lee and Akiko Tsujikawa.

Results from the 2014 Japanese Korfball Championship:
1. Korfball Club Tokyo(東京)
2. Korfball Club Nagoya(名古屋)
3. Gverle Nagasaki(長崎)

First Chinese Taipei U18 & U16 National Korfball4 Championships

The inaugural Chinese Taipei U18 & U16 National Korfball4 Championships is taking place on National Jhongli Senior High School (Jhongli SHS) on 22 – 23 November 2014.

This event shall be the innovative national championship adopting the IKF official rules of Korfball4 recently approved by IKF Council. One single match is played 5 minutes times 4 quarters and one team is composed of 2 female and 2 male players. 2 referees with whistles are arranged. There is no limit on the number of substitutions and the player changed out is allowed to return for playing. The schedule of 1st first playing day was simply for age group U18 (senior  high school) with 6 teams’ participation. The round robin system was used for the top 3 teams and each team had 1 won – 1 loss result so the penalty contest was taken to decide the ranking. Finally Jhongli SHS wins the historical crown. The 1st runner-up is Nankan SHS and the 2nd runner-up is Hujiang SHS. All the U16 matches will be subsequently played on the 2nd playing day.

The playing of Korfball4 is dynamic, spectacular and easily learned. Chinese Taipei Korfball Association is convinced that Korfball4 is a very good alternative game played in much more accessible court to effectively create new korfball population. The highlight of match Jhongli SHS – Hujiang SHS can be seen on


IKF Ranking 2014

Following the IKF Continental Championships in 2014 in Americas, Africa, Asia, Oceania and Europe and the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship the IKF has prepared a new revised overall ranking.
The IKF publishes the revised ranking in general once a year.

Ranking end 2014 Ranking end 2013 Country Code Points
1 1 Netherlands NED      188.000
2 2 Belgium BEL      182.125
3 3 Chinese Taipei TPE      174.750
4 5 Portugal POR      159.875
5 4 England ENG      158.500
6 8 Czech Republic CZE      136.500
7 6 Catalonia CAT      133.000
8 9 Australia AUS      130.750
9 7 Germany GER      126.625
10 10 China CHN      117.000
11 11= Russia RUS      112.125
12 11= Hong Kong China HKG      112.000
13 15 Poland POL      111.250
14 16 Hungary HUN      108.250
15 14 South Africa RSA      101.000
16 18 New Zealand NZL        91.000
17 13 India IND        73.250
18 23 Scotland SCO        72.500
19 20 Turkey TUR        70.000
20 21 Ireland IRE        69.500
21 19 Slovakia SVK        68.750
22 22 Serbia SRB        66.000
23 17 Wales WAL        63.250
24 26 Zimbabwe ZIM        52.000
25 35 Malaysia MAS        48.000
26 27 France FRA        46.750
27 25 Sweden SWE        45.000
28 31 Korea KOR        42.250
29 24 Romania ROU        39.000
30 30 Greece GRE        35.250
31 34 Macau China MAC        34.750
32 33 Japan JPN        33.000
33 38 Indonesia INA        22.750
34= 28 Luxembourg LUX        21.250
34= 29 Armenia ARM        21.250
36 43= Brazil BRA        19.000
37 42 Zambia ZAM        17.000
38 Colombia * COL        14.000
39 32 Italy ITA        12.000
40 37 United States USA        10.000
41= 43= Malawi MAL          8.000
41= Mexico * MEX          8.000
42 36 Pakistan PAK          6.000
43 39 Bulgaria BUL          4.000
44= 40 Cyprus CYP          3.000
44= 41 Nepal NEP          3.000
46= 43= Argentina ARG          1.000
46= 43= Aruba ARU          1.000
46= 43= Belarus BLR          1.000
46= 43= Bosnia & Herzegovina BIH          1.000
46= 43= Botswana BOT          1.000
46= 43= Canada CAN          1.000
46= 43= Croatia CRO          1.000
46= 43= Curacao CUR*          1.000
46= 43= Denmark DEN          1.000
46= 43= Dominican Republic DOM          1.000
46= 43= Finland FIN          1.000
46= 43= Georgia GEO          1.000
46= 43= Mongolia MGL          1.000
46= 43= Singapore SIN          1.000
46= 43= Surinam SUR          1.000
* = prov. Member

Costa Rica 63rd IKF member

The Costa Rica Korfball Association is the 63rd member of the International Korfball Federation. The Council of the IKF approved Saturday 1 November 2014 the membership application of Costa Rica, following positive advice from IKF Americas and subject to final ratification by the IKF General Meeting in November 2015 in Belgium.

Ghana 62nd IKF member

The Ghana Korfball Federation is the 62nd member of the International Korfball Federation. The Council of the IKF approved Saturday 1 November 2014 the membership application of the GKF, following positive advice from IKF Africa and subject to final ratification by the IKF General Meeting in November 2015 in Belgium.

Paula Gomes awarded the IKF PIN OF MERIT

Mrs Paula Gomes, Portugal, has been awarded the IKF Pin of Merit to mark her volunteering job as chair of the local organising committee of the Portugese Korfball Federation to organise the IKF European Korfball Championship 2014 in Maia. Paula Gomes had a great contribution to the organisational success of the IKF EKC.

The presentation to Paula Gomes was made by IKF President Jan Fransoo during the after party of the IKF EKC on 2 November 2014.

Jan Fransoo and Paula Gomes

The Netherlands: new European Korfball Champion (Day 9)

Maia’s IKF EKC 2014 has its new champion: The Netherlands. They raised their trophy after defeating Belgium 32-20 in the big final played last sunday.

1 – Netherlands
2 – Belgium
3 – Portugal
4 – England
5 – Czech Republic
6 – Russia
7 – Hungary
8 – Poland
9 – Catalonia
10 – Germany
11 – Scotland
12 – Ireland
13 – Serbia
14 – Slovakia
15 – Turkey
16 – Wales

2/11/2014 MATCHES RESULTS (Day 9):
11:00 Hungary – Poland: 16 – 10
13:00 Russia – Czech Republic: 18 – 26
15:00 Portugal – England: 22 – 14
17:00 Netherlands – Belgium: 32 – 20

ALL MATCHES RESULTS (from Day 1 to 9):

As usual, we also like to share with you the best images from today’s game taken by Marco Spelten.

It is also available the last “Tournament’s Journal” video from Day 9, a “video-music-recap” with the best moments of this last day in Maia.

You will also find daily video journals, last photos and funny videos from the tournament in our social profiles on facebook and twitter, and of course, live streaming matches on IKF’s Youtube channel. Live scores, match statistics and video streaming also in

We also invite you to visit the official website of the tournament for more information:















Nederland Europees Korfbalkampioen. foto: Marco Spelten






















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Fourth video on korfball trip Soth America

The fourth and last video by Dani Ezpeleta on the succesful korfball trip to Brazil and Argentina. The group of players, coaches, referee is on their way home after this video.

Third video on korfball trip in South America

The korfball promo trip in South America is a big success. We present you with pleasure the third video made by Mr Dani Ezepeleta.

This video shows a training session headed by Dutch master coach, Mr Jan Sjouke van de Bos and an enthusisatic crowd of students..



Second korfball video Brazil

The 2nd video produced in Brasil.This one shows the korfball beach exhibition at Copancabana beach 12 October 2014.

First video from korfball trip in South America

Mr Dani Ezpeleta produced the first video during the trip to further promote korfball in Southe America. This video is produced in Brazil.

First match in the IKF AOKC in Hongkong

The first match in the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship (IKF AOKC) 2014 Hongkong versus Korea you can watch thru YouTube.


The final in the IKF U21 EKC in Olomouc (CZE) 12 July 2014.

Have a look and watch the high level of commitment, dedication and korfball quality.

IKF U21 EKC video made in Olomouc (CZE)

Mr Dani Ezpeleta made a video of some bloopers during Hungary – Catalonia match in the IKF U21 European Korfball Championship. Have a look!

Korfball promotion in Sri Lanka

The video presentation made by Mr Erik Buizer (NED) who visited Sri Lanka in the beginning of June 2014 on a Development and Education trip

Hongkong korfball team in Sony commercial again

In a 2 minute Sony commercial korfball brings important productnews from Sony in connection with korfball in Hongkong. It shows commitment and dedication.