IKF Europa Cup 2018

From Thursday 11 January till Saturday 13 January 2018 the 52nd IKF Europa Cup final round korfball event will be played in Catalonia with 8 national champion club teams from Europe.

The Federacio Catalania de Korfball (FCK) is the 2018 organiser. The FCK will organize the IKF ECup in Platja d’ Aro (Costa Brava – Girona), in the Palau d’ Esports i Congressos Platja d’ Aro.

Which team wins the IKF Europa Cup in 2018?

The full IKF History Booklet of this event with all details on all preceding events is available in the IKF website; CLICK HERE for IKF Europa Cup History November 2017

IKF ECup 2018 starts today!

Today will be the start of a new adventure in the history of the IKF ECup. As from 09:00 teams will compete for the “Alfons Janssens” trophy. The whole korfball community is looking forward to witness exciting matches in the beautiful venue of Platja d’Aro. Yesterday the international referees all passed the physical test with glamour. The arbitration is ready for a high performance.

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Hans Vroegh, long-time international development volunteer, dies at 76

The IKF regrets to announce the passing of Mr Hans Vroegh, bearer of the IKF Pin of Merit, at age 76, following a progressive disease. Mr Vroegh has spent all of his life supporting the development of korfball, with in particular during the past decades an emphasis on international development. He was one of the key figures behind the “Apeldoorn Youth Tournament” which later developed into the IKF Youth World Cup, and invitation tournament for national U23 teams, and for the international development committee of the KNKV East District. Later, after moving to the North of the Netherlands, he also supported the U19 Korfball World Cup for some years. Within the IKF, Vroegh had been active as referee instructor and as development officer for India and Indonesia. He was awarded the IKF Pin of Merit in 2012.

Mr Vroegh is survived by his wife, two children and four grandchildren. A mourning ceremony will be held on January 10 in Oldeberkoop, Netherlands.

IKF Europa Cup History – November 2017

Today we published the updated IKF Europa Cup History Booklet.

This Booklet tells the full history of 51 IKF Europa Cup Events since 1967. The IKF Europa Cup is the korfball event with the longest history.

The 52nd IKF Europa Cup will be played from 11 – 13 January 2018, in Platje d’ Aro, Catalonia.

You can find the booklet under Click here for IKF Europa Cup History November 2017.

IKF Europa Cup 2018 match schedule

From Thursday 11 January till Saturday 13 January 2018 the 52nd IKF Europa Cup final round korfball will be played in Platja d’Aro, Catalonia.

Thursday 11 January 2018 9.00 AM the first match will start; KCC Sokol České Budějovice versus SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e. V.

Today the IKF published the IKF Europa Cup 2018 pools, match schedule (all times in GMT + 1)+ the event rules:

Click here for match schedule, pools and event rules

IKF presents competition calendar 2017-2021

With the new IKF competition calendar 2017-2021 the number of (official) tournaments has increased. A clear choice have been made by the IKF Council to invest in the future of korfball by putting more emphasis on youth competition.

This means that starting from 2018 annually there will be held an Under 21 Korfball Championship, either a continental or world championship.

Apart from that the former (unofficial) Under 19 Korfball World Cup has been transformed into an official Under 19 World Korfball Championship, bi-annually organised. In the years without a World Championship Asia and Europe will have continental Under 19 Championships.

To stimulate korfball development around the globe, the Under 19 European Korfball Championship has been given an ‘Open’ status. This to provide the opportunity for countries in continents where no continental events are being organised to further develop the sport. For now the same thing counts for the Asian countries to give them the opportunity to play against the strongest European teams and keep improving their level.

The composition of the competition calendar for the seniors has remained the same as in the last years, with a yearly program for at least the top countries; a bi-annual continental championship in the even years is alternated with the World Korfball Championship and the World Games in the uneven years.

VIEW CALENDAR: IKF Global Continental Competition Overview 2017-2022 (.pdf)



IKF Europa Cup 2018 participants

After the first round IKF Europa Cup event in Prievidza (SVK) all 8 European national champion club teams are listed for the IKF ECup 11 – 13 January 2018 in Platja d’Aro, Catalonia.

The participants in the 52nd IKF EUROPA CUP korfball are:

Country Club
CATALONIA CK Vallparadis / Assessoria
CZECH REPUBLIC Ceske Budejovice
ENGLAND Trojans Korfball Club
GERMANY SG Pegasus Rommerscheid 1991 e. V.
HUNGARY 1908 SZAC Budapest
PORTUGAL Núcleo de Corfebol de Benfica

Continental Championships 2018: Africa and the Americas

The year 2018 is the year of the IKF Continental Korfball Championships. Spread over the year all continents will celebrate their championship. An important year for all countries, because apart from ‘just’ competing for the continental title, the continental events are being used as qualification events for the IKF World Korfball Championship (IKF WKC) July/August 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

The first Continental Championship of the year is the IKF Pan-American Korfball Championship (IKF PAKC). This championship will be celebrated in Cali, Colombia. From Friday 2 March until Sunday 4 March the Colombian Korfball Federation is in charge of the organisation of the second edition of the IKF PAKC. With at least five countries participating, the first two teams of the event will automatically qualify for the IKF WKC.

The second Continental Championship of the year is the All Africa Korfball Championship (IKF AAKC). This championship will be celebrated in the city of Chitungwiza – Harare, Zimbabwe. From Friday 27 April until Sunday 29 April the Zimbabwe Korfball Federation is in charge of the organisation of the fourth edition of the IKF AAKC. With two secured places for Africa on the IKF WKC and South Africa being the host of the IKF WKC, only the best African team qualifies for the IKF WKC. In the case of South Africa winning the championship, also the number two of the African Continent will qualify.

The announcement of the other two IKF Continental Championships in 2018; IKF Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship and the IKF European Korfball Championship will follow in a later stadium. Both events will be organised later in the year.

2018 FISU University World Championships

The FISU announced the 35 host cities for the 2018 FISU University World Championships. As of 2018 korfball is part of the FISU Calendar.

This follows the first test event in 2015 in England and the very positive evaluation by the FISU / IKF afer the event in April.

The 2018 FISU University World Korfball Championship is awarded to Vila Real, a city in the north of Portugal.


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