NED, BEL & TPE filled the U17 Korfball World Cup 2022 podium

The 22nd U17 Korfball World Cup has finished after two intense and exciting days of competition. From 2 to 3 July in Eindhoven’s Sportvenue De Vijfkamp, eleven national U17 teams started playing in two different groups, which leaded to a 2nd day of crossing and final games that determined the following final ranking:

1st – Netherlands
2nd – Belgium
3rd – Chinese Taipei
4th – Czech Republic
5th – Catalonia (Fair-play award)
6th – England
7th – Germany
8th – Slovakia
9th – Portugal
10th – Malaysia
11th – Hungary

The live streams of all matches were available for free on IKF Youtube channel:

All the results, live scores, statistics, play-by-play and other related info were available at the official website and social profiles of the tournament:

Official website:
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This event was organised by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV and patronized by IKF. Congratulations to all people, clubs and volunteers that made possible this successful event. 

Follow the live streams of the U17 Korfball World Cup 2022 (2-3 July)

The 22nd U17 Korfball World Cup is ready to start in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. This U17 KWC 2022 will take place from 2 to 3 July in Sportvenue De Vijfkamp, with eleven national U17 teams competing in two different groups:

Pool A Pool B
Catalonia Belgium
Czech Republic Chinese Taipei
England Germany
Malaysia Hungary
Netherlands Slovakia

The live stream of all matches will be available on IKF Youtube channel on the following link:



To follow and check the updated match schedule, results, live scores and other related info, you can visit the official website and social profiles of the tournament:

Official website:
– Instagram:


This event organized by KNKV, DSC, Rust Roest, PSV and patronized by IKF.

Event info and links ►

IKF awards 2023 WKC to Taipei and 2027 WKC to the Netherlands; EKC 2022 to the Czech Republic

The next IKF World Korfball Championship in 2023 will be held in Taipei (TPE), following a decision of the IKF Council announced here in Durban, South Africa. In a parallel decision, the IKF awarded the 2027 IKF World Korfball Championship to the Netherlands, who had prepared a bid with Rotterdam as the main location. The Netherlands had prepared their bid for 2023, but had confirmed that it would upheld its bid for 2027 after the initial secret vote by the 9 members of the IKF Council.

IKF President Fransoo announces the hosts of the 2023 and 2027 WKC

IKF President Fransoo announces the hosts of the 2023 and 2027 WKC

IKF President Fransoo: “With awarding this series of Championships we reward the outstanding bids received, and also lay out a clear path for the next decade for our global competitions: The World Games in the United States in 2021, the WKC 2023 in Taipei (TPE), TWG 2025 in Chengdu (CHN), and the IKF WKC 2027 in the Netherlands. The next step is to now align this roadmap with the CTKA, ChKA, and KNKV with our strategic roadmap for the next decade. We are very confident this will be great for all athletes and for the sport at large”

Taipei 2023

The bid developed by the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association offers an extensive four year program for further marketing of korfball across Chinese Taipei, and providing extensive hosting support to the participating nations. The competition will be played in Taipei, and has received extensive support from the Taipei City government, with a personal effort by Mayor Wen-Je Ko, and from the Sport Administration on the island. With Chinese Taipei currently ranked 2nd in the world, and missing the final of this year’s World Korfball Championship in South Africa by a mere golden goal loss in the semifinal, the IKF WKC will be held in Chinese Taipei for the very first time. The previous WKCs were held twice in Asia (China and India), once in Oceania (Australia), once in Africa (South Africa). The remaining edition have been held in Europe.

Netherlands 2027

Similar to Chinese Taipei, the Royal Netherlands Korfball Association KNKV had prepared an extensive and professional bid, with support of the Mayor of Rotterdam, The Netherlands Olympic Committee, the Ministry of Sport, among many. The bid excelled in a vision of focusing on sports excellence, with a first-ever athlete village to be created with temporary housing in the Rotterdam Ahoy’s Sports and Convention complex that would be converted to a World Korfball Village, and extensive multi-year partnerships between the strongest clubs in the Netherlands and the envisioned 24 countries that would take part, under the banner “Twinning is Winning”. The IKF and KNKV have agreed to jointly investigate to what extent the partnership program could already start within the next few years. The vision is fully embeded in global korfball’s Olympic ambition, for which the IKF Congress had laid out a first roadmap earlier in the week.

Czech Republic

The Czech bid for the 2023 IKF WKC did not make it. However, the Czech Korfball Association had in parallel submitted a bid for the IKF European Korfball Championship 2022, and the IKF Council awarded the CzKA the elit competition, only second in size and impact after the WKC. The championship is strongly related towards multi-year school development with which the Czechs plan to double their membership in the next 3 years.


Images: Marco Spelten


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