The International Korfball Federation is pleased to announce the appointment of Geke Maat (23) as IKF administrative and project officer. She will support the operational organisation of the IKF Office in Zeist, The Netherlands.
Her tasks will be multiple, including administrative tasks, IKF Office communication and coordinating the IKF tournaments organisation. Furthermore, she will think along how to increase the support of the IKF to our member countries.
Geke just graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Governance (political sciences). Her thesis focused on the influence of sport on the social integration of refugee living in refugee shelters in The Netherlands. One year earlier, she obtained a bachelor in Anthropology, also at the University of Amsterdam.
Geke Maat: “I am very excited about working at the IKF and the prospect of contributing to the organisation’s goals. I am particularly interested in broadening the popularity and professionalism of korfball in the current member states, as well as in future member states. Sport has always been one of my key interests, both in my education and my personal life. Therefore, I am grateful that I can pursue this interest in my career outside university. I have been playing korfball myself since I was four years old, so I know the sport thoroughly.”
The IKF is very happy to have Geke on board and wishes her all the best within the organisation!