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IKF Open Call – IKF Beach Korfball Committee Member

The International Korfball Federation is looking for new members for the IKF Beach Korfball Committee. The IKF aims to spread korfball around the globe and help its 69 member countries to develop korfball on both an elite- and grassroots level.

The IKF encourages anyone interested and capable to apply. If you know someone in your network that would fit the description, please don’t hesitate to refer the position to them. For more details of the IKF organisational structure, please see the IKF Organisational Chart. All positions are volunteer (unpaid) positions; initial appointments are for a two-year period, with the possibility to have this extended.

The positions is IKF Beach Korfball Committee Member

More information IKF vacancy announcement beach korfball

Application form here

Application deadline: 24 November 2022

Poland is the first World Beach Korfball Champion

Poland beat Portugal by 13-5 in the final of the first World Beach Korfball Championship, completed today in Nador, Morocco. With Portugal being the highest ranked country in the beach discipline, Poland was up to a tough task, but they never let the Portuguese get into their game. Captain Tamara Siemeniuk was almost perfect in her shooting, and with strong rebounding and fast breaks, Poland gave a display of what modern beach korfball looks like: fast, fun, and exciting. Portugal was trailing 5-0 within the first 90 seconds of the match, and never  managed to catch up in the game.

Gold medal: Poland

After two intense and exciting days of competition at Nador’s Corniche Beach, this is the final ranking of this successful and unforgettable championship in Morocco.

Poland had advanced to the final by beating Belgium, the other clear favorite for the title next to Portugal in the semifinal by a Golden Goal. Belgium later secured the bronze medal by beating Hungary 10-5.

Silver medal: Portugal

Tamara Siemeniuk was also crowned as the female top scorer of the event (22 goals), with Indian captain Sharma Vishal capturing the trophy for the male topscorer (27 goals). The team from India finished in the top half of the competition at 7th place.

Bronze medal: Belgium

The first World Beach Korfball Championship followed several years of playing Beach Korfball World Cups across all continents, and the IKF Council making the decision in 2018 to proceed with a formal World Championship. After two years of Covid-related postponement, the city of Nador could eventually deliver a fantastic and high profile event, with extensive media attention and contributing to the rapid development of korfball across the north African country. Morocco had a surprise result as they finished 6th in the event, losing the last placement match to the Netherlands.

IKF President Jan Fransoo was delighted with the event: “We saw many close matches, including multiple golden goals and even a match that had to be decided by penalty shootouts. Beach korfball has clearly shown the potential to level the playing field, as every single is unpredictable in terms of outcome. Further, the excitement of the local fans was impressive, with full stands at many of the matches, and a completely sold out final session on Saturday. We will continue to invest in the development of beach korfball, including targeting inclusion in relevant multi-sport games”.

DAY 2 LIVE STREAM (Evening games)

DAY 2 LIVE STREAM (Morning games)

MEDAL CEREMONY IMAGE GALLERY

By Marco Spelten – korfbalfoto.nl (updated with pictures from the Final and Bronze medal game)

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY – Full gallery on https://beachkorfball.sport/?p=12603

By Marco Spelten – korfbalfoto.nl

DAY 2 RANKING FOR PLACES 9-13

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DAY 1 RESULTS

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PRELIMINARY ROUND FINAL RANKING POOLS

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DAY 1 LIVE STREAM (Evening games): https://youtu.be/anNq0r12RJY

DAY 1 LIVE STREAM (Morning games): https://youtu.be/3T7nqc8maV0

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY – Full gallery on https://beachkorfball.sport/?p=12572

By Marco Spelten – korfbalfoto.nl

The award of this event from the IKF came months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

A live stream signal were be provided during the tournament on Field 1. To give all teams the opportunity to play broadcasted matches, the allocation of the fields was slightly adjusted in the previous announced schedule.

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The teams were divided in two groups to play a preliminary round, and the final ranking of each pool decided which squads qualify to play on the second day for places 9 to 13 and 1 to 8.

All fans around the world were able to follow and watch this tournament live on www.beachkorfball.sport and IKF Youtube channel, as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #WBKC2022 and #beachkorfball:

► facebook.com/beachkorfball
► twitter.com/beachkorfball
► instagram.com/beachkorfball
► tiktok.com/@beachkorfball

The International Korfball Federation was glad to welcome the teams from the United States, Cameroon and India, which made their first appearance at an official international beach korfball tournament.

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IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2022

The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 19th and 20th August 2022 in Nador, Morocco.

UPDATE 17/8/2022 – A live stream signal will be provided during the tournament on Field 1. To give all teams the opportunity to play broadcasted matches, the allocation of the fields has been slightly adjusted in the schedule. In the coming days, the LOC will inform trough which channels these live streams will be provided.

UPDATE 29/7/2022 – Pools and match schedule: Published the preliminary group phase and the final round scheme.

UPDATE 29/6/2022 – Participant countries (13): Armenia, Belgium, Cameroon, England, France, Hong Kong China, Hungary, India, Morocco, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Wales and United States of America.

UPDATE 30/3/2022 – Teams should fill the entry form and submit it to the IKF Office no later than 1 May 2022. The entry form should be signed by the President or the Secretary of your National Federation.

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament on www.beachkorfball.sport as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #WBKC2022 and #beachkorfball:

► facebook.com/beachkorfball
► twitter.com/beachkorfball
► instagram.com/beachkorfball
► tiktok.com/@beachkorfball

Previous related news:

IKF WBKC 2021 postponed until 2022 (24/6/2021) ► https://korfball.sport/?p=24892
Tournament’s announcement (23/12/2020) ► https://korfball.sport/?p=24883

 

 

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All ready for the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2022 in Morocco

The city of Nador is ready to host the 1st IKF World Beach Korfball Championship that will take place next August 19th and 20th at Corniche Beach. Thirteen korfball countries will participate in this prestigious event: Belgium, Cameroon, England, France, Hong Kong China, Hungary, India, Morocco, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Wales and United States of America.

You can check the updated results and live stream links on https://beachkorfball.sport/?p=12603

DAY 2 LIVE STREAM – Evening games

DAY 2 LIVE STREAM – Morning games

DAY 1 LIVE STREAM – Evening games

DAY 1 LIVE STREAM – Morning games

The award of this event from the IKF comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

A live stream signal will be provided during the tournament on Field 1. To give all teams the opportunity to play broadcasted matches, the allocation of the fields has been slightly adjusted in the previous announced schedule. In the coming days, the LOC will inform trough which channels these live streams will be provided.

POOLS AND UPDATED MATCH SCHEDULE:

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The teams have been divided in two groups to play a preliminary round, and the final ranking of each pool will decide which squads qualify to play on the second day for places 9 to 14 and 1 to 8.

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All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament on www.beachkorfball.sport as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #WBKC2022 and #beachkorfball:

► facebook.com/beachkorfball
► twitter.com/beachkorfball
► instagram.com/beachkorfball
► tiktok.com/@beachkorfball

The International Korfball Federation is glad to welcome the teams from the United States, Cameroon and India, which will make their first appearance at an official international beach korfball tournament. Will they be able to beat the Portuguese team that raised the last IKF Beach Korfball World Cup before the pandemic in 2019? Beach Korfball is back! Let’s enjoy it!

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PREVIOUS NEWS:

Pools and match schedule of the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2022
Morocco to host first World Beach Korfball Championship 2022

IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021 (postponed until 2022)

[EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL 2022]

Tournament update (24/06/2021)

Whilst it is realistic to think that it would be possible to play korfball in Morocco in September, the current situation on the ground makes it impossible to allow progress with tournament preparations, and time effectively ran out before a firm decision needed to be made. Therefore, the LOC and IKF have taken the joint decision to postpone the event until 2022. The main issue in Morocco at this time is that the country is still in a state of emergency, and it is not known when this will be released and borders will (fully) open up. It is also unclear if Morocco will allow flights from all continents and to what extent such tickets would be affordable for all subscribed teams. Taken together, this brings too much risk for both the participants and the Local Organisers and therefore the difficult decision to postpone the WBKC has been made. More information about the rescheduling of this event for next year will follow later this year.

Tournament update (07/04/2021)

The IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021, scheduled from 30 – 31 July has been postponed. The current corona situation is too unclear to continue with the preparations for the event in July. The IKF EXCO has set the new dates of this event on 10 – 11 September 2021. The location will remain Nador, Morocco. The IKF EXCO is grateful for the flexibility of the host, the Association Marocaine de Korfball, and hopes to welcome all teams on the beautiful beaches of Nador in September. A final decision on the event will be taken in the first week of June.


The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 10th and 11th September 2021 in Nador, Morocco.

Subscription is open to all countries around the world (pending a controlled Corona-19 situation).

Tournament’s announcement (23/12/2020) ► https://korfball.sport/?p=24883

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

 

Morocco to host first World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

Tournament update (07/04/2021) – The IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021, scheduled from 30 – 31 July has been postponed. The current corona situation is too unclear to continue with the preparations for the event in July. The IKF EXCO has set the new dates of this event on 10 – 11 September 2021. The location will remain Nador, Morocco. The IKF EXCO is grateful for the flexibility of the host, the Association Marocaine de Korfball, and hopes to welcome all teams on the beautiful beaches of Nador in September. A final decision on the event will be taken in the first week of June.


The IKF is extremely happy to announce that the first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held this summer in Nador, Morocco. The event will take place on 30th and 31st July 2021, pending a controlled Corona-19 situation. Subscription is open to all countries around the world.

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

 

IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020

It is time to announce a new korfball community building event: the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020!

The current corona situation maybe prevents us from organising events where we can meet in person, but it doesn’t prevent us from staying connected as korfball community. To strengthen the connection between all IKF member countries, korfball clubs and individuals, the IKF has decided to launch the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020.

This ‘event’ is held in the weekend of 29 and 30 August and will be created by everyone together. Combining all type of beach korfball activities in the same weekend. We challenge all korfball lovers over the world to organise a beach korfball activity in this weekend. A tournament, a match, or whatever kind of activity you like to do and show. Just connect your activity with the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020 and be part of the event!

Let’s be very clear; Safety goes first! So please make sure that you are well informed and always respect the guidelines of the (local) government to avoid spreading the corona virus. Don’t organise activities that can harm the health of yourself or others.

Having said that, the corona situation and imposed limitations are very diverse all over the world and in many countries sport activities, specially outdoors, are allowed and even stimulated. Physical activity or exercise strengthens your immune system and lower the risk of getting sick. And maybe more importantly, doing sports is fun and helps both your body and mind to stay healthy!

Make sure to follow the IKF Social Media Channels to know how you can connect your beach korfball activity. And of course, in the case there is no beach available where you are located, but you still want to be part of the event, you are more than welcome to connect any another kind of korfball activity!

 

Share and follow all the activities using the hashtags #WorldBeachKorfballWeekend and #WBKW2020

Official IKF Beach Korfball profiles: www.beachkorfball.sportinstagram.com/beachkorfball and facebook.com/Beachkor

 

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Portugal and U19 Belgium are the new 2019 IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) champions!

The IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 has come to an end with Portugal raising the champions cup in the senior competition and Belgium in the U19. During the weekend of 6-7 July in the French city of Bonson, teams from eight different countries competed to become the 2019 European Beach Korfball champions.

 

On Day 2 the seniors played their last matches in the preliminary round, then continued with the semifinals and the finals. Portugal played the final against The Netherlands and won by penalty shots, after still level score in overtime. The U19 teams played the quarterfinals in a pool format, after which they continued with the semifinals and finals. The U19 Belgium 1 team beated The Netherlands U19 in the final by 6-4.

SENIORS FINAL RANKING:

1st – Portugal
2nd – Netherlands
3rd – Belgium
4th – Hungary
5th – Wales
6th – England
7th – France
8th – Morocco

Male top scorer: Arne Beeck (Belgium) – 22 goals
Female top scorer: Ilona Luisa van den Berg (Netherlands) – 31 goals

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U19 FINAL RANKING:

1st – Belgium 1
2nd – Netherlands 2
3rd – Netherlands 1
4th – Belgium 2
5th – France 1
6th – France 2

Male top scorer: Carel Wielinga junior (Netherlands) – 22 goals
Female top scorer: Lotte Fokker (Netherlands) – 16 goals

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On Day 1, the majority of the preliminary matches for the seniors were played. The last match for each team was played on Sunday. After the preliminary round, the teams were be divided into those who were playing for places 5-8 and those who were playing for places 1-4. The semifinals and finals were played on Sunday.

In the U19 category, all preliminary matches were played on Saturday, after which they were divided into 2 pools. Pool A consisted of the numbers 1, 3 and 5 of the preliminary round and pool B of the numbers 2, 4 and 6. These matches, together with the semifinals and the finals, were played on Sunday.

Match schedule & Day 1 updated results: Event page.

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The eight countries competing for the Senior’s title were:

  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales

The three* countries competing for the U19’s title (with 2 teams each one) were:

  • Belgium 1 & 2
  • France 1 & 2
  • The Netherlands 1 & 2

(* Wales and Hungary U19 teams withdraw in the last moments due to unexpected circumstances. The second French U19 team participated out of competition).

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More info regarding the Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 is available on www.beachkorfball.sport, the event page and the Social Media channels of the IKF Beach Korfball:

Facebook: @BeachKor
Instagram: @beachkorfball
Twitter: @beachkorfball

Facebook (LOC) + Live streaming games: @BKWC2019Bonson

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019

The Federation Korfbal France (FKF) will host the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 in cooperation with the city of Bonson. The event will be open to both seniors and U19, just like the last edition of this event. The event will take place on 6-7 July in Bonson, France.

At the senior’s tournament, of every country 1 team will participate (as long as there are no withdrawals). At the U19’s tournament countries had the possibility to participate with 2 teams to increase the number of participating teams in this age category. The Netherlands is the only country who took this opportunity and will participate with 2 teams in France. Because of the withdrawals of the Welsh U19 and Hungarian U19 team, a second U19 team from Belgium and France will participate. The second French team participates out of competition.

Final ranking senior: 1. Portugal 2. Netherlands 3. Belgium 4. Hungary 5. Wales 6. England 7. France 8. Marocco

Final Ranking U19: 1. Belgium 1 2. Netherlands 2 3. Netherlands 1 4. Belgium 2 5. France 1 6. France 2

Venue: Rue du Stade 42160 Bonson France

More info ► https://korfball.sport/?p=18950

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Bonson is ready for the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe): 7-8 July 2019

Next Saturday starts the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019 in Bonson, France. During the weekend of 6-7 July, teams from eight different countries will compete to become the 2019 European Beach Korfball champions.

On Day 1, the majority of the preliminary matches for the seniors are played. The last match for each team is played on Sunday. After the preliminary round, the teams will be divided into those who will be playing for place 5-8 and those who will be played for place 1-4. The semifinals and finals will all be played on Sunday.

In the U19 category, all preliminary matches will be played on Saturday, after which they will be divided into 2 pools. Pool A consist of the numbers 1, 3 and 5 of the preliminary round and pool B of the numbers 2, 4 and 6. These matches, together with the semifinals and the finals, will be played on Sunday.

For the updated match schedule released on Wednesday, July 3rd, go to the EVENT PAGE.

The best ranked European team in both categories will become European Beach Korfball Champion 2019. There are eight countries participating in the Senior’s competition and three* countries in the U19’s.

The eight countries competing for the Senior’s title are:

  • Belgium
  • England
  • France
  • Hungary
  • Morocco
  • Portugal
  • The Netherlands
  • Wales

The three* countries competing for the U19’s title (with 2 teams each one) are:

  • Belgium 1 & 2
  • France 1 & 2
  • The Netherlands 1 & 2

(* Wales and Hungary U19 teams withdraw in the last moments due to unexpected circumstances. The second French U19 team will participate out of competition.).

To stay up to date with everything regarding the Beach Korfball World Cup, follow www.beachkorfball.sport, the event page and the Social Media channels of the IKF Beach Korfball:

Facebook: @BeachKor
Instagram: @beachkorfball
Twitter: @beachkorfball

Facebook (LOC): @BKWC2019Bonson

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