Carla Antunes is Portuguese Sports Personality of the Year

Carla Antunes has been awarded the honor of being the 2014 Sports Personality of the Year by the Portuguese Sports Confederation. Ms Antunes received the honor for her long-standing contribution to sport over many years.

As a korfball athlete, Carla has played for the national teams of Portugal for a long period of time, representing Portugal at World Championships and multiple World Games. She brought the Portuguese U21 to win the bronze medal at the 2014 IKF European U21 Championship, has been Secretary General of the Portuguese Sports Confederation, was sports director at the recent IKF European Championship in Maia, Portugal, and currently is an international referee. Ms Antunes currently serves on the IKF Athletes’ Committee. President Fransoo awarded her the IKF Pin of Merit in 2011 when she finished her active career as an athlete for the excellent sportsmanship she had displayed over many years, along with providing service in many ways to the development of korfball.

As a female athlete and sports leader, Carla Antunes more than deserves this important recognition, and the IKF congratulates Carla and hopes that she will remain involved in korfball for many years to come.