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Participants IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2019 known

From 20 to 25 May the IKF U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Championship (AOKC) is being held in Shaoxing, China. Today, the IKF announces the countries who will be participating in Shaoxing. This tournament functions as a qualification for the IKF U21 World Korfball Championship 2020 in Chinese Taipei. Which positions in the final ranking equal qualification will be announced later.

At the IKF U21 AOKC, six countries will be participating to become the U21 Asia Oceania Korfball Champion. These countries are:

  • China
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Hong Kong China
  • New Zealand
  • Sri Lanka
  • Thailand

The games can be followed through the live scores on worldkorfball.sport.

Chinese Taipei: 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) Champion

Congratulations to Chinese Taipei’s national beach korfball team for becoming the very 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) champion after beating China in yesterday’s final at Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

This tournament took place on 9 and 10 March 2019 hosted by Hong Kong Korfball Association as excellent local organizer. During two great and intense days, the University Group tournament and the official Open Group were played, ending with these final rankings:

*The Open Group participants were competing for the IKF World Cup Title, whereas the University Group pool were playing for an official IKF Recognized competition.

OPEN GROUP:

1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Hong Kong
4rth place: Japan
5th place: Thailand

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UNIVERSITY GROUP:

1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Thailand
4rth place: Hong Kong

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This is a great step forward in the international development of beach korfball around the world. With this event added to the IKF Competition Calender, two Beach Korfball World Cups will be organized in 2019. The next one will take place from 6 to 7 July in the French city of Bonson, that will host the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2019.

LIVE STREAMING GAMES:

You can review and watch again all the games, images and results visiting the following link: facebook.com/bkwcasia2019

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DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY:

By Hong Kong China Korfball Association.

 

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019: Open group results

End of Day 2 at the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019 that has taken place from 9 to 10 March 2019 in Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

This Sunday, the Open group teams competed during the whole day for the big trophy: be the 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup Asia Champion! At the end of the day, and after some interesting and tight games under an intermittent soft rain, the final ranking was defined:

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1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Hong Kong
4rth place: Japan
5th place: Thailand

 

Congratulations to all participants and the Hong Kong China Korfball Association for an extraordinary organization of this 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup Asia.

You can review and watch again all the games, images and results visiting the following link: facebook.com/bkwcasia2019

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY:

By Hong Kong China Korfball Association (to be updated).

 

IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019: University group results

End of Day 1 at the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019 that is taking place from 9 to 10 March 2019 in Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

Today was the University Group tournament, competing for an official IKF Recognized special award. After an exciting and excellent competition performed by all teams, this is the final ranking:

1st place: Chinese Taipei
2nd place: China
3rd place: Thailand
4rth place: Hong Kong

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Tomorrow Sunday, March 10th, the Open Group participants will compete for the IKF World Cup Title (China, Hong Kong, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand).

TOURNAMENT’S MATCH SCHEDULE:

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For more information go to the event page: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-asia-2019

LIVE STREAMING GAMES & UPDATED RESULTS:

Visit the following link to watch via Facebook Live the live webcastings of all the games and to check the updated results and the latest images:

Official Facebook event page: facebook.com/bkwcasia2019

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY:

By Hong Kong China Korfball Association

 

All ready for the 1st IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia)

From 9 to 10 March 2019, the Hong Kong China Korfball Association is hosting the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019 that will take place during this weekend in Hong Kong’s Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court. This is a great step forward in the international development of beach korfball. With this event added to the IKF Competition Calender, two Beach Korfball World Cups will be organized in 2019.

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Although this will be the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup in Asia, the national korfball federation of Hong Kong has plenty experience with organising successful beach korfball tournaments. Starting in 2000, the federation has annually organized a beach korfball event for both seniors and juniors. Apart from the first edition, the tournament was organised at Repulse Beach every year. Due to its popularity among tourists, this venue served as the perfect place to promote (beach) korfball in Hong Kong and beyond. That participants of that tournament were mostly from Hong Kong, although occasionally, teams from Macau and Taiwan also entered the competition. The first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) is therefore organized by an experienced host, and will be of a more international character than the previous tournaments.

There will be two categories at the IKF BKWC (Asia); Open Group and University Group. The Open Group participants will compete for the IKF World Cup Title, whereas the University Group pool will be an official IKF Recognized competition.

OPEN GROUP (5): China, Hong Kong, Japan, Chinese Taipei and Thailand.
 
UNIVERSITY GROUP (4): China, Hong Kong, Chinese Taipei and Thailand.

The matches in the Open Group will be played on the first day of the event. The University Group matches will be played at the second day of the tournament.

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For more information go to the event page: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-asia-2019

LIVE STREAMING GAMES & UPDATED RESULTS:

Visit the following links to watch via Facebook Live the live webcastings of the games and to check the updated results:

Official Facebook event pagefacebook.com/bkwcasia2019

LOC’s Facebook profilefacebook.com/hkcka

 

 

 

Announcement: IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) 2019

The IKF is happy to announce that the Hong Kong China Korfball Association will host the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) in March 2019. This is a great step forward in the international development of beach korfball. With this event added to the IKF Competition Calender, two Beach Korfball World Cups will be organized in 2019.

The first IKF Beach Korfball World Cup 2019 will take place from 9-10 March in Hong Kong.

Venue: Tin Yip Road Park Artificial Sand Court.

bkwkasia2019_poster

Although this will be the first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup in Asia, the national korfball federation of Hong Kong has plenty experience with organising successful beach korfball tournaments. Starting in 2000, the federation has annually organized a beach korfball event for both seniors and juniors. Apart from the first edition, the tournament was organised at Repulse Beach every year. Due to its popularity among tourists, this venue served as the perfect place to promote (beach) korfball in Hong Kong and beyond. That participants of that tournament were mostly from Hong Kong, although occasionally, teams from Macau and Taiwan also entered the competition. The first edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Asia) is therefore organized by an experienced host, and will be of a more international character than the previous tournaments.

There will be two categories at the IKF BKWC (Asia); Open Group and University Group. The Open Group participants will compete for the IKF World Cup Title, whereas the University Group pool will be an official IKF Recognized competition.

The participants of the IKF BKWC (Asia) 2019 will be: China, Hong Kong China, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Japan.

For more information and all updates, go to the event page: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-beach-korfball-world-cup-asia-2019

Official Facebook event pagefacebook.com/bkwcasia2019

 

 

 

Chinese Taipei: 2018 Asia Oceania korfball champion!

The 2018 IKF Asia Oceania Korfball champion is Chinese Taipei, after winning China in the IKF AOKC 2018 final 13-22.

Chinese Taipei started the match with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-chinese-taipei-2239
Game: youtube.com/watch?v=RRqFhY7A2z8

In the contest for the bronze medal, Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament, ending 18-17 in favour of the Australians. In the game for 5th place, Japan beated New Zealand 10-13.

After this IKF Asia Oceania Championship 2018, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, are: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.

IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:

1st: Chinese Taipei
2nd: China
3rd: Australia
4th: Hong Kong China
5th: Japan
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
8th: Korea
9th: Indonesia
10th: Philippines

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You can review all games statistics, top scorers, play-by-play and watch all them again on IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

 

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 8 (Finals): Reviews, results, images & videos

On Sunday, August 5th, 2018, the eighth and final day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 took place in the city of Saitama in Japan. On this final day of the tournament New Zealand and Japan were fighting for places 5 & 6 at 11:00, and later on at 13:00, Australia and Hong Kong for Bronze medal. Finally, at 15:00 took take place the big IKF AOKC 2018 final between China and Chinese Taipei. You can review and watch again all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the links below.

* Teams already qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, after this IKF AOKC 2018: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand. 

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 8 RESULTS

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 (5th/6th) New Zealand Japan 10-13
13:00 28 (3rd/4th) Australia Hong Kong 18-17
15:00 29 (1st/2nd) China Chinese Taipei 13-22
16:15 Closing Ceremony

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 27 (for 5th/6th): NEW ZEALAND 10 – JAPAN 13

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/new-zealand-japan-2237

After the pool game between these two teams on the first day, the play off for fifth and sixth rankings in this tournament was always likely to be close. In the first quarter, Japan made better use of their attack and took advantage of uncharacteristic New Zealand defensive lapses to take a 3-1 lead. Although New Zealand overcame the deficit and briefly led, approaching half time Japan had regained ascendency and New Zealand coach Manon Wiegerink made three substitutions in an attempt to take back the initiative. During the third quarter, while New Zealand started to dominate the rebound, shot execution let them down. Three penalty misses in the final quarter also hurt the Kiwi cause, and Japan had enough poise to hold on, claiming fifth place, an excellent achievement by the host, which had an IKF ranking of 42 prior to this tournament. Both teams, of course, proceed to the 2019 IKF World Championship.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV6gwQ2gimQ

(Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 28 (Bronze medal game): AUSTRALIA 18 – HONG KONG 17

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/australia-hong-kong-china-2238

In the contest for the bronze medal Australia and Hong Kong China played the most exciting game of the tournament. For almost the entire match there was nothing between the two teams. Australia would score, and Hong Kong China would hit back. With plenty of exciting one on one duels across the whole field, Andrew Hutchesson for Australia and Wing Yan Cheung for Hong Kong China stood out, the latter scoring a game high eight goals. As the end approached, it was clear the bronze would go to whichever team could withstand the pressure more solidly in the final minutes. Australia went two goals clear, and could sense the medals around their necks, which, despite a late Hong Kong China penalty to bring the margin back to a single goal, was how it finished.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8s_Mh2VyV4

(Video by Japan Korfball)

Match 29 (AOKC 2018 Final): CHINA 13 – CHINESE TAIPEI 22

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-chinese-taipei-2239

Chinese Taipei started the final with fierce intent, and went to a commanding lead at quarter time. However, the second quarter was an entirely different story, with China storming back to cut the deficit to two, their outstanding shooting accuracy used to excellent effect to put them back in the game. For China Jing Zhao and for Chinese Taipei Shu Ping Chu provided the inspiration for their respective teams. Introduced after half time, Ya Hui Cho used her speed to swing the momentum back to Chinese Taipei, forcing a time out by China that came too late to stop the damage. Chinese Taipei controlled the rest of the match, and had built a nine goal buffer by full time, to successfully defend their title.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRqFhY7A2z8

(Video by Japan Korfball)

 

IKF AOKC 2018 – FINAL RANKING:

1st: Chinese Taipei
2nd: China
3rd: Australia
4th: Hong Kong China
5th: Japan
6th: New Zealand
7th: Macau China
8th: Korea
9th: Indonesia
10th: Philippines

You can review all games statistics, top scorers, play-by-play and watch all them again on IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

DAY 8 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 7: Reviews, results, images & videos

Saturday, 4-August-2018 – Seventh day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Saitama, Japan. Yesterday’s results defined the two final games to be played today for places 7 & 8 and 9 & 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. Indonesia and Philippines will play first at 13:30 for 9th place and at 15:15 Korea against Macau China for 7th.

All the other teams will play tomorrow Sunday their next final games. New Zealand and Japan will fight for places 5 & 6 at 11:00, and later on at 13:00, Australia and Hong Kong for Bronze medal. Finally, at 15:00 will take place the big IKF AOKC 2018 final between China and Chinese Taipei. Don’t miss it! You can follow live and watch all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the links below.

* Teams already qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in Durban, South Africa, after this IKF AOKC 2018: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand.

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 7 RESULTS

4-Aug #  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 (9th/10th) Indonesia Philippines 25-12
15:15 26 (7th/8th) Korea Macau China 7-8

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 25 (for 9th/10th): INDONESIA 25 – PHILIPPINES 12

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/indonesia-philippines-2235

In the first game of the tournament’s penultimate day the Philippines and Indonesia met in their own final. Two teams with little previous international experience had the opportunity to demonstrate what they had learnt and how they had progressed over the previous week. Indonesia showed that they are the tournament’s most improved team, settling quickly into a fluent style of korfball, with good court awareness and excellent movement. Retna Kumalasari and Apriandi Mauliate Mangaratua dominated the scoring for Indonesia to secure ninth place in a game played in good spirit by both teams.

youtube.com/watch?v=cxJKQQRBcAg (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 26 (for 7th/8th): KOREA 7 – MACAU CHINA 8

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-macau-china-2236

Coming back from the disappointment of failure to qualify for the World Championships yesterday, Korea and Macau China returned today to contest the consolation prize of seventh place. As in the pool game between these two teams two days ago, Korea made the more positive start, and while Macau China had some structure in their attack, goals would not come for them. At half time the score was 3-1 in favour of Korea. In the third quarter Macau China finally found some inspiration to edge ahead on the scoreboard, with Io Kei Chek urging his teammates on. In a tense final quarter, with bench players in short supply for both teams, in fact Korea had none available, the game’s outcome was decided by who had more energy and presence of mind in the final minutes. Korea was awarded two penalties, which if both were scored would have taken the game to golden goal. One was missed, so in the end Macau China, by the slimmest of margins, in the tournament’s lowest scoring game, secured seventh place.

youtube.com/watch?v=tfMuBcgrVx4 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug #  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 New Zealand Japan (5th/6th)
13:00 28 Australia Hong Kong  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 China Chinese Taipei  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-asia-oceania-korfball-championship

You can follow all games play-by-play and review games through IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

DAY 7 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018):

IKF AOKC 2018 Day 6: Reviews, results, images & videos

Friday, 3-August-2018 – Sixth day of competition at the the IKF Asia Oceania Korfball Championship 2018 in Japan. After yesterday’s results and final ranking pools, Indonesia and Philippines will play tomorrow Saturday for places 9 and 10 of this IKF AOKC 2018. All the other teams will play today to decide their next final games.

On the other hand, after today’s results, the teams qualified for the next IKF World Korfball Championship 2019 in South Africa are known: Chinese Taipei, China, Australia, Hong Kong China, Japan and New Zealand. Congratulations! 

You can follow live and watch all the tournament on worldkorfball.org and on the following links:

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018
Live streaming games (by Japan Korfball) on goo.gl/c2K4aG

DAY 6 RESULTS

3-Aug Match  Day 6 Result
13:30 21 Korea New Zealand  3-22
15:15 22 Japan Macau China   15-7
17:00 23 China Australia   23-14
18:45 24 Chinese Taipei Hong Kong   37-10

 

GAMES REVIEW:

Match 21: KOREA 3 – NEW ZEALAND 22

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/korea-new-zealand-2231

In many respects the first two games today are the most important of the tournament, with both deciding the final two qualifiers from Asia Oceania to the 2019 IKF World Championships. Neither of the two teams in the first match has ever played on the world stage, so history awaited either Korea or New Zealand. New Zealand took the initiative early and ran to an 8-0 lead after the first quarter, grabbing destiny with both hands. Korea was unable to deal with the defensive intensity that New Zealand brought, while the Kiwis held their nerve in attack and waited for the chances to come, which they generally executed efficiently. At half time the lead had extended to12-0. Although New Zealand coach Manon Wiegerink rotated her players after the break, the score kept mounting, with sharp shooters Torsten Ball and Bevan Lawson taking particular advantage. In the end it was New Zealand making travel plans for South Africa.

youtube.com/watch?v=26pQijVjjo8 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 22: JAPAN 15 – MACAU CHINA 7

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/japan-macau-china-2232

Strong defensive pressure from both teams resulted in a low scoring first quarter, as shots were difficult to create. In the second period the situation opened up a little more, as Japan started to build a comfortable lead, based on superior shooting. By the time the final quarter commenced, Japan had earned the opportunity to bring all their squad players into the match, as they became the sixth and final team of the Asia Oceania region to qualify for the 2019 IKF World Championship. , the first time they will feature since 1999. This result also sets up a replay of the closest match of the tournament so far, when New Zealand and Japan were separated by a single goal in their pool match on day one. That replay will be played on Sunday as the match to determine fifth and sixth places.

youtube.com/watch?v=MWIvg5Ku6JY (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 23: CHINA 23 – AUSTRALIA 14

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/china-australia-2233

In the first half of the first semi-final, both teams came out with high intensity, which resulted in referee Pardeep Dahiya awarding multiple penalties. Late in the second quarter, China started to hit their long shots, to add to the penalty accumulation, establishing a lead for the first time, which at the half time whistle stood at four goals, 11-7. Although they continued to battle, from that point Australia gradually lost touch and China continued to extend their lead, their shooting accuracy again a feature of their powerful game. Top scorer Dongjie Zhang will be satisfied with eight goals, even if six were scored from the penalty spot. China booked its place in the final, while Australia will compete for the bronze medal.

youtube.com/watch?v=yEGLB8KAxI4 (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

Match 24: CHINESE TAIPEI 37 – HONG KONG 10

Statistics: worldkorfball.org/matches/chinese-taipei-hong-kong-china-2234

Chinese Taipei comfortably won the second semi-final. Although Hong Kong China fought valiantly, they could not hold back the tide of attacks from the defending champion, with goals going in regularly as the game progressed. As she has done for most other games this week, Chinese Taipei coach Bird introduced almost her entire bench at half time, today including stars Ya-wen Lin and Shu-ping Chu, who dominated their team’s scoring in the second half. Chinese Taipei advances to the gold medal match against China, while Hong Kong China will play off for third place against Australia.

youtube.com/watch?v=BcRJs3BB6GE (Video by Japan Korfball)

 

DAY 7 MATCH SCHEDULE:

4-Aug Match  Day 7 Result
13:30 25 Indonesia Philippines (9th/10th)
15:15 26 Korea Macau China (7th/8th)

 

DAY 8 MATCH SCHEDULE:

5-Aug Match  Day 8 Result
11:00 27 New Zealand Japan (5th/6th)
13:00 28 Australia Hong Kong  (3rd/4th)
15:00 29 China Chinese Taipei  (1st/2nd)
16:15 Closing Ceremony

 

Match schedule, tournament rules and more on ➡️ ikf.org/event/ikf-asia-oceania-korfball-championship

You can follow all games play-by-play and review games through IKF live data website on worldkorfball.org: Click here

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT PROFILES (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

Website: aokc2018.strikingly.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aokc2018
Twitter: twitter.com/aokc2018
Instagram: instagram.com/aokc2018

More on IKF social media profiles (#AOKC2018 – #korfball):

 

DAY 6 IMAGE GALLERY (by Osamu Kimura for @AOKC2018): [updating]