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1st IKF Asian University Korfball Championship 2013

IKF Asia announced the arrival of a new event; the1st IKF Asian University Korfball
Championship (AUKC).

The matches are scheduled from Wednesday 14 to Sunday 18 August 2013 in the Gymnasium of National Taipei University of Education (NTUE) in Taipei, Chinese Taipei.

The eligibility of players is referred to the general regulation of the International University Sports Federation (FISU).

So far 8 teams in total from 5 IKF Asia member countries have confirmed their participation.

The logo:

AUKC_LOGO

Dr. Shouu-Chuyan YANG passed away aged 83 May 10th 2013

Dr. Shouu-Chuyan YANG passed away aged 83 peacefully in the morning May 10th , the same date Prof. Eugene CHEN, Father of korfball Chinese Taipei, left to heaven in 2004. “Uncle Yang” (his nickname in the society of Chinese Taipei korfball athletes) acted as the President of the Chinese Taipei Korfball Association in 1993-1997 and furthermore, with the help of his fluent Japanese and English, the IKF innovated the development and promotion of korfball in Japan in 1998 and successfully organized the Korfball Tournament, the 6th World Games 2001 in Akita.

Recent years, Dr. Yang’s had been suffering heart illness and spinocerebellar atrophy. His last showing up in the international korfball stage was 2008 IKF U23 World Korfball Championship in Kaohisung, Chinese Taipei (see the attached photo). The funeral service will take place in his hometown, Hualien, at 09:00 am local time Wednesday 22 May.

Dr. Yang was born in 1931 to become the 2nd child of 10-child family of Yang. He and his wife, Michelle MA, also construct their own big family with 2 sons, 2 daughters and 12 grandchildren. We wish Yang’s wife, children, grandchildren and relatives of the family strength in the period ahead of them. The korfball world will remember Dr. Yang with the greatest respect.