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The 2024 U19 IKF European Korfball champions are: The Netherlands

Ten teams have been competing in Catalonia from 29 to 31 March for the IKF U19 (Open) European Korfball Championship 2024 trophy. Netherlands, Belgium, Czechia, England, Catalonia, Slovakia, Portugal, Germany, France and Hong Kong China were the participants, and one team has been playing at another level during all its matches: The Netherlands.

In today’s final against the unbeaten powerful Belgium, the Dutch players were able to perform a very good game again! Despite the strong resitance, the Dutch won 14 to 8 in the end and rightly became champions.

Czechia and England played for Bronze in the previous game, in which the Czechs never let the game out of their hands and deservedly won the bronze medal in the end (CZE 21-6 ENG).

Thanks to the Catalan Korfball Federation for organising such a wonderful tournament, and to all teams, players, coaches, managers, officials and most importantly, the volunteers, for all their hard and good work and friendship. This is korfball!

Gold Medal

Silver Medal

Bronze Medal

The final results and the final ranking

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist

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Where to follow

All fans around the world will be able to watch and follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and live streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …), as well as on social media on the hashtags #U19OEKC and #korfball, with the best image galleries, clips and highlights.

You can find all this content and much more visiting the following official IKF profiles (see below):

► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org
► tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

 

 

 

Follow here the IKF U19 (Open) European Korfball Championship 2024 (29-31 March)

All ready in Vilanova i la Geltrú and Sitges to host this year’s IKF U19 (Open) European Korfball Championship 2024. From 29 to 31 March, the Catalan Korfball Federation (FCK) will host this always intense and exciting international youth event. Official LOC website: u19oekc.korfbal.cat

During this 3-day tournament, teams from ten countries will play a group phase the first two days, that will decide the semi-finalists and the cross-final games for places 5 to 10 and the podium on the last day.

As usual, all fans around the world will be able to watch and follow this tournament live for free on YouTube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport, with all the updated results, statistics, scorers and rankings.

Furthermore, all local spectators and foreign the supporters travelling to Catalonia will have free access to both venues, to enjoy and to cheer for their favourite teams as much as they want during all these 3 days.

UPDATE 1/4/2024 – Final report: The 2024 U19 IKF European Korfball champions are: The Netherlands

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all games scheduled

A place on the final podium is what all teams are playing for, but only one will be the 2024 U19 European korfball champion. Will the Dutch repeat as reign champions? Don’t miss it!

The final results

The final ranking

Where to follow

All fans around the world will be able to watch and follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and live streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …), as well as on social media on the hashtags #U19OEKC and #korfball, with the best image galleries, clips and highlights.

You can find all this content and much more visiting the following official IKF profiles (see below):

► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org
► tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

Teams

KK Brno triumphs at the KCL Challenger Final 2024

In a thrilling showcase of skill and sportsmanship, Brno Korfball Club from the Czech Republic emerged victorious in the Challenger Final with a dominating 20-13 victory against Trojans (ENG). 

The Challenger Final, part of the IKF Korfball Champions League competition, was played out over three days in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal between 26-28 January 2024. 

The Challenger Final is the second of the Champions League finals to take place following last weekend’s KCL Satellite Final in Türkiye, which was won by Schweriner Korfball Club from Germany. 

Check out our dedicated events page for the Challenger Final 2024 where you will find all the results, the best photos, standings, daily recaps and so much more. 

As we celebrate the achievement of KK Brno, the IKF extends its gratitude to the sponsors, and the collective efforts of the local organizers, host club Núcleo Corfebol Benfica, and the numerous volunteers. Without their tireless contributions, the IKF Korfball Champions League 2024 would not have been the resounding success that it was. 

Congratulations to KK Brno on this well-deserved triumph, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who played a part in making the Challenger Final a memorable event.  

Looking ahead, the attention now turns to the Champions League Final, which will take place 7-10 February 2024 in Papendrecht, Netherlands. Anticipation and excitement is building for the culmination of the IKF Champions League 2024! 

1st place – KK Brno (CZE)

2nd place – Trojans KC (ENG)

3rd place – MKS Marcovia Marki (POL)

4th place – Barcelona KC (CAT)

Top Goal Scorers

Tamara Siemieniuk (POL)

Dominic Brooks (ENG)

 

Challenger Final 2024 – IKF Korfball Champions League

The Portuguese city of Lisbon is hosting the exciting Challenger Final of the IKF Korfball Champions League 2023-24 between 26th and 28th January 2024. This 2nd European club final event follows last weekend’s KCL Satellite Final in Türkiye, that ended with the German Schweriner KC rising the champions trophy.

UPDATE: 28/1/2024 (19:00h): KK Brno triumphs at the KCL Challenger Final 2024! – Final report and podium images

At this higher level at the KCL 2023-24, fans will witness the incredible skill, teamwork, and athleticism of Trojans Korfball Club (England), Korfbal Club Barcelona (Catalonia), MKS Marcovia Marki (Poland), and Brno Korfball Club (Czech Republic) as they battle for championship glory. These teams qualified after finishing numbers 2 and 3 of the IKF Korfball Champions League Round 2 that took place one month ago in Marki, Poland.

The number ones of that event qualified for the upcoming big KCL Final, scheduled for 7-10 February 2024 in Papendrecht, where the Dutch, Belgian and German champions also await. 

But now, it’s time to know which team will succeed TuS Shildgen as the new Challenger Final champion! Don’t miss out on this electrifying event! Visit https://korfball.sport/kcl for all the details and follow us on social media for the latest updates. 

The IKF extends its deepest gratitude to Núcleo Corfebol Benfica for organising and hosting the event, and to Federação Portuguesa de Corfebol (FPC) for their support. 

UPDATE 28/1/2024: Image gallery here

Day 3 Recap

In a thrilling showcase of skill and sportsmanship, Brno Korfball Club from the Czech Republic emerged victorious in the Challenger Final with a dominating 20-13 victory against Trojans (ENG). 

MKS Marcovia Marki vs. KC Barcelona (15-16)

The stage was then set for the final showdown between Barcelona, a powerhouse in Catalan korfball, and Marcovia Marki from Poland. This match was a true nail-biter, with both teams showcasing their impressive skill and athleticism. The lead changed hands several times throughout the game, and the tension was palpable. 

In the end, it was Marki who emerged victorious by the narrowest of margins, pulling off a stunning 15-16 victory, with Natalia KLIMCZYK scoring the winning goal in the final seconds immediately after two brilliant goals from Barcelona’s Javier SANCHEZ who had thought he had sent his team into extra-time. 

This match provided a thrilling climax to an intense competition over the last 3 days. Brno’s clinical performance and Marki’s stunning upset will be remembered for a long time. 

Photos: Tomas Correia

Photos: Luis Silva

KK Brno vs. Trojans KC (20-13)

The Korfball Champions League Challenger Final reached its thrilling conclusion on Sunday, with two matches that kept fans on the edge of their seats. In the first game, Brno from the Czech Republic faced off against Trojans from England, with the championship title hanging in the balance. 

Going into the match Brno had won one and lost one so knew that this was a must win game against the unbeaten Trojans. Brno put on a dominant display, securing a decisive 20-13 victory. The team’s relentless pressure and accurate shooting proved too much for Trojans, who fought valiantly but ultimately couldn’t match Brno’s firepower. Brno’s Jan THEISSIG top scored in the match with 6 goals, closely followed by teammate Peter BUŠÍK with 5 of his own goals. 

Photos: Tomas Correia

Photos: Angelo Pacheco

Day 2 Recap 

MKS Marcovia Marki vs. Trojans KC (13-17) 

The day started off with an electrifying clash between MKS Marcovia Marki and Trojans KC, a match that had spectators on the edge of their seats until the final buzzer. The teams battled fiercely, displaying teamwork and individual brilliance, the teams could not be separated at half-time with the scores tied at 10-10. 

The back-and-forth action resumed in the second half with Marcovia Marki making a perfect start with goals from Kacper NOWAK and Krzysztof RUBINKOWSKI. After this the team from Poland only scored once more during the match. Trojans stepped up their defensive pressure forcing Marcovia into many one-shot attacks, and most importantly continued to convert their shots into goals, resulting in a final score of 13-17. Dominic BROOKS top scored in the match with nine goals. 

Photos: Tomas Correia

Barcelona KC vs. Brno KK (21-18) 

Match 4 at the Challenger Final witnessed a heart-stopping encounter between Barcelona KC and Brno KK, with the Catalan giants ultimately securing a narrow 21-18 victory. 

From the get-go, the clash was a display of fierce determination and tactical prowess. Both teams traded goals early on, showcasing equal offensive firepower. Brno KK’s agile approach kept them in the hunt, while Barcelona KC relied on the clinical shooting of their experienced attackers. It was Brno that went into the half-time break ahead 7-9. 

The second half was a thrilling encounter showcasing the best of korfball, with both teams demonstrating skill, athleticism, and tactical awareness. Javier SANCHEZ scored 7 goals in the match for Barcelona, but it was the team from the Czech Republic who were overall the strongest, their experience showed in the final period, resulting in a final score of 21-18.  

The final day of the IKF Champions League Challenger Final promises another day of high-octane korfball action. With Trojans (England) and Brno (Czech Republic) going into the final day undefeated we are sure it is going to be spectacular. Make sure you don’t miss it! 

Photos: Rodrigo Barata

 

Day 1 Recap

The opening day of the IKF Korfball Champions League Challenger Final featured two matches; Trojans Korfball Club (ENG) vs. Korfbal Club Barcelona (CAT), followed by MKS Marcovia Marki (POL) vs. KK Brno (CZE).  

In the first game, Trojans KC (England) edged out KC Barcelona (Catalonia) by a score of 19-17. The second match saw Brno KK (Czech Republic) defeat MKS Marcovia Marki (Poland) by a score of 12-20. 

In the Trojans – Barcelona match was a close one throughout, with neither team able to pull away for a significant lead. At the halftime break it was the representative from England that were ahead by one goal (8-7). In the end, it was Trojans KC’s higher shot conversion that made the difference. Barcelona had several chances in the final minutes of the game, but they were unable to convert. Trojans’ Dominic BROOKS and Barcelona’s Javier SANCHEZ shared the top goal scorer accolade with 5 goals each in the match. 

Photos: Tomas Correia

In the second match between MKS Marcovia Marki from Poland and Brno KK from Czech Republic was eventually a comfortable win for the team from Czech Republic. Brno’s Peter BUŠÍK made the perfect start with two quick goals. Both teams traded baskets throughout the first half, but Marcovia were unable level the score. Brno went into the halftime break leading 5-8. In the end, it was the combination of Brno’s strong defence and goals scored by every member of their starting team that proved to be the difference. Vojtech HOLIK top scored in the match with four goals. 

Photos: Tomas Correia

Don’t miss tomorrow’s matches; first up at 11:15am Marcovia Marki will be looking to bounce back from today’s defeat against Trojans from England. The second match on day 2 starts at 13:00hrs will be between Barcelona and Brno. 

Watch all matches live on Youtube.com/ikfchannel

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Match schedule

Event info: https://korfball.sport/?p=35881

Don’t miss a minute

The IKF Champions League Finals promise an unforgettable korfball spectacle. Follow the action live in Lisbon or catch the livestreams on the IKF YouTube channel or and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play), as well as on social media on the hashtags #KCL and #korfball, with the best images, clips and highlights.

You can find all this content and much more visiting the following official @IKFKCL profiles (click on the icons), as well as the main IKF main profiles (see below):

📺 Streams  & results ▼ On social media ▼
     

QUICK CCESS TO ALL INFO:  korfball.sport/KCL
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org
► tiktok.com/@korfball.sport Previous related news:
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19/12KCL Final: Match schedule
14/12KCL Final Groups Live Draw
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3/12 – IKF KCL Round 2 Recap
27/11 – Follow here the KCL R2
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20/9 – The IKF KCL is ready to start! More info:  https://korfball.sport/ikf-korfball-champions-league-2023-24-refined-set-up

Clash of Titans awaits in Papendrecht!

IKF Korfball Champions League Final schedule now available

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IKF Champions League 2024 final group stage draw

The group draw for the IKF Korfball Champions League 2024 finals was completed on Thursday (14-December) evening.

The Champions League Finals will be played between the 7th and 10th of February 2024 in Papendrecht, Netherlands hosted by the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV) and Papendrecht Korfbal Club (PKC). 

Group A: PKC/Vertom (Netherlands), TuS Schildgen (Germany), CC Oeiras (Portugal) 
Group B: Boeckenberg (Belgium), SG Pegasus (Germany), NC Benfica (Portugal) 

The champions from the Netherlands, PKC/Vertom are joined in Group A by the largest club in Germany, TuS Schildgen, and CC Oeiras from Portugal. Belgium champions Boeckenberg is joined in Group B by six-time consecutive champions from Germany SG Pegasus and Portugal’s most successful club; NC Benfica.

The top two teams from each group will advance to the semi-finals, which will be played on Friday 9th February. The final will be played at 4pm on Saturday 10th February 2024.

The Champions League Final is the pinnacle of the club European korfball season and includes the best club teams from across the continent.

 

How to follow

All fans around the world are able to watch and follow all this IKF Korfball Champions League live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …), as well as on social media on the hashtags #KCL and #korfball, with the best images, clips and highlights.

You can find all this content and much more visiting the following official @IKFKCL profiles (click on the icons), as well as the main IKF main profiles (see below):

📺 Streams  & results ▼ On social media ▼
     

QUICK ACCESS TO ALL INFO:  korfball.sport/KCL
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org
► tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

IKF Korfball Champions League Round 2 Recap

The second round of the IKF Korfball Champions League 2023-24 is over, and the teams that will play the Challenger Final and the big KCL Final are known.

After an intense and exciting 4-day event in the Polish city of Marki, the Portuguese teams of NC Benfica and CC Oeiras ended in first place in their groups, and will join the German, Dutch and Belgian national champions in next February’s IKF KCL Final in the Netherlands.

The Catalan KC Barcelona and the Polish MKC Marcovia Marki ended in 2nd place, and will face at the IKF Challenger Final the 3rd qualified teams in this KCL R2: the Czech KK Brno and th English Trojans KC.

From 28 November until 2 December 2023, 10 teams, split in two groups, competed against each other in a round-robin format, and these were the final results and ranking:

 

The IKF congratulates the local organising committee and all the volunteers, sponsors and local authorities that made possible the success of this great event.

IKF KCL R2 LIVE STREAMS (YOUTUBE)

ON SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world were able to watch and follow these tournaments live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …), as well as on social media on the hashtags #KCL and #korfball, with the best images, clips and highlights.

You can find all this content and much more visiting the official @IKFKCL profiles (click on the icons bellow), as well as the main IKF main profiles (see below):

📺 Streams  & results ▼ On social media ▼
     

QUICK ACCESS TO ALL INFO:  korfball.sport/KCL
► facebook.com/korfball.org
► twitter.com/korfball
► instagram.com/korfball_org
► tiktok.com/@korfball.sport  

DAY 1 | 28/11/2023 | Actiefotografie.nl

 

DAY 2 | 29/11/2023 | Actiefotografie.nl

DAY 3 | 30/11/2023 | Actiefotografie.nl

DAY 4 | 01/12/2023 | Actiefotografie.nl

DAY 5 | 02/12/2023 | Actiefotografie.nl

Wales, France, and Serbia secure spots in European Korfball Championship B-Division Finals

Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, France – The nail-biting IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division qualifier came to a thrilling conclusion as Wales, France, and Serbia emerged victorious, securing their spots in the finals alongside already qualified Ireland, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, and Türkiye. 

The three-day round-robin tournament, held from 24 to 26 November 2023 in Saint-Jean-Bonnefonds, France witnessed the national teams of Armenia, Scotland, Serbia, Wales, and France battle it out for a chance to compete in the European Korfball Championship B-Division finals. The atmosphere was electric as each team demonstrated their grit and determination on the court. 

Wales finished the qualification round in first place with 10 points (3 wins and 1 loss) with wins against Serbia (29-18), Armenia (31-8) and France (16-18). Their only defeat was on day 2 of the competition against Scotland (15-14) which was won courtesy of a Golden Goal. 

France, led by their sharpshooting attackers, displayed exceptional teamwork and a strong defence, securing their place in the finals with impressive wins against Scotland (15-10), Serbia (19-17), and Armenia (19-12). France, the host nation, even with the passionate home crowd in full voice was unable to defeat Wales in the last match of the tournament. However, France had done enough to earn their spot among the top three. 

The third qualification spot was won by Serbia who beat Scotland (22-20) in the penultimate match of the tournament. This was a must-win match for both teams, the winner would secure the third and final qualification place for the European B finals next year. 

Images: Marco Spelten (actiefotografie.nl)

While Scotland and Armenia fell short of qualifying for the finals, they exhibited remarkable resilience and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. Their participation added to the excitement and competitiveness of the event. 

The IKF European Korfball Championship B-Division finals will be held in Kemer, Türkiye, in October 2024, where the top three teams from this qualifier tournament will join the five teams that have already secured their spots. Korfball fans around the world are eagerly anticipating the finals, which promise to be an unforgettable spectacle. 

The International Korfball Federation (IKF) extends its sincere gratitude to the hosts, Fédération Korfbal France, for their exceptional organization and hospitality. The dedication of the volunteers and all IKF officials was instrumental in the success of the qualifier tournament. 

FINAL RANKING

DAY 3 RESULTS

FINAL SCORES

MISSED THE MATCHES? 

Fans around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streams available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings. 

ON SOCIAL MEDIA

You will find the best images, clips and highlights, by visiting the official IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #EKCR1 and #korfball:

IKF Official profiles:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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facebook.com/korfball.org

twitter.com/korfball

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instagram.com/korfball_org

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tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More information

Image gallery | Day 3 | By Marco Spelten