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The Korfball Champions League is here!

The first edition of the IKF Korfball Champions League is ready to start with two first rounds, to be played from 23 to 25 September 2022 in Portugal and Poland. 

The IKF KCL Round 1-A will take place in Lisbon capital, and the IKF KCL Round 1-B will be held in the Polish city of Oleśnica. This new format will allow for more matches between clubs of similar strength, doing justice to the growing club competitions in Europe.

KCL R1-A Live streams playlist:

KCL R1-B Live streams playlist:

POOLS AND MATCH SCHEDULES:

 

The participants were allocated in R1-A or R1-B in these first inaugural KCL 2022/2023 events according to the following ranking, and the winner of R1-A and the winner of R1-B both progress to the IKF KCL Round 2, that will be played from 18 to 20 November in Prostějov, Czech Republic.

More information about this new competition format for European korfball clubs can be found here.

LIVE STREAMS, RESULTS & SOCIAL MEDIA

All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel and on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …):

On social media you will be able to find the best images, clips and highlights, visiting the following official @IKFeurope and profiles, as well as the regular and well-known IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #KCL and #korfball:

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

IKF KCL R1-A Exclusive content

► facebook.com/IKFeurope
► twitter.com/IKFeurope
► instagram.com/IKFeurope

IKF KCL R1-B Exclusive content

► facebook.com/IKFKCL
► twitter.com/IKFKCL
► instagram.com/IKFKCL

IKF launches Korfball Champions League in Europe

The Executive Committee of the IKF has decided to launch a new competition format for the club competitions in Europe. The format entails a series of events eventually culminating in a Final 4 event for the four strongest European clubs, and Challenger and Satellite Finals for lower-ranked clubs.

In the initial setup, two clubs can take part from the strongest 7 national leagues in Europe (Belgium, Catalonia, Czech Republic, England, Germany, Netherlands, and Portugal), and 1 club from the other national leagues in Europe. Eventual quota for participation are determined based on a coefficient system that the IKF will present later this Spring.

The new competition will be branded as the IKF Europe Korfball Champions League (KCL). It is the joint successor of the IKF Europa Cup and the IKF Europa Shield. The IKF Europa Cup has existed for almost 60 years and was open to the champions of all European leagues. The IKF Europa Shield, that has existed for about 20 years was open to the vice-champions of a selected set of European leagues.

The new format will allow for more matches between clubs of similar strength, doing justice to the growing club competitions in Europe. The KCL will consist of three successive qualification rounds, with stronger clubs entering in later phases of the competition, and three Final4 competitions: The Korfball Champions League Finals, The KCL Challenger Finals, and the KCL Satellite Finals.

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The Exco believes this will offer more playing opportunities for club teams across Europe at similar levels of strength. Another feature of the concept is that all rounds of the competition will be played in a weekend format. Events with 8 teams will play shorter matches similar to the current Europa Shield format, while the events with four teams will play two full length matches per team (semifinal and final) in a weekend.

The various IKF Committees and Working Groups are currently working out details for the setup, and the event will launch in the Fall of 2022, with the first KCL Round 1 competitions being played. The first KCL finals will be played in the Spring of 2023.

Images: Marco Spelten | korfbalfoto.nl

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IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifiers 2022

Invitations for the IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifiers 2022 have been sent to all IKF EU Members, with exception of Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands and Portugal, who are already qualified for the IKF World Korfball Championship 2023.

The two IKF EU World Korfball Championship Qualifiers come instead of the original planned IKF European Korfball Championship and offers the European senior teams to qualify for the IKF World Korfball Championship 2023 in Chinese Taipei. Depending on the number of countries participating in the IKF EU WKC Qualifiers and the final call of the IKF Council regarding the number of participating teams for the IKF WKC 2023, the total number of qualification spots will be decided. Most likely there will be either six (three per Qualifier) or four (two per Qualifier) WKC spots to play for.

The two events will be hosted Czech Korfball Association and Developing Sport Federation of Turkey. The IKF EU WKC Qualifier -A will be held from 17 October till 22 October in Czech Republic, host city to be confirmed. The IKF EU WKC Qualifier – B will be held from 31 October till 5 November in Antalya, Turkey.

NED beats BEL in the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 Final!

The gold medal of this IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has its owner: the Netherlands. In today’s final at the spectacular Antwerp’s Lotto Arena, the Dutch team beated by 17-21 the other finalist, the so far invicted national squad of Belgium, in an unforgettable final that will be remembered for many years by korfball fans around the world. Both teams qualified first in their phase groups and easily won their semi-final games. But in today’s final only one team was going to crowned as new European Champion.

For Bronze medal, Germany won England (13-11) in another exciting match between two great squads. These two games were preceded by the POR-HUN (20-10) for 5th place and the CAT-CZE match for 7th place (14-16). Both games were decided in two exciting and decisive final quarters.

IKF EKCA 2021 FINAL RANKING

8th place: Catalonia
7th place: Czech Republic
6th place: Hungary
5th place: Portugal
4th place: England
3rd place: Germany
2nd place: Belgium
1st place: Netherlands

 

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Germany – Bronze medalist

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Belgium – Silver medalist

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The Netherlands – Gold medalist

Fans and supporters around the world can watch again and enjoy all these final games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results and top scorers as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

For 7th/8th place (12:00h): CAT-CZE

For 5th/6th place (13:45h): POR-HUM

Bronze medal game (17:00h): GER-ENG

Final (19:00): BEL NED

 

All visitors and spectators awere welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They were required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. More info on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

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IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

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

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 6 – Image gallery

By Gertrude the Vries – Korfbalfoto.nl – Marco Spelten

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Day 5 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021: NED & BEL will play the final!

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has its finalists: the Netherlands and Belgium. Both teams won their semi-final matches against Germany (38-8) and England (24-12) in today’s duels at Antwerp’s Lotto Arena. These two games were preceded by the POR-CAT (20-10) and CZE-HUN (14-16) matches in the fight for the 5th place. An spectacular and exciting first day at the new venue that guarantees four intense and tight duels in tomorrow’s final matches.

Fans and supporters around the world can watch and enjoy all these final games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results and top scorers as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

For 7th/8th place (12:00h): CAT-CZE

For 5th/6th place (13:45h): POR-HUM

Bronze medal game (17:00h): GER-ENG

Final (19:00): BEL NED

For those visitors and spectators willing to come and see all these final matches live at Lotto Arena, they are all welcome and it will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. Tickets can be purchased online on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com (Note from the LOC: Be aware that the times shown on ticket’s sale website are (maybe) the old ones. The right times are shown in the following picture).

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

NOTE: On Thursday and Friday will take place at KBKB headquarters the IKF World Congress. All national korfball federations will attend to vote and talk about the current situation of korfball worldwide and how to face the future and which are the best ways to bring this amazing sport to the top in the next coming years.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

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

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 5 – Image gallery

By Gertrude the Vries – Korfbalfoto.nl – Marco Spelten

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Day 3 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021: Semi-finalists are known!

The group phase is over! Day 3 at the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 ended with Germany and England qualifying to play next Friday’s semi-finals at Lotto Arena together with the Netherlands and Belgium (see below the updated match schedule with all the times and duels). Germany defeated the Czech team in today’s 1st game and England had to fight until the last seconds to get the final victory against Portugal.

 

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Tomorrow is rest day for all teams to recover energies for next Friday’s decisive games for places 5 to 8 and the two exciting semi-final games. We say goodbye to Boeckenberg Sportscenter and all the competition is moving to the spectacular and magnificient Lotto Arena. Two great final days that you can not miss!

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all these semi-finals & finals matches on Friday and Saturday at Lotto Arena. They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the other ones established by the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com (Note from the LOC: Be aware that the times shown on ticket’s sale website are the old ones. The right times are shown in this picture on top).

Fans and supporters around the world can watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

NOTE: On Thursday and Friday will take place at KBKB headquarters the IKF World Congress. All national korfball federations will attend to vote and talk about the current situation of korfball worldwide and how to face the future and which are the best ways to bring this amazing sport to the top in the next coming years.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

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

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 3 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Related news:

Day 2 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

The 2nd day at the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 has revealed the first two teams qualified to play next Friday’s semi-finals at Lotto Arena: the Netherlands and Belgium. Today they beated Portugal and Germany and they both lead their groups with 6 points. The others semi-finalists will be revealed tomorrow after today’s results:

 

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On Day 3, these national teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will be playing their last phase group games. Don’t miss the CZE-GER and ENG-POR matches fighting for the other 2 semi-final places that remain still unkown.

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All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals on Friday and Saturday). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The full match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

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

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 2 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Related news:

Day 1 Review | IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 started today in the Belgian city of Antwerp. Four intense games were played at Boeckenberg’s Sportscenter with these final scores:

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On Day 2, national teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will be competing again the following games:

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 All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals on Friday and Saturday). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

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

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

Day 1 – Image gallery

By Marco Spelten

Related news:

IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021

From 25 to 30 October 2021 the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 will be played in Antwerp, Belgium. #EKCA2021

The organizer of this event is the Koninklijke Belgische Korfbalbond.

Live games & results will be available on ► www.worldkorfball.sport

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Update 28/04: Pools are published

A1 NED B1 BEL
A2 POR B2 GER
A3 ENG B3 CZE
A4 HUN B4 CAT

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All ready for the IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021!

The IKF European Korfball Championship A – Division 2021 is ready to start in the Belgian city of Antwerp. National teams from the Netherlands, Portugal, England, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Catalonia and Belgium will compete from 25 to 30 October for the gold medal and become the new European korfball champion.

The Royal Belgian Korfball Federation (Koninklijke Belgische Korfbalbond) is the local organiser of this long-awaited event that was initially planned to take place in 2020. The coronavirus pandemic forced to postpone it one year, but now the current situation around Europe and the high percentage of vaccinated allow to organise indoor competitions following certain prevention protocols to avoid spreading the virus. These are the reasons why the IKF has been working very hard during these last months to have an accurate IKF COVID-19 protocol which will allow a safe interaction between all participants in the next international events to come.

All visitors and spectators are welcome to come and see all games live at Boeckenberg Sports Center (group phase) and Lotto Arena (semi-finals & finals). They will be required to follow the safety and prevention protocols against covid-19 approved by the IKF and the local authorities. You can buy your tickets on LOC’s website www.ekc2021.com

Fans and supporters around the world will be able to watch and enjoy all games through the IKF live streamings available on www.worldkorfball.sport and youtube.com/ikfchannel, with all the statistics, results, top scorers and rankings, as well as on IKF and LOC’s social media channels (links at the bottom).

The match schedule and event rules can be found on korfball.sport/?p=24854.

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IKF Youtube live streaming playlist:

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

Follow the #EKCA2021 on social media!

You can also follow the event during all days on IKF official channels and review the best videos, moments, stories, highlights and photographs of the tournament. Follow us on:
fb_icon_16x16 facebook.com/korfball.org
tw_icon_16x16 twitter.com/korfball
insta_icon_16x16 instagram.com/korfball_org
tiktok_icon16x16 tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

More content, tickets and updates can be also found on local organiser’s profiles:
► https://ekc2021.com (LOC)

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