PKC/Vertom wins the IKF Korfball Champions League Final 2022-2023
The IKF Korfball Champions League Final has its champion: the Dutch club PKC/Vertom, after beating by 19-10 Fortuna/Delta Logistiek in the big final. The Belgian Borgerhout/Groen-Wit KC and Floriant Merelbeke played an exciting and tight game for 3rd place, that was decided by 18- 19 in favour of Floriant in the last minutes.
From 10 to 11 February 2023, this final event was taking place in the Dutch city of Delft, between the best four korfball clubs in Europe playing to win the 1st edition of this new European club trophy.
The champions of the Dutch and the Belgian League were automatically qualified for the IKF KCL Final (Fortuna/Delta Logistiek and Korfbalclub Floriant Merelbeke), and they were joined by the number 1 and 2 of the IKF KCL R3, which were the Dutch PKC/Vertom and Borgerhout/Groen-Wit KC from Belgium. Previously, 4 qualifying rounds and 2 final events took place to reveal the 4 teams that will play this KCL Final. [Press kit booklet here]
All fans and supporters were welcome to see the matches live at Fortuna Hall (buy tickets), or they could also enjoy the 4 matches scheduled watching the live streams through the Olympic Channel.
The signal were be produced by the IKF and broadcasted live trough the Olympic Channel platform, as part of a collaboration and partnership between these two organisations. The IKF is an international federation officially recognised by the Olympic International Committee, and during the last years, korfball content has been broadcasted several times, specially during the World Games 2017 and 2022. This IKF KCL Final was expected to be the first of many more events and korfball content to be broadcasted during the next years.
Friday’s semi-finals and the game for 3rd place and big final on Saturday were be live-streamed on the following links, with two different signals, so fans could choose between English or Dutch commentary. There were special extra content before and after each game, with interviews, analysis, etc… around this exciting final event in Delft. Furthermore, on www.worldkorfball.sport, fans were able to watch these live streams next to all the statistics, live results and scorers and play-by-play actions.
FRIDAY, 10 FEBRUARY – Updated
SEMI-FINALS (in English): Watch the live stream here (streaming starts at 17:15 h)
SF1 (18:00h) Borgerhout/Groen-Wit KC, BEL 9-22 Fortuna/Delta Logistiek, NED
SF2 (20:00h) Floriant Merelbeke, BEL 13-21 PKC/Vertom, NED
SEMI-FINALS (in Dutch): Watch the live stream here (streaming starts at 17:15 h)
SATURDAY, 11 FEBRUARY – Updated
3rd PLACE & FINAL (in English): Watch the live stream here (streaming starts at 16:15 h)
For 3rd Place: Borgerhout/Groen-Wit KC, BEL 18- 19 Floriant Merelbeke, BEL
Final: PKC/Vertom, NED 19-10 Fortuna/Delta Logistiek, NED
3rd PLACE & FINAL (in Dutch): Watch the live stream here (streaming starts at 16:15 h)
IMAGE GALLERY – DAY 2 (by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl)
IMAGE GALLERY – DAY 1 (by Marco Spelten – actiefotografie.nl)
More information (Olympic Channel): www.olympics.com/en/sport-events/2023-ikf-korfball-champions-league-final-delft
The Royal Dutch Korfball Association and Korfbalvereniging Fortuna/Delta Logistiek, in collaboration with the IKF, were the organisers of this event.
The previuos rounds of this IKF Korfball Champions League 2022-2023 were played as follows:
- 23-25 September 2022: KCL R1A & R1B in Portugal and Poland
- 18-20 November 2022: KCL R2 in the Czech Republic
- 6-7 January 2023: KCL R3 in Belgium
- 27-28 January 2023: KCL Satellite Final in Catalonia
- 4-5 February 2023: KCL Challenger Final in Germany
- 10-11 February 2023: KCL Final in The Netherlands – To be played
LIVE STREAMS, RESULTS & SOCIAL MEDIA
All fans around the world were be able to follow this tournament live on www.worldkorfball.sport (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play, …) and live on the Olympic Channel.
On social media, the best images, clips and highlights were be published and shared on all IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #KCL and #korfball:
IKF Official profiles:
PREVIOUS EVENT INFORMATION
Event info: https://korfball.sport/?p=29805