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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

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

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

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Chinese Taipei wins all the golds in the IKF Asia U19, U16 & U14 Korfball4 Championship 2024

An exciting and successful 5-day youth korfball tournament has come to an end today in Kuala Lumpur. The Malaysia Korfball Association (MKA) hosted this IKF Asia U19, U16 & U14 Korfball4 Championship 2024 from 1 to 5 March 2024, in collaboration with IKF Asia.

Teams from China, Singapore, Hong Kong China, Thailand, Malaysia and Chinese Taipei were competing in the six different categories for a place on the final podium. There were a 1 KORF and a 2 KORFS competitions, with a U14, U16 and U19 category being played in each of them, adding an extra layer of excitement and challenge for the teams.

After a group phase played during the first 4 days, the final games took place on Day 5, with these final results and medalists:

Over 5 days, all teams performed great korfball and some spectacular plays, always in a wonderful friendship atmosphere. They showed respect, fair play and a great love for korfball during the competition, and most importantly, they also brought the values of korfball out of the field, making these days an unforgettable experience for all teams, supporters, officials and volunteers who helped in the organisation of this event.

At the end of the championship, Chinese Taipei emerged as the dominant force, clinching the Gold Medal in all age groups and both formats. Their impressive performance reflected their dedication and prowess in the sport of Korfball.
Notably, Malaysia also made history with a remarkable showing, winning Silver in the majority of the age groups and both formats. This achievement highlights the growing strength and competitiveness of Malaysian Korfball teams, signaling a bright future for the sport in the country.
In the U19 2 Korf format, Thailand stood out by securing the Silver medal, showcasing their talent and determination on the court. The final day of the championship was filled with intense matches, showcasing the passion and skill of the young Korfball players from across Asia.
The IKF U19/U16/U14 Asia Korfball4 Championship 2024 was a celebration of talent, teamwork, and sportsmanship, bringing together young athletes from different countries to compete at the highest level. Congratulations to all the participating teams for their hard work and dedication, and a special salute to the champions, Chinese Taipei, for their outstanding performance and success in the championship.

All fans around the world were able to watch and follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel, as well as on social media on IKF Asia profiles (sse below) and the hashtags #AK4 and #korfball, with the best image galleries, clips and highlights.

On Instagram ► instagram.com/ikfasia
📸 Image galeries ► instagram.com/ikfu19u16u14ak4c2024

On Facebook ► facebook.com/ikfasia
📸 Image galeries ► facebook.com/IKFU19U16U14AK4C2024

📘 Event booklet ► bit.ly/IKFAK42024

2 KORFS – FINAL PODIUMS

U19 Category

U16 Category

U14 Category

 

1 KORF – FINAL PODIUMS

U19 Category

U16 Category

U14 Category

Final day image gallery recap

*Click on the top-right icon ≣ to view all the live streams

 

Where to review the tournament?

All fans around the world were able to watch and follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel, as well as on social media on IKF Asia profiles and the hashtags #AK4 and #korfball, with the best image galleries, clips and highlights.

IKF Asia profiles:

► facebook.com/IKFasia
► instagram.com/IKFasia
► twitter.com/AsiaIKF

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

Previous news

 

From 1 to 5 March, Kuala Lumpur is hosting the IKF Asia U19, U16 & U14 Korfball4 Championship 2024

One year more, the time for international youth korfball4 competitions has arrived. The IKF Asia U19, U16 & U14 Korfball4 Championship 2024 is taking place from 1 to 5 March 2024 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, at Indoor Hall, Davidson Primary School.

This event is organised by the Malaysia Korfball Association (MKA) in collaboration with IKF Asia, with teams from China, Singapore, Hong Kong China, Thailand, Malaysia and Chinese Taipei competing.

Enjoy this great event following the daily live streams, and discover the next generation of future korfball stars playing this fast, dynamic and simplified 4vs4 korfball modality, with 2 or 1 posts.

LATEST UPDATE – 5/3/2024: Chinese Taipei wins all the golds in the IKF Asia U19, U16 & U14 Korfball4 Championship 2024

All results, official notes, image galleries and updates will be published on these official event profiles:

📺 Daily live streams on IKF Youtube Channel ► bit.ly/AK4LIVE
📘 Event booklet (updated) ► bit.ly/IKFAK42024

Match schedule & daily results after Day 5

 

2 KORFS – Updated standings after Day 3

1 KORF – Updated standings after Day 4

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

Official profiles (on Instagram):
🔢 Results ► instagram.com/ikfasia
📸 Image galeries ► instagram.com/ikfu19u16u14ak4c2024

Official profiles (on Facebook):
🔢 Results ► facebook.com/ikfasia
📸 Image galeries ► facebook.com/IKFU19U16U14AK4C2024

Where to follow

All fans around the world will be able to watch and follow this tournament live on youtube.com/ikfchannel, as well as on social media on IKF Asia profiles and the hashtags #AK4 and #korfball, with the best image galleries, clips and highlights.

IKF Asia profiles:

► facebook.com/IKFasia
► instagram.com/IKFasia
► twitter.com/AsiaIKF

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

 

The powerful Dutch team wins the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship 2023

Twelve teams have been competing in the Belgian city of Ghent from 7 to 9 April for the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship 2023 trophy. Portugal, Morocco, Netherlands, England, France, Chinese Taipei, Czech Republic, Hong Kong China, Germany, Catalonia, Slovakia and Belgium 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 Belgium, the Dutch players were able to perform a very good game again, and the few goals scored by the opponent facilitated an easy win (5-21) for the Netherlands in this final match.

The Champions: The Netherlands

England and Chinese Taipei played for Bronze in the previous game,  and the Asian team leaded the match from the very begining with a spectacular and dynamic korfbal, that allowed them to win by 13-26.

In the game for 5th place, Czech Republic beated Catalonia 19-12 and Germany won an exciting match versus Portugal by one single goal (14-13).

OFFICIAL FINAL RANKING

Team Rank Games Pts Goals + Goals – Diff
Netherlands 1 6 18 160 27 133
Belgium 2 6 12 127 62 65
Chinese Taipei 3 5 12 100 56 44
England 4 5 6 45 101 -56
Czech Republic 5 5 9 100 65 35
Catalonia 6 5 6 45 78 -33
Germany 7 5 9 69 55 14
Portugal 8 5 3 58 80 -22
Slovakia 9 5 6 44 53 -9
France 10 5 6 42 87 -45
Hong Kong China 11 5 3 36 88 -52
Morocco 12 5 3 40 114 -74

 

Thanks to the Royal Belgian Korfball Association 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!

DAY 3 IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten)

FULL TOURNAMENT’S RESULTS:
 
 
OFFICIAL MATCH SCHEDULE:  

LIVE STREAM PLAYLIST:

All fans around the world were 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 …). For more local information and tickets there was the LOC official website: www.u19wkc2023.com 

On social media you can find the best images, clips and highlights, visiting the official IKF profiles (see below) and via the hashtags #U19WKC and #korfball:

IKF Official profiles:

youtube.com/IKFchannel

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facebook.com/korfball.org

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twitter.com/korfball

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instagram.com/korfball_org

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tiktok.com/@korfball.sport

 

DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten)

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten)

PREVIOUS EVENT INFORMATION

Event info: https://korfball.sport/?p=27486

IKF U19 Open European Korfball Championship 2020 canceled

Today the Netherlands government, in coordination with the Netherlands Olympic Committee, decided that all sports events will be canceled until the end of this month. This includes training and preparation activities.

While the U19 OEKC is starting 10 days after this period ends, the disruption in sports is huge. It is not at all unlikely that this period will be extended. Moreover, travel restrictions in Europe are increasing day-by-day, and a number of countries have imposed travel restrictions on the Netherlands. Effectively, this current decision of the Netherlands government, along with multiple decisions of other governments implies that the U19 Open European Korfball Championship unfortunately will need to be canceled on the earlier announced dates of 10-12 April 2020. The International Korfball Federation and the Royal Dutch Korfball Association have jointly concluded this today. We will review in due course whether an option can be created to organise the championship at a later date. At this stage, however, this is unclear and no commitment can be made for that.

We realise that on the one hand the cancelation of this event is a major disappointment for the athletes and officials that have been preparing for this event for such a long time. At the same time, health considerations are critical, not only for our athletes and officials, but also in relation to our joint responsibility to combat this virus.

We would like to thank the KNKV and the Local Organising Committee for the extensive efforts they have conducted in the preparations of this event.

KAT reveals the logo of the 4th IKF Asia U16 & U19 Korfball4 Championships 2020

Korfball Association of Thailand revealed the logo for the upcoming IKF Asia U19 & U16 Korfball4 Championships 2020. This is the 4th edition of this Korfball4 event which is going to take place in Udon Thani (provincial capital city in Northeast Thailand) from 29th March to 4th April 2020. Matches will take place in Udon Thani Hall, Central Plaza.

 

(4/2/2020) Latest rules announcement available on: http://www.korfball.com.tw/news-detail.php?id=337

 

Event info: https://korfball.sport/event/ikf-asia-u19-u16-korfball4-championship-2020

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IKF U19 WKC 2019: Day 1 Review

Day 1 of the IKF U19 WKC 2019, held from 19-21 April in ‘t Kalverdijkje, Leeuwarden, has come to an end. Today all the group matches and the opening ceremony were scheduled.

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Tomorrow, all the quarter and semifinals will be played for the top two and the two highest ranked third countries. The remaining four countries start to play their matches in the round-robin format.
Moving on to the quarterfinals are The Netherlands, Germany, Chinese Taipei, Portugal, Hungary, Belgium, England and the Czech Republic.
Moving on to the round robin format are Catalonia, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong China.
Tomorrow’s match schedule can be found at the U19 WKC event page.

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Don’t miss any of the matches by following the live streams on worldkorfball.orgthe IKF Social Media channels and via the hashtags #U19WKC and #korfball:
Facebook: @korfball.org
Instagram: @korfball_org
Twitter: @korfball

Photos by Marco Spelten and Gertrude de Vries – actiefotografie.nl – korfbalfoto.nl

IKF U19 World Korfball Championship: Tournament set-up, pools and match schedule

In just over two months, from 19 to 21 April 2019, the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship (WKC) 2019 will start. The participating countries have been known for a while, but now we can also announce the tournament set-up, the pools for the group stage and the complete match schedule.

The 13 participating countries have been divided into one pool of five and two pools of four countries.

Pool A Pool B Pool C
Netherlands

Germany

Catalonia

Malaysia

Morocco

Chinese Taipei

Portugal

Czech Republic

Hong Kong China

Belgium

England

Hungary

China

Except for two games of pool A, the group stage matches will all be played during the first day of the tournament, Friday, April 19th. Day two will start with the remaining two matches from Pool A. The top three countries of Pool A and the top two countries of Pool B and C will automatically head on to the quarterfinals. The eighth country joining the quarterfinals, will be the winner of an extra match between the third countries of Pool B and C. The remaining five countries will play in a new group, ‘Pool D’, against each other in a round robin system. The quarterfinals and semi-finals will be played on Saturday the 20th. The finals will be played on Sunday the 21st.

The matches will consist out of four quarters of eight minutes real playing time, with a one minute break between the first and second quarter as well as between the third and fourth quarter. The half time break will take five minutes. Only exceptions are the matches for the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th place on the final day of the event. Those matches will consist of four quarters of ten minutes.

The tournament will be officially opened through an opening ceremony on April 19th at 11:00 o’clock During the second day of the tournament, the draw for the IKF World Korfball Championship will be held at 14:00 o’clock. The tournament will be closed by a medal ceremony after the last match on Sunday.

From this moment on, you can find the match schedule on the event page and on our Social Media channels. All matches will be broadcasted live on the IKF YouTube channel and on www.worldkorfball.org with live statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers, etc.

 

Chinese Taipei wins Championships in 1-Korf Korfball4 Format

After retaining 2-Korf titles Chinese Taipei continues their dominance in 1-Korf format by winning the finals in both the age groups U19 & U16. Taipei defeated Hong Kong in U16 finals by 17-3 goals. Malaysia U16 wins the Bronze medal in a close encounter against Thailand with a narrow margin of 1 goal.
In the U19 category of 1-Korf Chinese Taipei secured gold medal by defeating China by a massive margin. China could score only 2 goals in a reply of 15 goals scored by Chinese Taipei. Ya-Ni CHU from Taipei had a commanding game and was involved in sealing the win. Once again Malaysia could finish with the bronze medal with the win over 8-5 goals against Thailand. Even with the loss, Thailand made quite an impression with their skills and talent in both the categories.

1-Korf Final Rankings

Final Rankings

MVP in Different Categories:

1. U16 2-Korf Male MVP: Pacharaphat Snpaiboonphol (Thailand)
2. U16 2-Korf Female MVP: Pei-Chun Tsai (Chinese Taipei)
3. U16 1-Korf Male MVP: Yu-Hsin Chen (Chinese Taipei
4. U16 1-Korf Female MVP: Wing-Ka Lam (Hong Kong)
5. U19 2-Korf Male MVP: Sheng-Chieh Lin (Chinese Taipei)
6. U19 2-Korf Female MVP: Suet Ying Foo (Malaysia)
7. U19 1-Korf Male MVP: Lotion Cao (China)
8. U19 1-Korf Female MVP: Ya-Ni CHU (Chinese Taipei)

For more updates, please visit:
Official FB page, with updated results and images from games ➡️ facebook.com/3rd-IKF-ASIA-U19-U16-Korfball-Championships

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