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).


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)



All fans around the world were be able to follow this tournament live on and on (with live results and streams, statistics, scorers, play-by-play …). For more local information and tickets there was the LOC official website: 

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:






DAY 2 IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten)

DAY 1 IMAGE GALLERY (by Marco Spelten)


Event info:

IKF U19 World Korfball Championship 2021 postponed

Unfortunately, the IKF EXCO has decided to postpone the IKF U19 World Korfball Championship, scheduled for 2 – 4 April 2021, with one year. The current situation regarding the corona pandemic makes impossible to organise this event on the mentioned dates.

The event now is scheduled to take place during Easter next year, 15 – 17 April 2022, in Kutná Hora, Czech Republic.

The IKF would like to express its gratitude towards the CKA for their collaboration and efforts over the last difficult months. The IKF Is fully confident that next years’ edition will be a big success.


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:
Instagram: @korfball_org
Twitter: @korfball

Photos by Marco Spelten and Gertrude de Vries – –

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





Chinese Taipei


Czech Republic

Hong Kong 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 with live statistics, play-by-play, rankings, top scorers, etc.



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