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IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 30th and 31st July 2021 in Nador, Morocco.

Subscription is open to all countries around the world (pending a controlled Corona-19 situation).

Tournament’s announcement (23/12/2020) ► https://beachkorfball.sport/?p=12500

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

 

Morocco to host first World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

The IKF is extremely happy to announce that the first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held this summer in Nador, Morocco. The event will take place on 30th and 31st July 2021, pending a controlled Corona-19 situation. Subscription is open to all countries around the world.

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”

 

IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020

It is time to announce a new korfball community building event: the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020!

The current corona situation maybe prevents us from organising events where we can meet in person, but it doesn’t prevent us from staying connected as korfball community. To strengthen the connection between all IKF member countries, korfball clubs and individuals, the IKF has decided to launch the IKF World Beach Korfball Weekend 2020.

This ‘event’ is held in the weekend of 29 and 30 August and will be created by everyone together. Combining all type of beach korfball activities in the same weekend. We challenge all korfball lovers over the world to organise a beach korfball activity in this weekend. A tournament, a match, or whatever kind of activity you like to do and show. Just connect your activity with the IKF World Beach Korfbal Weekend 2020 and be part of the event!

Let’s be very clear; Safety goes first! So please make sure that you are well informed and always respect the guidelines of the (local) government to avoid spreading the corona virus. Don’t organise activities that can harm the health of yourself or others.

Having said that, the corona situation and imposed limitations are very diverse all over the world and in many countries sport activities, specially outdoors, are allowed and even stimulated. Physical activity or exercise strengthens your immune system and lower the risk of getting sick. And maybe more importantly, doing sports is fun and helps both your body and mind to stay healthy!

Make sure to follow the IKF Social Media Channels to know how you can connect your beach korfball activity. And of course, in the case there is no beach available where you are located, but you still want to be part of the event, you are more than welcome to connect any another kind of korfball activity!

Share and follow all the activities using the hashtags #WorldBeachKorfballWeekend and #WBKW2020

Official IKF Beach Korfball profiles: www.beachkorfball.sportinstagram.com/beachkorfball and facebook.com/Beachkor

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Scheveningen (NED) will host the 3rd edition of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) – (Cancelled)

UPDATE (22 April, 2020) – In alignment with the KNKV, the IKF had decided to cancel the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe 2020), which was planned for 7-8 August 2020 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The Dutch government has announced that the ban on (sport)events in The Netherlands has been extended to 1 September 2020, which automatically means that no event can take place in August. The IKF will not look for another date in 2020 for this event.

Although this announcement probably doesn’t come as a surprise to you following the earlier cancelation of IKF events, it is still a sad moment. However, the IKF would like to thank the Royal Dutch Korfball Federation (KNKV) for their preparational work

UPDATE (23 March, 2020) – Due to the coronavirus, the subscription deadline for the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) 2020 has been extended until 30 April 2020.
The final decision on this event will be made in the months to come and will very much depend on the development of the corona virus. More detailed info has been sent to all national federations via email. More info ► www.korfball.sport/?p=23567


Following the first two successful editions of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (Europe) in Belgium and France, the third edition of this new event will be hosted by the KNKV in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. The KNKV organized the IKF Open European Beach Korfball Championship in 2017. This event has been awarded the IKF World Korfball Award for Best Event, granted during the IKF General Meeting in 2019.

Therefore, the IKF is very confident that this edition of the BKWC will be a big success as well. For the Dutch team, the location will be an extra motivation to finally claim the trophy, after seeing Belgium (2018) and Portugal (2019) taking the win in previous years.

Beach Korfball Tournament Ruinerwold, The Netherlands

On 14th July 2019, there will be a Beach Korfball Tournament in Ruinerwold, The Netherlands. This tournament is part of a bigger event, with a Beach Tennis and Beach Volleyball tournament being played on 13th July. You can sign up until July 1st 2019. The minimum age for participation is 13 years.

The event is organized by TC ‘t Wold, VCR Ruinerwold and KIOS Ruinerwold.*

For more information about the event, go to the Beach Event Ruinerwold website.

(*) This event is not organized nor patronized by the IKF.

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International Korfball Weekend in Nitra, Slovakia

In the weekend of 13-14 July 2019, the 8th edition of the International Korfball Weekend will be held in Nitra, Slovakia. On Saturday will a grass tournament be held and on Sunday a beach tournament. The organizer of this event is International Korfball Weekend Nitra.*

For more information, go to their Facebook page.

*This event is not organized nor patronized by the IKF.

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IKF BKWC (Europe) 2019: Recap day 2

The second, and last, day of the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (BKWC) (Europe) 2019 has come to an end. The seniors played their last matches in the preliminary round, then continued with the semifinals and the finals. The U19 teams played the quarterfinals in a pool format, after which they continued with the semifinals and finals.

Seniors:

1. Portugal

2. Netherlands

3. Belgium

4. Hungary

5. Wales

6. England

7. France

8. Morocco

Male top scorer: Arne Beeck (Belgium) – 22 goals

Female top scorer: Ilona Luisa van den Berg (Netherlands) – 31 goals

Results seniors day 2

U19:

1. Belgium 1

2. Netherlands 2

3. Netherlands 1

4. Belgium 2

5. France 1

6. France 2

Male top scorer: Carel Wielinga junior (Netherlands) – 22 goals

Female top scorer: Lotte Fokker (Netherlands) – 16 goals

Results U19 day 2

IKF BKWC (Europe) 2019: Recap day 1

Yesterday, on July 6th, the IKF Beach Korfball World Cup (BKWC) (Europe) 2019 has started in Bonson, France. The day was kicked off with a referee’s and manager’s meeting, after which we started with the first matches at 12:00 o’clock. The seniors played the majority of their preliminary matches and the U19 teams played all of them.

Results seniors day 1 squareResults U19 day 1 square

Today we continue and end the tournament. The remaining four preliminary matches for the seniors are going to be played, followed by the semifinals and finals. The U19 teams have been divided into two pools. After these matches, they will continue with the semifinals and the finals.

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Miss nothing of the tournament by following the event page and the Social Media of the IKF. For live streams, go to the Facebook page of the tournament.

Share all your photos using #BKWC2019.

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IKF World Beach Korfball Championship 2021

The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 30th and 31st July 2021 in Nador, Morocco.

Subscription is open to all countries around the world (pending a controlled Corona-19 situation).

Tournament’s announcement (23/12/2020) ► https://beachkorfball.sport/?p=12500

The successful continental Beach World Cup events in Europe and Asia over the last few years have demonstrated that there is a real appetite amongst the nations for Beach Korfball. The IKF is now delighted to extend the format to the global stage by organising a World Championship for the first time. In a close bidding race with the Royal Dutch Korfball Association (KNKV), who as always presented a very tempting bid, the IKF Council decided to grant this prestigious event to the Moroccan Association for Korfball (MAK).

Jan Fransoo (IKF President): “As well as the beautiful Summer weather, the excellent facilities, and professional organisation, the positive impact that our mixed-gender sport has in Moroccan society has been particularly key in our decision to award the organisation of the first World Beach Korfball Championship to the city of Nador in Morocco. We are looking forward to working closely with the organisers in making this a great event with a positive impact.”

The award of this event comes months after an agreement that the Moroccan Association for Korfball and the Mediterranean Youth Association have made with the Ministry of National Education to develop korfball in schools. Younes Cherfaoui (MAK president): “We are very proud to be able to organise the IKF World Beach Korfball Championship and to present the beautiful city of Nador to the korfball world. The event comes at the perfect moment to showcase korfball and really use it as an accelerator for the further development of korfball within Morocco.”