The first ‘IKF World Beach Korfball Championship’ will be held on 19 and 20 August 2022 in Nador, Morocco.
UPDATE 29/7/2022 – Pools and match schedule: Published the preliminary group phase and the final round scheme.
UPDATE 29/6/2022 – Participant countries (13):
Armenia, Belgium, Cameroon, England, France, Hong Kong China, Hungary, India, Morocco, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Wales and United States of America.
UPDATE 30/3/2022 – Teams should fill the entry form and submit it to the IKF Office no later than 1 May 2022. The entry form should be signed by the President or the Secretary of your National Federation.
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.”
All fans around the world will be able to follow this tournament on www.beachkorfball.sport as well as on social media visiting the different @BeachKorfball profiles and via the hashtags #WBKC2022 and #beachkorfball: