International Korfball Federation

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The International Korfball Federation (ikf]←← was founded in Antwerp, Belgium on 11 June 1933 as a continuation of the International Korfball Bureau established in 1924 by the Dutch and Belgian Associations. The headquarters is in Zeist (Netherlands).

The IKF was officially recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1993 and is affiliated to SportAccord, the Association of the IOC Recognized International Sports Federations (ARISF) and the International World Games Association (IWGA).

The IKF aims to spread korfball around the globe and increase the level of play in the affiliated countries.The IKF has currently 66 member countries. It provides the affiliated countries via five Continental Confederations (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania) with financial, material, and structural support to achieve the goals. It has established a network of contacts in many countries and IKF actively promotes the game by transferring knowledge internationally by exchange programs and inviting selected korfball players, coaches, and administrators to its training courses in order to assist in the creation of a stable local organization and structure in all the affiliated countries on which a flourishing korfball organization can be built.


There are currently 66 members of the International Korfball Federation

Country Member Year[1] National team Web site
 Argentina Comité Argentino de Korfball 2007 Argentina website
 Armenia Korfball Federation of Armenia (KFA) 1990 Armenia website
 Aruba Korfball Bond Aruba (KBA) 1982 Aruba
 Australia Korfball Australia (KA) 1978 Australia website
 Belarus Belarus Korfball Federation (BKF) 2015 Belarus
 Belgium Koninklijke Belgische Korfbalbond (KBKB) 1933 Belgium website
 Bosnia-Herzegovina Korfball Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (KFBH) 2001 Bosnia-Herzegovina
 Botswana Korfball Association Botswana 2008 Botswana
 Brazil Korfball Federation of Brazil (KFB) 2003 Brazil website
 Bonaire Bonairiaanse Korfbalbond (BKB) 1987 Bonaire
 Bulgaria Bulgarian Federation Korfball and Intercrosse 2005 Bulgaria
 Cameroon Association Camerounaise de Korfball (ACK) 2015 Cameroon
 Canada Manitoba Korfball Association (MKA) 2007 Canada
 Catalonia Federació Catalana de Korfbal (FCK) 1997 Catalonia website
 China Korfball Promotion Committee of China (KCCP) 2006 China
 Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Korfball Association (CTKA) 1985 Chinese Taipei website
 Croatia Croatian Korfball Federation 2009 Croatia
 Colombia Federacion Korfball Columbia (FKC) 2015 Colombia

 Costa Rica Costa Rica Korfball Association (CRKA) 2014 Costa Rica
 Curaçao Curaçaose Korfbalbond (CKB) 1986 Curaçao
 Cyprus Cyprus Korfball Federation (CKF) 1995 Cyprus
 Czech Republic Czech Korfball Association (CKA) 1989 Czech Republic website
 Denmark Danish Korfball Committee 1988 Denmark website
 Dominica Dominican Korfball Federation (MKA) 2007 Dominican Republic
 England English Korfball Association (EKA) 1946 England website
 Finland Finnish Korfball Committee (FKC) 1992 Finland
 France UFOLEP National Korfball Committee 1982 France website
 Georgia Georgian Korfball Federation 2003 Georgia
 Germany Deutscher Turner Bund e.V (DTB) 1964 Germany website
 Ghana Ghana Korfball Federation (GKf) 2014 Ghana
 Greece Hellenic Korfball & Ball-Sports Federation (HKBSF) 2003 Greece website
 Hong Kong Hong Kong China Korfball Association (HKCKA) 1988 Hong Kong website
 Hungary Hungarian Korfball Association (HKA) 1991 Hungary website
 India Korfball Federation of India (KFI) 1980 India website
 Indonesia Persatuan Korfball Seluruh Indonesia (PKSI) 1984 Indonesia
Ireland Irish Korfball Association 2007 Ireland
 Italy Federazione Italiana Korfball (FIK) 2003 Italy website
 Ivory Coast Federation Ivoirienne de Korfball (FIK) 2015 Ivory Coast website
 Japan Japan Korfball Association (JKA) 1990 Japan
 Korea Republic Korea Korfball Federation (KKA) 2006 Korea
 Luxembourg Federation Luxembourgeoise du Korfball (FLKB) 1976 Luxembourg website
 Macau Macau Korfball Association (MKA) 2000 Macau China
 Malawi 1964 Korfball Association (MKA) 2006 Malawi
 Malaysia Malaysian Korfball Association (MKA) 2007 Malaysia
 Mongolia Mongolian Korfball Federation 2010 Mongolia
   Nepal Korfball Federation of Nepal(KFN) 2009 Nepal website
 Netherlands Koninklijk Nederlands Korfbalverbond (KNKV) 1933 Netherlands website
 New Zealand Korfball New Zealand (KNZI) 1998 New Zealand website
 Pakistan Pakistan Korfball Federation 2008 Pakistan
 Papua New Guinea Korfball Papua New Guinea Korfball Federation (PNGKF) 2013 Papua New Guinea
 Philippines Philippine Korfball Federation (PKF) 2014 Philippines
 Poland Polska Federacja Korfballu (PFK) 1988 Poland website
 Portugal Federacao Portuguesa de Corfebol (FPC) 1987 Portugal website
 Romania Romanian Korfball Association (RKA) 2003 Romania
 Russia Russian Korfball Federation (RKF) 1997 Russia website
 Scotland Scottish Korfball Association(SKA) 2006 Scotland website
 Serbia Korfball Federation of Serbia 2005 Serbia
 Singapore Singapore Korfball Federation (SKF) 2014 Singapore website
 Slovakia Slovak Korfball Association (SAK) 1994 Slovakia
 South Africa South African Korfball Federation (SAKF) 1993 South Africa website
 Suriname Surinaamse Korfbalbond (SKB) 1971 Suriname
 Sweden Svenska Korfballförbundet (SKF) 2002 Sweden website
 Turkey Turkish Korfball Committee (TKC) 1997 Turkey website
 Ukraine Ukrainean Korfball Association 2013 Ukraine website
 United States United States Korfball Federation (USKF) 1978 United States website
 Wales Welsh Korfball Association (WKA) 2006 Wales website
 Zambia Korfball Federation of Zambia (KFZ) 2011 Zambia
 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Korfball Federation (ZKF) 2005 Zimbabwe

Possible future IKF members[edit]



The International Korfball Federation has been led by seven successive presidents. Until now, all of the presidents have been from the Netherlands.

Name Nationality From To
Nico Broekhuijsen Netherlands 1933 1946
S.A. Wilson Netherlands 1946 1954
H.J. Venema Netherlands 1954 1964
Herman Duns Netherlands 1964 1981
Dr Jo Roosenschoon Netherlands 1981 1988
Bob de Die Netherlands 1988 2003
Dr Jan C. Fransoo Netherlands 2003 incumbent

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Year of IKF Membership

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