New Zealand national korfball team

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New Zealand
AssociationKorfball New Zealand (KNZI)
IKF membership1998
IKF codeNZL New Zealand
IKF rank16 (end of 2018)[1]
World Championships
Appearances1
First appearance2019
Best resultTBD
Asia-Oceania Championship
Appearances5
First appearance2004
Best result3rd place, 2004
http://www.korfball.org.nz/

The New Zealand national korfball team, nicknamed The Korus, is the national team representing New Zealand in korfball international competitions. The team is managed by Korfball New Zealand (KNZI). The name The Korus is one of many national team nicknames (indirectly) related to the All Blacks and/or the New Zealand silver tree fern.[2][3] However the plural for koru is koru.[4]


Tournament history[edit]

Asia-Oceania Championships
Year Championship Host Classification
2004 6th Asia-Oceania Championship Christchurch (New Zealand) Med 3.png 3rd place
2006 7th Asia-Oceania Championship Hong Kong 6th place
2010 8th Asia-Oceania Championship China 6th place
2014 9th Asia-Oceania Championship Hong Kong 6th place
2018 10th Asia-Oceania Championship Japan 6th place

Current squad[edit]

National team to participate in the IKF World Korfball Championship, 2019[5]

  • Chelsea Ruiz
  • Kelsey Forward
  • Juliet Robertson
  • Nicole Lloyd[5]
  • Talesha Brooks
  • Megan Shea
  • Sarah Bateup
 
  • Simon Cooper
  • Boris van Bruchem
  • Bevan Lawson
  • Torsten Ball
  • Carl Chung
  • Sam Bennetts
  • Youri Borrink[5]
  • Coach: Manon Wiegerink[5]
  • Assistant Coach: Pascal Van Maasakkers
  • Manager: Helen Timms

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IKF World Ranking - International Korfball Federation". Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ "THE UNOFFICIAL BLOG OF THE NEW ZEALAND KORFBALL TEAM". korfballnzteamblog.weebly.com. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  3. ^ "New Zealand Korfball Team - facebook page". facebook. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Māori Culture – New Zealand Trade Manual". www.newzealandtrademanual.com. Retrieved 7 March 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d McFadden, Suzanne (23 July 2019). "Netball's cousin steals Kiwi teacher's heart". Retrieved 25 July 2019.

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