Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Korfball without Borders Festival

Korfball in Africa

From 8 to 12 December 2016, teams from Zimbabwe, Zambia and Malawi will participate in the "Korfball Without Borders Festival", a new korfball event included in the government's SRC Community Sports and Recreational Development Programme.

This festival is supported by the Swanfund

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Swanfund Financial report 2015

The Swanfund has published it's financial report for 2015
When you follow the link you will find the report

Thank you very much for the support

Swanfund financial report 2015

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Korfball starts in Kenya

From 21 till 27 February 2016 Korfball will be introduced in Kenya at MOI University in Eldoret.

The initiative for this introduction comes from Henk Penseel, former chairman of Archipel in Amsterdam and also former lecturer of two Universities of  Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. As a lecturer he had contact with the MOI University.

In cooperation with IKF DEC and Swan Fund a program for introduction of korfball in Kenya is made. Swan Fund will provide the needed equipment to start. The fund provides 4 korfs and 6 balls.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

9 new members !

At the agenda of IKF AGM in october 2015 nine applications for membership. The IKF Council has accepted these applications and recommends the General Meeting to ratify these approvals and confirm associate membership.

The recommended new members are:
a Philippines
b Ghana
c Costa Rica
d Colombia
e Ivory Coast
f Cameroun
g Switserland
h Sri Lanka
i Marocco

SWAN FUND like to welcome these new members with a present (4 korfs and some balls).
The countries attending the congress (Ivory Coast, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka) received the present over there, the others will get their korfs and balls after the AGM.

If you or your organisation is willing to support SWAN FUN to continue helping development of korfbal worldwide please donate money on our bank account:
IBAN: NL44 INGB 0003 5636 87 ING BANK - Doetinchem
Attention: Swan Fund
p/a Hackfort 29
7006 JB Doetinchem

Mr. Theo van der Linde, president of the Swanfund hands over the korffs and balls to the representatives of Costa Rica, Ivory Coast and Sri Lanka


Friday, October 16, 2015

Financial Report Swanfund 2014

The Swanfund has published it's financial report for 2014
When you follow the link you will find the report
Thank you very much for the support

Financial Report Swanfund 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Sri Lanka korfball introduction

Sri Lanka korfball introduction

Sri Lanka korfball introduction

Date posted: Friday, July 4, 2014

A new korfball country starts to plan its arrival in the international korfball family. During period from 29 May – 9 June 2014 IKF instructors Mr Erik Buizer (The Netherlands) and Mr Pardeep Dahiya (India) visited Sri Lanka to run a joint project sponsored by IKF Development and Education Committee and Swan Fund. The program was designed under guidance from former player and physiotherapist of the U23 Dutch team, Mrs José van Nunspeet. She cooperates with children’s Rehabilitation Centre Home of Hope in the city of Alluthwatte.

In the first weekend an “IKF Level I – Introduction to korfball Course” took place with a group of 30 participants including 11 physical education teachers representing 9 different schools. Participants in the course will start the practice of korfball in Kandy (25 km. from Home of Hope) and some of schools in Digana (5 km. from Home of Hope). In Sri Lanka most sport activities are held in the schools. The rest of the group were young and enthusiastic students between 18-25 years. They will try to become the first team playing in international korfball events for Sri Lanka. We hope they can participate in the upcoming Asian universitarian tournaments.

During the rest of the week the sports facilities of Home of Hope were used to teach korfball to different groups. Every day the 85 children in the school could play. At the same time Colombo International School from Kandy participated in some introduction as well.
After introductions both institutions played a game with symbolic meaning, as it was the first ever korfball match in Sri Lanka.

Next steps for korfball in Sri Lanka are in the hands of Mrs José van Nunspeet and local Dr. Asela Ratnayake, a orthopaedic and sports doctor who followed the course and became very enthusiastic with the possibilities of korfball in his country. Hopefully the network of teachers attending the course will start regular practice during the year and finally the first korfball school tournament can be organised. This would be the perfect set up for the start of a new korfball organization in Asia.
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Korfball Introduction Course in Ghana

Korfball Introduction Course in Ghana

Korfball Introduction Course in Ghana

Date posted: Friday, July 4, 2014

West Africa’s first IKF course was held recently. Conducted by Mr Theo van der Linde from 4 to 8 May 2014, in Ghana, the Introduction Course for Korfball Coaches and Referees received generous support from the Swan Fund.

Introducing korfball to Ghana creates a link between the southern part of Africa, Zone VI, where korfball is established in a number of countrires, and the northern region, where Morocco might soon become an IKF member country.
All participants on the course in Ghana were enthusiastic and eager to learn about a new sport. Word about korfball spread quickly, and new participants joined at each session. A total of 56 participants attended the course for at least one day, with 38 receiving the IKF certificate on the final day, comprising 28 qualifying as coaches and 10 as referees.
Because korfball is a new sport in Ghana, the course aimed to build up skills and awareness from the grassroots, so the group was a mix of ages, genders, experience and skills. The basic idea is always: “Korfball is fun”.

On the first day Theo van der Linde met with the Chief of the region, which should prove valuable in promoting korfball wider throughout the country when the local Chief attends the monthly national meeting of all Chiefs, where they talk about what happens in their own region, and where korfball is likely to be discussed.

It was fun to see children of the school and community start shooting from the moment they have the opportunity to get the ball. At the moment the participants are playing a match, the other balls are available for the kids and there is always someone who is feeling responsible.
During the introduction course the first steps were taken to set up a regional and national organisation, with establishment of Ghana’s first korfball board of was. Their first goal is to set up a korfball competition in Ghana’s Volta region recognized by the National (Sport) Organization. The Board of Ghana Korfball has shown interest to be affiliated to the IKF as soon as possible.
Every day was an additional (free) meeting of about 1 hour where several items are discussed by referees and coaches. Topics are rules of course, behavior of coaches, referees and players, several tasks of a coach and how to deal with the different kinds of interest. The participants have made an agreement to have a buddy (also for the coming period), so they can together grow to a higher standard.

On the last morning of the coaching course, the participants prepared a training session for children in the community, which they ran themselves that afternoon. Assembly member Mr Joenathan Agbeka attended this session, which ended with a tournament under the responsibility of the new coaches and referees. Six teams with children of all ages played matches. While team Vieri won the final, in learning a new sport, everyone involved eneded up as a winner.
A live radio broadcast about korfball’s introduction in Ghana was also a feature of the last day for a project that looks set to be a big step in the development of African korfball.
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