The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-01-21T06:16:30Z 2020 National Club Championships Announced 2020-01-21T06:16:30Z 2020-national-club-championships-announced Following the recent confirmation of a venue, Korfball Australia is pleased to announce that the 2020 National Club Championships will be held on the 6th and 7th of June, in Wayville, South Australia. This marks a return to June for the National Club Championships, which has been the traditional slot for the National Club Championships for many years. While holding the National Club Championships in October has been successful as a season-ending tournament, it was felt appropriate to move the tournament in order to accommodate more states having an aligned long-weekend in June. The venue for the tournament, the Wayville Basketball Stadium, is a three-court stadium on the fringes of the Adelaide CBD, adjoining the Adelaide Showgrounds. A map of the venue location is available on the event page. This is not the first time Nationals will be held at this stadium, and with good reason. As well as being an outstanding facility, the venue is well served by public transport, being on the tram line, as well as multiple train lines, making accommodation in the city, at Glenelg, or on any of the train lines a very attractive option. Dedicated buses also provide an option to get from the airport to the city. For those looking at utilising public transport, Adelaide Metro offers a 3 day unlimited travel pass, with tickets available at the airport. More information here. More information will be announced as soon as it comes to hand. Nomination forms and costs will be distributed to clubs in the near future. The early announcement of dates is aimed at ensuring clubs have the most possible time to prepare, in the hope that this Nationals will be our largest yet. Stay tuned for more announcements, as we seek to continue to innovate and make this tournament the crown jewel of the Australian Korfball calendar. 2019 Korfball Australia National Club Championships Timetable Released 2019-09-26T12:57:22Z 2019-korfball-australia-national-club-championships-timetable-released The timetable for the upcoming 2019 Korfball Australia National Club Championships has been officially released. The timetable can be found on the National Club Championships hub, which has been updated for the upcoming tournament. This hub is your one-stop shop for all schedules, results, and ladders over the weekend, and will be updated at the conclusion of each and every game all tournament. All matches will be played at the Federation Center in Maitland, and maps of the venue location can be found on each match page, accessible through the National Club Championships hub. Following final nominations, the timetable sees two grades of five teams each, with each grade playing a double round-robin format to determine finalists. This means each team will have four games on each day, for a total of eight pool games before the finals. The finals will see the top two teams from each grade go directly into the final. This year’s Nationals sees seven clubs represented and also marks the debut of the Melbourne Korfball Club. We gladly welcome the newest member of the Korfball Australia family to the fold and look forward to watching them grow in the years to come. As has been previously announced, the 2019 Korfball Australia AGM will be held on Saturday at 12:20 PM. Games will break for the AGM, allowing teams a lunch break. The weekends’ official proceedings will conclude with the After Party, to be held at the Lucky Hotel in Newcastle. More information on this function can be found on the event page, where you can also buy tickets. With the timetable being released, we’re officially into the final countdown towards what is shaping up to be the biggest and the best Nationals in quite some time, a remarkable achievement for a Nationals being hosted in New South Wales for the first time. Entry is free for all spectators, all weekend, and we look forward to seeing everyone out at what is the largest annual celebration of Korfball in Australia. Captains Announced for World Korfball Championships 2019-07-25T07:12:13Z captains-announced-for-world-korfball-championships As the World Korfball Championships draws ever closer, and the National Team finalises its preparations for the tournament, National Coach Tim Miller has appointed Bethan Channing and Andrew Hutchesson as his Team Captains. In announcing the captains, Tim noted, “To be given the honour of leading your country at a World Championships is a wonderful recognition of not only your service but also your preparation and influence within the team environment.” Bethan has been a mainstay of the Open National Team since the 2015 World Korfball Championships, and is the only player in the team who participated at the 2017 World Games. This will be her fourth open international event. Andrew made his Open National Team debut at the 2014 Asia-Oceania Korfball Championships, and despite missing the 2017 World Games will also participate in his fourth international tournament. Recognition of these appointments can be found on the National Team hub, with a “C” being added next to Bethan and Andrew’s name to signify their appointment. Congratulations to Bethan and Andrew, and we wish you and the team the best of luck for the World Korfball Championships. Australia’s tournament starts on the evening of August 1st, with a match against Poland at 7:15 PM (ACST). 2019 Korfball World Korfball Championships Team Selected 2019-06-09T03:37:58Z 2019-korfball-world-korfball-championships-team-selected Korfball Australia is pleased to announce the team for the upcoming 2019 World Korfball Championships has been selected. The tournament, to be played in Durban, South Africa, kicks off on the 1st of August, and runs until the the 10th of August. As has been previously announced, Tim Miller will lead the team as Head Coach, with Sharyn Bungey and Krissy Marshall supporting in Team Management roles. 2019 World Korfball Championships Team Females Amy Kubank (Flinders, SA)Bethan Channing  (Boomers, SA)Emily Hutchesson (Glenelg, SA)Georgia Bungey (Arista, SA)Lauren Charlton (Newcastle, NSW)Lauren Bungey (Arista, SA)Tamika Zilm (Nomads, UK) Males Andrew Hutchesson (Flinders, SA)Ben Wallace (Newcastle, NSW)Cameron McLean (Arista, SA)Greg Perry (Boomers, Vic)Jazz Zulfic (Flinders, SA)Jeffrey Vlietstra (KV Viko, Ned)Nik Bungey (Arista, SA)Zac Marshall (Arista, SA) The team takes a new look and feel to South Africa, with a new coach, seven players returning from last year’s Asia-Oceania Korfball Championships team and eight players making their Open Team or International debut. The full team, and all National Team updates, can be found on the National Team page. The team is a truly representative one, with players based in 2 continents, 3 countries, 3 Australian states, and representing 7 different clubs. Whilst this presents its challenges, this is a great sign for the ongoing development of Australian Korfball, and we look forward to more widespread representation as our newer regions and clubs continue to grow. As a smaller sport, Korfball in Australia doesn't receive any Government or other funding, and as such all training and tournament costs are borne by the players. Despite this, and with many opposing nations being funded, or even fully professional, Australia still ranks 10th in the world. In order to assist our players, and try and close the gap on the front running nations, Korfball Australia has launched a crowdfunding campaign. On this campaign, donors can donate to individual players, or the team as a whole. As an added bonus, any donations made by Australian tax-payers over $2 are tax deductible, thanks to our partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation. The team is already training together at regular training camps, which will continue until they depart for South Africa.