During the 18th SAKF regional tournament Daniel De Rudder and Theo van der Linde conducted IKF/IOC coach and referee courses.
More than 400 players coming from different regions of South Africa and the SAKF U23 squad competed each other in different ages categories. Unfortunately the scheduled Continental African Championship U23 for qualification for the World Championship had to be cancelled because of the withdraw of Zimbabwe, Zambia and Botswana.
The participants of the courses were coming from Namibia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and different South Africa regions. Each course had seventeen participants. After a hard working week six coaches and seven referees received their IKF Level 1 Certificate during the closing ceremony. One experienced referee passed the examination for Level II. The other participants who did not pass the examinations received the Certificate of Participation.
Building up this knowledge and experience in several African countries is the next step in the development and future of Korfball on the African continent. The tournament was perfectly organized, thanks to Mr. Les Williams and Mr. Chris Theyse and their hard working team.