As the 2022 Asia Oceania Korfball Championships draws ever closer, squad activities are continuing in earnest, and the ramp-up to the tournament is getting underway! In light of this, there are a host of important updates to share. Read on for all the latest updates.
It gives Korfball Australia great pleasure to announce that Warren Frederickson has accepted the offer to come on board as the Assistant Coach for the 2022 AOKC tournament and build-up. Warren will be a familiar face to many, most recently as Head Coach of Melbourne Korfball Club, the latest in a long history of Korfball involvement at all levels. Warren will be working closely with Isabel, Helen and Tim, our previously appointed position-holders, to deliver a seamless lead-up to the 2022 AOKC. Congratulations Warren, and welcome aboard!
More announcements around the management and support team will be forthcoming before too long, so keep your eyes peeled for that.
The IKF has announced that the 2022 AOKC will be held in Pattaya City, Thailand, between November 28 and December 4. Matches will be held at the Eastern National Sports Training Center. From the IKF:
The KAT became an official IKF Member in 2019, and has shown tremendous development of korfball in Thailand in recent years, despite the challenging circumstances due to the pandemic. Their efforts to promote and develop korfball in Thailand lead to the awarding of the IKF World Korfball Award – Best Grassroots Development in 2019.
The IKF Council is confident that KAT will do a great job hosting the 11th edition of the IKF Asia-Oceania Korfball Championship 2022.
Training Camp and Selections
Now that the coaching team is complete, we’re able to move ahead with an expanded training plan, including intensive training camps. The first of these will take place in Adelaide, between September 2 and 4. Exact details will be confirmed shortly, and will be emailed to all eligible players who have expressed an interest in being available for selection. The expression of interest form is still available here.
Attendance at this training camp, or negotiated non-attendance, is considered a prerequisite for selection eligibility for the 2022 AOKC. As such, if any interested players are unable to make any session, but still wish to be considered for selection, it is important that you communicate as quickly as possible with the coaching/management team. If you require any contact information for the coaches, please get in contact via the Contact page or at email@example.com.
Selections for the team to represent Australia at the 2022 AOKC will be made following this training camp. This will then allow the team to develop in a higher intensity environment in the build up to the 2022 AOKC