9 August 2019

Dean Woods


Steve Jones appointed as main referee for Belgium vs Netherlands

On Saturday (10 August) the final of the International Korfball Federation (IKF) World Korfball Championships will take place between Belgium and The Netherlands in Durban, South Africa.

We’re delighted to confirm that England Korfball League referee, Steve Jones, has been appointed as the main referee for the Final.

Welsh referee Steve Jones, 50, is England Korfball’s most experienced active referee and regularly takes charge of matches in our top league, including the final at the Copper Box Arena in London.

Jones has been an IKF Elite referee for a number of years. He was also selected as the main referee for the World Championship Final in 2011, the Europa Cup Final in 2012 and the European Championships Final in 2018.

Steve will be assisted in Saturday’s final by Carlos Faria (Portugal) with Luke Rosie (Australia) and Dan-Lin Huang (Chinese Taipei) as reserve officials.

List of British Referees appointed to the World Championships Final:

2019 – Steve Jones

2015 – Dean Woods

2011 – Steve Jones

1999 – Bobby Allen

1995 – Peter Allan

1987 – Graham Grafter

1978 – Marion Atkinson

The IKF World Korfball Championships takes place between 1 – 10 August 2019 in Durban, South Africa.

For the latest World Championships news search #WKC2019 on social media. Congratulations and good luck Steve!