National coach Alyson Annan announces her squad for the Champions Trophy

National coach Alyson Annan has announced the names of the eighteen players who are part of the selection for the Champions Trophy, which will be played in China from 17 to 25 November. Yibbi Jansen (Oranje-Rood), Maxime Kerstholt (Laren), Marijn Veen (Amsterdam), Renée van Laarhoven and Margot Zuidhof (both Kampong) will play their first big tournament for the Netherlands in Changzhou. Ginella Zerbo (SCHC), who has already won the 2015 European Championships, has also been selected.

In comparison with the selection that won gold in London last summer , nine of the eighteen players are missing: captain Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel (SCHC), Kelly Jonker (Amsterdam), Ireen van den Assem, Frédérique Matla, Sanne Koolen (Den Bosch) , Malou Pheninckx (Kampong) and the stopped Kitty Van Male (Amsterdam) . Lidewij Welten and Marloes Keetels (Den Bosch) are injured.

Pien Sanders (Den Bosch), who missed the World Cup because of a concussion , returns in the selection, just like Maartje Krekelaar (Den Bosch) and Maria Verschoor (Amsterdam). Keepster Julia Remmerswaal (hdm), reserve during the World Cup, is missing. Lisanne de Lange (Laren) is also not selected, just like Lieke Hulsen (Den Bosch).

Last name First Name Club
Geffen, Van
Margot Den Bosch
Good, de
Eve Amsterdam
Jansen Yibbi Oranje-Rood
Christmas Holt Maxime Laren
King (GK) Josine Den Bosch
Cricket Maartje Den Bosch
Laarhoven, Van
Renée Kampong
Leurink Laurien SCHC
Maasakker, Van
Nunnink Laura Oranje-Rood
Sanders Pien Den Bosch
tribe Lauren Amsterdam
Veen Marijn Amsterdam
Veenendaal (GK) Anne Amsterdam
Verschoor Maria Amsterdam
Worth de
Zerbo Ginella SCHC
Zuidhof Margot Kampong

Sanne Koolen (Den Bosch), Felice Albers (Amsterdam), Fay van der Elst (hdm) and keeper Alexandra Heerbaart (Kampong) have been appointed as reserves.

We find it important that a number of players get rest and at the same time we want to see new players play at international level.National coach Alyson Annan

Alyson Annan: ‘When compiling this tournament selection we have taken into account a number of facets to be optimally prepared for the FIH Pro League that will start next year. For example, we find it important that a number of players get rest and at the same time we want to see new players play at international level. After the Champions Trophy we make a choice which ladies from the previously formed training group will play the FIH Pro League. ‘

Champions Trophy program

The Dutch Women play in the Champions Trophy in a group of six against Argentina, Australia, China, Great Britain and Japan.

  • 17 November 2018 12.00 hours * The Netherlands – Japan
  • 18 November 2018 12.00 hours * The Netherlands – Argentina
  • 20 November 2018 08.00 am * Australia – The Netherlands
  • 22 November 2018 12.00 hours * England – Netherlands
  • 24 November 2018 10.00 am * The Netherlands – China

The times mentioned are Dutch times. In Changzhou it is six hours later. 

On 25 November the final will be played, just like the bronze finals and the game for the fifth and sixth place. The complete program can be found here.

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