Thrilling shoot-outs give Bloemendaal the lead in the final

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Bloemendaal has taken a lead in the final battle of the play-offs. Rick Mathijssen’s team won after taking shoot-outs from Kampong. After seventy exciting minutes it was 2-2. They were all ready. All 22 players on the field and the two referees. But just when the orange smoke had cleared from the circle of Kampong, the last echoes of […]

Matla leads Den Bosch to victory over Amsterdam

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A backhand shot by Frédérique Matla on Thursday evening in the Wagener Stadium resulted in a 0-1 victory for Den Bosch against reigning champion Amsterdam. With a win next Saturday at the Oosterplas, the Bosschenaren conquer the national title. The possible decider is Sunday. Apart from captain Eva de Goede, Amsterdam also appeared at the start without […]

Hoofdklasse Playoff finals details announced

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The finalists of the play-offs in the Hoofdklasse and Tulp big league men have been announced. The ladies compete for the fifth time in a row Den Bosch and Amsterdam for the national title, with the team from Amsterdam defending their title. For the men, the final battle is a repeat of 2019. When Bloemendaal and Kampong […]

British Exodus Continues as Hannah Martin Joins Hurley.

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Hannah Martin will say goodbye to England & Great Britain for at least one season as she is set to join Hurley in next year’s team as a foreign draft pick, joining a host of other players moving overseas. Martin, still playing in the English Premier League at Surbiton has helped her club become the […]

Santi Frexia set to leave Amsterdam

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Santi Freixa (38) is in his last season as head coach for the men of Amsterdam. The expiring contract of the former Spanish international will not be extended, because the desired results have not yet been achieved. The big league announced this on Wednesday afternoon via the club site. Freixa, who in the past also wore the […]

Kick in the teeth for Harte as Hoofdklasse considered ‘amateur’ competition

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While last Thursday’s deferral of the EY Hockey League’s has seen many at the top end of the game question what esteem Ireland’s top competition holds locally, David Harte is enduring the same travails in the Netherlands. Widely regarded as the world’s best club league, the Hoofdklasse was put on hold following a lengthy meeting […]

Foreign competitions: hockey is still played in Belgium

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Now that our own competition has come to a halt, we are doing a tour of the fields in other countries. What about Dutch hockey players abroad? A look at the Belgian competition with Bob de Voogd, Valerie Magis, Roos Knijff and Milan van Baal among others. The hockey competition continues in Belgium. However, the rules were tightened […]

The KNHB mounts the barricade for the seniors and the big league

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The KNHB goes up the barricade for senior hockey players and the big league-competition. The hockey association believes that senior hockey players, just like youth up to the age of 18, should be able to train in groups and play matches among themselves. Director Erik Gerritsen also argues that the Hoofdlasse Dames and Tulp Hoofdlasse Heren, just […]