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

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 […]

Annan Takes A Step Back To Reflect And Move Forward

Alyson Annan is Head Coach to the ultra successful Netherlands women team. Under her guidance and leadership, the Netherlands have not just maintained their spot at the top of the world rankings, but have cemented it. Annan herself has been voted FIH Coach of the Year for the past three years – tribute and recognition […]

Foreign competitions: hockey is still played in Belgium

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

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 […]

Analysis: top hockey players are allowed to stick their heads above ground level more often

The statement of Lidewij Welten on Instagram on Wednesday, who was disappointed that she was portrayed as an amateur athlete, was imitated en masse. Earlier this year, Terrance Pieters spoke extensively about racism in De Volkskrant. This promotion also received a lot of attention. It pays off for top hockey players to speak up, more than they have done so […]

Sterk Den Bosch remains undefeated and humiliates SCHC

Still without captain Marloes Keetels, the strong Den Bosch did not get into trouble against top team Stichtsche, which seriously wants to compete for the national title, but received hockey lessons at the Oosterplas on Sunday. The 4-0 final score was a blow to the team from Bilthoven.

Round-up HK (D): Den Bosch well past SCHC (4-0), hdm wins again

Den Bosch has won on the fifth matchday in the Dutch Hoofdklasse against SCHC: 4-0. HDM also won again. Bloemendaal was beaten 2-1 at home. Hurley recorded the first win of the season by beating Laren 1-0 and Pinoké was too strong for the Oranje-Rood (3-0)

Round-up Tulip HK (H): Bloemendaal wins top match, Tilburg takes first point

On the fifth match day in the Tulp Hoofdklasse Bloemendaal won the top match against HGC 3-2. Tilburg took the first point of the season by drawing 1-1 against Amsterdam in the Wagener Stadium. Kampong defeated Den Bosch 2-1 and Sebastien Dockier personally gave his team Pinoké the victory against Oranje-Rood (2-3).

Noordwijkse Hockey Club Coaches Face Allegations of Grooming Underage Girls for Sex

At the Noordwijkse Hockey club (NHC) great unrest has arisen after the publication of the Algemeen Dagblad about an anonymous letter accusing trainers of the club of seducing underage girls into sex. The club’s board acknowledges the letter’s existence, but says an investigation “has not yielded results, nor has there been any report of incidents since.”