Hockey in Australia: ‘I had to arrange everything within ten days’

In the series ‘Foreign adventure’ stories of Dutch hockey players who play or have played abroad, this week Florine van Grimbergen (28). She played in two bouts for Melbourne University Hockey Club and HC Melbourne in Australia. Ouch! Ouch! There is still fifteen minutes of playing time on the clock, but Florine van Grimbergen has a cramp in […]

Olympic Champion Lily Owsley signs for HDM

HDM is the first club in the Dutch Hoofdklasse to announce a reinforcement for next season. The club from The Hague has secured British international and Olympic champion Lily Owsley (26). Furthermore, the contracts of Orange potentials Tessa Clasener and Margot van Hecking Colenbrander and of Jong Oranje player Imme van Es have been extended. With the […]

Santi Frexia set to leave Amsterdam

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 […]

Appeals Committee agrees with KNHB in Kampong case

The independent Appeals Committee of the KNHB has rejected Kampong’s appeal in the corona affair surrounding player Jip Janssen. This means that the penalty will be upheld: Kampong Heren 1 will be subtracted three points and the match Tilburg – Kampong from the Tulp Major League Men must be replayed. This statement is final.  The Disciplinary Commission […]

Lidewij Welten: ‘2021 will be one big hockey puzzle’

It goes without saying that Lidewij Welten was pleasantly surprised on Tuesday when she heard the news about the resumption of group training and the beckoning restart of the big league . But with the unpredictability of the corona virus in mind, the attacker from Den Bosch and Oranje is still a bit of a blow. “Nothing is self-evident.” […]

Dutch big league coaches fear frost and injuries: ‘Time is tight’

The surprising news that the big league teams will most likely be allowed to resume group training and competition from 17 December has been received with enthusiasm by the top hockey players. But the coaches are tempering expectations and are sceptical whether league matches will be played in January. ‘To prevent injuries, we have to be […]

Annan signs contract extension with the KNHB

Alyson Annan (47) will remain the national coach of the Orange Ladies after the Olympic Games in Tokyo. The KNHB has extended its employment contract up to and including the 2022 World Cup, which will be played in both Spain and the Netherlands. The ball started rolling a few months ago, after it was agreed that Annan […]

100th international match Coen van Bunge: ‘wants to become a record international’

Seventeen years after Peter Elders whistled his hundredth international match, Coen van Bunge will receive the Golden Whistle on Wednesday at the FIH Pro League match between Belgium and the Netherlands . On the eve of that game, we watch his first, best, worst and most memorable match with the Dutch arbiter. “The images of my worst match still hurt […]

ABN AMRO clubs: ‘Attention and importance to women’s hockey must be increased’

The ABN AMRO – main sponsor of 53 hockey clubs – announced its new initiative on Thursday afternoon : more equality between men and women in hockey. The chairpersons of the top clubs Oranje-Rood and Bloemendaal, sponsored by ABN AMRO, also think it is important, but: ‘the attention and importance of women’s hockey must therefore be increased’. The […]

Mr Rotterdam reigns supreme in Amsterdam

The Netherlands have convincingly won their second FIH Pro League match against Great Britain. A 3-1 victory, thanks to two great goals in quick succession from Mr Rotterdam, Jeroen Hertzberger, who was competing in his 250th match for the hosts The Netherlands were given a boost before the match with the return of their deadly […]