Most things in the Netherlands are close by. Any journey over 45 minutes is a ‘pain in the ass’ according to my team-mates. I guess they would never survive a journey from Cork to Belfast! Below, you can see just how close SV Kampong and FC Utrecht are. Separated by the Laan van Maarschalkerweerd, a short distance of 400m, yet at times it feels like these two clubs are worlds apart.
Of course, there are those who will say you can’t compare hockey and football due to the differences in finances and I agree. Hockey clubs by nature are not-for-profit organisations who rely heavily on sponsorships and the vital goodwill and support of volunteers.
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