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Alyson Annan quits as Netherlands women’s hockey coach

Australian Alyson Annan sensationally quit as coach of Oranje women, the Olympic champions, on Wednesday, thus ending one of the most successful recent tenures in any international team sport. Annan, 48, and the Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) were at...

Dutch hockey launches inquiry into ‘intimidating’ women’s programme

The Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) has launched an independent inquiry into the Oranje women's performance programme. It follows reports of a negative environment and player unrest within the Olympic champions' camp. According to KNHB, the investigation aims to find...

Dutch club hockey can do more to market game to global audience

Our regular Hockey Social series delves into talking points, player Q&As and opinions from the world of hockey "It's like the Dutch don't want to share it with the rest of the world." The message was loud and clear on...

Dutch keeper, 87, bids farewell as umpire, 12, takes up the whistle

Dutch hockey has said goodbye to one of its oldest members and ushered in the new this season. After 50 years, Wiel Hansen has called time on his decades-long career as a goalkeeper at Apeldoorn HC and last month the...

Eva de Goede set to miss 2022 Women’s Hockey World Cup

Eva de Goede's career is hanging in the balance after the Dutch star admitted that she was unlikely to be fit for the 2022 Women's Hockey World Cup. The 32-year-old Netherlands captain tore a cruciate ligament and sustained damage to...

Superior Dutch women end 2021 unbeaten in vintage year

Netherlands women underlined their status as one of the best teams in international hockey history by finishing 2021 unbeaten after a 3-1 victory over Belgium in the FIH Pro League. Alyson Annan's side completed an unbeaten year with their 18th...

Mink van der Weerden retires as Jeroen Delmee reveals fresh start

Mink van der Weerden has retired from international hockey as new Oranje men's coach Jeroen Delmee heralded a "fresh and new start" for the Dutch on Wednesday. Delmee, who accrued over 400 caps and two Olympic golds and took over...

Dutch GP uses hockey club as 7,000 ‘bike shed’

The hockey pitch at Zandvoortsche HC has been turned into a parking station for 7,000 bicycles for this weekend's Dutch F1 Grand Prix. Formula One is returning to the Zandvoort circuit for the first time in 36 years as 70,000...

Billy Bakker calls time on Oranje and club hockey career

Dutch star Billy Bakker has hung up his stick after ending his career with the Oranje national side as well as at Amsterdam. The 32-year-old Dutch men's captain played 236 times for his country. Twice a World Cup runner-up, three-time...

‘Empathy and passion’: Alyson Annan hopes for more female hockey coaches

The Netherlands women's coach Alyson Annan hailed her "self-learning, self-reliant" squad after racing to a third Olympic title in four editions on Friday. The Dutch proved a class apart in Tokyo, outscoring their Pool opponents 18-2. They then won their...
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Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022: Australia women look to next gen

Australia women depart for Europe and the Women's World Cup preparations next month with an eye on the future. The...
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