Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Hoofdklasse

Alan Forsyth’s goals give HGC perfect start to season

Alan Forsyth has started off his time on the continent in fine fettle by getting back to doing what he does best before the season has even started. The Scot proved the difference over the weekend as his new side...

Den Bosch and Bloemendaal claim Dutch league hockey titles

A penalty corner in the last minute from Dutch dangerwoman Frederique Matla secured Den Bosch the domestic title for the 20th time in the club's history on Saturday. Matla made sure Den Bosch regained the Hoofdklasse title at the hands...

Zach Wallace will be Hoofdklasse leading light, says Pearn

Surbiton men's coach Mark Pearn believes that Zach Wallace will be one of the leading players in the Hoofdklasse next season after joining HGC. The men's domestic champions lost Wallace and Alan Forsyth to the Dutch side following the Tokyo...
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Camil Papa ‘amazed’ at his Dutch goal of the year strike

A sublime bit of circle 'tip-in' skill from Camil Papa has seen the Klein Zwitserland striker awarded Dutch goal of the year. Papa's magical goal earlier in this stuttering season was viewed in its hundreds of thousands on social media...

Ice cool Ashley Jackson has ‘nothing to prove’ in bid for Olympic hockey glory

For a sport which oozes gender parity compared to others, there is an undoubted media profile mismatch when it comes to the Great Britain men's side. The behemoth created by the GB women's gold, and then last summer's women's...

Second match called off in Dutch league due to coronavirus

A second Hoofdklasse match has been postponed due to coronavirus in Holland. Following the postponement of the the Amsterdam-HGC women's match last weekend, the Den Bosch-HGC clash in the men's competition has also been affected. The opening day call off in...

FIH Hockey Pro League is ridiculous, says Kampong coach Alex Cox

By The Hockey Paper There were Dutch fireworks in equal measure after a leading Hoofdklasse coach blasted the new Pro League for getting in the way of the domestic game. As the Netherlands played its first Pro League home match last...

Ashley Jackson gets better with age, says HGC’s Paul van Ass

The accolades continue for Ashley Jackson as the Englishman kept himself on top of the Hoofdklasse leading scorer table at the weekend. The HGC player, who moved to Holland on a two-year contract in the summer, has been on blistering...

Maddie Hinch’s international break highlights Hockey Pro League pitfalls

Analysis No one said international hockey was easy. On the fixtures' front, just ask Graham Shaw, the Irish women's coach who had tried to get a match with world No 1 Holland for the last three years prior to last month's...

Maddie Hinch keeps clean sheet as SCHC romp to opening 8-0 Hoofdklasse win

By The Hockey Paper Four of Holland's World Cup-winning squad carried on where they left off in London last month as the Dutch ladies Hoofdklasse got under way this weekend. Skipper Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel, Xan de Waard, Caia van...
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