Friday, February 23, 2024

Netherlands

Dutch hockey urges clubs to stop junior competitions below under-12 level

By The Hockey Paper Dutch hockey's governing body wants clubs to stop selection training and competitive hockey for children below under-12 level. The Royal Dutch Hockey Association (KNHB) believes that the small timeframe to prove themselves leads to stress. "In 90 minutes...

Maartje Paumen retires from club hockey and returns to Dutch leagues as MOP assistant coach

By The Hockey Paper Dutch hockey great Maartje Paumen has played her last game after it was confirmed that the penalty corner specialist will be joining Dutch outfit MOP as assistant coach next season. After a 17-year club career which spanned...

EuroHockey 2017: Netherlands comeback clinches thrilling men’s gold 4-2 against Belgium

AMSTERDAM -- How to silence - initially - 10,000 Oranje? Play forceful, serene hockey with incisive interchanges. Belgium, 2-0 up inside 30 minutes, did just that and with some aplomb as they sent a disbelieving Wagener Stadium into rare...

EuroHockey 2017: Holland women show class against spirited Belgium to lift title 3-0

By The Hockey Paper staff in Amsterdam The Netherlands staved off the threat of a Belgium side undaunted by playing their first major final to lift the Rabo EuroHockey Championships title in front of a partisan crowd at the Wagener...

EuroHockey 2017: George Pinner wants ‘lion-hearted’ England – with one Dutch fan on his side

Amsterdam - Co-captain George Pinner has called on England to produce "real fight, a lion-hearted one" on Friday as they attempt to reach the EuroHockey Championship final for the first time in eight years. Bobby Crutchley's side will have to...

EuroHockey 2017: England women’s electric pace can beat the Dutch, says Maddie Hinch

Amsterdam -- England women and the Netherlands' EuroHockey Championships semi-final on Thursday night may be a rematch of the Olympic final - but the raft of retirees from both sides has added new dimensions: speed. Post-Olympic year always marks a...

EuroHockey 2017: There’s always pressure to succeed with Holland, says Alyson Annan

Amsterdam  - The pressures of managing the Dutch hockey teams were laid bare by Alyson Annan, the great Australian now in charge of the women's side, on the eve of their clash against England here. At last summer's Olympics, Annan...

Investec Hockey Test: England women evoke past glories against Netherlands in sell-out

Lee Valley - So, the Dutch finally won on a shoot out. But Sunday was really for the 5,000 who had snapped up tickets back in February. It was a day too when a large portion of the England team faced...

England Hockey women v Argentina and Netherlands: Internationals preview and how to watch

BY ROD GILMOUR The world's top three women's sides in world hockey convene at the Olympic Park this weekend for the Investec Internationals. Argentina, the world No 3 side, play England on Saturday before taking on the world No 1...

Kate Richardson-Walsh: creating one vision and why hockey teams fascinate me

Kate Richardson-Walsh, the former GB and England captain, is closing in on her first season at Dutch club HC Bloemendaal. Here, she speaks to The Hockey Paper on what she’s learned since Olympic gold British hockey is more akin to...
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My week: Nick Giles, Oxted Hockey men’s coach

It’s hockey 24/7 for Oxted player/coach school head of hockey coach Nick Giles. Here, he runs The Hockey Paper...
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