Tag Archives: Belgium

Aisling D’hooge – ‘The Panther’

Who is Aisling D’hooghe? I’m the goalkeeper of the Belgian National Team. I’m 23 years old and I always played at Waterloo Ducks. How and when did you start playing hockey? I was 10 years old. I really wanted to do a team sports and loved football. My father was not very happy with me […]

Arthur ‘Tuur’ van Doren

Who is Arthur van Doren? I am 22 years of age, played for KHC Dragons all my life and play for the Belgium national team (Red Lions) since 2012. When and how did you start playing hockey? My uncle was a hockeyplayer and introduced me to the sport, also gave me my first hockeystick. We lived […]

Gloria ‘Pinkie’ Comerma

Who is Gloria Comerma? I guess in this interview, I’m a hockey player from Spain, now playing in Belgium for Waterloo Ducks. Graduated in advertising and public relations, marketing digital and social media management. Fan of travelling, family and Instagram 😉 How did you start playing hockey? I was been born in Terrassa (Barcelona) in […]

Vincent Vanasch – ‘The Wall’

Who is Vincent Vanasch? I’m Vincent Vanasch… I’m a last year student Physiotherapy. I’m the forth in a family of 5 children. Since August 2016 I’m married. I’m the goalkeeper of the Belgian National Team (THE REDLIONS) and of Waterloo Ducks. I won 3 times in a row the Belgian League (2012-2014) with Watducks and […]

Elliot van Strydonck – The silent sweeper

Who is Elliot Van Strydonck? I’m 28 years old. Captain of Royal Léopold Club, played two years in Holland for Oranje-Zwart and player of the Red Lions who won the silver medal at the Olympics in Rio. I also have a little boy Madison (19months). I got a Marketing degree in 2010. Why field hockey? Because I […]

Gauthier ‘Gauth’ Boccard

Who is Gauthier Boccard? I’m a belgian defender playing for the Waterloo Ducks and the Red lions. I have won 3 titles with Watducks and have played around 135 caps for the national team. I’m born the 26 of august 1991 and living in Waterloo. When and why did you start to play hockey? I […]

John-John ‘box-to-box’ Dohmen

Who is John-John Dohmen? I’m the captain of the Belgian National Hockey team and silver medalist at the Olympics in Rio2016. I’m studying osteopathy and I started my own business recently. I created a new cap brand named CAP10. www.cap10.be When and why did you start playing hockey? I started when I was 5 years old in Léopold […]

FHAnalytics – Field Hockey Analytics

It all started one day when one of the application co-creator got tired of managing game statistics through spreadsheets, week after week, month after month. One of the goals of the FHA application is to help coaching staffs in their decision making process by streamlining the use of statistics from their own games as well […]

‘The correct ranking would change the Rio Games but most likely not its winner!’ by Ernst Baart

The FIH world ranking is not a correct representation of the actual worth of hockey nations on a global scale. It considers the ranking of non relevant tournaments such as the Champions Trophy and the continental championships. Let me explain… The Champions Trophy should not be considered because it is (or has become) an invitational […]

Laurine Delforge – Playing or Umpiring?

Playing or umpiring? That is the question I often get asked. As if there was a choice to be made. There is none. You just don’t give up on your passions, no matter how many there may be. I have always been exceedingly passionate about sports since a very young age. Growing up I tried […]