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Hockey5s Madness!

Hockey means a lot to me.  It represents memories, personal and professional development, achievement and overcoming all sorts of challenges.  Hockey and sports in general, offer the opportunity of dreaming. Personally, some of those dreams did come true: To meet some of my idols growing up, to live and work in different countries, to coach […]

The Irishman ‘case’

I’ve once heard the Dutch umpire Coen van Bunge, stating that: ‘Hockey could be something in-between Football (soccer) and Rugby’. Coen was specifically talking about umpiring styles and communication. I liked and totally ‘bought into’ that idea. I like the balance between those 2 sports different cultures, I thought that balance would represent a fine […]

Building-up in ‘Slang’

(Slang: a type of language consisting of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, more common in speech than writing and typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.) Mathias Mueller: ‘When there are restarts from the back, in the moment that you pass the ball, it is always a decision […]

A lighthouse called EHL

In my sunny hometown Cascais, there is this lighthouse called Farol de Santa Marta. I have always thought of it as a beautiful and meaningful building.  It literally and figuratively enlightens, shows the way, it was a reference for the those at sea but also for the ones inland.  It’s tall and colourful construction exists in […]

Teun Rohof – The Rock!

Who is Teun Rohof? I am Teun Rohof, 31 years old, living in Amsterdam for 11 years and playing for AH&BC my favourite hockey club in The Netherlands How did hockey start in your life? I started to play hockey in the back yard with my brothers, sister and even my parents. I started as […]

Jelle ‘Kali’ Galema

Who is Jelle Galema? Jelle Galema is a Dutch striker, 24 years old, playing for Oranje Rood and for the Dutch team (47 caps). Currently living in Boxtel, born in Den Bosch on the 11 of November, 1992. 3x Dutch champion, one time EHL champion, third place European Championship in Boon 2013 and second place […]

Stéphane Vehrlé-Smith ‘Brazilian Ace’

Who is Stéphane? A happy 27 year old born Brazilian who grew up in Kent, England. Brought up by a loving French mother and English Father; keen on hockey and fitness. Always looking to take on new opportunities. Can you describe yourself as a player? Very attacking minded and love to create. How did you […]

Manu Brunet ‘Rio2016 Golden memory’

Rio 2016 was the best sport experience I have ever had. Be part of an Olympic Games is something amazing. It is really difficult to find the correct word to describe it, but I think the best I can use is “privilege”. I had always dreamed about  being an olympic champion, but I had also worked […]

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 […]

The unmindful Max!

The Argentinian Max Caldas, coach of the Netherlands men’s team, has opened a debate in the last days about how the profile of the highest Dutch League (hoofdklasse) affected the preparation and performance of the National Team at the international scene namely during the last Olympics in Rio. He is being critical towards the competition […]