Head coach of the Dutch men's national team, Paul van Ass, announced the 26-man Olympic training group that will make up the core of the team headed to the London 2012 Games.
The big news out of the well-attended, hour-long press conference was that Dutch veterans Teun de Nooijer and Taeke Taekema have been added to the Olympic training group after being cut late last year. When the duo were left off the winter training squad it sent shock waves through Dutch hockey, but the pair will now be among the 26 players vying for a roster spot in London. The entire 26-man training group includes:
Seve van Ass (H.G.C.)
Sander Baart (M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart)
Billy Bakker (Amsterdamsche H. & B.C.)
Marcel Balkestein (M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart)
Pirmin Blaak (GK) (H.C. Rotterdam)
Quirijn Caspers (S.V. Kampong)
Laurence Docherty (S.V. Kampong)
Floris Evers (Amsterdamsche H. & B.C.)
Jeroen Hertzberger (H.C. Rotterdam)
Rogier Hofman (H.C. Bloemendaal)
Robert van der Horst (H.C. Rotterdam)
Tim Jenniskens (H.C. Bloemendaal)
Wouter Jolie (H.C. Bloemendaal)
Robbert Kemperman (Rot-Weiss Köln)
Eby Kessing (H.C. Bloemendaal)
Floris van der Linden (H.G.C.)
Teun de Nooijer (H.C. Bloemendaal)
Jaap Stockmann (GK) (H.C. Bloemendaal)
Taeke Taekema (Amsterdamsche H. & B.C.)
Sam van der Ven (GK) (H.G.C. )
Valentin Verga (Amsterdamsche H. & B.C.)
Klaas Vermeulen (Amsterdamsche H. & B.C.)
Bob de Voogd (M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart)
Mink van der Weerden (M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart)
Roderick Weusthof (H.C. Rotterdam)
Sander de Wijn (S.V. Kampong )
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