Netherlands men’s coach Paul van Ass has announced his 27 strong training group ahead of the key tournaments that the team will take part in this year.
Van Ass has named 24 outfield players and three goalkeepers in the group as The Netherlands begin their preparations for the Rabobank Hockey World League (Rotterdam, NED, 13-23 June 2013) and the EuroHockey Nations Championships (Antwerp, BEL, 17-25 August 2013).
There are a number of new faces in the group, including Jan Willem Buissant (Amsterdam H&BC), Sam van der Ven (HGC), Goof van der Kamp (HGC), Roel Bovendeert (HC Bloemendaal), Jelle Galema (Oranje Zwart) and Diede van Puffelen (HC Bloemendaal). Sam van der Ven and Jan Willem Buissant have previously trained with the Dutch team but have no caps to their name. Goof van der Kamp, Roel Bovendeert, Jelle Galema and Diede van Puffelen (HC Bloemendaal) move up from the junior set up, with all four players having competed at the U-21 European Championships last summer. Constantijn Jonker of SV Kampong is welcomed back into the fold following an absence of almost three years, having picked up the last of his 22 caps in July 2010.
The full list of players can be found below.
Netherlands Training Squad
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
Roel Bovendeert - H.C. Bloemendaal
Jan Willem Buissant - Amsterdamsche H. & B.C.
Quirijn Caspers - S.V. Kampong
Jelle Galema - M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart
Jeroen Hertzberger - H.C. Rotterdam
Rogier Hofman - H.C. Bloemendaal
Robert van der Horst - M.H.C. Oranje-Zwart
Tim Jenniskens - H.C. Bloemendaal
Wouter Jolie - H.C. Bloemendaal
Constantijn Jonker - S.V. Kampong
Goof van der Kamp - H.G.C.
Robbert Kemperman - S.V. Kampong
Floris van der Linden - H.G.C.
Diede van Puffelen - H.C. Bloemendaal
Glenn Schuurman - H.C. Bloemendaal
Jaap Stockmann (GK) - H.C. Bloemendaal
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
Sander de Wijn - S.V. Kampong
Source material: KNHB Media Release
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