Hockeyweekly Editor-in-chief Edwin Alblas celebrates the newspaper's 5th anniversary with Maartje Paumen and Max Caldas
Hockeyweekly Editor-in-chief Edwin Alblas celebrates the newspaper's 5th anniversary with Maartje Paumen and Max Caldas
(Photo: Hockeyweekly)

Congratulations to Hockeyweekly, the Netherlands-based free hockey newspaper which today celebrates its fifth anniversary.

The publication is a unique source of hockey news in The Netherlands, being the only free of charge hockey journal that appears on a weekly basis. Each edition of the newspaper is made available in every hockey club throughout The Netherlands, and has been a remarkable success story. The magazine is also available online via www.hockeyweekly.nl, which allows people from outside of The Netherlands to follow their latest stories.

Speaking of his appreciation of the publication, Jan Albers, President of the Royal Dutch Hockey Federation (KNHB) and member of the FIH Executive Board said: ‘This hockey newspaper is for everybody and enriches hockey in The Netherlands. May I wish you many more years ahead.”

 As well as the kind words from Mr Albers, the newspaper also received birthday wishes from many of the world’s most iconic players, including Moritz Fürste, Teun de Nooijer, Naomi van As and Jamie Dwyer.

To mark the occasion, Editor in Chief Edwin Alblas took part in a small “Champagne Celebration” with Max Caldas and Maartje Paumen, the respective coach and captain of The Netherlands women. They two sporting icons adorn the front cover of this week’s anniversary publication.

The FIH would like to congratulate Hockeyweekly on a terrific first five years.