(Photo: FIH)

The women’s team of Netherlands started 2007 extremely well when the World Champion remained undefeated at the Spar Hockey Festival in Stellenbosch, South Africa. The Dutch team nailed host South Africa (5-0) in its last test match before the BDO Champions Trophy, scheduled for 13-21 January in Quilmes, Argentina.

Netherlands opened the international friendly tournament last week with a 2-1 victory over 2006 Rabobank Champions Trophy winner Germany. The World Champion booked another win over Germany (3-1) and nailed South Africa twice (6-0 and 5-0). Germany took a 3-1 victory over South Africa.

Results Spar Hockey Festival in Stellenbosch, South Africa (29 December 2006 – 3 January 2007):

Germany – Netherlands 1-2
South Africa – Netherlands 0-6
South Africa – Germany 1-3
Germany – Netherlands 1-3
South Africa – Netherlands 0-5
South Africa – Germany 2-2