Jeroen Hertzberger recalled to Dutch set-up
Netherlands coach Paul van Ass has confirmed the Netherlands squad that will compete in the 2012 Men's FIH Champions Trophy, which takes place in the Australian city of Melbourne later this year.
The squad sees a return to the international fold for Quirijn Caspers, Floris van der Linden, Seve van Ass and H.C. Rotterdam captain Jeroen Hertzberger, who was arguably the biggest name left out of The Netherlands selection that claimed the Silver medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Recent retirements ensured that there were always going to be some notable absences from the Dutch team, with the familiar names of Teun de Nooijer, Floris Evers and Roderick Weusthof not in the group. The squad is also missing midfielder Robert van der Horst, who is excused due to the imminent arrival of his second child.
Billy Bakker – Amsterdam
Valentin Verga – Amsterdam
Klaas Vermeulen – msterdam
Rogier Hofman – Bloemendaal
Tim Jenniskens – Bloemendaal
Wouter Jolie – Bloemendaal
Jaap Stockmann (GK) – Bloemendaal
Seve van Ass - HGC
Floris van der Linden - HGC
Quirijn Caspers – Kampong
Robbert Kemperman – Kampong
Sander de Wijn – Kampong
Sander Baart - Oranje-Zwart
Marcel Balkestein - Oranje-Zwart
Bob de Voogd - Oranje-Zwart
Mink van der Weerden - Oranje-Zwart
Pirmin Blaak (GK) - H.C. Rotterdam
Jeroen Hertzberger - H.C. Rotterdam
The Dutch team will compete in Pool B where they will face tough opponents in the shape of Australia, Belgium and Pakistan. In Pool A, Germany, England, New Zealand and India will fight it out for a place in the Semi Finals. Full details about the match schedule can be found on our men's Champions Trophy tournament pages by clicking here.
Source Material: KNHB