Robert van der Horst has been in impressive form all season, his consistency rewarded with the title FIH Men’s Player of the Year.
It was exactly 10 years ago that van der Horst picked up the FIH award for Rising Star of the Year and like last year’s winner, Australia’s Mark Knowles, van der Horst has gone on to enjoy a stratospheric international career, including captaining his country.
While van der Horst and his team enjoyed great performances at the HWL Semi-Final in Antwerp and the HWL Final in Raipur, India, it was the final of the EuroHockey Championships in London, last August, when the Netherlands really showed what they are made of. A resounding victory over reigning champions Germany was “the highlight of my career so far,” said van der Horst. Although, with that sort of form, there might be an even greater moment awaiting the 31-year-old in Rio this year.Back