Club: HC Bloemendaal Heren 1

Postition on the field: Central Defender

Osaka Hockey Stick: Pro Tour 100 Show Bow

What got you into hockey?
Because my parents used to play field hockey, I was infected with the field hockey virus from a young age.

What does hockey mean for you, right now?
To me, field hockey means bringing out the best in yourself every day. And enjoying a journey with a group of friends to different goals.

What is it like getting to represent your club/country?
It's something I've been dreaming of ever since I was a child. It is an honor to play for my country.

What is a typical day in your life?
A typical day is going to the gym, working on my studies and then of course field hockey training.

What makes you happy?
Achieving goals and having fun with friends

What do you occupy yourself with, besides hockey?
My studies: Commerciele economie – Digital Business Concepts.

How do you stay 'on top of your game'?
Enjoy the game and leave the right things for field hockey.

What do you still want to achieve as athlete?
Play in the Olympic games.

How do you see hockey evolving in the next couple years?
My expectation is that several adjustments will be made to the game to ensure the safety of the players. Think for example of the penalty corner and the high ball.

What does the Osaka ambassadorship mean to you?
A collaboration where lifestyle, coolnes, fashion and fun come together to achieve various goals.

In what way has Osaka impacted your journey as an athlete?
Osaka has created a lifestyle which has influenced how I look and behave as a player.

What made you want to team up with Osaka in the first place?
I wanted to work together with and be part of the Osaka family since they have certain looks and values that suit me.

What is your ultimate tip for a starting athlete?
My tip is to enjoy the game and all the things that come with it. When you get fun and energy out of it, you end up wanting to do everything for it, which can ensure that you can achieve personal goals in field hockey.

What would you tell your younger self?
When you can complete things as quickly as possible, complete those things.