Netherlands Women's Hockey Team


The Netherlands Women’s Hockey team is the current world number one in the latest FIH world rankings. The team is also the current world champions in the sport.


The team plays under the aegis of Dutch Hockey Confederation, also known as the KNHB which was formed in 1898. The association is the fifth largest sports federation.

The first major success for the Dutch women in the sport of hockey was the World Cup win in 1974.


The Dutch women’s hockey team has won the World Cup on seven occasions, making them the most successful team in the competition.

They have also won the Olympic gold medal eight times and won the Champions Trophy six times.

In addition, they have won the European Championships nine times out of 13 editions.

2018 World Cup Team

Head coach: Alyson Annan

1. Anne Veenendaal

3. Sanne Koolen

4. Kitty van Male

5. Malou Pheninckx

6. Laurien Leurink

7. Xan de Waard

8. Marloes Keetels

9. Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel ©

10. Kelly Jonker

12. Lidewij Welten

13. Caia van Maasakker

15. Frederique Matla

17. Ireen van den Assem

20. Laura Nunnink

21. Lauren Stam

22. Josine Koning

23. Margot van Geffen

24. Eva de Goede

The Dutch women’s hockey team is placed in Pool A along with China, Italy and South Korea in the 2018 FIH Women’s Hockey World Cup.

The defending champions are one of the favorites for the title once again.

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