Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club

Amsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club (founded 28 January 1892) is the oldest field hockey club of the Netherlands, based in Amstelveen. AH&BC is also the largest field hockey club in the city (2286 members).

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Full nameAmsterdamsche Hockey & Bandy Club
Short nameAH&BC
Founded18 January 1892; 129 years ago (1892-01-18)
Home groundWagener Stadium, Amstelveen
(Capacity 15,000)
Members2152[1]
LeagueMen's Hoofdklasse
Women's Hoofdklasse
2020–21Men: 7th
Women: 2nd
WebsiteClub website
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The team is a powerhouse of both domestic and international hockey. Both its men's and women's teams are annual contenders for the Dutch titles. The men's team won its maiden European Cup in 2005.

Originally, the club was also playing bandy, as is still reflected in the club's name.

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1892 and is seen as the oldest hockey club of the Netherlands and the European mainland.[2] In the early years bandy was the most important sport, when there was no ice in the summer they would play field hockey. Because of the 1928 Summer Olympics the regard towards hockey changed, the Netherlands national hockey team won the silver medal at the field hockey tournament. From this moment onwards field hockey became the most important sport for the club.[3]

HonoursEdit

MenEdit

National Title / Hoofdklasse

  • Winners (21): 1924–25, 1925–26, 1926–27, 1927–28, 1928–29, 1931–32, 1932–33, 1933–34, 1936–37, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1965–66, 1974–75, 1993–94, 1994–95, 1996–97, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Runners-up (15): 1905–06, 1906–07, 1908–09, 1916–17, 1973–74, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1988–89, 1997–98, 2001–02, 2005–06, 2007–08, 2008–09, 2015–16, 2017–18

Gold Cup

  • Winners (1): 2018–19

KNHB Cup

  • Winners (1): 1995–96
  • Runners-up (1): 1994–95

Euro Hockey League

European Cup

  • Winners (1): 2005
  • Runners-up (3): 1995, 1996, 1998

Cup Winners' Cup

  • Winners (2): 1999, 2003

Hoofdklasse Indoor

  • Winners (10): 1987–88, 1988–89, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2011–12, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2019–20

EuroHockey Indoor Club Cup

  • Runners-up (1): 1990

EuroHockey Indoor Club Trophy

  • Winners (1): 2016

WomenEdit

National title / Hoofdklasse

  • Winners (20): 1936–37, 1937–38, 1948–49, 1970–71, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1974–75, 1975–76, 1978–79, 1979–80, 1980–81, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1988–89, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2008–09, 2012–13, 2018–19
  • Hoofdklasse runners-up (18): 1981–82, 1984–85, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1992–93, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–00, 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2015–16, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2020–21

European Cup

  • Winners (14): 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 2014, 2019
  • Runners-up (1): 1993

Cup Winners' Cup

  • Winners (6): 1998, 1999, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2009

Hoofdklasse Indoor

  • Winners (5): 1971–72, 1986–87, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

Women's squadEdit

Head coach: Robert Tigges

As of 10 September 2021[4]
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NED Anne Veenendaal
2 GK   NED Sofie ter Kuile
3 FW   NED Valerie van Odijk
4 MF   NED Hester van der Veld
5 FW   NED Elsemiek Groen
7   NED Alessia Norbiato
8 FW   NED Filiz Tuzgöl
9 MF   NED Zoë Admiraal
10 FW   NED Sosha Benninga
11 FW   NED Maria Verschoor
12 FW   NED Fay van der Elst
No. Pos. Nation Player
13 DF   NED Sabine Plönissen
14 MF   NED Ilse Kappelle
15 FW   NED Freeke Moes
16 MF   NED Noor de Baat
17 MF   NED Felice Albers
18 DF   NED Floor de Haan
19 FW   NED Marijn Veen
20 FW   NED Michelle Fillet
21 DF   NED Lauren Stam (Captain)
22 DF   GER Kira Horn
23   NED Sarah Smith Sibinga

Men's squadEdit

Head coach: Alexander Cox

As of 10 September 2021[4]
No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NED Joren Romijn
2 GK   NED Daan Taphoorn
3 DF   NED Daan Dekker
5 MF   NED Luke Dommershuijzen
6 MF   NED Teun Kropholler
7 MF   NED Floris Middendorp
8 MF   NED Billy Bakker
9 FW   NED Valentijn Charbon
10 FW   NED Mirco Pruyser (Captain)
11 DF   BEL Nicolas Poncelet
12 MF   NED Valentin Verga
No. Pos. Nation Player
15 FW   AUS Trent Mitton
17 FW   NED Brent van Bijnen
18   NED Gilles Wegter
19 MF   AUS Lachlan Sharp
20 MF   NED Tijn Lissone
21 DF   NED Teun Rohof
22   NED Wout Kooijman
23 DF   AUS Matt Dawson
25 MF   NED Bram Huijbregts
30   NED Jan Cordes
31 DF   AUS Fergus Kavanagh

Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amsterdamsche (H. & B.C.)". www.knhb.nl (in Dutch). Koninklijke Nederlandse Hockey Bond. 31 October 2019.
  2. ^ "Algemeen". ahbc.nl (in Dutch). Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Archief Amsterdamsche Hockey- en Bandyclub". amsterdam.nl (in Dutch). Stadsarchief Amsterdam. 18 January 2018. Retrieved 12 July 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Spelerslijsten Hoofdklasse Dames en Tulp Hoofdklasse Heren 2021-2022" (PDF). hockey.nl (in Dutch). 10 September 2021. Retrieved 10 September 2021.

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