Holland – Hockey Tour
26 November – 8 December 2016
WOW WOW WOW …………. What an amazing experience for our Northwood boys!
A squad of 28 boys and 4 coaches left on the 26 November 2016 for an 11 night hockey tour of Holland.
The boys played 7 matches at different clubs around Holland, which was a great way to see Holland and to meet the locals who were so hospitable and friendly all the time.
The hockey was of a very high standard with fantastic facilities, each club having at least 3-4 astro’s as well as clubhouses where the boys would have dinner/lunch with their team mates after each game.
Two training clinics were set up at HC Amsterdam and HC Rotterdam with the likes of Justin Reid Ross -South African Olympic player, playing at HC Amsterdam, Martijn Driyver – Legendary Goalie Coach, Alistar Brogdan & Simon Egerton -Great Britian Olympic player and HC Rotterdam players coaching the boys.
The tour would not be complete without a bit of culture, the boys got to experience a Canal Cruise, The Amsterdam Dungeons, Anne Frank House, Kinderdijk Windmills, The Euromast tower and Harbour Cruise in Rotterdam, Scheveningen Ferris Wheel in The Hauge and the highlight was spending a full day at “De Uithof” an indoor snow ski area in The Hague.
The boys got to say farewell to Matthew Fairweather and got to meet Shaun Baker our new MIC for Hockey who joined the tour for 4 days in Amsterdam from the UK.
Just a big thank-you once again to Northwood school, all the parents who worked so hard and our sponsors for making this dream a reality.
A pre-tour magazine was compiled, with amazing articles and pictures of Northwood School’s history. Copies are available at reception for a cost of R100.00.