Sjoerd Marijne new coach hockeyvrouwen India
Sjoerd Marijne is the new coach of the hockeyvrouwen of India. The former coach of the Dutch hockeysters signs a contract until the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo.
“Once I have my contract sent have been given, I’m going to apply for a visa and can I go to India,” says Marijne on Monday. The former hockey player from Den Bosch was in september 2015, fired as coach of the Dutch hockeysters.
The 42-year-old Dutchman had Orange only a year under his wing as the successor of Max Caldas, who after won world cup in their own country, stepped over to the men. Alyson Annan as head coach had the hockeysters at the Games in Rio de Janeiro to settle for silver.
In India get Marijne the chance of rehabilitation. “The Indian women are standing on the twelfth place of the world ranking and want to move up, that seems obvious to me. The Olympics are the goal.”
“Tokyo is still far away, but at the same time, also already there. We go hard to work,” said Marijne. India was also of the party in Rio 2016, but was in the group stage last with only one point.
Marijne is the second Dutch national coach in India, where orlando’s column Oltmans the men under his care. “The contact is also through orlando’s column arise”, says de Brabander, who for his time at the Dutch hockeysters the mannenteams of Amsterdam, Oranje Zwart and Jong Oranje (men and women) trained.