Bloemendaal and Dominant Den Bosch lifted the Men and Women Euro Hockey League title 2021


Bloemendaal became the first side to win four European showpiece crowns as they beat first-time finalists Atlètic Terrassa at the Wagener Stadium.

They also eased to their second Euro Hockey League title in the last three editions after a 5-2 win over the Spanish outfit, playing their first major final.

“We played a pretty good game,” said Brinkman. “Without a crowd, it’s all a bit weird but it’s still the same title of three years ago so we are very happy.

“We’ve trained so hard for it this year and it is still possible for us to win two prizes with the Dutch championships.

“Entertaining hockey is what we want to show people in the stadium, normally, and now on TV. We had some nice combinations, nice goals. It was a really nice performance from us.”

The likes of Arthur van Doren – adding yet another title success to his growing palmarès with club and country – and Brinkman was in immaculate form throughout as the Dutch side blasted into an early 2-0 lead.

Atlèti got one back inside the first 10 minutes but further strikes from Florian Fuchs, Brinkman and Tim Swaen saw them pull away.


Dominant Den Bosch too strong for Club de Campo in first-ever EHL Women’s final

Den Bosch became the first-ever EHL Women’s champions with a dominant performance to get the best of Club de Campo de Madrid in the GRAND FINAL at the Wagener Stadium as Frédérique Matla fired a hat trick.

It carried on their incredible run of success from the old EuroHockey Club Champions Cup when they won 16 titles, the most of any club in the top tier competition.

The Brabant club were the main protagonists in the first half but they got little change from the Club de Campo defence in the opening 15 minutes. The main opening came via Welten whose burst of speed opened up a chance but she could not find the sweet connection to test Maria Ruiz.

That golden touch did come early in the second quarter, though, when Pien Sanders produced an excellent turnover and fed the ball forward to Welten. Driving with pace and purpose, she unleashed a beautiful shot on her backhand from the left side of the circle, all the way across into the bottom corner.

Sanders’ range of passing was a feature of the game and she brilliantly picked out Joosje Burg on the charge with a full-width sweep but the chance came to nothing.

Campo, meanwhile, were living on the counter which almost yielded an opening for Sara Barrios but Bea Perez’s pass in behind the last defender proved just out of reach.

The Den Bosch lead was doubled just before the end of the quarter from their second penalty corner. Ruiz did well to keep out Frédérique Matla’s first drag-flick but the next one was perfect, locating a low route to the backboard.

The Spanish champions took to the second half with greater attacking intent, forcing Josine Koning into her first save of note while Alicia Magaz had more time than she realised from an inviting chance.

But the game was all but sealed with 20 minutes to go when Laura Nunnink’s raking pass found Matla’s run. Like Welten before her, she pushed it out onto her reverse-stick arc and shot powerfully at Ruiz who was unable to keep it out.

A simple fourth goal followed when Marloes Keetels picked off possession on the 23-metre line. A quick pass to Welten created a two-on-one which Maartje Krekelaar finished off.

Matla crowned the victory with another powerful corner drags with six minutes to go to extend the lead to 5-0.



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