Tours

The Hockey Department organizes hockey tours to a wide range of destinations throughout Europe and beyond. Popular destinations include “hockey loving” countries like The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, UK and Spain. We are known for our tailor made tours and we will work with you to develop your personal tour program. Play as much or as little as you like and include sightseeing options. Thanks to our long standing presence in the hockey community we have outstanding relationships with many hockey clubs in Europe and have access to excellent training facilities. On top of this, we can organize professional coaching clinics with fully experienced high performance coaches. For the friendly match we will select teams that match your level of play in order to make sure you will have the best competition for your team.

We will be delighted to provide you with a detailed, tailor made proposal. Please feel free to contact us.

Ambassadors

  • Austin Smith

    is our ambassador for South Africa. With Austin The Hockey Department welcomes a great name from South African hockey. Austin has played in the Olympic Games of 2008 and 2012 and the World Cups of 2010 and 2014. He has been South African captain
    for many years already. In 2005 Austin moved to the UK to play for Reading for four seasons. Nowadays Austin is player, captain and drag flick specialist for HC Den Bosch, a team competing the highest hockey division in The Netherlands. Within The Hockey Department, Austin is active in developing and promoting European hockey tours within South Africa. Austin can be reached at austin@thehockeydepartment.com

  • Gijs Hardeman

    is our ambassador for the rest of Africa and has a long term relationship with the continent. He accompanied mountain bike events in Kenya and walked with a group of 50 men onto the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. But mainly, he was active in the African hockey sport. For the Dutch Hockey Association he spent six months in Zambia, from where he founded the Hockey Dreams Foundation. This foundation is now active in Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa. He also worked as a coach in Durban for six months. Gijs organizes our hockey trips from and to Africa and can be reached at africa@thehockeydepartment.com