Sander van der Weide
is general director and founder of The Hockey Department. Sander played no less than 275 times for the Dutch national team and represented his country at 3 Olympic Games (Sydney, Athens and Beijing). He won a golden Olympic and World Cup medal and played club competition in The Netherlands, India and Spain. From 2004 till 2009 Sander played for Real Club de Polo in Barcelona where he founded The Hockey Department in 2007. Sander can be reached at
is our South African ambassador. With Austin The Hockey Department welcomes a great name from South African hockey. In 2004 Austin got his first cap in the South African national team and has since then played in the Olympic Games of 2008 and 2012, the World Cups of 2010 and 2014 and many other tournaments. In 2005 Austin moved to the UK to play for Reading for four seasons.
Austin is now already for many years the captain and drag flick specialist for HC Den Bosch a team competing in the highest hockey division in
The Netherlands. Within The Hockey Department Austin is active in developing and promoting European hockey tours within South Africa and promote and develop hockey tours for European teams to South Africa. Austin can be reached at
drove in 2010 with the Orange Trophy to the World Cup soccer in South Africa. This impressive journey of 22.000 kilometers was the start of a long term relationship with the continent.
He accompanied mountain bike events in Kenya, walked with a group of 50 men onto the Kilimanjaro in Tanzania but was mainly active in the African hockey sport. For the KNHB he spent six months in Zambia, from where he founded the Hockey Dreams Foundation which is now active in Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Zimbabwe and South Africa. He also worked as a coach in Durban for six months. Gijs is our representative in Africa and together with The Hockey Department organizes hockey trips from and to Africa. Gijs can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is our ambassador for Belgium. Sebastien Dockier is one of the most famous strikers of the Belgian Hockey Team. Sebastien started his international hockey career in 2012. From that moment on Sebastien played every tournament for his country,with two times silver at the European Cup of 2013 and 2017, one silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games and GOLD at the 2018 World Cup as milestones.
Sebastien is currently playing for HC Den Bosch together with our South African ambassador Austin Smith. Sebastien’s next goal: Gold at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan!
Within The Hockey Department team, Sebastien will be developing and promoting The Hockey Department’s service offering for the Belgian hockey-community.
Sebastien can be reached at email@example.com
is responsible for the administrative and financial part of The Hockey Department. Her activities fall under the back office and therefore she will operate more in the background. She likes sailing, golf and skiing, in short, a sporty person. This is also the reason she likes to work at The Hockey Department a company with sports in its hart!
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Johnny has played hockey all over the world, playing in the National Leagues of New Zealand, Australia, Spain and the UK. Johnny played hockey through all age groups with England and Great Britain through to the indoor senior squad. In the UK he played most of his games for Wimbledon, of which the last two years as captain, winning 2 national titles as well as reaching the final-4 of the 2016 EHL. Currently Johnny is playing in the Spanish Honor Division for Club de Campo from Madrid. Within The Hockey Department Johnny will be looking to develop relationships with UK based clubs and schools. Johnny can be reached at email@example.com
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2.998 players per year