The new coach of the Dutch Womenteam Helle Thomsen has announced the preselection of 28 players for the European Championship in Sweden. Maura Visser and Pearl van der Wissel are the most remarkable new names in this preselection. The European Championship takes place from the 4th till the 18th of December in Sweden. The preparations for the Dutch Womenteam start at November 23th.
Coach Helle Thomsen about the selection of Visser and Van der Wissel: “I have chosen to select Maura Visser and Pearl van der Wissel, because I think they are good players on a high level. They belong within the 28 best players of the Netherlands”.
Composition preselection: Kristy Zimmerman – Frish Auf Göppingen, Annick Lipman – Vipers Kristiansand, Jasmina Janković – TuS Metzingen, Tess Wester – SG BBM Bietigheim, Ailly Luciano – Metz Handball, Laura van der Heijden – Team Esbjerg, Jessy Kramer – Toulon Saint Cyr Var Handball, Debbie Bont – København Håndbold, Nycke Groot – Győri Audi ETO KC, Estavana Polman – Team Esbjerg, Yvette Broch – Győri Audi ETO KC, Danick Snelder – Ferencvárosi TC, Martine Smeets – SG BBM Bietigheim. Michelle Goos – Buxtehuder SV, Lynn Knippenborg – Buxtehuder SV, Angela Malestein – SG BBM Bietigheim, Kelly Dulfer – VfL Oldenburg, Sanne van Olphen – Toulon Saint Cyr Var Handball, Lois Abbingh – Issy Paris Hand, Esther Schop – Nantes Loire Atlantique, Sanne Hoekstra – HSG Bensheim Auerbach, Angela Steenbakkers – SERCODAK/Dalfsen, Inger Smits – VfL Oldenburg, Maura Visser – SG BBM Bietigheim, Pearl van der Wissel – Odense Handbold, Kelly Vollebregt – TüS Metzingen, Celine Michielsen – TüS Metzingen, Anouk Nieuwenweg – HSG Bad Wildungen Vipers.
Program preliminary round European Champsionship The Dutch Womensteam play their first match of the European Championship at Sunday the 4th of December against Germany at 18:30. Two days later after a day of rest the team of coach Helle Thomsen will play their second match at 18.30 against Poland. The last match of the preliminary round is at Thursday the 8th of December against France at 20:45. The Dutch team plays all their preliminary round matches in Kristianstad. The first three teams of their poule will go further to the main round. If the Dutch team qualifies itself for the main round, then they will play their next matches in Göteborg against the first three of group A with Sweden, Serbia, Spain and Slovenia.
The European Championship will take place from 4 untill 18 December in Sweden. The preliminary rounds will be played in Stochholm, Malmö, Helsingborg and Kristianstad. The cities fort he head round are Helsingborg and Göteborg. The finalweekend will be played in Göteborg. Program Dutch Womenteam: Sunday 4 December 2016, 18:30: Germany – Holland. Tuesday 6 December 2016, 18:30: Poland – Holland. Thursday 8 December 2016, 20:45: France – Holland.