In cooperation with the municipality of Amsterdam, the Urban Hockey Experience is once again taking place in the run-up to the Women's Hockey World Cup 2022. With this project, we want to get the youth in the Amsterdam squares excited about sports and field hockey in particular. The Urban Hockey Experience consists of various activities.
Urban Hockey Experience
Starting in early May, children can play weekly field hockey on 12 squares and pitches in Amsterdam, spread over the 6 districts.
On Friday, June 3 starts the Team Experience, a competition for all district teams and the club teams of the new field hockey clubs in Amsterdam. This 5×5 competition is played every Friday afternoon at Amsterdam Dynamics. During the Team Experience Festival on Sunday, July 10, the district competition will be closed.
Adopt a square
It is possible for field hockey clubs in (the area of) Amsterdam to adopt one of the squares/ pitches. The club will delegate a trainer who will accompany the district teams during the district competition. Hurley, Xenios, Westerpark, Athena, AMVJ, Noorderlicht, FIT and Amsterdam Dynamics have already adopted a square/field. For more information about adopting a square/field, please contact Gabriëlle van Doorn.
From Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22, the municipality of Amsterdam organizes the annual sports event ‘NextGen Games‘ in the Olympic stadium. All children from the district teams and surrounding associations will play 3×3 matches on small fields with boarding in the Olympic stadium on Friday afternoon 20 May.
Team Experience Festival
During the Women’s Hockey World Cup 2022, a festive Team Experience Festival will be organized on Sunday, July 10 for all children who participated in the district competition. Teams from other cities, such as Ridderkerk, The Hague, Groningen, Eindhoven and Arnhem are also invited.
The morning program will take place at THC Hurley in the Amsterdamse Bos and in the afternoon the children will visit one of the matches that will be played in the Wagener Stadium.