The Flying Dutchmen

Besides a variety of club teams the Netherlands also has a national quidditch team: the Flying Dutchmen.

The Flying Dutchmen first competed on the international stage in 2015, at the European Games in Sarteano, Italy. Since then, they’ve been present at all European Games and World Cups. Earlier this season the team also participated in a friendly international tournament in Odense, Denmark, where they managed to reach 1st place. This summer they will compete at the World Cup in Florence, Italy.

(Most of) The Flying Dutchmen 2018 – Photo by Bruggeling Quidditch Photography

The organisation of this team is left primarily in the hands of the following people:

Team Staff
Alexander Blass (Head Coach)
Nick van Klaveren (Assistant Coach)
Marit Epskamp (Team Manager)
Lars van den Broek (Assistant Team Manager)

They organised an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on the Dutch subreddit r/thenetherlands earlier this year, under the account FlyingDutchmenQNL. You can find the thread here. (The thread contains a mix of Dutch and English questions and answers.)

Representing our country at the IQA World Cup 2018 are the following athletes:

World Cup Roster 2018
Arjen van Assem (Rotterdam Ravens)
Anna Bakker (Rotterdam Ravens)
Finn den Boeft (Dom Tower Dementors)
Hanna Bouma (North Sea Nargles)
Grégoire Bourget (Rotterdam Ravens)
Jan-Tino Brethouwer (Twentse Thestrals)
Elise Chalcraft (Rotterdam Ravens)
Oscar van Engelen (North Sea Nargles)
Marit Epskamp (Wageningen Werewolves)
Linda Hooijschuur (Wageningen Werewolves)
Peter Hooijschuur (Twentse Thestrals)
Nick van Klaveren (Dom Tower Dementors)
Willem-Jan Kok (Wageningen Werewolves)
Wouter Lardinois (Twentse Thestrals)
Anke de Leeuw (Sheffield Squids, UK)
Maura Martens (Dom Tower Dementors)
Marie Repgen (Dom Tower Dementors)
Merel Reiche (Wageningen Werewolves)
Max van Veen (Dom Tower Dementors)
Yuri Visser (Lumos Eindhoven)
Bram Vries (North Sea Nargles)

Alternates
Lars van den Broek (Twentse Thestrals)
Laurent Lardenois (Lumos Eindhoven)
Boyd Heitink (Twentse Thestrals)
Cassandra Vogel (Wageningen Werewolves)

Previous Seasons

For the 2016-2017 season – in which the national team participated in the European Games in Oslo, Norway – the national selection consisted of the following persons:

Team Staff
Head Coach: Alexander Blass (Twentse Thestrals)
Assistant Coach: Nick van Klaveren (Dom Tower Dementors)
Team Manager: Marit Epskamp (Wageningen Werewolves)

Photo Credit: Bruggeling Quidditch Photography

European Games Roster
Adrienne Robert-Vassy (Rotterdam Ravens)
Arjen van Assem (Rotterdam Ravens)
Bram Vries (North Sea Nargles)
Charlie Hölscher (North Sea Nargles)
Emrys Karlas (North Sea Nargles)
Finn Den Boeft (Dom Tower Dementors)
Hanna Bouma (North Sea Nargles)
Jan-Tino Brethouwer (Twentse Thestrals)
Lucy Nicholls (Loughborough Longshots Quidditch, UK)
Linda Hooijschuur (Wageningen Werewolves)
Marit Epskamp (Wageningen Werewolves)
Maura Martens (Dom Tower Dementors)
Max van Veen (Dom Tower Dementors)
Nick van Klaveren (Dom Tower Dementors)
Oscar van Engelen (North Sea Nargles)
Peter Hooijschuur (Twentse Thestrals)
Robert Van de Ven (Wageningen Werewolves)
Robin Mier (North Sea Nargles)
Ryan Pendavingh (Dom Tower Dementors)
Twan Elting (Wageningen Werewolves)
Willem-Jan Kok (Wageningen Werewolves)

European Games Reserves
Anna Bakker (Rotterdam Ravens)
Cassandra Ezra Vogel (Wageningen Werewolves)
Clio Plowman (Wageningen Werewolves)
Merel Reiche (Wageningen Werewolves)
Stan Faassen (Rotterdam Ravens)
Lars van den Broek (Twentse Thestrals)

National Selection
Annemieke Drost (Dom Tower Dementors)
Emma Labohm (Wageningen Werewolves)
Giang Le Hoang (Dom Tower Dementors)
Kristian Harry (Rotterdam Ravens)
Joël Huitema (North Sea Nargles)
Jerona van der Gevel (Rotterdam Ravens)
Robin Moscato (Wageningen Werewolves)
Thijs De S (North Sea Nargles)