Most enjoyable for World Cup winners
Within the first of our sequence of movies celebrating Legendary Moments in worldwide hockey, we’re turning our consideration to the 2014 Ladies’s World Cup, which happened in The Hague, Netherlands.
The occasion, the place each males’s and girls’s World Cups ran aspect by aspect on the two-pitch venue, was one of the atmospheric competitions of latest occasions. Day after day, the stands have been full with a multi-national, educated and vocal crowd.
Facet occasions, bars and the hockey village turned a hub of exercise all through the colourful, vibrant and thrilling occasion.
The Netherlands girls have been supreme all through. They conceded only one purpose in the complete competitors and marched in the direction of the ultimate in imperious fashion. The query was whether or not they may crack underneath the large strain of a stadium filled with orange-clad supporters?
“We wished the gamers to view the nationwide stadium as their residence, and taking part in at residence ought to all the time be a bonus. The emphasis was on having enjoyable. We tried to envisage ourselves taking part in the World Cup in our personal yard with our household and buddies round.”
Max Caldas was head coach to the Oranje. He had already led the crew to victory on the London 2012 Olympic Video games and now he was after the World Cup. Collectively together with his crew of coaches and assist employees, Max created a programme of coaching and preparation that put the emphasis on enjoyable.
Hear from the top coach himself how these preparations concerned blindfolds, tenting gear and getting misplaced on function in The Hague.
Then relive these moments as Natherlands sealed their World Cup with a 2-Zero win over Australia byto observe the match in full..