Hockey club Amsterdam has to look for a new head coach after this season. Robert Tigges came to the capital as a player in 2009 and has been a trainer/coach of the women’s team for the past four seasons. He thinks it’s time for a new challenge.

    Tigges says he looks back on a learning period in which he was head coach for four years and assistant for two years. “Over the past six years I have worked with great pleasure and dedication with Amsterdam ladies 1. An incredibly talented and ambitious group of players and inspiring and valuable collaborations with various coaching teams. A special and instructive period!”

    Already in 2009 he came to the Wagener stadium as a player. He played for the men’s team of Amsterdam for no less than ten years, with which he became national champion in 2011 and 2012. He also became extremely successful in the venue. His resume includes five national titles, two European titles for B countries and a world title. With the title of ‘best indoor hockey player of the major league (’18-’19) in his pocket, Tigges played his last indoor tournament. After the European Cup Hall in 2019, he hung up his stick.

    EHL winner

    As a coach, he started in the ’17/’18 season as an assistant to Rick Mathijssen to take over after his departure. He achieved his greatest success last year by winning the Euro Hockey League in his own stadium at the expense of Den Bosch. In the current competition, the hocekysters of Amsterdam occupy second place behind SCHC.

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