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2009 Girls' Youth World Championship  |  Nakhonratchasima, Thailand
3 - 12 July 2009
 
 BEL / Belgium - Team Composition

 
Team manager VEREERTBRUGGHEN Agnes
Head coach VAN DE VIJVER Julien
Assistant coach DE BOECK Wim
Doctor
Therapist / trainer COPPENS Katrien
Journalist
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Lise VAN HECKE VAN HECKE 1/07/1992 186 70 308 287 ASTERIX KIELDRECHT
  3   Laurine KLINKENBERG KLINKERBERG 29/05/1993 184 70 299 285 DATOVOC TONGEREN
  4 Sarah DOVOGJA DOVOGJA 25/05/1993 180 70 296 279 VBT VILVOORDE
  5   Laura HEYRMAN HEYRMAN 17/05/1993 186 71 310 289 ASTERIX KIELDRECHT
  6 Delfien BRUGMAN BRUGMAN 9/07/1993 181 61 302 281 VBT VILVOORDE
  8   Elien RUYSSCHAERT RUYSSCHAERT 28/07/1992 186 66 309 285 VBT VILVOORDE
  9 ILKA VAN DE VYVER VAN DE VYVER 26/01/1993 180 79 296 273 ASTERIX KIELDRECHT
  10   Lore VAN DEN VONDER VAN DEN VONDER 17/09/1992 180 65 286 273 VBT VILVOORDE
  L 11 Sophie VAN NIMMEN VAN NIMMEN 12/05/1992 166 67 282 257 VBT VILVOORDE
  12   Linde HERVENT HERVENT 8/05/1994 186 64 293 280 OUDEGEM
  13 Juliette THEVENIN THEVENIN 16/05/1992 183 72 302 285 CHARLEROI
  14   Karolien VLEUGELS VLEUGELS 28/08/1993 182 64 295 279 ZANDHOVEN
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The current Belgium squad has played together since 2008. In 2009, the girls won gold at the European Championship in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to qualify for the World Championships in Thailand.

Coach profile

Julien Van de Vijver began coaching the National Youth Girls' Team in 2008. He is a vastly experienced manager, who began his career as assistant coach at VC Lennik in 1986. A biography of his coaching highlights follows:

1986-1990: Assistant coach VC Lennik

1990-1993: Head Coach PNV Waasland

1992-1997: Coach Men's Junior National Team

1994: Head Coach Hemiksem

1995-1997: Head Coach VC Lennik

1998: Head Coach Everbeur (3rd place)

1999: Head Coach VC Zonhoven

2000-2007: Head Coach PNV Waasland (promotion to top division in 2006)

2004-2005: Assistant coach National Men's Team

2004-2007: Head Coach National Junior Teams, Men and Women

         (Winner of the 8 Nations Tournament in Italy, 2005)

         (10th place at ECH Juniors in Kazan, 2006)

         (3rd place at ECH Youth Boys in Vienna, 2007)

2007-2008: Coach National Youth Women's Team

         (Winner of the EYOF in Belgrade, 2007)

         (6th place at WCH in Mexico)

2008-2009: Coach National Youth Girls' Team

         (1st place ECH in Rotterdam)

 

   
 

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