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TEAM COMPOSITION


 NED / Netherlands

 
Team manager Willeke Heijndijk
Coach Gido Vermeulen
Assistant coach Ron Zwerver
Doctor Rob Vesters
Physiotherapist Arjen Bruijn
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Nimir Abdel-Aziz Nimir 05.02.1992 201 91 365 350 Power Volley Milano
  C 2   Yannick Van Harskamp Van Harskamp 02.04.1986 190 88 335 316 Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
  3 Daan Van Haarlem Van Haarlem 15.03.1989 198 92 332 323 Levski Sofia
  4   Thijs Ter Horst Ter Horst 18.09.1991 204 97 364 344 Daejeon Samsung Bluefangs
  5 Jelte Maan Maan 19.03.1986 190 86 343 330 Noliko Maaseik
  6   Jan Willem Snippe Snippe 21.05.1986 200 94 356 340 Saint-Nazaire
  L 7 Gijs Jorna Jorna 30.05.1989 196 85 340 310 Toulouse
  8   Bas Van Bemmelen Van Bemmelen 18.08.1989 207 92 350 336 Duren
  9 Ewoud Gommans Gommans 17.11.1990 202 93 340 320 Amneville
  10   Jeroen Rauwerdink Rauwerdink 13.09.1985 200 92 350 320 Olympiacos S.C.
  11 Dick Kooy Kooy 03.12.1987 202 80 360 340 Halkbank Ankara
  12   Kay Van Dijk Van Dijk 25.06.1984 214 102 365 355 Ziraat Bankasi Ankara
  13 Maarten Van Garderen Van Garderen 24.01.1990 200 89 359 338 Trentino
  14   Niels Klapwijk Klapwijk 19.09.1985 200 92 350 320 Besiktas
  15 Thomas Koelewijn Koelewijn 18.12.1988 206 100 360 350 Poitiers
  16   Robin Overbeeke Overbeeke 21.03.1989 198 92 347 328 Nantes
  17 Johannes Cornelius Bontje Bontje 12.05.1981 206 98 366 340 Noliko Maaseik
  18   Robbert Andringa Andringa 28.04.1990 192 85 330 310 Indykpol AZS Olsztyn
  L 19 Dirk Sparidans Sparidans 05.03.1989 181 86 326 300 Nantes
  20   Jasper Diefenbach Diefenbach 17.03.1988 195 90 345 330 Tours
  21 Sjoerd Hoogendoorn Hoogendoorn 17.02.1991 198 85 354 332 Perugia
  22   Nico Freriks Freriks 22.12.1981 193 87 332 314 Paykan Tehran
  23 Twan Wiltenburg Wiltenburg 20.01.1997 204 86 334 325 Orion
  24   Dennis Borst Borst 01.02.1992 198 88 351 330 Landstede Volleybal
  25 Mart Van Werkhoven Van Werkhoven 11.12.1991 208 93 364 348 LISSP Calais
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

The Netherlands ended a three-year absence from the World League by returning in 2013 with a 14th-place finish. Last year they finished fourth in Group 2 after topping Pool E and losing the third-place match in straight sets to Belgium. The Dutch failed to qualify for the 2014 World Championship after losing to Bulgaria in their qualification pool, but have taken the first steps towards qualification for next year's European Championship. They are now guided by coach Gido Vermeulen, who had been working with the women's team since February 2012.
 
The 1990s were a glorious decade for the Dutch. They finished second in the inaugural World League in 1990 and repeated the feat the following year. In 1992 they took silver at the Olympic Games in Barcelona and four years later they won gold at Atlanta as well as winning the World League title. They were runners-up at the 1994 World Championship and won two silver medals and two bronzes in successive European Championships from 1989 before taking gold on home soil in Eindhoven in 1997. Netherlands' appearances in the World League in 2009 and 2010 came after a five-year absence. The 2009 campaign, in which they finished 12th, proved a good learning experience for a young side who went one place better the following year.
Coach profile

Gido Vermeulen transitioned to Netherlands' men's team in 2014 after coaching Spain's women's team from 2008 to 2012 and the Dutch women's team from 2012 to 2014. He also served as the Dutch junior men's team coach for five years, winning a silver medal with them at the 2004 Junior European Championships. His first major international coaching experience came when he was an assistant coach for his home country's women's team from 1994 to 1998. They won the 1995 European Championships and finished fifth at the 1996 Olympic Games. At club level, Vermeulen has coached teams in his birth city of Amsterdam, as well as in Italy and Spain.