We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership between Framlingham College and the Royal Antwerp Hockey Club.
This will provide two of our leading senior girls with the opportunity to train for two weeks with top players from one of Belgium’s most prestigious hockey clubs (including some of the ladies involved in winning the national Championship last season!), while concurrently gaining experience of Belgian schooling and culture.
The girls will travel to Antwerp in October, with their Belgian exchange partners attending the College after Christmas. This exciting initiative will involve College girls only in the first instance, but will be extended to include our most ambitious male hockey players from 2020.
This partnership represents another significant addition to an already outstanding Hockey Programme here at the College, and will provide our leading pupils with a unique opportunity to witness first-hand exactly what it takes to become a first-class professional hockey player in Europe.
More on Royal Antwerp Hockey Club:
- RAHC is one of the oldest hockey clubs in Belgium. It was founded in 1923 and is currently among the top 10 biggest clubs in Belgium with approximately 1,250 members. Both first men’s and women’s team play in the highest division of the Belgian Championship.
- The 1st XI women are current Belgian Champions, having won it 7 times.
- The team is currently being coached by Sofie Gierts, who played for Uccle, Push, Club de Campo de Madrid and RAHC. She won the Golden Stick in Belgium 6 times.
- U19 Girls reached the final of the Belgian Championships