How would you describe yourself in a few words?
“First of all a family man. In addition, loyal, cheerful, positive and athletic.”
Are you also looking forward to the Olympics?
,, Always although it is a little lower now because there is no audience. The best sports without spectators you will never get used to.”
“Honest and straightforward.
What you see is what you get
. And when I go for something, I go for it.”
What can you be bothered about?
“For people who don’t go for it. And for people who meddle in things they know nothing about.”
Have you ever seen korfball become an Olympic sport?
“Not before 2030 anyway.”
Who is the famous Dutch person you would like to exchange for a week?
“I don’t need that at all.”
Who should become the national coach of the Dutch national team?
, Louis van Gaal. They should have been appointed over a year ago.”
Favorite vacation destination?
,,USA. We’ve already taken two road trips across the southwestern US with our family. Insanely beautiful. I would very much like to take such a trip through the Northwest United States. Within Europe, nothing beats Italy.”
Will you be seen again next season at Corfu or in the hall?
“Every weekend. I will continue to develop myself as a coach, without being a head coach anywhere. I will see what might come my way.”
Biggest Fatal Mistake?
“As a nineteen-year-old korfball player from Drachten, before the start of a match, he accidentally jumped into a hole filled with duckweed.”
Heerenveen or Kambur?
Borussia Dortmund. As fans say: “Nur der BVB”.
What no one knows about me is…
“I’m more emotional than it sometimes seems on the outside.”
When was the last time you cried?
I don’t know that anymore. Well, when was the last time you felt affection. That was when player Femke Faber read the poem when I said goodbye to LDODK.”
Ten years later?
“I hope to be healthy then, just like my family, relatives and close friends, and have the same energy that I feel now to be a korfball coach and take my third road trip across the United States”