ABOUT US

Our dream

A brighter future…

Our dream is to work in ten different developing countries. We would like our coaches to find jobs which enable them to take care of themselves and their families. It would be amazing if the coaches could keep the organisation alive by: a) pursuing local sponsorships to finance their local projects and; b) passing on their skills to a new generation of coaches. This would complete our cycle of sustainable change. Hockey Dreams Foundation headquarters in the Netherlands would, in that case, slowly handover all major operational matters and support from the sidelines.

Our mission

… through hockey…

Hockey Dreams Foundation aims to create a better future through sport. Worldwide we stimulate the development of young coaches. These coaches – besides being a coach – also finish their school and have the opportunity to attend college. We create a healthy sport community, which enables coaches to make dreams come true, develop people personally, socially and sportive wise and keep all hockey players away from drugs and criminal activities.

Our vision

… for every coach …

We are committed to provide the opportunity for a better future for every coach and his/her pupils, irrespectively origin, believe, race or nature. Our aim is to achieve this through sport and specifically through our local coaches. They are the key for our organization. They can develop personally by finishing their school, attend college and find a job as a young professional. And, they can transfer the message towards others. It is their job to create a safe sport environment where children can play and have fun.

Our contribution

… in a better world.

Our mission supports the Global Goals with gratitude – created by the United Nations – aiming to make the world a better and more sustainable place by 2030. As an organisation, we are focusing on these goals hoping to spread this message. 

About us

Meet our people

We are very proud of our awesome group of people involved in our foundation.
So, we would like you to meet them.

our hard working local coaches

Ritah

Ritah

Andrew

Andrew

Kelvin

Kelvin

Lilian

Lilian

Benjamin

Benjamin

Esnarth

Esnarth

Chisomo

Chisomo

Miss Makayi

Miss Makayi

Ulemu

Ulemu

Shadrick

Shadrick

Innocent

Innocent

Innocent

Innocent

Samuel

Samuel

Martha

Martha

Martin

Martin

Conssy

Conssy

Brenda

Brenda

Ulemu

Ulemu

Levi

Levi

Lawrence

Lawrence

Geoff

Geoff

Martha

Martha

Gift

Gift

William

William

our representing Ambassadors

Dutch National Team

Maria Verschoor

Dutch National Team & Hockey Club Amsterdam

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Dutch National Team

Bjorn Kellerman

Dutch National Team & Hockey Club Kampong
Hockey Club Almere

Stijn Jolie

Hockey Club Almere
Hockey Club Rotterdam

Tristan Algera

Hockey Club Rotterdam

 Check out more about our ambassadors here! (Dutch)

our professional Board of Directors

Chairman

Jan Willem Bredius

Chairman
Secretary

Claudia Makumbe

Secretary
Treasurer

Tjarko Tadema

Treasurer
Board Member

Hugo van Donselaar

Board Member
Board Member

Freek Tönis

Board Member

Our dedicated Operational team

Founder

Gijs Hardeman

Founder & Operational Manager
Community Manager

Merel van Amerongen

Community Manager
Communications

Malou Janssen

Communications & Public Relations

our awesome Team of Volunteers

Community Manager

Sebastiaan v.d. Kasteele

Community Manager
Event Manager

Sarah Hays

Event Manager
Equipment Manager

Roeland v.d. Wiele

Equipment Manager
Mavis Akinyi

Mavis Akinyi

Jeroen Jonk

Jeroen Jonk

Translations

Lotte Mout

Translations
Cynthia Geurten

Cynthia Geurten

our committed Country coordinators 

Community Zambia

Ineke Botden

Community Zambia
Community Malawi

Jelle Rowold

Community Malawi
Community Malawi

Corine Oudewaal

Community Malawi
Community Uganda

Josefien de Ridder

Community Uganda

Annual reports

With support of our sponsors, partners, suppliers and other supporters, Hockey Dreams has been able to contribute a lot on the future of youth in developing countries through sport.
Here’s an overview of our (digital) annual reports to show our impact, achievements and financial responsibility.

We’d love to hear from you!

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Questions, ideas, suggestions or just to say ‘Hi!’. Drop us a message! We will get back to you as soon as possible.

If you would like to visit our office, let us know so we can make you some good coffee or tea.

Let’s get social!


Visiting address

Hockey Dreams Foundation

Van Tuyll van Serooskerkenweg 114
1076 JR Amsterdam

+31 6 49 36 09 14


Bank details

IBAN: NL 10 ABNA 0428 3538 35

BIC: ABNANL2A
KvK nummer: 55110134
RSIN nummer : 851569560


Donations
Hockey Dreams Foundation has been granted the status of Public Benefit Organization (ANBI). More info here (Dutch).