Following the injury to current captain, Daniel de Ruiter, the Netherlands are delighted to name Tom van Bokhoven as captain for the 2024 campaign.
Head coach, Dave Hunter commented; “We initially named Daniel de Ruiter as captain, following years of dedication and commitment, he has shown true leadership qualities this year and was a natural fit for the role. Unfortunately, Daniel broke his thumb at training last week, and requires surgery along with weeks of recovery, so it put us in the position of having to find a new captain. This is terrible news for Daniel and wish him well for the recovery, it is great to see that he is still committed to the team and being around the squad for training and matchdays, supporting us in any way possible.
This now opens up the door for another player to step up into a leadership position. Whilst Tom is new to the playing group, he possesses all the qualities we’re looking for in a captain. He has very quickly earned the respect of his teammates and the coaching staff. I have no doubt that Tom will do a fantastic job and we’re very honoured to announce him as the captain for 2023.”