U19’s Squad Named for Inaugural Tour
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U19’s Squad Named for Inaugural Tour

The Netherlands U19’s will get their first run out as a team when they travel to the UK this weekend to play in two matches against Leigh East U18’s and Golborne Parkside U18’s. The team have been preparing well in training for the upcoming matches. Trainer, Matthijs van Klaveren has now named his 21-man Squad for the tour, along with confirmation of the backroom staff.

On the tour, the players and staff will visit professional clubs Rochdale Hornets, Wigan Warriors & Hull Kingston Rovers, with visits scheduled through the week.

Both matches will be staged at the home of Leigh East, next door to Leigh Sports Village, home of the 2023 Challenge Cup Winers, Leigh Leopards;
Thursday 30th November – Leigh East U18’s vs. Netherlands U19’s (19:30 Kick Off)
Sunday 3rd December – Golborne Parkside U18’s vs. Netherlands U19’s (10:30 Kick Off) 

Netherlands U19’s Squad;
Joshua Pengel, DJ Snabilie, Robin Straateyer, William Straatmeyer (Amsterdam Cobras), Kye van Zelst (Ashton Bears), Harry Barker (Brighton & Hove RLFC), Oliver Cashin, Chris Dekker, Constantijn Dumitrascu, Nathan Hoff, Tygo Kooper, Floris Kruijssen (Dordrecht RC), Dean Rorke (Golborne Parkside), Wouter Faber (RC The Big Stones), Ian Koornstra, Jannick Poot, Bjorn van der Schoot (Rotterdam Pitbulls), Izaak de Boer, Patryk Gorlikowski (RC Zwolle), Stan Boersma, Frank Hokse (Zwolle Wolves)

Netherlands U19’s Staff Members;
Trainer – Matthijs van Klaveren
Support – Brett Davidson
Physio – Stephanie van Diepen
Videoographer – Niels Straatmeyer
Team Manager – Matthew Rigby

Sponsorship Opportunities available here – https://rugbyleague.nl/tickets/

You can also still donate to the tour here – Fundraiser by matthijs van Klaveren : FIRST U19 Dutch Rugby League Journey to the UK (gofundme.com)

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