Teun de Nooijer
Woensdag, 28 august 2013
As one of the world’s best hockey players, Teun de Nooijer was the perfect person for Princess to develop a new hockey stick, together with Princess. The Princess T14 hockey stick has become a very successful product in the Netherlands, Belgium. Germanyand Spain. In addition a T14 hockey shoe and a Princess clothing line were developed as well.
When Teun de Nooijer approached Princess with the question whether they were interested in participating in the Teun de Nooijer Academy (TDNA) he immediately received a positive response. Identifying and encouraging qualities of talent in people, is something that appeals to Princess and we are very proud to be a partner of the TDNA.
Born: March 22nd 1976
Teun has achieved a HEAO-diploma commercial economy at the Randstad Top sport Academy during his sports career. In 2008 Teun established the Teun De Nooijer Academy ( TDNA). In addition to developing the hockey skills of talented youngsters (Clinic/Masterclass) TNDA also organized special multi-day programs (Golden Experience) for individuals, teams and corporate organizations. The business program envisions sustainable impact and concrete results. Read more about the TDNA on his website.
Own website: http://www.teundenooijeracademy.com
Entertainment: Teun is happiest when he’s with his wife and three daughters
Teun has won many international honorary titles for his amazing performances, such as;
- World hockey player of the year: 2003, 2005, 2006
- Best player premier class: 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009
- Top scorer premier class: 2001
- Most valuable player (MVP) Euro Hockey League 2009
- Dutch Champion: 1993, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- German champion: 1998
- Europacup 2 / Europacup 1/ Euro Hockey League: 2005/2001/2009,
Thursday, 29 august 2013
Austin Smith (captain of the SA men’s hockey team) is one of the best hockey players South Africa has ever produced. He was named captain of the South African Men’s Hockey Team post his stand-out performance at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is a two time winner of the South African Player of the Year Award and was named alongside other world class players in the FIH World All Stars Team. Austin is an attacking midfielder and at 26 years of age has 74 international caps scoring 16 goals for South Africa. He proudly wears the #5 on his playing shirt for country, club and province.
After the success of Teun de Nooijers T14 line and expansion of the Princess brand into South Africa, it was only natural to partner with South Africa’s best hockey player, Austin to create his own Princess A5 line. A5 meaning “A” for Austin and the number “5” on his playing shirt. Together Princess and Austin have worked to create his signature stick the “Princess A5” which has subsequently been launched and is available for sale in South Africa.
Born: May 20, 1985
Current club: HC Den Bosch in Hoofdklasse
Work: Besides just hockey Austin has recently qualified with a Bachelor of Education from the University of South Africa which he completed in The Netherlands. He plans to continue his studies while playing hockey in The Netherlands.
Hobbies: Hockey, golf, cricket and gardening
- FIH World All Stars Team (2009)
- South African Player of the Year (2008 & 2010)
- English Champion with Reading HC (2007, 2008)
- EHL Quarter Finals with Reading HC (2008, 2009)
- South African Champion with Pinelands HC (2006)
International Career (South Africa):
YEAR TOURNAMENT LOCATION RESULTS
2005 Champions Challenge Alexandria, Egypt 5th
2007 African Cup Nairobi, Kenya 1st 2008 Olympics Beijing, China 12th
2009 African Cup Accra, Ghana 1st
2009 Champions Challenge Salta, Argentina 5th
2010 World Cup Delhi, India 10th
2010 Commonwealth Games Delhi, India 5th
2011 African Cup Bulawayo, Zimbabwe 1st