Aline Fobe
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On Saturday, January 26, Red Panthers will return firmly into the competition by participating in the FIH Hockey Pro League . Their first opponents will be the Argentine players.

On this occasion, the national coach, Niels Thijssen, unveiled the list of players selected for this first trip. In addition to the Argentina team, the Belgians will also face New Zealand (1/02) and Australia (3/02).

  • 26/01 ARG-BEL (16:00 Belgian hour) in Cordoba
  • 2/02 NZL-BEL (05:00 Belgian time) in Auckland
  • 3/02 AUS-BEL (02:45 Belgian time) in Melbourne

“The whole team is obviously very eager to leave for this Hockey Pro League. For us, it is a great honor to participate in this tournament especially as we are ranked 13th in the world. We therefore show realism but also combat. We play games to win them, even against better-ranked teams. Our debut against Argentina, which is a very strong team, will be a difficult encounter, but at the same time, a dream start, in a stadium full of Argentines, facing a team that has so much history. It’s also for this kind of moment that we take part in the competition, “ explains Niels Thijssen.

Full Squad for the FIH Pro League

  • Aisling D ‘Hooghe
  • Alexia ‘t Serstevens
  • Aline Fobe
  • Alix Gerniers
  • Anne-Sophie Weyns
  • Barbara Nelen
  • Elena Sotgiu
  • Emilie Sinia
  • Emma Puvrez
  • Jill Boon
  • Joanne Peeters
  • Judith Vandermeiren
  • Link Hillewaert
  • Louise Versavel
  • Lucie Breyne
  • Mathilde Raymaekers
  • Michelle Struijk
  • Pauline Leclef
  • Sophie Limauge
  • Tiphaine Duquesne