Following their 9th placing in the 2008 EU Cup, the Flying Dutchmen put in a stunning performance at the European championships in Croatia in 2009, taking out the silver medal.
Under leadership of captain Joost van der Hulst, the Flying Dutchmen were undefeated in the qualifying rounds before overcoming home team Croatia in the semi-final to set up a grand final showdown against the highly fancied English team.
In the last match of the day, the brave lads from the lowlands gave it their best shot, but ultimately just fell short of toppling England, eventually going down by just four goals.
|Saturday, October 3||The Netherlands||8. 9. (57)|
|Sambor, Croatia||England||12. 9. (81)|