FC Twente Ladies set good example by winning 4th Dutch Championship

FC Twente’s season has been marred by financial problems but the ladies were crowned Dutch champions for the 3rd time in 3 seasons after beating Anderlecht 4-0 in the BeNe League. FC Twente have also qualified for next season’s UEFA Women’s Champions League. Goals from Kirsten Bakker, two Ellen Jansen goals and another Jill Roord strike helped the Enschede side secure their 4th Dutch Championship. 18 year old midfielder Roord scored her 12th goal of the season and is only 1 goal behind club top scorer Anouk Dekker.

Jill Roord:

Scoring in a championship decider gives a special feeling that once cannot describe.

 

 

Arjan Veurink’s side are still in contention for the BeNe League title as they trail league leaders Standard Liège, champions of Belgium, by two points.

Arjan Veurink:

I am proud of my girls. We are the best team in the Netherlands. We want more. We want to win the BeNe League

This is FC Twente goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal’s 4th Dutch Championship medal. Sari can win the double this season if Twente beat Ajax in the Dutch Cup final which will be  played in two weeks time. Sari will leave FC Twente  at the end of the season.

FC Twente players Anouk Dekker, Jill Roord, Sari Veenendaal, Danique Kerkdijk, Maakye Heuver, Marthe Munsterman and Shanice van de Sanden were named in Roger Reijners preliminary squad for the World Cup and hope to be part of the final Dutch squad.

However, one player who will not be part of Reijner’s squad is Siri Worm who will miss the World Cup because of injury. She was one of Oranje Vrouwen’s key players during World Cup Qualifiers and played all but two games.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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