Kampong trio earn Malaysian medal ahead of Hoofdklasse return

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SV Kampong’s Robbert Kemperman, Martijn Havenga and David Harte have arrived back in Europe with a silver medal from the Malaysian Hockey League.

They missed out on a chance, though, to land gold with UniKL as they were only eligible to play in the MHL until February 28 with the final taking place a couple of days after the deadline.

As such, they were unable to help their side in their decider against THT in which UniKL fell 2-1 in the final.

Back in the Netherlands, they are likely to go straight back into action as the Hoofdklasse returns this weekend with a tie against Pinoke on the horizon for Kampong’s young side.

The Utrecht side currently sit in third place in the competition at the halfway stage.

There are two toppers for this weekend, the first featuring EHL KO16/FINAL4 hosts HC Oranje-Rood against HGC in Eindhoven, the side sitting second and fourth place respectively.

The other is the meeting of AH&BC Amsterdam and HC Rotterdam at the Wagener Stadium when fifth place meets sixth with both sides looking to try and break into the top four playoff places.

Leaders Bloemendaal will expect to get back to a winning start when they meet Almere on home turf. Each game is at 2.45pm on Sunday.