Offseason is in full swing and we have a lot of good news to share in a few coming weeks. Let`s welcome our first new team – the Royal Eagles from the Netherlands!
High performance center Royal Eagles is the name of the sports teams of the Full Force Sports Academy (FSG Academy), located in Apeldoorn, Gelderland (100kms east of Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport).
The Eagle is also the symbol for the city of Apeldoorn. The Dutch Royal Family owns a beautiful castle in the woods surrounding Apeldoorn. Combine these facts and the name Royal Eagle is born. The FSG Academy is the official home of The Royal Eagles.
Royal Eagles unite 13 sports – eight individual (badminton, cycling, equestrian sports, golf, swimming, tennis, track and field, wakeboarding) and five team sports (basketball, football, field hockey, futsal, volleyball).
The FSG concept is a unique concept based on the three most important pillars in a student-athlete’s career: Sport, Education and Life skills. These fit in a tailor made program to create an ideal environment for the student-athlete.
The Royal Eagles basketball program director Remy De Wit was the head coach of the Netherlands women`s national team from February 2015 until November 1, 2016 (EuroBasket Women qualifiers record 3-3). He has coached national youth teams since 2004, especially U18 women`s team (2010-2014).
De Wit led the Netherlands U18 team to the 4th place finish at the 2013 European Championship in Vukovar and Vinkovci, Croatia. One year later the Netherlands finished in the sixth position to qualify for the 2015 FIBA U19 World Championship for Women.
The Royal Eagles predecessors – the Orange Blizzards – played in the second most important European club competition EuroCup Women for the first time in 2015/2016. The Royal Eagles junior team led by head coach Ramon Kuipers will play in the European Girls Basketball league (EGBL).
The Royal Eagles – head coach Remy de Wit until spring 2017, Joost van Rangelrooy now – compiled a 8-18 record in Eredivisie to finish the regular season in the sixth place. Most of the players were 16 or 18 years old.
Tournaments 2017/2018: Eredivisie (first division), EEWBL.
Head coach: Joost van Rangelrooy.
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