Seerp Gratama, chairman of Pinoké says: "Pinoké is extremely happy with the new partnership with Degroof Petercam. Pinoké`s first Ladies Team won the national title in the hall last season and finished fifth in the Dutch major league for the fourth time in a row. The objective for next season is to continue these developments and to reach the play offs. The support of Degroof Petercam as a new sponsor will be extra helpful to enable our first Ladies Team to take further steps and to realize our ambitions at the level of top hockey”.
Rogier Moritz, Head of the Private Banking Dutch Market at Banque Degroof Petercam Luxembourg says: "Degroof Petercam sees this sponsorship of Pinoké`s first Ladies Team as an ideal opportunity to develop its visibility as a reference investment house in the Netherlands. Field hockey is a sport with values that are very close to ours: "excelling", "teaming-up" and "human". This is one of the reasons why we look forward associating our brand with this sport and support a top Dutch team. Hockey has seen a significant growth in the number of players in the Netherlands, but also in other European countries such as Belgium and Luxembourg. We look forward to this new collaboration with Pinoké and the first Ladies Team".
Degroof Petercam has been present in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for over 35 years and where it also runs the international hub for its Private Banking activities. Out of Luxembourg, Degroof Petercam serves wealthy individuals, families, and entrepreneurs in the Netherlands with a long-term vision and an experienced team of dedicated Dutch private bankers. Degroof Petercam offers a set of private banking services covering among others investment advice and portfolio management, wealth planning, Lombard loans and credit, art advisory, private equity, ESG, family office and more.
Hockey Club Pinoké
The Dutch hockey Association Pinoké is a merger club between the Amsterdam Mixed Hockey club O.K. founded in 1929 and the Amsterdam Hockey club Pinokkio, founded in 1932. These two clubs merged in 1946 and were renamed as the Amsterdam Hockey Club Pinoké. The club is located on the Jan Tooroplaan 46 in the Amsterdamse Bos, next to the Wagener Stadium.
Pinoké currently has more than 2,000 members.
The first teams of both the women and the men play in the highest division of the Dutch hockey league. The youth teams of Pinoké mainly play at the highest level in the Netherlands. Pinoké's first women's team won the national indoor hockey championship in the season 2022-2023 and reached the fifth place in the field competition for the fourth time in a row.
The men's team won the KNHB Goldcup in 2018. In the 2021-2022 season it won the national title indoor hockey and reached the second place in the field competition. In the season 2022-2023 the men's team debuted in the EHL Final 8 with a fifth place and became national champion in the Dutch highest league.
Pinoké press contact: Marjolijn Meynen, [email protected], Tel. +31 6 27359006