The Utrecht side announced themselves on the EuroHockey League scene last season with a thumping 14-0 win over Stroitel Brest in the first round a year ago. But they could not carry that momentum into the knock-out stages, bowing out to Dragons in a shoot-out in their debut season. Kampong topped the Hoofdklasse regular season standings last season to qualify for the EHL before losing in the playoffs to Bloemendaal and so must play in round one against English and Russian opposition.
They do so with an immensely talented panel with Dutch Under-21 star Pepijn Luijkx (from Den Bosch) and Belgian drag-flick expert Loick Luypaert (Dragons) adding to the riches that already includes Dutch World Cup silver medalists Constantijn Jonker, Sander de Wijn and Robbert Kemperman.
Goalkeeper David Harte is a huge presence between the posts and there is good youth coming through in the form of European junior champions Thierry Brinkman and Lars Balk but the immensely talented Roderick Weusthof has retired. Their opening round tie against East Grinstead promises to be one of the ties of the first round.
2013/14 - KO16