It is with great honor that we announce that Herman Kruis, three-time World Cup medalist and former National coach of the Dutch Women’s Hockey team has been awarded the Order of Oranje-Nassau. The Mayor of the City of Breda, Mr. Paul Depla, has recently received an official statement from the Kanselarij der Nederlandse Orden saying that “His Majesty King Willem-Alexander has been graciously pleased to appoint Herman Kruis to the rank of Knight / Companion of the Order of Oranje-Nassau as an acknowledgement of his merits”
Due to the special circumstances at this moment the Decorations of the Knighthood will be delivered at a later date.
AHF Chief Executive, Tayyab Ikram had this to say on the occasion:
“I am very happy to see this happen. I am very proud of Herman, and think that this is truly well-deserved considering his dedication to the sport and it’s growth. It is indeed a great honor. I am thankful to the Mayor of the City of Breda, Mr. Paul Depla, for having considered me as one of the nominators for Herman.”
The Order of Orange-Nassau is a civil and military Dutch order of chivalry founded on 4 April 1892 by the Queen regent Emma. It is a high honor in the Dutch society awarded to those who “have earned special merits for society”
We whole-heartedly congratulate Herman and wish him all the best for the future.