Years ago I started at the Eindhoven Diving Cup as an “ordinary” volunteer. My daughter took part in this competition and I thought it would be more fun to be on the floor than sitting in the stands all day. And one thing lead to another. I started in the organization team as Manager Hospitality and I have been fulfilling the role of tournament director for the past three years.
As a tournament director I take care of the organization of this wonderful event, together with a team of volunteers, where during 4 days both young jumpers and the seniors can show their best jumps and get qualifications for European competitions and National teams.
Diving is not a well-known sport. I came into contact with this sport, because a number of my children started to practice this sport, back then at WVZ in Zoetermeer. One daughter became so enthusiastic that she started training not only in Zoetermeer, but also in Eindhoven. To get rid of the traveling and give her every opportunity to practice the diving sport at the highest level, we moved to Eindhoven with the whole family. That was not easy for all family members, but 5½ years later we look back on an exciting adventure, where we all, eventually, found our way in a new city.