(Photo: FIH)

The Dutch football season finished this weekend and The Hague’s premier division club ADO Den Haag, who call Kyocera Stadium home, ended ninth in the league. Over the next few weeks the stadium will be swiftly transformed from a football venue into one suitable for world-class hockey.

Dutch comedian Sjaak Bral was the master of ceremonies and introduced the six sportsmen to each other and the audience. Hockey players on site included stand outs Rogier Hofman, Wouter Jolie and Klaas Vermeulen, who all demonstrated their football skills, while ADO Den Haag members Aaron Meijers, Danny Bakker and Robert Zwinkels had their luck with a hockey ball and stick.

The six also swapped shirts, marking the symbolic transfer of the stadium. The Rabobank Hockey World Cup will run from 31 May to 15 June on both the Kyocera Stadium and the newly-laid GreenFields Stadium.

For more information about the Rabobank Hockey World Cup visit: www.rabobankhockeyworldcup2014.com