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Belgium: Golden Sticks – Charlotte Englebert, a Golden Panther

The 21-year-old Namuroise won the first Stick d’Or of her career this Sunday.

A true revelation of this last season on the Belgian and international scene, the 21-year-old Namur striker deservedly won the first Golden Stick of her career. A logical reward, and certainly not the last, for the one who has become one of the major pawns of the Red Panthers in just 37 selections. Named alongside Emilie Sinia and Stephanie Vanden Borre, who had also made a strong impression over the past 12 months, the Racing player has come out on top thanks to her impressive qualities but also to the impact it offers on the game during each of its outings, both in club and national team. During the World Cup last summer, in Terrassa and Amsterdam,

Arrived in the bosom of the Panthers under the Niels Thijssen era, in September 2020, the law student quickly earned her stripes as a holder and even as a manager within the Dutch collective which repositioned her at the heart of her offensive line. while she was previously playing as a midfielder. And despite his young age, his control, his energy, his positivism and his grip on the game constitute a real added value for the collective. His outspokenness and his smiling and spontaneous personality have also enabled him to become one of the standard bearers of the new generation alongside Justine Rasir or Hélène Brasseur, who won the Stick d’or espoirs , and which thus succeeds the Namuroise in the category.

With profiles like hers, the future looks bright for the Red Panthers who will be able to rely on uninhibited and ambitious young players. The European Championship, next summer, in Germany, is moreover one of the next objectives of Belgium which has demonstrated, in recent months, that it indeed has the qualities to play the leading roles in the world stage. And this Golden Stick could well not be the only award of the year for Charlotte Englebert since she is also nominated for the FIH Stars Awards in the category “Hope of the Year”. And if she were to win, at the beginning of October, during the vote, she would be the very first Belgian player to put her name on the prestigious world rankings.

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