News - April 6, 2017

GNSK in Wageningen to go green

Linda van der Nat

Sports association Thymos has appointed a board for the organization of the Great Dutch Students Championships (GNSK) of 2018, which is to be held in Wageningen. The board wants to give the event a Wageningen twist with knotsball and a green image.

Photo: Sven Menschel

The seven-strong board (five women and two men) is tasked with organizing one of the biggest student sports events in the Netherlands in the spring of 2018. During the GNSK, sporty students from all the university towns in the Netherlands compete over two days in a range of sports: eight fixed events and a number of additional sports which vary with each edition of the championships.

Rick Oomen, a Master’s student of Management, Economics and Consumer Studies, is chair of the board. If it was up to him, the whole campus would be taken over by the GNSK. ‘It would be nice if the students all camp, do their sports, and party on the campus.’ About 1500 students usually attend the GNSK. In the next few months the new board will be getting to know each other and will meet with the board of the GNSK 2017 in Eindhoven on 9, 10 and 11 June. Rick: ‘I am curious to hear how they went about it. I want to learn from that, and then give it a Wageningen twist.’ Two Wageningen touches he has in mind are knotsball as an additional sport, and ways of ‘greening’ the GNSK.

The other board members are Marye Bosboom, Annelies Lantinga, Femke Riensema, Bo Briggeman, Simone van Veen and Luc Roefs.