|The inside motivation
brought them so far.
Jordie, Jannickand Michelle about brother/sister love
|Jannick looks challenging to Michelle, and with a big grin toJordie.
It's not the first time that one of the three is teasing the other ones. It
goes on and on, say mum and dad. Don't call itbullying, just call it
brotherlove. Not strange that they still live in the same house. They can't
live without each other.
The family bond is stronger than just fun at
the kitchen table. They stimulate and motivate each other. Always develop,
always try to be better. Always push the limit. Michelle got back to the
highest level with Achilles'29, the eredivisie for women. Jordie became
champions with Juliana Malden and made a dream transfer to FC Lienden and
Jannickis climbing higher and higher as a referee. The good feeling dominates
thinking about the year 2016. 'We all have the sameambition. Push the limit and
get highe rand higher', saysJordie. 'We did well this year'.
the rhythm in the house of the Van der Laans. 'Sincethis years summer we have
the perfect schedule', saysMichelle. 'On friday we play with Achilles'29,
Saturdayafternoon Julian our youngest brother plays with his youthteam from
Siol, after his game we go to Jordie with FC Lienden, and on sunday we watch
A lot has happened in a year. Michelle played with RKHVV in
Huissen not a long time ago. 'I hoped I could ever go back in the eredivisie, I
was happily surprised when the trainer calledme and asked if I was interested.
I did a lot to be goodprepared. In summer holiday I did my running training
with anathletic coach. I worked on my weaknesses. It was necessary. Soccer is
priority, I train every day in the week.' Still shefound the time to finish her
school. 'I finished my school andsometimes I can occur in different primary
schools. If I don'tget called I work with my dad in the supermarket he owns. I
only plan a couple days ahead. A full time job is impossibleright
Jordie and Jannick are also working in the supermarket fromdad.
Jannick follows the footsteps of his dad to becomesupermarkt manager and Jordie
is helping some days in the week. 'I just finished my school (business
economics) a couple weeks ago. I don't really know what I want to do right now.
I have to figure that out the coming weeks. For now I can work in the
His thoughts will turn back to the beginning of 2016 when
he won so much with Juliana Malden. They became championand Jordie became
topscorer of the club and of the league. 'We had a friend-team. Everyone had
the same age, we likedthe same things, we lived near eachother, I enjoyed
everythingwe had there. Sometimes I long to that time.' Because at FC Lienden,
he ain't that succesfull yet. The coach wanted him as first striker, but he
scored nothing yet. 'At Juliana everythingwent perfect, I scored 17 times in 12
games, 8 games in a row. Ofcourse I want tob e the man every week, but that
doesn'tmean I'm cranky all the time..'
And even if he is in a difficult
period, his brother and sister will get him through. They bring him to their
games. 'I miss them when they aren't there. Even my teammates ask me hey where
is your family?' 'They make sure the atmosphere is good, they yell and sing,
they even brought torches a few weeks ago. But we still look different at a
soccergame. I hope I see a nice game, Jannick lookst at the referee, his
decisionsand his walking lines. Jordie looks to the tactics.
makes sure he grabs everything to be a better ref. 'My peak moment was when i
made my debut in the second division between UNA-TEC(same division as Jordie
plays in). By way of comparison, before the summer I was ref in the 7th
division, this season I was already 4th official in the JupilerLeague with
Young Ajax - Fortuna Sittard.'
He is with both feet on the ground, 'I
learn a lot when I'm on the way with the big referees with a lot of experience.
I want to be better. Thats why I want to see all summaries of the second and
third division. Not to see how players behave, I want to see what decision the
ref makes. I have to improvemyself. I'm not working on the eredivisie yet but
that is a target where I want to work for.'