Dit is een stuk tekst uit een werkstuk, maar ik ben niet goed in Engels door mijn dyslexie, dus zou iemand dit naar het Nederlands willen vertalen?
Hello, my name is Pieter and today I’m going to tell you all about hockey.
I’ve decided to give a talk about hockey because it is my favourite sport and also because the Netherlands is one of the leading and most successful hockey-playing countries in the world.
During my presentation, I will tell you a little about the:
• My own hockey club and team
• The Dutch hockey team and their many successes including the recent Olympic Games in London in 2012
Games played with curved sticks and a ball can be found in the histories of many cultures. In Egypt, 4000-year-old carvings feature teams with sticks and a projectile and there is a depiction from c.600 BC in Ancient Greece where a game was played with a horn or horn-like stick. In Inner Mongolia, the Daur people have been playing a game similar to modern field hockey, for about 1,000 years.
By the 19th century, the various forms and divisions of historic games began to differentiate and coalesce into the individual sports defined today. Organizations dedicated to the codification of rules and regulations began to form, and national and international bodies sprung up to manage domestic and international competition. Ice hockey also evolved during this period as a derivative of field hockey adapted to the icy conditions of Canada and the northern United States.
Field hockey is played on gravel, natural grass, sand-based or water-based artificial turf, with a small, hard ball approximately 73 mm (2.9 in) in diameter. The game is popular among both males and females in many parts of the world, particularly in Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In most countries, the game is played between single-sex sides, although they can be mixed-sex.
The governing body is the 126-member International Hockey Federation (FIH). Men's field hockey has been played at each summer Olympic Games since 1908 (except 1912 and 1924), while women's field hockey has been played at the Summer Olympic Games since 1980.
Field hockey is a team sport in which a team of players attempt to score goals by hitting, pushing or flicking the ball with hockey sticks into the opposing teams goal. The game of field hockey is played on a rectangular field which is 100 yards (91.4 m) long and 60 yards (55 m) wide.
Many countries have extensive club competitions for junior and senior players. The game is played between two teams of up to sixteen players; eleven of them are permitted to be on the pitch at the same time. The remaining five players, the substitutes, may be substituted in any combination, from one to five, an unlimited number of times in the course of a game. In countries where the winter prevents to play outdoors, hockey is played indoors during the off-season.
Modern field hockey sticks are J-shaped and constructed of a composite of wood, glass fibre or carbon fibre (sometimes both) and have a curved hook at the playing end, a flat surface on the playing side and curved surface on the rear side. All sticks are right-handed – left-handed sticks are not permitted.