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Who we are ...And why we exist

Nyenrode New Business School Sevens


Part of Tane Mahuta Rugby Foundation, and

Nyenrode New Business School Amsterdam


The NNBS7s team exists of a pool of professional Rugby players from France, Ireland, Italy and the United Kingdom, with an objective of becoming one of the top-tier touring sides within the global Rugby Sevens circruit.
Besides just being a select group of talented players, this group has formed a strong social bond, and contributes back to both the local- as well as business communities.

The NNBS7s team is managed by former students of the Nyenrode Business University, and current students of its subsidiary the Nyenrode New Business School Amsterdam. Driven by the passion for rugby, the entrepreneurial spririt, and the hunger for success, the management team has been working together to set the base for sustainable success within the international Rugby Sevens circuit.

The Nyenrode Business University is the only private university of The Netherlands. In 1946, captains of industry from leading Dutch corporations as KLM, Shell, Unilever, Philips and Akzo, took the initiative to start an institute where an action-inclined, internationally focused generation of new business leaders would be educated. Main goal was to the rebuild the economic position of the Netherlands and Dutch enterprises after WWII.
The Nyenrode New Business School, the Amsterdam-based subsidiary of Nyenrode Business University, aims to educate students in a broad range of academic disciplines, promoting entrepreneurship, creativity and responsible business.

See the Map Location of the Amsterdam Sevens

Sportpark de Eendracht Sportpark de Eendracht 1

Location Detail


Amsterdam Sevens

Sportpark De Eendracht, Bok de Korverweg 6,

1067 HR, Amsterdam

Saturday, May 17, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
The Team Smarter, Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

Management Team The Background Engine


Hasan Akman


Former Nyenrode, Chairman of Tane Mahuta Rugby Foundation, Manager of the team

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Bas Hollenberg


Co-owner of Koppel Tax Consult, Treasurer of Tane Mahuta Rugby Foundation

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Eelco Handaards


Former Nyenrode, Commissioner of Tane Mahuta Rugby Foundation

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Sponsor Info

It goes without saying that support from the business community is needed in order to make things possible.

There are various ways to support the Nyenrode New Business School Sevens team. The following items are te be covered throughout the weekend:

  • Flights from European origins into Amsterdam
  • Accommodation and transport throughout the weekend
  • Tournament registration fee
  • Food & Beverages
  • Players' kit

What you can expect

We highly value our sponsors, as we do know that sponsors are the ones enabling us to write history. Therefore we do whatever we can to meet our sponsor's requirements.
At the least, and depending on the sponsoring package chosen, we can offer the following:
  • Invitation for sponsor + partner to join the team's first dinner on Thursday evening
  • Logo on sublimated kit
  • Publicity before, during and after the tournament
  • full-color logo on banner on the players' tent at the tournament ground
  • Free entrance to the tournament for the sponsors
  • Official jersey signed by players + teamphoto as a memento
  • Networking opportunities during the tournament with other sponsors, and other companies related to the Business University

We are alo open for any special request a sponsor might have.

Please do download the following Presentation for detailed information!

Club of 100s

If you cannot support us with a sponsorship with your company, then it is also possible to support us personally through our Club of 100s!
The following are already a member of the Club of 100s:
  • Erol Akman
  • Patrick Vermaak
  • Jan Willem Keur
  • Peter Willemse
  • JB Nolst Trenité
  • Julian Stevense
  • Michel Schumm
  • Roderick Bredero
  • Joey "Hooty Booty" Hutana
  • Jan Bos
  • Hans van der Linde
  • Eric Kure


If you have any questions, remarks, or if you would like to support us through sponsorship or by becoming a member of the Club of 100s, please contact:

Hasan Akman
Mobile: +31 6 2244 2496
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.