The abbreviation stands for “Windhondenvereniging Coursing Nienoord Leek”, previous WindhondenRenVereniging (WRV) Nienoord te Leek and before that “WRV Martinistad”. Since April 2000 we have adapted our name to our most important activity: coursing.
The association was founded in 1955 under the name WRV Martinistad. Once there was an emphatic relationship with the city of Groningen, but there was never a race track in that place. After various wanderings, the club moved to Leek in 1965 and our coursing grounds are in the summer months on the ice rink at the Nienoord Estate.
The WvCNL is recognized by “Raad van Beheer op Kynologisch Gebied”. From 1980 onwards, we started to focus more and more on coursing and track racing became a background. That is why we changed our name in 2000 and became the first coursing club in the Netherlands. That is also the main reason why we have members throughout the Netherlands, but also in Germany and Belgium.
Register as a member of Windhondenvereniging Coursing Nienoord Leek
You can find all information about membership of the WvCNL here
The board of de Windhondenvereniging Coursing Nienoord Leek consists of 5 members and is composed as of March 17, 2018 as follows:
(You can send an e-mail to the relevant officer by clicking on the link)
Alfred Nijkamp, chairman
Erik Hamelers, secretary
Johan Koppelaar, treasurer
Mario Walter, Commissioner
Ans Fakkert-Magermans, Commissioner
Maryana Koppelaar (national Competitions), competition secretariat
Erik Hamelers (international Competitions), competition secretariat
Erik Hamelers, webmaster
Johan Koppelaar, webmaster
Alfred Nijkamp, events
Jan Scheer, trainings
Marco Huisman, material
Ans Fakkert-Magermans, canteen
Jolanda de Roo, sponsoring
Request / renew licenses
For applications and / or renewal of licenses, the required documents (for info see this page) can be send to:
Mw. Marion Heidekamp, Oogstlaan 1, 9665 AG Oude Pekela
Note that this applies only for members of WvCNL who has WvCNL as a home association.
Zie artikel I.6 en IX.34 van het Nationaal Ren- en Coursingreglement, te vinden op this page.
Algemene gegevens van WvCNL
|Internet:||www.wvcnl.nl en www.coursing.nl|
|Bezoekadres:||Nienoord 13-1KAN, 9351 AC Leek|
|Navigatiegegevens:||Schilhoek 2, 9351 AD Leek|
|Postal address secretariat||De Lagune 6, 3823 TS Amersfoort|
The town of Leek is located along the A7 between Groningen and Drachten. From the A7 you take exit 34. In Leek you follow the ANWB signs with Nienoord. On the right-hand side, in the parking lot of Nienoord you will find the entrance to our coursing area.
You cann find all information about camping here.