Hi everyone,

My name is Floris van Beurden, and I will be the secretary of Uros for this year. I am 19 years old, and currently in my second year at the Maastricht Science Programme. I was born in Utrecht, and lived in a nearby town called Houten until 2014. At this time, my family and I moved to Rye, a town in the US about 45 minutes away from New York City. I decided that I wanted to move back to the Netherlands for university, and ended up in Maastricht.

I played soccer from about 5 years old to my last year of high school, and did athletics for all 4 years of high school in the US. I always wanted to try athletics while living in the Netherlands, but I did not want to sacrifice soccer, and doing two sports at the same time seemed unreasonable. In the US, I could do a different sport every season, and since soccer was only available in the fall, I decided to start running in the winter and spring. I am a sprinter, mostly doing the 100 and 200m.

I was a part of Saurus and Uros last year, but was very active with Saurus until about December. I later realized I wanted to run again, and decided to go back to training with Uros. I am looking forward to actually being with this team for the whole of next year, and I hope you are too.