The board of trustees received this monday a letter from the Belgian headcoach of the U-20 team:
‘ Dearest Schijnwerper,
due to the excellent progress of your youngster Gerd Hendrickx, we would like to call him up for the first practice sessions in the national stadium. We see a bright future in Gerd and hope you could release him for the upcoming qualification matches.
Keep up the good work!! ‘
Gerd will be the second player of the Schijnwerpers-team that will wear the national jersey after Shahin Vahidli did for Azerbaijan (he played 30 matches for the U-20 and 32 for the national team).