P4-only available car park today

The car parking areas P1, P2 and P3 are completely sold out for today’s game against Feyenoord. Therefore parking is only possible at P4. Cost for parking here is €10. The parking can be paid for (cash only!) when entering the car park. Please note that three hours after the game P4 will be closed!

ADO ladies draw with sc Heerenveen

On Saturday afternoon, ADO ladies and sc Heerenveen played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Kyocera stadium.

From the start it was clear both teams were closely matched. Chances being created by both sides, some creative passing moves were good to watch. Both sides pushed forward at every opportunity. ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil was first called into action, pulling off a good save on the fifteen minute mark. Nadine Noordam and Victoria Pelova came closest to breaking the deadlock for ADO.

Thirty three minutes in and the visitors took the lead. Heerenveen were awarded a free-kick. Tiny Hoekstra crossed the ball and it was the head of Jassina Blom that guided the ball into the back of the net, 0-1.

Just two minutes later ADO were back on level terms. The ball was played into the penalty area but cleared away, the ball fell around 20m from goal. Nadine Noordam had time and space and let fly with a stunning shot that flew into the goal, giving the keeper absolutely no chance, 1-1.

The second half saw ADO in more control of the game. Pelova down the right and Sharona Tieleman down the left were causing Heerenveen numerous headaches, only the final balls were not finding Pia Rijsdijk in the middle.

In the fifty seventh minute Heerenveen broke from the edge of their own box on a fast counter attack. Just a few passes got them through ADO’s midfield. The ball eventually coming to Simone Kets to strike the ball home, great move and a good finish, 1-2.

ADO peppered the Heerenveen goal with shots from distance. Then in the sixty ninth minute a memorable moment of footballing genius. Lindsey Keizerweerd picked the ball up and raced down the left wing, passing a few defenders, she got to the dead ball line, cut inside, leaving another defender for dead. Then from a tight angle she blasted the ball between the keeper and the near post. Fantastic skill, 2-2.

In the final moments ADO almost got a winner. A free-kick outside the area was taken by Mijke Roelfsema, her effort sadly crashing against the crossbar.

Scorers: 33. Jassina Blom 0-1, 35. Nadine Noordam 1-1, 57. Simone Kets 1-2, 69. Lindsey Keizerweerd 2-2

Attendance: 445

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Yvette van der Veen, Hélène Heemskerk ©, Sabine Kuilenburg (62. Nance van der Meer), Mijke Roelfsema; Nadine Noordam, Michelle Vrieling (85. Vesna Veltrop), Victoria Pelova (81. Marthe van Erk); Lindsey Keizerweerd, Pia Rijsdijk, Sharona Tieleman

Huge discounts on ADO shirts and shorts

From now on all ADO Den Haag kits are on offer at a greatly reduced price! It is the last time, so now’s your chance! It’s all On Sale! The offer applies to both online and in the Fanshop Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium.

All (goalkeepers) shirts (home and away kit third) you get a whopping € 30 discount.

Adult sizes: from €69.95 to €39.95

Kids Sizes: from €64.95 to €34.95

The shorts are on offer. From €32.50 to €22.50

All details are HERE

A Norwich City fan visits the yellow & green of ADO

Here is a great write up by a Norwich City fan of his visit to ADO Den Haag for the game against Vitesse. Like some ADO fans, the Norwich fan likes to visit other teams that play in yellow and green. Yes… football fans do have some odd rituals and hobbies involving the love of their clubs.

The article give a write up of ADO’s history and his experience of the atmosphere and the football. His thoughts on the fans are the same as my own. Click HERE to read the full article.

Pre match ADO v Feyenoord attractions at the Heldenplein and the MFC

Prior to the game against Feyenoord there will be again plenty of fun attractions at the Heldenplein and in front of the MFC (Supporters home)

So our young true ADO fans can take on an assault course, there is a hole target practice and three inflatable pitches!

From 14.00 hours the attractions will be open (weather permitting) so come on time to the stadium!

ADO get €144,804 from the VriendenLoterij

It has been announced that ADO Den Haag will receive €144,804 thanks to the support of their fans. The money raised goes to the ADO youth academy. More than 500,000 participants have the opportunity to play for a chosen charity, including their favorite Eredivisie club. For every ticket purchased by fans, half goes directly to the youth of the club. Never before have ADO fans raised such a amount. Last year the figure raised was €142,057.

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ADO Den Haag will use the donation to the youth academy for such things as education, so that children are prepared in addition to their football training for a future in society. Not all children progress to professional football. The knowledge gained during their time with the youth academy will benefit their social importance, so they can carry on in their futures which mostly lies outside of football.

ADO Den Haag is this year in fifth place in the Eredivisie table of funds made by the fans via the VriendenLoterij this year.

1. Feyenoord €1,248,150. 2. AFC Ajax €1,069,918 3. PSV €349,421. 4. FC Twente €166,329. 5. ADO Den Haag €144,804. 6. FC Utrecht €142,532. 7. Heerenveen €129,607 8. AZ €129,158. 9. FC Groningen €124,505. 10. Vitesse €109,951.

ADO games this weekend

ADO Den Haag, a team lacking confidence and results will host league leaders Feyenoord in the Kyocera stadium this coming Sunday.

After a disaster of a performance last week at Go Ahead Eagle, where no player got any credit, criticism of the players and the hierarchy reached a new level. A lot of talk of relegation is going on. So for this tough clash, ADO need to get their act together, get a new mind set and even if they lose, they MUST give the fans a display and something to be proud of.

A club card is needed for this game.

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On Saturday ADO Ladies will be at home to sc Heerenveen.

ADO Ladies are on a great run of form right now. Winning with ease, usually scoring plenty of goals in the process. Having now already qualified for the end of season play-offs for the championship, ADO ladies are under no pressure at all. So expect even more free flowing football.

Note, the game for a change is on Saturday afternoon, not the normal Friday night. So this will give you more chance to come along and support the ladies in action.

Pelova extends ADO ladies contract

Victoria Pelova signed a contract extension on Wednesday 15th February to stay at ADO ladies for another two and a half years. The midfield star will now be at ADO Ladies until June 2019.

Photo Courtesy of ADO ladies

Pelova joined ADO ladies in the summer of 2016, the transition from Concordia Delft boys B1 to ADO ladies. In the brief time she has been at ADO ladies she has developed very well. From the start of the season she has started every league game, she has scored five goals and contributed ten assists.

Arend Regeer, head coach ADO ladies; “Victoria Pelova is a great talent and we are delighted that one of the best players of the Dutch pitches has signed a contract for a long time with us. By capturing this skillful and agile midfield star puts ADO ladies a step  further in the  development of a strong squad. Trying to compete each year for the championship.”

Kees Punt, chairman ADO ladies; “We are delighted that Victoria has signed up for such a long period, she is an absolute talent and fits in well with the policies we have in mind. Talented young players from the region ready to reach their peak. For example, there are eight players from the young ADO ladies side that have come into the first team squad and it looks like that will be the same again next season with more promising girls.”

Martin Hansen will be attending ADO v Feyenoord

Before the match ADO Den Haag v Feyenoord next Sunday, the fans can finally say goodbye to Martin Hansen. The goalkeeper last summer moved from ADO Den Haag to the German side Ingolstadt. The Dane has already made himself the team’s number one.

Hansen played two seasons for ADO Den Haag. During that time he played a total of 65 league games. Most will undoubtedly remember him for the amazing goal he scored on August 11, 2015 against PSV. In injury time he went forward and scored with a brilliant flying back heel that made the score 2-2. The video went viral.

We want the ADO fans to thank Martin once again for the wonderful years he has had with our club.