ADO Den Haag are very proud to announce that Tom Beugelsdijk on Monday night has been voted “Eredivisie Community Player of 2017”! He received this beautiful prize from his mother during the Gala Football Player of the Year.
Besides the trophy, Beugelsdijk also received a 50,000 euro check made available by the VriendenLoterij. Half of this amount is being used by the ADO Den Hague in the community foundation to increase the support residents in the Hague region. The other half, Beugelsdijk, gives to the Juliana Children’s Hospital in The Hague and The Hague’s Hoed, part of the Daniel Den Hoed Foundation, for more scientific research at the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute.
Beugelsdijk found it a great honor that he may now be called Eredivisie Community Player of 2017. ” I’m proud to have received this great prize, especially because I received it from my mother, who has meant so much to me and still does. I feel honored that so many people have cast their vote for me. I’ve always felt that everything I do in football helps in many social matters, this is very normal. I feel honoured by the people involved and now I’m rewarded with this prize, a bit unreal, but really very beautiful!”
The prize for ‘Eredivisie Community Player‘ is awarded annually by the Eredivisie and VriendenLoterij to a player who dedicates himself to the community in a special way. Sergio Padt (FC Groningen) and Morten Thorsby (sc Heerenveen) were also nominated.
With the award, the Eredivisie and VriendenLoterij want to emphasize the social importance of football. Previously, Giovanni van Bronckhorst (2011), Tim Gilissen (2012), Siem de Jong (2013), Deniz Türüç (2014), Jeroen Zoet (2015) and Nathan Rutjes (2016) were previous winners.