Tano goes out on loan

ADO Den Haag winger Kevin Tano, has been loaned out for the rest of the season to FC Dordrecht. He will be reunited with Gert Kruys, the coach who gave him his debut in professional football at FC Volendam.

Everybody wishes Kevin a successful period at his new club.

ADO make a loan deal with Ajax

On the last day of the winter transfer window, an agreement has been reached between ADO Den Haag and Ajax about Dico Koppers joining The Hague club on loan until the end of the season. He has a contract with Ajax until 2015. Dico Koppers is a talented player who is just 21 years old and plays in the left back positon..

ADO lady breaks into Dutch National squad training

Paola van der Veen, the left centre back of ADO ladies has been invited by the head coach of the Dutch national team, Roger Reijners, to join up with 31 players for two days of training on the 4th and 5th February 2013 in Zeist. The Leidschendam girl made her defensive position her own from the early part of the season, part of the rejuvenated ADO Den Haag ladies side  that has been so successful in the new BeNe League. Paola van der Veen is also cited as a leader star of the under 19 Dutch squad.

Paola-van-der-VeenShe is the first player from the team of Sarina Wiegman this season to break into the A selection of Orange. Recently there were already seven players from ADO Den Haag selected for the under 19 and under 17. We wish her every success.

The other seven players selected are: Yvette van der Veen, Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Michelle Vrieling, Kitty Susan, Mandy van Dijk, Jessie van Leeuwen and Lineth Beerensteijn

Watch ADO for only 10 Euros with ADOforExpats

Expats come to ADO Den Haag for only 10 Euros.

Expats of The Hague, Expat football supporters of The Hague. The time has come for you to come and visit the Kyocera stadium and watch your local football team; ADO Den Haag. This stadium is ranked as one of the best for atmosphere in the country. It may not be the biggest, but the noise generated by the fans inside make it one of the most enjoyable places in Holland to watch your football.

The date is Saturday 9th February with a kick-off at 18.45 against NAC Breda..

A joint venture between ADO Den Haag and ADO for Expats has been struck up to attract all expat football fans who live in the greater The Hague region, and who miss their own beloved football clubs. Now is the time to get them to adopt our local club, ADO Den Haag as their team of Holland.

ADO Den Haag has offered us tickets at only €10.00 each. These tickets that we have been given usually cost €30.90, so we do have a great offer from the club. Tickets are available firstly to people with no Dutch passport (Expats only). If an expat wishes to have a Dutch national with them, this is possible. Please remember that photo ID is required for each person getting a ticket.  To get your ticket send an e-mail to neal@adoforexpats.com and inform us what type of photo id you will provide when you pick up your ticket. This information is required by all supporters who visit a game at ADO Den Haag, not just people applying to this offer.

This offer is not only open to individuals; families are also welcome as are other groups, the more the merrier. If you want to know a bit more about our local club, please also visit www.adoforexpats.com website.

OK, now for the fun, the idea is to get together at the new Grand Cafe situated on the Grote Markt, ideal for getting the tram to the stadium later, meet at the bar around 16.00. There we can all meet up and get to know each other, preventing people from being by themselves. We want this to become a regular event and form a type of fan club for expats to support our local team. Tickets will be delivered to the bar where you can pay your €10.00 and hand over a copy of your photo ID, the one that you mentioned in your application email. We aim to be on the tram at approximately 17.30, allowing enough time to walk to the stadium.

ADO Den Haag has also added an extra offer. They will sell a scarf and an ADO Den Haag OV chip card for the combined cost of only €15.00: Normal price being €27, 50 at the Grand Cafe. So you can now make your first visit to the Kyocera stadium even better and all for a small price of only €25.00!! Where normal this would have cost you a total of €68.40.

After the game we will all meet up after the game and travel back to the Grand Cafe to share a few drinks and discuss the football.

So are you interested? If so contact us at neal@adoforexpats.com and register your interest. It is going to be a good night out and there should hopefully be a lot of goals.



ADO ladies win historic match 3-0

History made at the Kyocera stadium

The build up to this historic footballing occasion has been growing around Europe since its conception. The first meeting of teams from different countries in the same league: Four each from Belgium and Holland. The governing body decided that the Kyocera stadium should hold the inaugural game of the joint part of the league.

The whole day was surrounded by media attention as the top faces from UEFA and the Dutch and Belgian football associations were in attendance. There were workshops at the stadium and plenty of other activities to keep all entertained until the big kick-off.

ADO ladies had got themselves into peak fitness after their winter break away to the sunny climate of Spain. Now after all the hype, would this game live up to the expectation? The crowd who had turned up in good numbers  despite the below freezing temperatures made for a good atmosphere as Kevin Blom blew the whistle to start a game that would go down in European footballing history.

ADO as expected were the stronger team from the off: Eagerly searching for opening in behind the Anderlecht defence. ADO’s Renate Jansen was in the mood for teasing the defensive resolve of the visitors, making run after run done both wings and turning the defenders inside out.

ADO held the midfield battle with ease with Sheila van den Bulk and Teresa Noyola being very dominant. The break through had to come sooner or later and in the twenty fifth minute ADO got the goal their play had deserved. A free-kick was despatched from twenty meters out by Jansen, reward for her hard running, 1-0.

ADO kept pushing forward leaving Anderlecht with no clear cut chances to speak of. They tried to play the long ball forward only to discover Barbara Lorsheyd in alert form to mop any danger away.

Either side of the half time whistle; ADO’s structure improved and more of the players began to exert even more pressure on a beleaguered Anderlecht side. The van der Veen twins began to move forward as a unit, tight and hard working, making sure no spaces where being left open behind the midfield.

In the fifty first minute ADO got an all important second goal. Nice play and a pass inside by Paola van der Veen saw Michelle Vrieling place her shot wide of the keeper, much to her delight. It has been a great week for Vrieling; she has also just been called up to train with the Dutch under 19 squad, 2-0.

Anderlecht got one great chance on goal. The ball broke nicely for Cynthia Broweys. She faced a one on one battle of nerves with Lorsheyd in the ADO goal. The keeper stood up strong and was able to block the shot. If that goal had have been scored, it could have had a major influence on the outcome on the result.

In the seventy fifth minute Jansen got her second goal after the visitors defence went AWOL. This goal did seal the game and Anderlecht heads began to drop. The Belgian side had come up against a team that were far fitter and at a playing peak, 3-0.

At the final whistle an impromptu snowball fight between the ADO ladies and their fans broke out. It is great to see the bond growing with every passing game. While this was going on, I spoke to Sarina Wiegman, the ladies head coach. She was happy with the win, but was still unhappy about some of the space Anderlecht had been allowed.  This is why ADO won the double last season, Sarina’s attention to every tiny detail means no weak spots.

ADO player of the match: Renate Jansen, she ran the Anderlecht defence ragged plus got two of the goals.

Attendance: 2,800

Two sponsors for ADO Den Haag ladies v RSC Anderlecht

The big game on Wednesday is attracting wide interest and ADO ladies are pleased to announce two sponsors for this special history making occassion.

The sponsors for the ADO Den Haag ladies v RSC Anderlecht ladies on Wednesday at 19:30 in the Kyocera Stadium will be:

The Match Sponsor is Electrical and Installation Advice Bureau Meurs & Zn BV in Wateringen, specialized in the installation, renovation and maintenance of utilities and housing.

The Ball sponsor is Bakker & Luyt Caminada Assurantien the Hague, contact their advisor to unburden the field of insurance and pensions.