ADO ladies at the opening of the Cruiff court championship

This afternoon ADO ladies team captain Lucienne Reichardt and top defender Sheila van den Bulk were that at the start of the Johan Cruiff Court football championships.

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Lucienne did an opening speech about the value of the “Respect” campaign in football before a member of each of the football teams taking part signed the “Respect” flag before there was a circle of friendship handshake between all participants.

Sheila then took on the six goal keepers in a penalty shoot out, the good news is that Sheila’s penalties were just good enough to win the day.

Legia & Juventus friendship interviews..Help

I am looking to write some articles about the close friendships between ADO Den Haag and Legia Warsaw of Poland and Juventus of Italy.

I did a story previously about the friendship of ADO and Swansea City, this can be seen HERE.

The next time there are visitors coming over from their clubs to an ADO game, I would like to meet up with the fans from both clubs each time to discuss the following points.

How the friendship started, How it developed, what do you enjoy about it, are the friendships now more than just clubs etc. If interested please contact me at neal@adoforexpats.com

Will want to take some photos of you to go with the articles too. Any help much appreciated. Will all help to build the profile of this great club in The Hague.

End of term contract discussions for ADO players

In this period, as every year, the club must hold talks with players with contracts that are coming to an end. They must before April 1st clarity their future. Those who have been told that their contracts after July 1st in principle will not be extended are: Ramon Leeuwin, Stanley Elbers, Gábor Horváth, Paul Mulders, Adil Tihouna and Tom Broekhuizen.

As for the loaned out players Ahmed Ammi, Aleksandar Radosavljevic, Kevin Tano and Wouter de Vogel, there will be no new contract offer.

ADO ladies robbed in Amsterdam

The ADO ladies also played on Saturday, they travelled to Amsterdam to take on the ladies of Ajax. This was their third tough test in a row, a test this time they failed. ADO ladies have now not picked up a win in their last three games, first time this season.

The game was not a classic as both teams seemed to be very wary of each other in the opening phase. It was ADO who made the early chances, BeNe league top scorer Renate Jansen going close. It was a cagey opening but the visitors were making space and Jansen along with Lineth Beerensteyn was causing the Ajax defence no shortage of problems.

The Ajax captain Daphne Koster has gained herself a reputation for being a very hard and uncompromising defender, yet when Jansen and Beerensteyn swapped wings the Ajax captain could not handle the 16 year olds power and fight; Beerensteyn was giving Koster a nightmare.

Ajax got themselves into the game a little more as time passed, a few chances on goal but nothing to really challenge Lorsheyd in the ADO goal.

ADO got the break through when after a ball bounced in space 22m from goal Beerensteyn won the race to reach it and perfectly lobbed the ball into the back of the net, great finish combined with bravery, 0-1.

 From that moment the first half belong to ADO. Lucienne Reichardt, Bouchra Moudo, Sheila v/d Bulk were strong in midfield. At the back Sylvia Nooij, Marelle Worm, Marleen Joore and Yvette v/d Veen kept things tight and tidy at the back.

At half time all looked good for ADO, only a shame that some dubious refereeing decision robed them of at least a point.

Ajax pulled back on level terms in the seventy third minute. From a corner on the left, the ball was swung over and a stunning overhead toe poke by Anouk Hoogendijk saw the ball hit the back of the net, 1-1.

The match evened out, both sides going forward and it was with ten minutes remaining that Ajax were awarded a killer free-kick. The referee Sjoukje de Jong awarded a penalty saying Nooij had handled the ball inside the area which was not true at all. The penalty was converted by Chantal de Ridder, 2-1.

2-1 was how the game remained. A draw would have been a fair result, but to lose all three points to a clearly incorrect decision was heartbreaking for a side that had worked hard.

 Woman of the match: Lineth Beerensteyn, an energetic power packed display of talent.

Attendance: 300

Double header this Saturday.

This coming Saturday both the ADO ladies and mens teams are in action against strong opposition.

17.00 ADO ladies kick-off against Ajax in Amsterdam. A win would put them securely in third place.

20.45 ADO host Vitesse. On paper this looks as though it is going to be a cracking game, both teams playing well and have got some excellent results of late. Ticket sales have been good, but there are still tickets available. The away section has been sold out, so the atmosphere is going to be great You can buy on the night at the stadium ticket office, Remember your photo ID!

Support your local team as they push for a European place. “COME ON THE HAGUE!!!”

Holland v USA with the Hague Online

The Hague Online who sponsor this websites awards for players of the season are doing a nice deal for the up coming top ladies Interbnational at the Kyocera Stadium.

On Tuesday 9 April, the reigning Olympic Women’s soccer Champions, USA will play the Netherlands in the ADO Den Haag Kyocera Stadium.

 The U.S. ladies football team has been for many years a superpower in global women’s football. After they won the first World Cup for women in 1991, the team continued to be successful with another World Cup win in 1999, and no less than four Olympic titles the last of which was won in London 2012. The U.S. ladies were for five consecutive years the number one team in the FIFA rankings.

 The Dutch Soccer association are anticipating a big crowd to see the USA team who last played in the Netherlands in 1991. The atmosphere at women’s soccer match is less frenetic than at a men’s game. This game would really suitable for children and families or dare I say it fathers and daughters. TheHagueOnLine Social club will be there and you can as well. We have been allocated 100 tickets in the corner of main tribune area. These tickets cost €7,50 inclusive booking fee. You can order your ticket online via the link.

 On the evening itself, Billy Allwood will be there to greet and take the social club members into the stadium. It does not matter which team you cheer for it will be great experience.

 What: Netherlands v United States
When: Tuesday, 9 April 2013 ~ Kick off 19:00
Where: ADO Den Haag Kyocera Stadion, The Hague

 If want to go to the game and purchase tickets yourself that is also possible. Tickets are now available through the Primera outlets, Ticketbox, OnsOranje.nl and the ticket office of ADO Den Haag. For this game no club card is required. The entry price for all areas except the tribune area is € 5. Tribune seats costs € 10. For groups, such as clubs, teams and schools there is a special non-tribune promotional rate. Those with ten or more persons visiting the match, pay €4 for a ticket. To find details of this group offer visit the KNVB ticket site or the website of ADO Den Haag. If there are still tickets available on the day of the game, the stadium ticket office will be open from 17:30.

Download the new official ADO app

ADO Den Haag has launched its official app for  iPhone and Android devices. Through the app you can see at a glance all about the most recent game, the latest news from the club, video, interviews and summaries. Also you can see all matches from ADO Den Haag live for a fee.  LIVE experience on your tablet, iPad or smartphone.

Via the handy messaging app it keeps you informed of goals and other exciting moments. On your phone or tablet you immediately see the replay of a goal or a fabulous save.

Convenient for travel or on the terrace in the sun. After the match, you’ll get all interviews and summaries.

With this app, you’ll have all the information about the club at your fingertips!

Download the app NOW for all the above possibilities. The app is for the iPhone, iPad and all Android phones and tablets. Easy to download from the App Store or go to www.adodenhaaglive.nu

ADO on Instagram

From now on ADO Den Haag are active on Instagram, the popular photo application for iPhone and Android smartphones. ADO Den Haag intends through this medium, to give a daily look behind the scenes at the club

In addition, thanks to the imparting of hashtags, fun interactive photo and actions by supporters are kept. Overall a nice extension of the Social Media activities of ADO Den Haag.

Instagram is easy to get on your phone and tablet, download from the App Store or the Google Play Store if you are using a smartphone or tablet that runs on Android. You can also visit www.instagram.com / adodenhaag.

If you are already active on Instagram and ADO Den Haag want to follow, you can find us under the name adodenhaag.