ADO ladies v PSV/FC Eindhoven match report

ADO ladies in stalemate with PSV/FC Eindhoven

Friday night saw ADO ladies take on PSV/FC Eindhoven in the Kyocera stadium, this was a game ADO must win to keep up their challenge of retaining their championship crown.

The visitors were the first to shine and their tactics early on were obvious; they tried their hardest to intimidate ADO’s keeper Barbara Lorsheyd, at one point two very hefty late challenges went in on the keeper, only the second receiving a yellow card, when the first looked like an assault. Lucky for ADO Barbara is a strong lady and shook off the hits and then went on to produce a great evening of the goal keeping art. The Eindhoven’s plan back fired and only served to inspire Lorsheyd.

Something seemed to be missing from ADO’s play, there was a lack of communication, a lack of spirit, not sure, but something was not going as normal. Eindhoven began to take control over the midfield and they played the ball nicely amongst themselves. They got into scoring positions easily and only thanks to some fine reflexes from Lorsheyd kept the game level.

ADO captain Lucienne Reichardt kept trying to lead by example, she put in a solid performance, driving forward, leading by example and taking no prisoners in the tackle.

The first half ended goalless and ADO must have felt relieved by that as they were the second best team on the pitch during that forty five minutes.

The second half saw an improvement fro the home side: Kitty Susan and Bouchra Moudou working nicely down the wings and causing a few headaches for the Eindhoven backline. The ADO defence tightened up making more difficult for their opponents to get a sight on goal. Sylvia Nooij, complete with black eyes after last Tuesday injury was sweeping up at the back and starting ADO’s counter attacks.

ADO had their chances to get in front but it wasn’t to be. Marelle Worm was making her presence felt as she pushed forward down the right wing, her efforts leading to several corners being awarded ADO’s way.

At the final whistle it was easy to see the ADO ladies disappointment, dropping two valuable points was not quite a disaster, but it certainly hurts their chances of becoming Dutch champions again. This position can be improved next week when they take on FC Twente, in what now really is a must win game.

Woman of the match: Barbara Lorsheyd, stunning display of goal keeping.

Attendance: 500

ADO players help to raise over 24,000 Euros for cancer charity

On Wednesday 17th April avid cyclists on spinning bikes raised €24310.65 for Move Against Cancer with a bicycle marathon In the MCH Westeinde Hospital in The Hague. ADO Den Haag players Vito Wormgoor, Aaron Meijers, Kenneth Omeruo, Tom Beugelsdijk, Kevin Jansen, Tjaronn Chery, goalkeeping coach Jacques Storm physiotherapist and Edwin Coret all took part together with other well-known Dutch celebrities, companies, relatives and friends of patients and MCH staff for the 3 hours on the bike for Move Against Cancer.

enThe central hall of the hospital was converted for the fourth Indoor Cycling Marathon since 2009. The purpose of the evening was to raise funds so that more MCH-cancer patients can participate in special exercise programs in the MCH. Through exercise, patients improve their fitness and the fatigue is gone. Therefore, there are exercise programs designed for patients during and after chemotherapy, but these are often not covered by health insurance.

Led by bike instructor Marcel Gierman were three rounds of 60 minutes. After Tom Beugelsdijk and Kenneth Omeruo finished their turn on the bikes and building up a sweat they asked a spectator who she wanted them to visit who was in the hospital. Her sick father; Beugelsdijk and Omeruo did not hesitate and spontaneously they gave the man a nice surprise.

The presentation of the cheque in the main hall of the hospital was given by Jessica Mendels and Rob Andeweg along side Tjaronn Chery and Kevin Jansen. Despite the great amount raised there’s always room for additional donations. More information about the exercise programs or the Move Against Cancer Foundation can be found on the website:

Photos courtesy of ADO Den Haag, photographer ©Michel Groen

Train with ADO ladies

The football academy of ADO Den Haag ladies are organizing in the upcoming Bank holiday Monday, April 29th a special football clinic with a professional training provided by the ADO women, under the professional guidance of head coach Sarina Wiegman. There is also a special goalie clinic. Could you learn from a top star player and develop your skills as a football player. If you’re between 8 and 18 years old sign up now. Be quick, because full is full! You get at this clinic next to a solid training also an original ADO women workout T-shirt and a certificate ADO women home!

Among all registrations we raffle also an original ADO competition shirt, signed by our TOP striker Renate Jansen! Register quickly!

Click HERE for more information and registration; it’s in Dutch but easy to follow.

When: Monday, April  29, 2013
Where: Sportpark West Vliet (vv Wilhelmus Groene Zoom 2, 2491 EH The Hague)

Cost: € 39.95
: For that you get

Professional training  by players of ADO ladies accompanied by Sarina Wiegman
ADO ladies T-Shirt
1 free ticket next match May 10 ADO ladies – Standard Liege
Collect Signatures on your signature card
participation certificate


Clinic 8 to 12 years

9:15 pm Reception and registration
9:45 am Opening by head coach Sarina Wiegman (Hague sports coach of the year)
10:00 Start clinic
11.30 Closing with photo shoot

Clinic 12 to 18 years

12.15 Welcome and registration
12.45 Opening by head coach Sarina Wiegman (Hague sports coach of the year)
13:00 Start clinic
14.30 Closing with photo shoot

To register please click HERE.

ADO ladies reach cup semi-finals

Last night in the Kyocera Stadium ADO ladies continued in their quest to retain the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup). In the last round they beat Fortuna Sittard away 0-7. It was obvious the same score line would not be happening as the opponents this time around Telstar; are running away with division B of the BeNe league, so a tough match was expected.

The game was played at a high tempo with Telstar being the first to control the game. The opening phase saw the midfield battles begin. There were chances for both sides and in the thirteenth minute ADO took the lead. Renate Jansen had been a pain in the side of the visitors with some mazy runs leaving defenders in her wake. The finish for her goal was top class, 1-0.

Straight from the restart Telstar launched an attack and got themselves back on level terms within the minute; Claudia van den Heiligenberg slipping the ball into the far corner past Barbara Lorsheyd, 1-1.

The quick response from Telstar kicked ADO into action and they became the more forceful side. When ADO turned the skill level up level it showed the gulf between the teams in terms of creativity, tactics and strength.

In the twenty first minute ADO regained the lead; Sheila van den Bulk getting the ball into the back of the net following a corner on the left by Jansen, 2-1.

Telstar didn’t just roll over and give up and in the thirty second minute again got themselves back level with ADO, this time Priscilla de Vos getting the goal, 2-2.

As the half approached its conclusion Jansen fired ADO back in front with a stunning shot that left the Telstar keeper Melissa van der Wiel helpless, 3-2.

The second half was a much easier task for ADO, although Lorsheyd twice had to be at her acrobatic best to deny the Telstar forwards. Meanwhile at the other end, poor Lineth Beerensteyn was having a nightmare in front of goal. Normally a sharp efficient finisher she was scuffing her chances, shooting wide, hitting the bar or their keeper pulled of a great save. She could have played for ten hours and nothing was going to go in for her, one of those nights.

Beerensteyn did help create the fourth and match winning goal, after a good run she played the ball down the left to Bulk, still with plenty to do Bulk twisted and turned making herself space to fire home a fierce drive into the back of the net, stunning shot, 4-2.

After the game the draw was made for the semi-finals. ADO will play at home to PEC Zwolle on Tuesday14th May.

Woman of the match: Very hard choice. In the end going for Sheila van den Bulk, not only two goals but was a driving force throughout the match.

Attendance: 300

Storky’s birthday at Drievliet

On Sunday, April 21, from 10:00 to 17:00, the clubs beloved mascot Storky has a party to . celebrate his 10th birthday in Drievliet and you are all welcome to join the fun along with all the coaches, players of ADO Den Haag and ADO ladies.

Tickets go via E-ticketing HERE. Tickets cost 10 euros (EUR 0.80 service charge) and at the stadium box office ADO Den Haag.

NOTE: on the day itself NO 10 Euro tickets will be available from Drievliet!

The program for this day:
10.00 park opens, Storky goes around all  the attractions
12.00 arrival of the players. For each attraction, or perhaps somewhere a bit hidden, the children can find players for photos and autographs.
14:00 Pirates show on the big stage
14.45 The players present Storky with beautiful gifts on the stage
17.00 park closes

Later this year, in the summer, there is obviously also a traditional open day at the stadium.

Anderlecht v ADO ladies report online

ADO ladies win in Brussels

ADO ladies completed the double over Anderlecht in Brussels on Saturday afternoon; putting on  a solid performance that deserved the three points.

As with most of the Belgian sides, Anderlecht tried early on to resort to bullying tactics to try and intimidate their visitors. The only problem for them was that the ADO ladies had not read the script and fought fire with fire. Top hit lady was Paola van der Veen, She may be young and not as big as her opponents, but wow after accepting a few hits herself, and she turned the tables and was knocking the Anderlecht players all over the place. Her example was also followed by Marelle Worm, Sheila van den Bulk, Lucienne Reichardt and Sylvia Nooij. After fifteen minutes the home side stopped trying to use force to beat ADO as they were onto a losing battle.

ADO got the break through in the forty second minute. A free-kick taken by Paola van der Veen was met by the stooping head of Worm and the ball hit the back of the net with force, 0-1.

The second half saw Reichardt, team captain really take over the midfield, never giving her opponents chance to rest on the ball. She was constantly screaming out instructions and motivation to her team mates. Her presence was inspiring and drove the ADO ladies on to dominate the home side.

Anderlecht had a few near chances to get on level terms and only once was Lorsheyd called upon into any real action as she bravely dived at the feet of an attacker to smother the ball only to be injured in the process, but after treatment she was ok to continue.

ADO then got the clinching goal after Lineth Beerensteyn was fouled inside the penalty box after yet again tormenting the Anderlecht defence. Sheila van den Bulk took the penalty and scored with ease sending the keeper the wrong way, 0-2.

ADO continued to play keep ball until the final whistle. Three points in the bag and with other results going their way on the Friday night means ADO are back in contention to win the Dutch part of the BeNe league.

Woman of the match: Lucienne Reichardt, a true captain’s performance, driven and committed.

Attendance: 50

Stadium Tour and Ticket offer with The Guest Card

Expat service team The Hague Guest Card are giving expats with a Guest Card the chance to take a FREE tour of the Kyocera stadium on Thursday 25th April at 18.30.

Aswel as the tour you have the opportunity to buy a ticket for the following league game at the Kyocera against VVV Venlo on Saturday 27th April, kick-off at 19.45. These tickets usually cost €28.50 but Guest Card members can buy them for only €12.50!!!

For more details of the tour and details of how to register for this event, please click HERE.