ADO ladies KNVB cup final time and place confirmed

Since the ADO ladies qualified for the final of the KNVB beker (Dutch FA cup) there have been plenty of discussions of where the final will take place, due to ADO being drawn to play at home, but the date conflicted with the famous ADO Den Haag youth tournament.

The following has been announced today.

Quick Boys (Sportpark Nieuw Zuid)


Friday 31st May 2013

Kick-off 19:30.

It is not too far to travel and will make a good day out as the stadium is situated in the dunes close to the beach, so plenty of places to celebrate afterwards.

Kevin Visser leaves ADO

Kevin Visser is leaving ADO Den Haag. He will continue his career at Helmond Sport. Kevin, thanks everybody at ADO for the wonderful years in The Hague. The club wishes Kevin good luck in his future endeavors!

Helmond Sport has distributed the following message:

The 24-year-old Kevin Visser has signed a contract for a three-years at Helmond Sport. The midfielder, from ADO Den Haag has dissolved his current contract at the club. “Visser has spent the last three seasons playing relatively few games  in the Eredivisie. His experience next season will add value to our team, ” said Mario Captein, general manager of Helmond Sport.

There were several clubs that had shown interest in Visser. However, the midfielder with conviction opted for Helmond Sport. Visser: “From the first conversation I had a good feeling about Helmond Sport, so I wanted to come to an agreement. I thought it was important that they were positive about me and the coach has confidence in me. I also get the opportunity to play games in the first team and that is very important. At my age I’ve been meaning to start next season. “In Helmond

ADO ladies draw in Belgium

Beerschot AC 0 v 0 ADO ladies

On Saturday afternoon the ADO ladies team travelled across the border for their final away game of the BeNe league competition, this time to play Beerschot AC. This game held no importance league wise, so it was playing for a place in the starting eleven for the cup final that kept the players motivated. The game was one they were expected to win with ease as the Belgian club had only earned one point this season in the joint Holland/Belgium league fixtures.

At the start of the game is was sad to see three of ADO’s usual starting eleven sitting in the stand wearing their tracksuits. Marelle Worm, Sylvia Nooij and Paola van der Veen all missing through injury.

The game was terrible. ADO tried to spark life into the play through the wing play of Beerensteyn and Jansen. The Beerschot defenders just could not live with their pace and skill, yet all the good wing play was met with some lousy finishing. The wasteful finishing of ADO of late has become an issue, despite the cup win last week and three goals, in other games including this one, self confidence in front of goal looks to be lacking; why? No idea, they could score for fun a while back, but now they struggle.

The second half was even worse than the first. Lorsheyd in the ADO goal must have been bored to death as the hosts seemed reluctant to force any movement in an attacking direction. ADO made several changes and tried a few different tactical line-ups, in all honesty the game just died.

The game ended goalless which meant Beerschot had claimed their second point from the joint BeNe league A group and you could see how happy they were with that at the end as they celebrated that point with their supporters.

Woman of the match: Renate Jansen, her mazy runs drove the home side defence dizzy.

Attendance: 100

ADO ladies reach the cup final

On Tuesday night ADO ladies took on PEC Zwolle in the semi-finals of the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup.) The fact that Zwolle were in the second tier of BeNe league football made ADO ladies the favourites to go through, however the game was a real nail biting affair with periods of boredom followed by periods of pure excitement, not one for the faint hearted.

 ADO had the best chances of the opening phase: Firstly Jansen making headway down the right wing, crossing the ball to an unmarked Beerensteyn who could only head the ball over the bar of an empty net. Beerensteyn did not let her head drop and found herself with other clear chances to open the scoring, but it was not to be. She is having a run of games when the ball will just not go into the net for her.

The game was sloppy, both sides misplacing passes and spending time just passing the ball around the defence, you would have found it hard to believe you were watching a cup semi-final.

The visitors took the lead in the twenty second minute a lapse of concentration allowed Sylvia Smit to put Zwolle into a shock lead, 0-1. From that moment Zwolle took the initiative and had a few chances to go further in front: Lorsheyd pulling off one great diving save and another chance hitting the ADO upright.

Thirty eight minutes played and ADO got back on level terms. A great run and cross by Sylvia Nooij was met perfectly by the incoming Kitty Susan who stroked the ball simply into the back of the net, 1-1.

As the clock moved into injury time Zwolle got themselves back in front. A deflected shot from Smit smashed against the underside of the crossbar before hitting the goal line and bouncing back up into the roof of the net, 1-2.

The second half was a dull, lifeless affair, the stadium was silent and it was a game that sent you to sleep. It took just over twenty five minutes of the half to see any kind of goal opportunity occur.

There was some bad news for ADO in the sixty third minute, after a challenge Marelle Worm ws left in agony on the grass. The ADO players immediately signaled for the trainer to come so it was obvious from the start that it was serious. She left the pitch and was replaced by Yvette van der Veen. After the match I heard that Marelle had suffered a bad injury to her knee, something she has had troubles with in the past. Now ADO just have to hope it is not as serious as they fear.

With time running out and the game drying up ADO sprang to life. In the eighty second minute Sheila van den Bulk fired home from long range, 2-2. Just four minutes later Jansen managed to twist and turn and fire what proved to be the winning goal into the back of the net, 3-2.

After the third goal went in, Jansen led a charge towards the dugout to go and celebrate with Marelle Worm, just showing what a great team spirit the ladies have between them.

With four minutes of added time Zwolle pushed forward and threatened to take the game into a penalty shoot out; again though it was Lorsheyd who came to the rescue pulling off a fine finger tip save to deny Zwolle a route back into the game.

At the final whistle the ADO ladies were jubilant and I contrast the ladies of PEC Zwolle were devastated. Their keeper Jessica Jurg was distraught and had to be consoled in the back of her goal by one of her own coached and ADO’s head coach Sarina Wiegman.

ADO will now face FC Twente in the final on Friday 31st May in The Hague, the venue is yet to be decided.

Woman of the match: Barbara Lorsheyd, yet again this keeper showed her value as a top stopper.

Attendance: 152

Cees Driebergen to leave ADO Den Haag

Cees Driebergen (51) will leave the club on 1st July this year. Driebergen has been the CEO of NV ADO Den Haag since October 2011.

In February Driebergen had indicated that he would quit his job as general manager. Due to the imminent departure of two other directors. Now the season is over, Driebergen makes his decision known.

Driebergen: “I was approached in September 2011 to be general manager of NV ADO Den Haag. With great pleasure I picked up this task and I actually become more involved in the club. I’m an entrepreneur and for many years have been director shareholder (DGA). That is a role other than general manager at a professional club where you have to deal with many internal and external stakeholders, who want to help and participate in decisions. It is not in the nature of the beast to be able to work well in such an environment.”

Cees Driebergen was at NV ADO Den Haag nearly two seasons. ADO Den Haag has those seasons also ended with a positive operating balance twice. That is unique in the history of the club. Under the leadership of Driebergen the club has become financially a lot healthier.

ADO Den Haag regrets that Driebergen leave, but understands the reasons underlying its decision.

Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Henk Jagersma: “Cees has spent the past two seasons working hard to get ADO Den Haag more efficient and financially sound. There was a lot on his plate and he has on many cases brought things to a successful conclusion. It is unfortunate that he leaves. However, we are grateful that he has informed us early so we get time for a careful search for a new CEO. ”

ADO Den Haag will present a new general manager in the near future.

Charlton Vicento gets club fine

ADO’s Charlton has been fined by the club after his reckless challenge on PEC Zwolle’s
Rochdi Achenteh on Sunday which earned the player a red card.


In an interview with head coach Maurice Steijn he has been told what the trainer thought was an appropriate penalty for this rash challenge. ADO Den Haag will absolutely not accept this type of behaviour from any of its players.

Vicento and the club has already conditionally accepted the three match ban imposed upon him by the KNVB (Dutch football association)the)

Mike van Duinen to go under the knife

On Wednesday this week ADOforEXPATS Player of the Season Mike van Duinen will be going for surgury.

An MRI scan revealed that Mike  has a small tear in the outer meniscus of his left knee. An injury which he may have had for some time whilst playing football. The football season is now over and Mike can have an operation to sort the problem out. He is expected to be fully fit and ready to be part of the pre-season training schedule.

ADO ladies in cup semi-final

Tomorrow, Tuesday 14th May at the Kyocera stadium, ADO ladies take on PEC Zwolle in the KNVB Beker (Cup) semi-final. They won this cup last year and hope to retain it this year. The winner of this semi-final will host the final, so all is looking good for the ADO ladies.

Please come along and show your support for our ladies team.