Moving tribute to Marcel Hamer

ADO journaal has produced a moving and special tribute to the late Marcel Hamer who died from cancer last week. This video is in Dutch but you can feel the emotion in it.

 Again this shows what amazing fans ADO Den Haag have got and how they care for their fellow supporters and their families. I have watched football live for 35 years and have never seen so much respect within a supporters group. They support familes of the bereaved and dying when and how they can. The supporters of ADO Den Haag really are an amazing set of fans.

Injury time heartbreak for ADO ladies

ADO ladies fell to their third successive defeat at home to PEC Zwolle on Friday night.

ADO were the stronger team in the first half but went into the half-time break at 1-1.

Second half Zwolle got themselves better motivated. The game looked to be heading for a 1-1 draw, only for ADO to concede two goals late into injury time, leaving the players shocked and hurt.

Scorers and times 17 . Lisanne Grimberg 1-0 , 19 . Marianne Brummelen 1-1 , 90 +1 . Jennieke van der Pol 1-2 , 90 +4 . Jennieke van der Pol 1-3

ADO’s next game is on Tuesday 5th November at home to Ajax, this game will be played in the Kyocera stadium on the new artificial pitch. Get there and support them!

A huge thank you to Patrick Dolkens for the use of his photos. FOTODOLKENS.NL

Spend the day as an ADO player with Star Balm

In cooperation with the ADO shirt sponsor Star Balm, ADO Den Haag are offering the ADO Experience. This unique opportunity takes place on Tuesday 12th November in the Kyocera Stadion .

The Star Balm – ADO Experience gives fans the chance to experience a day as a professional footballer at ADO Den Haag. The day includes: training with the ADO Den Haag players led by manager Maurice Steijn, an extensive tour of the Kyocera Stadium and a meet & greet and a joint lunch with the players and staff; of course there will be plenty of photos and video recording opportunities to capture the day.

For a chance to win two of the 40 tickets for this day , an action code can be sent to The promotional code is available when purchasing a Star Balm sports package with products used daily at ADO Den Haag . Several shops do now accompany the action and sell the Star Balm sports packages in multiple cities at attractive discounts.

For more information about Star Balm can be looked at and the detailed information about the Experience can always be contacted via Star Balm or by 071-3643740 .

ADO v PEC Zwolle double header

This week the football fixtures have thrown together the ADO men and women against PEC Zwolle.

On Friday ADO ladies are at home, kick-off 19.30. This game is NOT at the Kyocera stadium! Game is being played at the home of Quick, Savornin Lohmanlaan 215, easy to get to by Bus 24 and Tram 3. Entry is FREE!!

On Sunday ADO men return to action away to PEC Zwolle, kick-off at 14.30. The game is useful for ADO as the pitch at Zwolle is artificial. ADO’s next home game on the 26th against FC Twente will be the first to be played on ADO’s new artificial surface, so a good preparation for the team.

ADO ladies at home this Friday

On Friday night ADO ladies play at home against PEC Zwolle, kick-off 19.30. Please note that the game is NOT in the Kyocera stadium, but is being played at the home of Quick, Savornin Lohmanlaan 215, easy to get to by Bus 24 and Tram 3. Entry is FREE!!

After two successive defeats the ladies need your support and remember…IT IS FREE!!!

ADO ladies suffer heavy defeat

ADO ladies suffered a heavy defeat away to the top Belgium side Standard Liege. 2-1 down at half didn’t look too bad, unfortunately Standard ran out 6-1 winners.

Good news to come from this game was the return of Lineth Beerensteyn who was on the substitute bench, she had been out all season so far with injury.

Goal times and scorers

1-0: 19. Tessa Wullaert
2-0: 42. Tessa Wullaert
2-1: 44. Kim Dolstra
3-1: 51. Tessa Wullaert
4-1: 56. Aline Zeler (strafschop)
5-1: 61. Vanity Lewerissa
6-1: 82.
Julie Grégoire

Photos courtesy of Patrick Dolkens of FOTODOLKENS.NL

ADO ladies away to Standard tomorrow

Tomorrow ADO ladies travel away to Standard Liege in Belgium. Normally games in Belgium are played on a Friday night at 20.30. However this match has been arranged for Saturday with a kick-off time of 15.00.

Standard are the top team in the Belgian half of the BeNe league and will be a tough challenge for our ladies team. Hopefully ADO can bounce back from last Friday’s defeat at home to Telstar.

ADO win friendly

On Thursday,  ADO Den Haag played at HBS as a part of the amateur club’s jubilee celebrations.

ADO Den Haag were 0-4 up at half time. The final score ended up as 1-4. A good work out in wet conditions for ADO during the international break.

Times and scorers: 6. Meijers 0-1, 8. Gouriye 0-2, 29. Alberg 0-3, 45. Kramer 0-4, 56. Westdijk 1-4

Artificial grass in the Kyocera stadium

Next week work will start on laying  artificial turf at the Kyocera stadium in The Hague. The construction will take about two weeks. The laying of the artificial turf is earlier than planned, but has been done so to avoid anymore postponements due to the condition of the present pitch for the rest of the league season.

It was already decided last Summer that an artificial pitch would be used in the 2014-2015 football season. This has now been brought forward because the temporary turf could not handle the recent heavy rain conditions in September The field did not comply with the requirements of the KNVB (Dutch football association)

If all goes to plan, the stadium will be ready for ADO’s next planned home fixture on October 26th against FC Twente.