ADO fans at NAC

Alberto of ADO Journaal has produced a great video of the fans in the away section at NAC Breda. The away section (Uitvak) at NAC is commonly known as the fish tank, you’ll understand why after watching this.

There was a better tyhan average following for this game, away following has been picking up this season and the noise is growing. You can tell the players love it when the support at away games is like this. The looks on their faces tell the story after the goal and after the final whistle. Here’s hoping to more away support like this, well done to all those who made the trip late on a Saturday night.

ADO ladies hang on to gain a point

In a game where ADO ladies had a two goal lead, it was hard to see them hanging on for dear life as PSV/FC Eindhoven got back to 2-2 before an onslaught that saw the visitors hit the woodwork twice and the ADO keeper making some good saves to keep ADO in the game.

The opening period saw ADO in an attacking frame of mind, they were willing to push forward, but both Renate Jansen and Lineth Beerensteyn could not provide a great quality cross into the area. Kitty Susan had best chance in the first fifteen minutes, a cross from Jansen on the left saw the ADO forward fire a shot just over the bar.

The visitors almost took the lead when Danielle van de Donk hit a powerful drive that saw ADO’s young keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil just manage to tip the ball over the bar for a corner. Following on from that PSV/FC Eindhoven earned a few corners, none of which threatened the ADO goal, but it was costly to PSV as ADO’s defenders were rocks at the back and were so solid that the visitors had to call on their physio a few times due to injuries caused by heavy collisions.

ADO took the lead in the thirty first minute. Vesna Veltrop played the ball into Jansen, she confidently ran face to face with the PSV keeper, as they met, Jansen neatly lifted the ball over Angela Christ into the back of the net, 1-0. It was also Jansen 100th ADO goal, a great finish to reach a memorable landmark.

ADO dominated the final fifteen minutes, Beerensteyn doing most of the attacking down the right wing. PSV had problems dealing with Paola and Yvette van der Veen. Earlier this season they looked to have lost a lot of their fight for the challenge. Now they were both back to their bone crunching best. All clean challenges, but so strong, the visitors were clearly shaken. The twins were also backed up by strong performances by Tessa Oudejans and Judith Frijlink saw ADO take the one goal lead in to the break.

At the start of the second half, ADO stormed forward and within two minutes increased their lead. A ball in from the right created havoc in the PSV penalty area, the ball fell to Tula de Wit. Her shot was weak but the defence and keeper could not prevent Kitty Susan forcing the ball over the line, 2-0.

After taking a two goal ADO seemed to switch off, a couple of forays forward but that was about it. PSV got themselves on top. They forced ADO onto the back foot. The visitors began to overrun the midfield and ADO looked vulnerable. A couple of dubious off-sides saved ADO for a while.

Vreugdenhil was at her best, she was brave and agile and prevented the team from Eindhoven getting on the scoresheet. The keepers resolute defending was breached in the sixty eighth minute. v/d Donk hitting a stunning effort passed the helpless ADO keeper, 2-1. Two minutes later PSV were back on level terms. Jeslynn Kuijpers this time beating Vreugdenhil with an unstoppable effort, 2-2.

The final twenty minutes saw most of the action in the ADO half of the pitch. The visitors certainly had the upper hand. They hit the crossbar from a header by v/d Donk, the ball also hitting the post. The ADO keeper was heroic in the final stages. The final whistle blew and the home side were relieved to have gained a point. After being two goals up, they almost threw it away. The look on the players said it all, they knew they had been lucky.

Attendance: 653

ADO player of the match: Jennifer Vreugdenhil, without her, ADO would have lost. A great display of confident keeping.

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Hélène Heemskerk, Paola van der Veen © (80. Sylvia Nooij), Yvette van der Veen, Lineth Beerensteyn, Judith Frijlink, Renate Jansen, Tessa Oudejans, Tula de Wit, Vesna Veltrop (80. Franca van de Kuilen), Kitty Susan

Celebrate Sinterklaas with ADO

On Saturday, November 15th. Sinterklaas comes back to the country. ADO Den Haag have organized a special event for all fans between 2 and 7 years old. A special Sinterklaas (Kids Club membership is not required).
The festival is organized in the MFC / Supporters Home (next to the stadium) on November 19th. Between 13:00 to 14:00 am we have a program for children 2 to 4 years old. The parents may be present. After this group goes home the party for the 5 to 7 year olds begins. This is between 15:00 to 16:15 / 16:30. This party is without parents. Parents can then from 16.15 (and no later than 16:30 am) pick the children up. For parents who want to wait close by,  the restaurant is open in the stadium.

The organizing committee and Sinterklaas would like to know how many children there are in advance. So can you please sign up by the end of Sunday, November 2nd by clicking HERE. It is in Dutch, but you just need to add names, ages etc and remember, google translate is your friend!

Back in the ADO fan shop

The presentation suits, the suits in which the players and coaches travel to and from games in, are now back for sale in the Fanshop at the Kyocera Stadium and also on the online shop HERE.

Also in the shop are the training shirts and the popular away kit with matching shorts and socks. These items go really quickly, so for those who would like to have them; do not wait too long, because one they’re gone, they’re gone.

Away jersey from € 64.95
Matching shorts € 32.50
Training Shirt € 22.50
Presentation suits € 89.95
Socks € 12.50

ADO return to action on Saturday

ADO Den Haag return to action on Saturday night when they will travel to Breda to take on NAC. The home side are in the same situation as ADO as they struggle to find form and find themselves at the wrong end of the league table. They are one place higher and two points better off than ADO, so a win for ADO would at least take them above NAC.

So how will ADO do? Thankfully after the humiliating 6-1 defeat at Vitesse last time out there was the international break. So with the two week break, has Henk Fraser got the players in a more positive frame of mind? Despite the display last time, the fans are going to Breda with hope that they will see the team at least perform. A point is the minimum requirement as far as the fans are concerned.

Basic Fit extends sponsorship with ADO ladies

On Wednesday Shardee Leandra, team leader of Basic Fit  The Hague Ladies, situated on Grote Markt straat, signed the new extension sponsorship contract between Basic Fit and ADO Den Haag ladies. The full selection of Marcel Valk was present and then worked a joint recovery training session.

With the new sponsorship contract, Basic-Fit will be supporting ADO ladies for the third season. Thus giving the players the opportunity to play sports at a branch of Basic Fit in their local area, in addition to daily workouts in the Kyocera Stadium
John Verhouden, sales and marketing manager of Basic-Fit is satisfied that the agreement with ADO ladies is extended again: These girls do a lot for work and study in addition to their sport. Having accessibility to the high-quality fitness facilities that come with it. Basic-Fit Women is pleased that it can offer these facilities yet again for another year at ADO Den Haag.

We are pleased that Basic-Fit alongside the men, even women wants to support the ADO ladies.” says Kees Punt, chairman of ADO ladies.

ADO ladies lose in Belgium

On Tuesday night ADO ladies suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Club Brugge. All three goals were scored by the brugge players, so not a great night for ADO.

Archive photo

ADO ladies team: Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Daphne in ’t Veld, Hélène Heemskerk, Paola van der Veen ©, Yvette van der Veen, Lineth Beerensteyn (72. Franca van de Kuilen), Judith Frijlink (72. Vesna Veltrop), Renate Janssen, Tessa Oudejans, Tula de Wit (82. Sylvia Nooij), Kitty Susan