ADO owner gives Dutch Prime Minister ADO shirt

During his visit to China Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was presented with an ADO shirt by ADO Den Haag owner Mr. Wang Hui. The shirt had a spelling mistake as Rutte became Rutten, with the extra n.

The Prime Minister and Mr. Wang had a cheerful chat about the mistake in the name. Mr. Wang informed Mr Rutte about the latest developments at ADO Den Haag. The Dutch Prime Minister is in China with a trade delegation, Mr. Wang is there on behalf of ADO Den Haag.

Photo courtesy of ADO Den Haag

ADO beat SC Telstar in friendly

This afternoon ADO Den Haag beat SC Telstar 3-1 in friendly played at the Kyocera stadium. At half time the score was 1-1. Aleksandr Iakovenko scoring after seventeen minutes. Just two minutes later former ADO youth team player Calvin Valies made it 1-1. Before the half ended, Thomas Kristensen, ADO’s captain for the day even missed a penalty.

The second half saw ADO more in charge of the play, creating plenty of chances which resulted in two more goals. Matthias Gehrt in the sixty second minute and from youth player Gervane Kastaneer in the seventy seventh minute.

Starting eleven for ADO Den Haag: Robert Zwinkels, Tyronne Ebuehi, Gianni, Zuiverloon, Timothy Derijck, Aaron Meijers, Thomas Kristensen, Matthias Gehrt, Danny Bakker, Aleksandr Iakovenko, Michiel Kramer, Xander Houtkoop.

Photos courtesy and with huge thanks to ADO fans.

Watch ADO for FREE today

Don’t forget that at 14:00 today you can watch ADO Den Haag v SC Telstar in the Kyocera stadium for FREE!!

The frendly is being played due to the international football break this weekend. The main stand will be open to the public from 13:30, drinks and sncks will be available.

Kids can train with ADO in May

From Monday the 4th of May until Friday the 8th of May at the homes of  FC Zoetermeer en S.V. Den Hoorn. During these five days you will be taken care of by the youth coaches of ADO Den Haag. These special training days are for boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years old. There you will experience what it is like to be a professional footballer at ADO Den Haag. Everyone who participates will receive an official ADO Den Haag Errea clothing package worth € 59.95 consisting of a shirt, shorts and socks. You can book for 2, 3, 4 or all 5 the days. It does not matter which club you play or support, these days for are for everybody. So register quickly and who knows; maybe you do get discovered !!! Click HERE to bookfor (FC Zoetermeer) or HERE to book for (SV Den Hoorn)

The aim is to make everyone a better and more complete footballer. But there will also be lots of laughs and fun in the training.

The courses start every day at 09:30 (children may be there from 08:45) and are designed for boys and girls aged 6 to 14 years. The children can be picked up at 17.00. can be taken until 17:00).

To Cost:
2 days: € 139
3 days: € 179
4 days: € 219
5 days: € 249

The amount includes lunch, fruits and refreshments throughout the day. Each participant will also receive an ADO Den Haag clothing package from Errea and a certificate of participation.

For more information visit www.elfvoetbalkampen.nl

Last training before Ajax game

At 10:30 this morning a crowd of ADO supporters gathered on the Midden Noord to welcome the players and staff onto the pitch for their final training session before tomorrow’s big game against Ajax of Amsterdam.

This final training ritual has become a tradition over recent years. The players were greeted with flares and smoke bombs and lots of chanting. The players ran and applauded the supporters, they really love this reaction.

A big thank you to Fristi for use of his photos!!

Watch ADO for free this coming Wednesday

Next weekend the Eredivisie takes a break due to the International games being played for  European 2016 qualifications. So On Wednesday 25th March, ADO have arranged a friendly against SC Telstar to be played in the Kyocera stadium, kick-off at 14:00.

TELSTAR FRIENDLY

It is FREE! to watch the game and the stadium’s main stand will be open to the public from 13:30. The Brasserie wil be open and selling food and drinks. So please try to go along and enjoy a free game of football.

ADO ladies beat Club Brugge

In the Kyocera stadium on Friday night, ADO ladies took on Belgian side Club Brugge (Bruges) in the BeNe league. ADO and Brugge have a friendship through fans of the mens team so there was a real friendly and lively atmosphere in the stadium.

The game ended in ADO’s first ever win over their Belgian opponents. The first half was an even affair, the second half was all ADO. The first real threat on goal came from Brugge. Kay Cuvelier got the ball after several rebounds and a goal looked certain until Hélène Heemskerk flew into block the goal bound effort brilliantly.

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ADO began to push forward more and shots were being had, but nothing to put real fear into the Brugge backline. That was until the twenty fourth minute. Lineth Beerensteyn was released down the right wing, she easily beat her markers and crossed the ball low into the penalty area. The ball came nicely to Franca van de Kuilen who had the easiest of tap ins, 1-0.

There were no more clear sights on goal from either side during the rest of the half. Beerensteyn, Michelle Vrieling were great going forward; and with Marelle Worm closing down everything that came her way, ADO were in full control, but could not extend the lead.

Within two minutes of the restart ADO almost doubled their lead. Beerensteyn hit a rocket of a shot from distance, beating the keeper but not the far post. The rebound came back way to quickly for Worm to adjust herself to knock the ball home and the ball went high over the bar.

Club Brugge were being pinned back far too easily. ADO dominant as Renate Jansen and Tessa Oudejans got more into the game. Then there were two one on one battles of nerve between ADO’s Beerensteyn and Brugge keeper Jana Vanhauwaert. The keeper winning the first, but in the sixty nineth minute the flying winger skipped around Vanhauwaert and stroked the ball into the gaping goal, 2-0.

ADO were running riot, how more goals did not come is still a brain teaser. Shots coming in from Paola van der Veen, Vesna Veltrop, Jansen and Beerensteyn, but by hook or by crook the Belgian defence kept ADO at bay. A good performance from ADO, they were tight, disciplined and worked hard for each other. A good team spirit and ethic is growing. A real solid unit.

Attendance: 657

ADO player of the Match: Marelle Worm, getting back to full fitness and played with the heart of a lioness.

A call for support before Ajax v ADO

The following message has been posted by supporters of FCDH.

Sunday afternoon, our beloved FC plays an away game in Amsterdam.

At the last training before the match against Ajax, it has become a tradition that supporters gather inside the stadium. We want fans at the final practice for the away game! Because why only support our boys when they play at home the next day ?! Right now the fans support is badly needed. Give the players that final push towards an away victory so they can repay us perhaps with a glorious victory.

Despite the disappointing last two games, we are anything but hopeless; Last time It was 1-1 at home to Ajax (at that time we were in worse form than now!)

The request is to be at the stadium at 10.15, probably the long side, Midden Noord (Haaglanden stand) will be open to the public.