Marelle Worm leaves ADO ladies

Marelle Worm will no longer play for ADO ladies. On March 27th in the game PSV / FC Eindhoven v ADO ladies  she unfortunately tore her anterior cruciate ligament for the fourth time. These continual injuries have lead to her retire from playing football. Marelle will focus in the future on her career as a coach. Next year she would like to get her diploma TC2 for Trainer / Coach.

I for one will miss Marelle at the club. She had such a battling spirit. She fought during every game, never gave up. She’ll be missed. I wish Marelle all the very best for her future. Top player and a top lady.

ADO ladies Lineth Beerensteyn BeNe league player of the year

Lineth Beerensteyn has been named as the Bottega BeNe League Player of the Year 2014/2015 following votes from opposition trainers during the season The 18-year old player from ADO ladies follows on from last years winner Tessa Wullaert.

After winning the European title with Orange under19’s, Lineth started strongly on her third BeNe League season. She was Bottega BeNe League Player of the first period with the maximum points. 

Lineth said  “There were so many players who were eligible for this award, I am especially proud to have won this award, I think the coaches have chosen me because I played well and troubled all the defences of the opposing team.

During the season Lineth In total  scored 17 times and also delivered 14 assists. All trainers after every match awarded points to the three best players of their opponents. In total Lineth received a total of 43 points, a very good average of 1.8 per game.

Lineth will get the Bottega BeNe League Player of the Year Jéroboam of Bottega Gold from BeNe League Manager Ingrid Vanherle, who will hand ot over during a private party at the club.

ADO pre-season taking shape

ADO are getting their pre-season into shape and have announced these pre-season friendlies.

Sat 4th Jul – HVV Laakkwartier v ADO  17:00 @ Sportcomplex Jan van Beerstraat

Wed 8th Jul – SVV Scheveningen v ADO 19:00 @ Sportpark Houtrust

Sat 11th Jul ADO v Burton Albion 17:00 @ Sportcomplex Jan van Beerstraat

Wed 22nd Jul = ADO v Genclerbirligi 19.00 @ Sportcomplex Jan van Beerstraat

Special ADO/Zuiderpark scarf on sale

A unique scarf commemorating the 88 years of playing as ADO / FC Den Haag & ADO Den Haag at the old Zuiderpark Stadium is now on sale.

This scarf is a precursor to a book about the stadium, which will be released soon.This book has been written for and by supporters. The 88-year history of the Zuiderpark Stadium from its first match in 1925 until the last training in 2013. The book is based on memories of supporters, (former) players and trainers.

This scarf is on sale NOW! The cost for this great souvenir is only € 12.88, send a private message with your mobile number to the face book page of Vak D. This can be found HERE.

Dion Malone renews ADO contract

After Danny Baker and Kevin Jansen signed new contract extensions,  Dion Malone (26) has also decided on a longer commitment to ADO Den Haag. He has signed a new two year deal.

In the summer of 2012, Malone came from Almere City FC where he started his professional career in 2008. When he came to ADO he played at right back, a position he still plays frequently. Last season he became increasingly used in a midfield role. Dion Malone in his three seasons at ADO Den Haag has played 89 times.

ADO ladies finish 4th at the IWFT

After a succesful day on Saturday at the International Women’s Football Tournament, three games and lost none. They headed into Mondya’s semi-final against sc Heerenveen in confident mood, sadly ADO ladies lost 3-0.

In the play-off for third place, ADO lost 1-0 to Telstar VVNH.

The final placings were:

1. Urawa Red Diamonds

2. sc Heerenveen

3. Telstar VVNH

4. ADO Den Haag

5. Valencia

6. SGS Essen

7. Paris St. Germain

8. Saestum

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Photos courtesy and with thanks to Marjon Oudejans

ADO ladies do well on day one of the IWFT

ADO ladies played three games on Saturday, day one of the Internation Women’s Football Tournament (IWFT) All games were two x 25 minutes,

Their first of three games was against Dutch league rival Telstar VVNH. ADO off to the perfect start 1-0 up after three minutes thanks to Michelle Vrieling. Sadly they couldn’t hold on for the win as Katja Snoeijs made the fial score 1-1.

The second game was against German side SGS Essen. Goals from Lineth Beerensteyn and Renate Jansen giving ADO a comfortable 2-0 win.

The third and final game of the day, the big one against Champions League runners-up Paris St Germain (PSG) The French side took the lead before ADO ladies began to take control. ADO ending up as 3-0 winners thanks to goals from Yvetter van der Veen (Penalty) and two from soon to be departing striker Jansen.

Final standing of group A:

1. ADO Den Haag, 7 pnt (6-2)

2. Telstar VVNH, 5 pnt (5-4)

3. SGS Essen, 3 pnt (1-3)

4. Paris St. Germain, 1 pnt (4-7)

Selection of photos courtesy and with great thanks to Marjon Oudejans

Kevin Jansen extends contract

Kevin Jansen will be seen in the coming years in the Kyocera Stadium after signing a two year extension to his contract. The club and the 23-year-old midfielder has reached an agreement, so Jansen will be ADO Den Haag until mid-2017. The current contract expired at the end of this season.

Kevin Jansen is already looking forward to next season: “I’m very happy. From this contract speaks confidence. I’m busy every day to get better and to invest in myself and that I will always continue to do so. I am here again next season to play for them as much as possible. “

Also, Technical Manager / Head of Youth Academy Rob Meppelink is delighted: “I am proud that we can keep these players for the club.”

Atmosphere videos surrounding ADO v PSV

Almost a week ago ADO played their last match of the season at home to PSV Eindhoven. As per usual the supporters of ADO Den Haag gave a good farewel to the players. After a turbulant season, both on and off the pitch, the club itself and the various supporters groups made a huge effort to make it the best yet.

Both these great videos have been made by Alberto of www.adojournaal.nl. The first shows the making of the stadium banners and the work that fans put into making this club so very special.

The second one shows the match day atmosphere in and around the stadium.An amazing day loved by everyone. The club and its supporters should be very proud of themselves.

Roll on the next season and if you still have doubts about ever visiting the Kyocera stadium to watch a home game of your local team, ADO Den Haag, these films should show everybody is welcome and the place is safe to visit. Enjoy football as it should be…watch it live in a stadium, be a part of the atmosphere that surrounds a match day.

ADO attendances increase by 10%

The most popular game of the last season was the last home game of the season  against PSV. 14,937 fans saw ADO Den Haag narrowly losing to the champion. The home match against Cambuur Leeuwarden was the worst attended game of the season with only 10,021 fans in the stands.

Wedstrijd Attendance ’14-’15 Attendance ’13-’14 % difference
Vitesse  14.837  9.080 63%
PSV 14.937 13.120 14%
RKC 13.120 n/a
NEC 8.100 n/a
FC Utrecht 10.102 8.500 19%
NAC  11.112 10.139 10%
Heracles  10.964 10.343 6%
Roda JC 9.850 n/a.
AZ 10.678 14.756 -28%
Excelsior 12.146 n/a
Heerenveen  10.876 7.940 37%
Ajax 14.657 13.236 11%
FC Twente 12.998 10.823 20%
FC Groningen 10.214 10.877 -6%
Feyenoord 11.617 12.789 -9%
PEC Zwolle 13.895 11.711 19%
FC Dordrecht 11.123 n/a
Go Ahead Eagles 10.367 11.186 -7%
sc Cambuur 10.021 9.810 2%
Willem II 13.139 n/a.
Total attendances
203.774 185.380 10%
Average attendances
11.987 10.905 10%