ADO ladies already recruiting for next season

ADO ladies have began rebuilding their squad for the new Dutch only women’s league season of 2015/2016.

Firstly a former ADO player has returned, Priscilla Mesker next year will be back to strengthen the defence of ADO ladies. For last two seasons the 22 year old played at Telstar. The left back will return to the Kyocera Stadion, where she was part of the famous team of the 2011/2012 season when the club won the double.

ADO ladies are very pleased with the return of left back. “With Mesker we have our first reinforcement. Priscilla brings a lot BeNe League experience and above all has a huge winning mentality which our team can take advantage of.” Said head coach Marcel Valk.

Priscilla also sees her return to ADO ladies with an enthusiastic response, “I’m looking forward to be playing again for ADO Den Haag Women. I am someone who never gives up and always goes to extremes. This I will do again at ADO Den Haag in the coming season.”

The second incoming player is Dominique Vugts. The Foundation of ADO Den Haag Women has reached an agreement on a contract between the player and the club of Marcel Valk / Lydia Vos. Dominique Vugts is the most recent acquisition to the ADO ladies squad. The 27-year-old attacker comes from Lierse SK in Belgium and should be in the Hague to occupy the lead striking position. Previously she has played for Willem II, FC Utrecht and SC Telstar.

Trainer Marcel Valk said about the arrival of the former Willem II player where he himself was once assistant coach: “We are pleased that we have this experienced player. She hold the ball up, strong in the air and she guarantees goals.”

Dominique Vugts commented about her transfer from SK Lierse to ADO ladies: “I’m leaving a nice club in Beglium, with nice people who radiate much warmth. I’m going to miss them. Still, I opted for my development to join a leading club like ADO Den Haag. I see it as a challenge to compete next season for top honors. I’m glad I at a high level and can become part of the Dutch league. “

ADO ladies have also signed Fréderique Nieuwland (ex Spijkenisse)  The club hopes in the next weeks to announce the arrival of a number of new players.

Message from Jan Willem Wigt

A nice final event; the last game of season 2014-2015 against the newly crowned champions PSV, a shame it was or not converted into points, but all together we still had a wonderful day. The pleasure of the children, the immense banners, solidarity with the minute’s applause for everyone who had passed away, it was special to behold.

This season is already at an end, a season that unfortunately had disquiet surrounding our club. Particularly because of the acquisition and thus the change of shareholder. But this year you will find out, ADO Den Haag will remain ADO Den Haag. All the people in and around the club are critical, especially of their own people. But do not come to our club to criticize it. The fans have this year shown their support in a great way. Just about every week I hear back from the technical staff how they experienced the support of the players from the stands. And from the stands I have also enjoyed the atmosphere.

We continue towards the next season. The plans for the future together with Mr. Wang and his management have been developed and elaborated. We will not do silly things, nothing to ruin what we have created. That approach has made us what we are today, a financially healthy club! The staff and technical leadership are of course busy with preparations for next season, when there is news, we will inform you of course.

In recent weeks we have finalized big deals for the club. The extension of the contract with our sponsor Basic Fit, also we preserve the name Kyocera on the facade of our stadium, hugely important partners for our club. They have made their decision to stay with us, which is very for important for our stability. And if these companies want to remain with the club, it indicates that we have a lot to offer them and they see a lot of value in their sponsorship with us. We hope it will inspire many other new sponsors or supporters.

The players have a few weeks off, the offices keeps running throughout, because we want to be well prepared for the next season.

Looking forward to the end of June, then we start the preparation for training and pre-season matches again. On behalf of the club I wish you all a beautiful summer.

ADO ladies in action this week

The ADO ladies team league season is now over, yet there is still a lot of football to be played.

On Thursday 21st May in the Kyocera stadium, they take on Japanese champions Urawa Red Diamonds in a friendly, part of the build up towards the IWFT tournament. Kick-off is at 16:00 and it is free entry for everybody to go along and watch.

The following weekend ADO ladies take part in the 30th Internationaal Cor Groenewegen Toernooi (IGCT). The first set of matches to be played on Saturday 23rd May and the final round on Monday 25th May. It has long been the desire to make this an International women’s tournament, so this year they have made it the first International Women’s Football Tournament (IWTF)

There is a strong line up of teams, including Champions league runners up Paris St Germain of France. A lot of good competative football is expected. The address of the Sport complex Uitgeest is Zienlaan 2, Uitgeest.

Where did the ADO teams finish?

So the football season has ended now as far as both the men’s and ladies teams are concerned. The men finally finishing in 13th place, three positions above the relegation play-offs. A disappointing final placing, yet as the season ended there were signs of an improvement in the players willingness to work for each other and the club. Now if they can keep their bigger name players next season looks promising. However on the wanted lists of many clubs are Martin Hansen, Michiel Kramer, Roland Alberg, Mike van Duinen, Aaron Meijers. What is going to happen happen with the two loan players Aleksandr Iakavenko and Wilson Eduardo is still not yet known. So it will be interesting to see what develops in the coming weeks.

The ADO ladies finished in 4th place in the final year of the mixed Dutch/Belgian BeNe league. A season of highs and lows. They also reached the KNVB cup semi-finals. The first season of trainer Marcel Valk saw turmoil at times, especially when four first team players left half way through the season. Yet they regrouped and battled to a top four finish. They have now already lost two of their most influential players, top scorer Renate Jansen and captian Paola van der Veen. The team have already started to build for next season as they welcome back Priscilla Mesker back into the squad.

ADO v PSV almost a total sell out

Three sides of the Kyocera stadium have totally sold out for tomorrow’s final game of the season at home to PSV Eindhoven.

The only tickets remaining are in the right and left side of the main stand in the business seats. The atmosphere is going to be amazing, so much to see and do, plus some stunning new banners will be displayed, huge banners. So treat yourself and go to the game, it will be memorable.

ADO’s last game to be a party!!!

This coming Sunday, ADO Den Haag will play their final game of the current season at home to newly crowned champions PSV Eindhoven. The game is selling out fast, so be quick if you want a ticket. A club card is not required but remember to take photo ID with you when you go to buy them.

Not only is there a football match taking place, but to celebrate the end of the season there is a huge party with lots of activities to see and do.

The fun starts at 12:00 on the Heldenplein and at the supporters home next to the stadium. There will dj’s, trampolines, bungee fun, human table football. Inside the stadium there will be lots of loud music.

The supporters groups supportersgroeperingen Haagsche Bluf, FCDH, FCDH MiddenNoord and Fan support are planning some great atmosphere actions around the stadium, spectacular stuff!

Immediately after the match, the Karel Jansen Trophy will be awarded to the best player, top scorer and young talent of the year. The Karel Jansen Trophy is presented by Business to Business club of ADO Den Haag.

After the presentations, children will be allowed to continue the party on the football pitch itself. While the kids play, the adults can listen to dj’s under the stands.

It’s going to be a great day. So go along and enjoy the fun.


ADO ladies lose three top players

The final BeNe league games are over and now ADO ladies need to start building for next season. They will need to do well bringing new players in as now they are losing three of their best players.

Renate Jansen: The 24 year old super striker who has consistantly scored goals in every season will be leaving after seven seasons at ADO. She is going to join rivals FC Twente in an effort to improve her skills and her chances of getting into the Dutch national side. The scorer of many spectacular will surely be missed after scoring 109 goals in 181 games.

Paola van der Veen: The 21 year old captain of ADO ladies will be leaving the club in what is a dream move for her. She has gained a scholarship at the University of Utah (Salt Lake City). At this University she will study Media and Entertainment Management and play for the the “Utes” team. Paola is a real leader and one who leads by example with her fighting, never say die attitude.

Tessa Oudejans: The twenty three year attacking midfielder is leaving football altogether for a few years to fully concentrate on her higher education. Arriving from FC Utrecht she soon settled into the ADO team as her talent shone instantly as she often controlled the midfield. Not only a great passer of the ball, but a good scoring record too.

These three ladies will be very hard to replace in the ADO team. They are not only great players, but also very nice women. I wish them all the very best for the future, they served ADO well and deserve to move on to bigger and better things. GOOD LUCK LADIES.