New ADO home & away kits revealed

Wednesday 1st July at 12.00 the Fan shop opens its doors and from that moment the new match kits, home and away, for the season 2015-2016 will be available for sale.

The red-green away jersey refers back to the time of our first Cup Win and the first European successes. Because of the 110-year anniversary is once again a special historic team photo in the neck of the shirt, the team of 1968. Last year, the team that won the Cup in 1975 at that place on the inside of the shirt. The home shirt is obviously again yellow-green and the design have emerged from consultations with the technical staff, various supporters groups and the people of the MFC. The kits are complete with matching socks.

The match old kits and training clothes will be going on sale.

Besides the official Fan shop at the Kyocera Stadion you can also buy at these retailers in and around The Hague.

A.J. Sports
Dierenselaan 49
Den Haag

Free Kick Sport
Weimarstraat 343
Den Haag

Primera Roy van den Hoogen
Theresiastraat 53
Den Haag

Sport 2000 Rijswijk
Prins Willem Alexander Promenade 87
Rijswijk

Sport 2000 Voorburg
Kon. Julianaplein 14B
Voorburg

Sport 2000 Nootdorp
W.C. De Parade – Korte Baan 11
Nootdorp

Sporteon Den Haag
Winkelcentrum Leyweg
Den Haag

Puur Voetbal
Kruisstraat 35-37
Delft


New casual wear to celebrate 110th anniversary

The ADO Den Haag Fanshop will also have a completely new line of casual wear by Errea. All items are bearing the special 110th anniversary logo. There is a jogging suit with a hooded sweater and comfortable pants with extra pockets on the legs. There are blue and black jackets available in a baseball-style with the establishment date of 1905 on the back of the jacket. These jackets refer to the time when the footballers in the summer played baseball. Here too are comfortable pants available. Two other tops complete the new collection. A jacket with hood and a chic vest with nice collar.

Edouard Duplan signs for ADO Den Haag

ADO Den Haag have signed experienced striker Edouard Duplan. The 32-year-old Frenchman has signed a contract for the next 3 years.

Edouard Duplan has been playing since 2006 in the Netherlands, after a bing at a number of smaller French clubs, having played for AS Choicy-le-Roi and Clermont Foot Auvergne. Rob Meppelink, the former technical director in Roosendaal, persuaded him to join RBC Roosendaal before then moving onto Sparta Rotterdam before he left to join FC Utrecht. There he played the last five years, he could have extended his expiring contract but instead opted for a move to ADO Den Haag.

Technical manager Rob Meppelink: “We are delighted that as a club we can bring in a player with the caliber of Edouard. For me personally it is quite special because we have known each other a long time.”

Edouard Duplan: “ADO Den Haag is a club that suits me and the ambitions of the club speak to me. I find it a great challenge for the coming years to grow along with the club.”

ADO ladies friendly line up

The newly formed squad of trainer / coach, Marcel Valk on Monday 22nd June 22 started their preparation for the 2015-2016 season. They have announced their friendly line up.

The program is as follows:

Fri 26th Jun – ADO ladies v CTO Eindhoven  17:00 (Kyocera Stadion)

Thu 2nd Jul ADO ladies v High school Thorbecke 17:00 (Kyocera Stadion)

From 4th July, the preparationa are interrupted for three weeks, after which it will resume on 27th July.

Wed 5th Aug – ADO ladies v Barendrecht 19:30 (Full Speed, Delft)

Sat 8th AugSSS v ADO ladies 12.30 (SSS Klaaswaal)

Wed 12th Aug – ADO ladies v SV Saestum 19:30 (Full Speed, Delft)

Sat 15th Aug – ADO ladies v FC Eindhoven 14:00 (Full Speed, Delft)

Eredivisie Women’s league kicks off on Friday 21st August.

As it stands, ADO ladies squad comprises of the following players. Lineth Beerensteyn, Nadia van Beerschoten, Dominique Bruinenberg, Kim Dolstra, Marthe van Erk , Lisanne Grimberg , Hélène Heemskerk, Kirsten Koopmans , Jessie van Leeuwen, Maartje Looijen, Priscilla Mesker, Fréderique Nieuwland, Nadine Noordam, Isa Pothof, Pia Rijsdijk, Mijke Roelfsema, Sharona Tieleman, Yvette van der Veen, Vesna Veltrop, Jennifer Vreugdenhil, Michelle Vrieling, Dominique Vugts.

Due to a computer glitch, I couldn’t put this information on any earlier, so the first friendly has already been played, which ADO ladies lost 1-2.

John Metgod technical manager ADO Den Haag

As of July 1st, newly appointed technical manager John Metgod will take up his position. This means that Rob Meppelink, who for the past year was working as the technical manager and also as head of the youth academy. Now he can put his full focus on the important training of the ADO Den Haag youth squads which train daily in the Zuiderpark.

John Metgod (57) has worked throughout his career as a player, coach, scout and manager. ADO Den Haag is therefore very pleased with his arrival.

After his playing career, which saw him start at Haarlem before moving onto AZ ’67, Real Madrid, Nottingham Forest, Tottenham Hotspur and Feyenoord. John Metgod went on to work as head of youth at Feyenoord. After a short break at Excelsior, from 1997 he was assistant coach to the first team of his former club Feyenoord. In 2008 he  focused on scouting, but in November of that year, he announced that he would leave the Rotterdam club after being persuaded by former Arsenal Player Tony Adams to assist him in his role as coach of Portsmouth FC. In February 2009 Metgod left Portsmouth after which Metgod became assistant to Nigel Clough at Derby County. Since January 2014 he worked as advisor and assistant manager at the Colorado Rapids team in the USA. Since last summer he was scouting for players at Brighton & Hove Albion. ADO Den Haag therefore welcomes with pleasure this new technical manager who lives and breathes football.

ADO TV spoke with John Metgod. You can watch the interview below.

Kyocera friendlies free for ADO season ticket holders

On July 25th and 31st  the Kyocera Stadium will play host tpo the final two pre-season friendlies in the build up to the new season. These two matches will be free to watch for Season ticket holders. So if you still have doubts about wanting to buy a season ticket (SCC), you now have an incentive to buy now and get extar games thrown in for FREE!!

For both matches, the following admission prices for non Season ticket holders are as follows

At the stadium box office: €7.50 for adults and €5.00 for kids.
Via E-ticketing: 6.50 for adults and 4.00 for kids.

The start date of the ticket sales will be announced soon.

The free access applies upon presentation of the season ticket hard card. If your card is not in your possession yet, you can on match day take a copy of your completed season ticket application form to the info desk situated in front of the supporters home in the Haaglanden Stand (Midden Noord) to pick up a free ticket.

First, the Haaglanden Stand will be opened, if this should be full, then the Aad Mansveld Stand will open up.

Parking at both matches is free at P1, P2 and P3.

First ADO training

The players and staff of ADO Den Haag started their first full training session in the Kyocera on Friday afternoon. This is an event which normally attracts a large crowd, but due to the start time of 14:30 not many supporters were able to attend.

The players looked in good health with plenty of laughter. The players ran around the pitch to start with and applauded the fans who were present to welcome them back to the new season.

Phot courtesy and with thanks to www.adofans.nl

ADO start preparation for the new season

The ADO Den Haag squad, today Monday 22nd June, started the initial preparations for the new season. In the Kyocera Stadium, also in MCH Antoniushove hospital.

The players underwent various tests. In the stadium for instance a hip examination, jump tests and Shuttle Run tests. In the MCH hospital, blood was taken, heart films made and walking tests done.

In groups all of the players will be working over the coming days on the various investigations.

This coming Friday, 26th June, the squad will be for the first time back in training on the football pitch itself. The session starts at 14.30. And as tradition dictates, this training can be visited freely in the Kyocera Stadium by all who want to attend!

New Zuiderpark book FaceBook page

Memories of the Zuiderpark Stadium – “stories of an illustrious era” describes the 88-year history of the stadium of ADO / FC Den Haag

The book “Memories of the Zuiderpark Stadium – 88 stories about a famous era, describes the 88-year history of the stadium, which from 1925 to 2013 was used by ADO / FC / ADO Den Haag. 88 stories in the stadium’s history is described on the basis of memories and photos of fans, former players, trainers and others who had a bond with ‘Zuiderpark’. It will become a unique tribute to the unique and special Hague location.

More than eighteen months, the editors (made up of a group of supporters) has been busy collecting the stories and photos. The book is a non-profit project, the proceeds will be donated to a lasting memorial of the stadium in the Zuiderpark and for the youth of ADO Den Haag.

There is a facebook page where you can follow all the information and news of the book. Yes it is in Dutch, but you will be able to see some of the pictures that will be used in the publication. To visit the facebook page please click HERE.

ADO pre season fixture list now complete

The final warm up games for the 2015/2016 season have now been added. Add to your diaries and go along to enjoy the fun.

Saturday 4 july
17.00  Laakkwartier – ADO Den Haag

Wednesday 8 july
19.00  Scheveningen – ADO Den Haag

Saturday 11 july (at Laakkwartier)
17.00  ADO Den Haag – Burton Albion (England)

Monday 13 july to Friday 17 juli
Trainingskamp in Leende

On the final day of the training camp, there will be another friendly played, at this time there are no further details.

Wednesday 22 july (at Laakkwartier)
19.00  ADO Den Haag – Genclerbirligi Turkey)

Saturday 25 july (Kyocera Stadion)
14.30  ADO Den Haag – Veria FC (Greece)

Friday 31 july (Kyocera Stadion)
19.00  ADO Den Haag – Real Zaragoza (Spain)