ADO games coming up this weekend

After the International break, ADO will be looking to start afresh after their disappointing start to the season. From three games they have zero points and scored just the one goal.

Saturday’s game at Willem II offers ADO the chance to get off the mark and give themselves a confidence boost as the following week, they will play their biggest game of the season, at home to Ajax.

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The ADO ladies will start their season with a home game against PEC Zwolle on Friday night.

The new squad looks exciting and free flowing. So get yourselves to the Cars Jeans stadium and support the ladies. It’s always a fun, friendly atmosphere.

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ADO ladies start their season this coming Friday

This coming Friday night. ADO ladies will be kicking off their season with a home game against PEC Zwolle in the Cars Jeans Stadium. Kick-off at 19:30. Be there at the start of their season and support them throughout.

There have been many changes to the squad since last season. The opening pre-season friendlies didn’t see good results, but the more they played together, the better they got. The last three games saw them scoring eight goals and concede three.

They have lost their main goal threat in Pia Rijsdijk, but they have strengthened well in midfield. Goals have been spread throughout the team, which means even with the occasional injury, the team are not reliant on one main goal scorer.

So please join us in the Cars Jeans stadium this Friday night. It’s a cheap night out and the atmosphere is really very friendly and a lot of fun. If you go and enjoy it and want to see more, here are the rest of the home fixtures for ADO ladies.

2017

Fri 08th Sep – ADO v PEC Zwolle – 19:30

Fri 29th Sep – ADO v Excelsior Barendrecht – 19:30

Fri 13th Oct – ADO v sc Heerenveen – 19:30

Fri 27th Oct – ADO v PSV – 19:30

Fri 10th Nov – ADO v FC Twente – 19:30

Fri 15th Dec – ADO v Ajax – 19:30

2018

Fri 02nd Feb – ADO v sc Heerenveen – 19:30

Fri 09th Feb – ADO v Achilles’29 – 19:30

Fri 23rd Feb – ADO v Alkmaar – 19:30

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ADO ladies win final pre-season friendly

On Wednesday night, ADO ladies played their final pre-season friendly against Ter Leede VR1, winning the game 0-3.

ADO were two goal by half-time. The first coming in the thirteenth minute, thanks to Suzanne Admiraal. The second goal came in the forty first minute when Nance van der Meer scored, both goals created by Romy Speelman.

ADO’s third goal came in the eighty second minute of the second half, scored by Carmen Simonis after being played in by van der Meer.

ADO’s starting eleven: Lorsheyd, Mesker, Noordam, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Speelman, Admiraal,Delleman.

The new season for real starts next week on Friday night. Be there and support the ADO ladies this coming season.

P. Looije Verpakkingen new sponsor ADO Women

From the 2017-2018 season, P. Looije Verpakkingen will, for the next  three seasons sponsor  ADO Den Haag ladies. The sponsorship applies to both the first team and junior team. The core values of the company and the two teams fit perfectly together: flexibility, reliability, teamwork and result orientated.

P. Looije Packaging is an in-house logistics specialist who fully takes care of the processing of fruit and vegetables for importers and exporters. With specialist knowledge about sorting, repackaging, packaging and labeling, it supports companies from the fruit and vegetable sector with bulk quantity processing to consumer-friendly units. The company makes extensive use of skilled temporary workers with an excellent AGF experience.

When Piet Looije (owner P. Looije Verpakkingen) got the opportunity to sponsor the women’s team through ADO Den Haag, he had no doubts about his decision! Even before women’s football was embraced last summer by the rest of the Netherlands, Piet saw the opportunity and value of the sport already.

Piet Looije: “I really like to do this. The players of ADO ladies deserve all their support in their attempts to succeed as a professional football team. They train hard at their sport at a professional level in addition to their studies or work, and I would like to contribute to that. I think everybody has been able to see how beautiful women’s football can be in the last month.”

In addition to exposure, the sponsor also has the opportunity to invite friends to the home games of the ADO ladies in the Sky Lounge and to attend Un Momento d’ADO in the Cars Jeans Stadium.

Richard de Lange, Commercial Manager of ADO ladies was obviously in a good mood with the new sponsor: “It is a great Westlands company that closely fits the values of ADO ladies: Hardworking, passionate and leading in the region. We are confident that we will be able to provide the perfect partnership for the next three years.”

ADO ladies win latest friendly

ADO ladies played another friendly in their build up to the coming season on Friday night. They took on Buitenveldert Vr1 in Amsterdam.

ADO ladies starting eleven was: Dalebout, Mesker, Noordam, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, Daal, Boshuizen, Speelman, Admiraal and Delleman. The substitutes were Lorsheyd, Koster, Pelova, van Erk and Kuilenburg.

The first half was goalless, but the second half saw much more goal action. ADO took the lead in the fifty third minute, Nadine Noordam scoring from an assist by Carmen Simonis. In the seventy forth minute goal provider turned goal scorer. Simonis hitting the back of the net, 0-2.

The home side pulled a goal back in the seventy eighth minute, 1-2. ADO ladies finished the game off in the eighty forth minute. Suzanne Admiraal scoring after being put through by Marthe van Erk. That was the end of the scoring, a good 1-3 win for the ladies of ADO.

Pia Rijsdijk leaves ADO ladies to join MSV Duisburg

Pia Rijsdijk, the top scorer of ADO ladies is leaving for the German side MSV Duisburg, number 10 of the Bundesliga. The 25-year-old striker has signed a contract for one season.

Rijsdijk moved from the University of Alabama to ADO ladies in the summer of 2015 and played 58 official matches for the Hague club in which she scored 25 times.

Technical Manager Alex Scholte: “We are very sorry that Pia is leaving us, but give her our blessing with this new start. We have worked together with great pleasure and wish her a lot of success in her further football career.”

ADO for Expats says ” Pia is going to be a huge miss for the ADO ladies side. She was a great centre forward, strong, agile and was a great finisher, players like her are very hard to find. Good luck Pia!”

Sarina Wiegman to be honoured by ADO on Saturday

Before the match against sc Heerenveen on Saturday night, Sarina Wiegman will be honored. The lady from The Hague performed brilliantly earlier this month by leading the ‘Orange Lionesses’ to the European title as head coach. The title, won in their own country, caused a real orange fever throughout Netherlands. It was the first time that the Dutch women had won a tournament. A unique achievement!

From 19.30, Sarina Wiegman will be put in the spotlight. So on Saturday, please find your place in the stadium early to honour her.

Wiegman has now built up a major reputation in the world of women’s football. As a player she played 104 times for the Dutch national team. In addition, with Ter Leede she became Dutch champion twice and won the cup once. She also proved to be a great trainer. Between 2007 and 2014, Wiegman was head coach of ADO ladies, in 2011/2012 the side won the league and cup double. A year later winning the cup again. In January of this year Wiegman was appointed as the head coach of the Netherlands. Just over half a year later, with her side, she achieved the greatest success in her career by conquering Europe.

ADO ladies draw in Belgium

On Tuesday night, ADO ladies played their latest pre-season friendly away to KAA Gent. It proved to be a good solid workout for the ladies from The Hague.

At Half time it was level at 1-1. Gent had taken the lead in the twentieth minute. ADO drew level in the thirty first minute thanks to a goal by Carmen Simonis. The second half saw ADO take the lead in the seventy first minute when Nance van der Meer scored. The lead lasted only eight minutes when Gent got their second and final goal of the game.

ADO ladies Team: Barbara Lorsheyd, Niki Ridder (47. Sabine Kuilenburg), Lauren Delleman (59. Allyssa Daal), Priscilla Mesker, Sharona Tieleman (76. Lauren Delleman), Romy Speelman (31. Marthe van Erk), Nance van der Meer, Annouk Boshuizen, Carmen Simonis (75. Nikki Ridder), Eline Koster, Shanique Dessing (47. Suzanne Admiraal)

Pia Rijsdijk stunner earns a draw in friendly

On Saturday afternoon, ADO ladies hosted German side Borussia Monchengladbach at the Aftrap, Zuiderpark. ADO’s starting eleven were Dalebout, Ridder, Daal, Delleman, Mesker, Speelman, Dessing, Simonis, van Erk, Koster, Admiraal.

The first half saw ADO mostly on the offensive, Monchengladbach seemed to settle to sit back and defend, when they did have possession, they showed no attacking flair, as they were making short passes across the midfield, rarely pushing forward.

ADO ladies were playing with plenty of aggression, the referee having to talk to some of the players during set pieces. Yet despite the dominance, it was the visitors who came closest to opening the scoring in the thirteenth minute. A shot being hit just wide of the post.

ADO were creating chances, yet the finishing touch was not quite there. This came back to haunt them as in the second minute of first half injury time Gladbach broke down the left. A shot went low into the far bottom corner with the keeper caught out of position, 0-1.

The second half saw a different approach from both sides. It was the Germans who were more in control, playing the long ball trying to catch ADO on the break. ADO ladies were now doing the short passing, but when they played the ball out wide to the left ADO looked really threatening.

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The finishing was still poor from ADO, a couple of times, just a solid contact would have got the ball over the line. When ADO leveled in the seventy fifth, it was a goal worth waiting for. Pia Rijsdijk collected the ball twenty two metres from goal, she looked up and curled a stunning shot into the top corner, offering the keeper no chance, 1-1.

In the final phase of the game, both sides had players through one on one with the keepers, yet both shot straight into the keepers arms. The final whistle blew and the draw was the fair result.

ADO ladies lose to Ajax in pre-season friendly

On Wednesday evening, ADO ladies took on reigning league champions Ajax, as part of their pre-season build up.

Ajax took an early lead in the eighth minute. In the thirty third minute Ajax doubled their lead. ADO ladies, no matter how hard they tried, could not pull a goal back before the break. So at half-time it was 2-0.

ADO ladies made several changes during the second half, sadly ADO still could not score. Ajax added a third girl in the eighty eighth minute to make the final score 3-0 to Ajax.

ADO ladies starting eleven: Lorsheyd,  Ridder, Koster, Tieleman, Simonis, van der Meer, van Erk, Kuilenburg, Boshuizen, Admiraal, Delleman