ADO in goal rampage in latest friendly

ADO Den Haag played their fifth pre-season game and hit 13 on Wednesday evening, the second of their summer training camp. The game against Bruse Boys was another one-sided affair as were the previous games.

Amateur side Bruse Boys kept ADO at bay for the opening twenty five minutes, then the floodgates opened and the goals flooded in. Sheraldo Becker with the first. then it was Delano Laden  (28) Becker again (31) Laden getting his second too (34). Thirty six minutes played and Lex Immers scored his first ADO goal since returning to the club. The sixth and final goal of the half scored by Danny Bakker in the last minute of the half, 0-6.

ADO made several changes to their line-up, but the  goals kept going in. Guy Smith hitting the net twice in the forty eighth and fiftieth minutes. ADO made more changes to their line-up. ADO’s ninth goal came in the seventieth minute thanks to Sam van Huffel. ADO hit double figures in the seventy fourth minute thanks to a goal by Hennos Asmelash. A minute later, Trevor David made it 0-11.

ADO did not manage to keep a clean sheet despite all their forward dominance. Bruse Boys grabbed a goal in the seventy seventh minute, great for the hosts to get a consolation goal, but left the ADO defence annoyed.

ADO were back scoring again within three minutes. Ludcinio Marengo scoring from the penalty spot in the eightieth minute. ADO got another penalty in the eighty sixth minute, this time Mats van Kins converting the spot kick to end the night’s scoring. Final result 1-13.

ADO will play one more friendly during their camp, this time on Friday facing a Zeeuws XI before returning back to The Hague.

Ockel Computers, a new sponsor on the back of ADO’s shirt

ADO Den Haag has found a back sponsor in addition to that of Basic-Fit. The innovative Hague computer brand Ockel Computers signed the sponsorship agreement earlier this month and will be shown on the back of the shirts (under the number) from August. Ockel Computers has been sponsoring ADO Den Haag since the 2015/2016 season.

Ockel Computers develops complete computers that are as small as a smartphone. The Hague start-up comes from successful entrepreneur Tim Haaksma, who also owns Avanca International, one of Europe’s fastest-growing technology companies, and has also sponsored ADO Den Haag for several years. Haaksma left his contract with Philips in 2007 to start for himself. He has always been inspired by top sport. “In my eyes, business and top sport have a lot to do with each other. It comes from a passion, it’s hard work, you have to make a lot of sacrifices and good results are not obvious.”

The strategic partnership with ADO Den Haag is exactly the right time for the entrepreneur from Voorburg. “With Ockel Computers, over the past year and a half, we have been involved in more than $1.25 million of crowdfunding to develop and market our revolutionary Windows 10 mini PCs. In the meantime, our first two models have sold successfully and the Ockel Sirius A, our third innovation, is in production at the end of summer, and now it’s time to announce our brand to the general public. The Eredivisie, with its weekly 5 million unique viewers, is the perfect tool for this. Over 85% of our current customers are men, so top-level football is a great place to highlight Ockel Computers, both nationally and internationally.”

Haaksma was as a boy of six already with his father behind the goal of ADO Den Haag. In 2015, he moved the office of Ockel Computers to one of the Hague’s sky boxes. “A football stadium is a very inspiring environment to work. Especially for a company that deals with innovation, that’s extra important.”

General Director Mattijs Manders of ADO Den Haag: “We are very pleased that we have found a second back sponsor in Ockel Computers next to Basic-Fit. Tim Haaksma has been a well-known sponsor of ADO Den Haag and it is great that he is expressing his trust in the club through the back sponsorship. Ockel Computers is also a real Hague company. We like to see that, a successful local entrepreneurs who gives ADO Den Haag a warm heart. We look forward to a successful partnership.

ADO Open Day 2017 full programme

On Sunday 6th August, ADO Den Haag will hold their annual Open Day! There will be plenty to do in and around the Cars Jeans Stadium!

The full squads of the men and women will be presented, there are clinics in the stadium, all kinds of fun activities on the square, the stadium is open for a stadium tour including a unique look in the home dressing room and various local artists perform during the afternoon !

Do you think you have a fast sprint? Then sign up for the Basic-Fit Stadium Fun Run do a sprint and win a prize!

After the players’ presentation, there is plenty of opportunity to meet your heroes and get a souvenir selfie.

Full programme Open Day 2017
10:00 AM: Start of clinics (Subscribe from July 13 via the ADO website)
11:00 AM: Start stage programme with DJ Bronx and DJ Billy the Kit
11:00 AM: Start stadium tour with unique visit to the home dressing room / ADO Museum
13:30 hours: Side Kick
14:00 hours: Presentation of the men and women squads 2017-2018
14:45 hours: Start self-session / signatures with the players
14:45 hours: Performances by, among others, Mike Peterson and John Medley
16:00: End Open Day
16:00 – 17:00: After party in the supporters home!

Parking is free on P1 and P3

Setkus now transferred to Hapoel Haifa

Ernestas Setkus is leaving for Hapoel Haifa in Israel. Previously, the goalkeeper did not agree with the terms on offer, but the player and Hapoel Haifa have now come to an agreement. ADO Den Haag also agreed on the transfer of Setkus. The Lithuanian signs a multi-annual contract in Israel.

Setkus left the Turkish side Sivasspor in the summer of 2016. He claimed his place as the number one keeper at ADO. However, he lost that position to Robert Zwinkels after Setkus was suspended for the match against Feyenoord after a red card against Go Ahead Eagles. The goalkeeper played a total of 22 matches for ADO Den Haag.

Everybody Ernestas a lot of success at Hapoel Haifa!

Setkus to remain at ADO for now

Ernestas Setkus will join the ADO summer training camp in Zeeland again this week. The goalkeeper was on the verge of a transfer to Hapoel Haifa from Israel, but Setkus did not sign for that club.

Setkus is wanting first team football and is aware that he has dropped down the order of keepers at ADO after Robert Zwinkels was made the number one choice towards the end of last season. Setkus fears that the lack of first team football will cost him his place as the number one choice for his national side, Lithuania.

Possibly, the Lithuanian may take part in the game against Bruse Boys on Wednesday, or on Friday, when ADO Den Haag take on a Zeeuws XI in their last friendly match of the camp in Zeeland.

ADO win first game of summer training camp

ADO Den Haag completed their first day of the club’s summer training camp in Renesse  with another easy victory, this time over amateur VV Serooskerke.

Before the kick-off a minutes silence was observed for the sad passing away of former ADO ladies player Sylvia Nooij, a touching moment.

ADO took the first half with ease. Goals from Sheraldo Becker in the eighth minute. Ludcinio Marengo doubled ADO’s lead in the twenty eighth minute. Becker scoring again in the forty fourth minute to make it 0-3 at the break.

A few half-time changes didn’t make any difference to ADO’s performance. The fifty fifth minute saw Marengo claim his second and ADO’s fourth. ADO made more changes and continued to apply plenty of pressure. Dennis van der Heijden made it 0-5 in the seventy third minute.

With ten minutes remaining ADO were reduced to ten men on the pitch. After all the possible substitutions had been made, Marengo had to go off with an injury.

ADO continued to go forward and in the eighty fifth minute van der Heijden doubled his goal tally too, 0-6. In the final minute ADO matched their score at SVV Scheveningen, Sam van Huffel making it 0-7. The final whistle blew almost immediately from the restart. A simple win and no goals conceded.

ADO have been scoring goals for fun so far in their pre-season build up. Looks good on paper, but there is no real testing of the players or tactics against the amateur sides. To see how the team are progressing will have to wait until the friendly games at home to MVV Maastricht, 18th July and against De Graafschap on the 22nd July.

Squad numbers revealed for the new season

ADO Den Haag have revealed the squad’s shirt numbers for the 2017 / 2018 season.

  • 1. Ernestas Setkus
  • 2. Tyronne Ebuehi
  • 3. Thomas Meißner
  • 4. Tom Beugelsdijk
  • 6. Donny Gorter
  • 7. Sheraldo Becker
  • 8. Aaron Meijers
  • 10. Lex Immers
  • 14. Delano Ladan
  • 15. Bas Kuipers
  • 16. Hennos Asmelash
  • 17. Danny Bakker
  • 18. Tim Coremans
  • 19. Dennis van der Heijden
  • 20. Nick Kuipers
  • 21. Edouard Duplan
  • 22. Robert Zwinkels
  • 23. Ludcinio Marengo
  • 25. Mohamed Haddachi
  • 27. Trevor David

4 chances to win a trip to see ADO in Beijing

ADO Den Haag will play a friendly match against Beijing Enterprises in China on July 29, and YOU CAN BE HERE!

Our major shareholder United Vansen makes it possible for FOUR SEASON TICKET HOLDERS to travel to Beijing and attend the training and THE MATCH!

To have a chance of winning:

1. Make sure you have a Season Ticket for the ’17 -’18 season by Friday 14th July, or you have at least requested the ticket.

2. Enter the competition by filling in the form HERE (exclusively for Season Ticket holders)

3. Make sure that your current passport is valid for at least 6 months from 30th July.

4. The FOUR winners will be announced on Friday 14th July.

The trip includes:
– Dates: July 26th – July 30th
– Visa
– July 26: Flight Amsterdam – Beijing
– Hotel stay in Beijing
– Visit training and match Beijing Enterprises v ADO Den Haag
– Transport to the training and game Beijing Enterprises v ADO Den Haag
– July 30: Flight Beijing – Amsterdam

* United Vansen retains the last right, for example, the program’s completion

ADO start their training camp in Zeeland

Ernestas Setkus is the biggest absentee in the selection of ADO Den Haag who traveled to Zeeland today for a training camp. The goalkeeper got permission from the club to travel abroad while seeking a transfer. If that does not work out, he will rejoin the squad at Renesse on Tuesday. Trainer Fons Groenendijk added Joe van der Sar as goalkeeper. The promising team will also be joined by Nino Roffelsen and Robin Polley on Monday night.

Full squad at the camp

Joe van der Sar
Tyronne Ebuehi
Thomas Meißner
Tom Beugelsdijk
Donny Gorter
Sheraldo Becker
Aaron Meijers
Lex Immers
Delano Ladan
Bas Kuipers
Hennos Asmelash
Danny Bakker
Tim Coremans
Dennis van der Heijden
Nick Kuipers
Edouard Duplan
Robert Zwinkels
Ludcinio Marengo
Mohamed Haddachi
Trevor David
Nino Roffelsen
Robin Polley
Mats van Kins
Guy Smith
Sam van Huffel
Thijmen Goppel

Former ADO star Sylvia Nooij sadly passed away

Sadly, On Sunday it was announced that former ADO player and trainer passed away on Saturday. The 32 year old suffered a serious epileptic seizure that she did not recover from.

This is a loss that has shocked everyone that new her and her supporters. She was a fighter both on and off the pitch. Strong minded, fair and open to everyone. I had the pleasure to get to know her a little bit more than most of the other players as she was doing her foundation work with young female footballers.

She was part of the team that won the league and cup double in the 2011/2012 season. She had great times at the club and was welcomed back every time. Her commitment to the club and football in general was outstanding.

Off the pitch she was great fun, loud and party going. Everyone warmed to her. So the news of her sudden and untimely passing is hard to swallow. She will be missed by many.

My heartfelt love and best wishes go to her family and friends in this time of sadness. We’ll all miss you Sylvia.. R.I.P. XXXX