Barbara Lorsheyd returning to ADO Ladies

Barbara Lorsheyd will be part of the ADO ladies squad for the 2017-2018 season. The 26-year-old keeper returns to the Kyocera Stadium.

In the 2007-2008 season, Barbara Lorsheyd at the age of 16 came to the club as a young talent. From the beginning she was the first keeper to stay for a few seasons. Thus she became part of the renowned team that won the Championship and the KNVB Beker (cup) in season 2011-2012. After six seasons at ADO ladies, Lorsheyd left for Telstar in 2014 where she played for two seasons. She then continued her football career at FC Twente, where she still defends the goal until the end of the season.

“I would like to start the new season at ADO ladies. It is a beautiful club, always fighting with passion on the pitch. In addition, it’s great with the fans who always do their best to create a nice atmosphere in the stadium. I have been playing for seven seasons myself and am glad I can play in an ADO ladies shirt again.”

A Hague icon returns to the old nest again, according to technical manager Alex Scholte. Chief trainer Arend Regeer agrees with this and sees cooperation with Barbara: “Barbara is a keeper with experience, is driven and strong in coaching.”

End of season awards

The 2016/2017 Karel Jansen end of season awards were as follows.

Leading goalscorer: For the second season in a row, Japanese striker Mike Havenaar, having Scored nine goals despite suffering a major viral infection that kept in out of action for well over a month.

Young Talent: Twenty two year old Sheraldo Becker picked up the award, after a difficult start to the season, he developed into a fans favourite.

Player of the season: This award went to long serving Robert Zwinkels, Started the season as second choice, but Fons Groenendijk eventually chose him as his number one. Zwinkels has been admired by fans for his loyalty for years. His experience produce some fine displays which kept ADO in many close games, a well deserved reward.

The ADO ladies awards went to Victoria Pelova as the clubs brightest talent. An award she won through numerous first class, skillful performances, the most consistent player throughout the season.

ADO ladies player of the season: This award deservedly went to Pia Rijsdijk. A hardworking, tough forward. Scored vital goals and is a great team player and I think maybe future captain of the club.


ADO react to publication in national media

We regret the picture painted by the Voetbal International magazine that has outlined the situation at ADO Den Haag. The club does not recognize the article and regrets it, as it contains many inaccuracies.

At present, a balanced and sustainable solution between the management of ADO Den Haag and UVS is being worked on, both financially and governance, and of course, according to the KNVB rules. Because this process has not yet been completed, it is not possible to respond fully.

ADO Den Haag still hopes to present the new policy plan before summer. At that moment, the club will also come out with the right facts.

“Job van der Have and I as the staff appointed by the Enterprise Chamber of the Amsterdam Court do not recognize the anonymous criticism of Director Manders.” According to Ben Knüppe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ADO Den Haag.

“A substantive response is not useful at the moment. We should not disturb the process. However, I value it enough to make it clear that commercial steps are being taken in the commercial sector. We hope and expect to see that soon. But a breeding chicken should not disturb you,” said General Director Mattijs Manders in a short response.

Van Leeuwen super strike earns ADO ladies 3 points

On Friday evening, ADO ladies hosted PSV Eindhoven in their fourth match of the play-off fixtures. Having lost their opening three games ADO ladies were desperate to put on a show for the fans who loyally follow them home and away. So far they had scored zero goals and conceded eight in their opening fixtures.

The first half was very much a quiet affair, chances were few and far between. PSV looked to be the stronger side. Both sides had openings, but the final thrust of attack was missing.

In the nineteenth minute the visitors took the lead. Jeslynn Kuijpers was played in on goal. She was one on one with ADO keeper Jennifer Vreugdenhil, she kept her cool and calmly passed the ball into the net, 0-1.

The game was pretty much even for twenty minute, before ADO moved up a gear and became more threatening down the wings. In the second minute of first half injury time ADO got level. The ever energetic Lindsey Keizerweerd broke forward, centering the ball for Marthe van Erk to slot the ball home, 1-1.

The second half saw ADO come out with a totally different game plan. They really went for PSV. They totally dominated the midfield and were winning every loose ball. PSV had their backs to the wall as ADO pushed forward. Priscilla Mesker and Nadine Noordam were working so hard, never gave up on anything.

The PSV keeper Angela Christ, who in the first half had made some good saves, was playing even better during the second half, time after time she timed her runs from her goal to make superb blocks and agile saves. ADO kept attacking and PSV were putting their bodies on the line to block shots, very brave defending.PSV had to substitute their keeper due to injury, Annerens Tijm taking over and was kept just busy, producing some fine saves to keep the visitors in the game.

ADO had a goal disallowed but in the sixty third minute they got the goal their play deserved. The home side were awarded a free-kick thirty five meters away from goal. Jessie van Leeuwen placed the ball before curling an absolute beauty of a shot into the far corner over the keeper, fantastic goal, 2-1.

ADO had so many chances to seal the game, but the ball would go in the net. In the final five minutes PSV tried their hardest to get level. This time it was ADO’s defence that had to be strong. Vreugdenhil pulled of some good saves to deny the visitors.

The whistle went and ADO claimed their first three points in the play-offs. It was a very enjoyable game in a fun atmosphere. ADO deserved the  three points.

Attendance: 329

ADO ladies: Jennifer Vreugdenhil; Hélène Heemskerk ©, Sabine Kuilenburg (35. Jessie van Leeuwen), Priscilla Mesker, Sharona Tieleman (35. Eline Koster); Victoria Pelova (80. Carmen Simonis), Michelle Vrieling, Nadine Noordam; Nance van der Meer, Marthe van Erk, Lindsey Keizerweerd

Fun end to ADO’s season

On Sunday 14th May, ADO Den Hague play their last home match of the season. Excelsior will be the visitors to the Kyocera Stadium at 14.30. Of course, the last home game of the season does not go unnoticed. There will be a lot of things organized before and after the match to close the season with the whole ADO family and make a big party!

From 12.00 hrs at Heldenplein and at the MFC
From 12:00 onwards, young fans will have plenty to do around the Kyocera Stadium. There will be all kinds of activities organized around the Heldenplein and in front of the MFC (supporters home). Think of mini pitches, volleyball, bouncy castles and more!

Performance of John Medley for the match
Prior to the match, John Medley will make sure that the atmosphere before the match is good. So come to Kyocera Stadium on time.

Minute applause for the game
Just before the match, as with every year at the final home game, there will be a one minute’s applause to remember all those who passed away in the past year. Do you want to have someone remembered? Then click HERE!

Presentation of the Karel Jansen Trophy
Immediately after the match, the Karel Jansen Trophy will be awarded to the best player, top scorer and the talent of the year.

Children are allowed to leave the field after the match
After the Karel Jansen Trophy presentation, all children will be given the opportunity to enter the field. During the Karel Jansen Trophy presentation, all kinds of attractions will be built on the field and afterwards the children can enjoy themselves. Access to the field is possible via ‘the emergency ramp’ under the Lex Schoenmaker Family Stand. The activities after the match on the field are only accessible to children and possibly for their carers.

DJ Fonzy after the game in the MFC
After the match, DJ Fonzy will turn into the supporters home for the year to come close together!

No cards for the match yet?
Do not you have any cards yet and you’re missing out on this beautiful party? Then go to and order your e-tickets online without the Club Card!

ADO games coming up this weekend

On Sunday afternoon, ADO Den Haag will be playing their final match of this current season. A home game in the Kyocera stadium against Rotterdam side Excelsior.

After last week’s poor performance at Heracles, ADO will be hoping to sign off in style with a victory in front of their own supporters. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours now. A club card is not needed. Just take a form of photo ID with you, one for each person requiring a ticket to the stadium ticket office.


ADO ladies play their fourth game of the play-offs. Sadly so far they have lost three of three which rules them out of any chance of claiming the  title. This Friday night they will be looking for revenge on the team who beat them last week, PSV Eindhoven.

Always a nice friendly atmosphere at these games, so why not go along and support the ladies in action.


New signings for ADO ladies

Sharon Kok, Suzanne Admiraal and Lauren Delleman will be part of the ADO ladies squad for the 2017-2018 season. Sharon Kok and Suzanne Admiral make the switch from Telstar and Lauren Delleman comes in from Ajax.

The 30-year-old Sharon Kok will strengthen the back-line of the Hague club as a central defender. “I see my time at ADO ladies as a positive. It’s a completely new challenge.” Said Sharon Kok. After eight seasons at the highest level she chooses to pursue her football career in The Hague: “I have found my conversations with Arend Regeer and Alex Scholte very positive. I have a clear picture of the club and am very excited to get started here.”

Suzanne Admiraal is a handy player and comes to ADO after three seasons at Telstar: “I’m very excited to play for ADO ladies next season. The way of playing, the atmosphere in the stadium, the supporters and the positivity of the club really appeal to me. I would like to take the next step and want to make it a good season for the club.”

Lauren Delleman made the transition from CTO Amsterdam to Ajax four years ago. originally a defender, she can used in several places, even as a winger or defensive midfielder. The 22-year-old from Amstelveen is looking forward to the new season: “I’m very happy with this move! ADO ladies always play in the top of the Eredivisie and is a club with a vision in women’s football. In addition, it is a warm club with good facilities. I’m looking forward to the start of next season!”

Chief coach Arend Regeer is very pleased with the new arrivals: “All three girls have qualities. Suzanne is fast, goal-oriented and has scoring ability. With Sharon we get a lot of experience, giving up is not an option for her. Lauren is a true top sports player, in addition to being able to play football, she graduated with a cum laude (Bachelor Rights) degree.

Veterans present at ADO v Excelsior

Next Sunday, ADO Den Haag will play their final home match of the season against Excelsior. During this match, ADO will welcome a large group of veterans on behalf of the following veteran associations:

1. Association of Young Veterans
2. The injured soldier
3. Unifil Association
4. Wounded Warriors Netherlands
5. Veteran Foundation Westland
6. Foundation Unknown Heroes

“ADO Den Haag would like to contribute to the recognition and appreciation of our veterans who have meant a lot for Dutch society. In addition, we are very proud that the Veteran’s Day is organized in our city, The Hague. ” said General Managing Director Mattijs Manders.

The Veterans Day will take place in The Hague on June 24th, 2017. In addition to official ceremonies in the Ridderzaal and at the Binnenhof, there is a parade through the Hague’s inner city. More than 5000 veterans and soldiers will march followed by historic and modern army vehicles around the Hofvijver.