Sunday, 10 December 2017

NETHERLANDS: vv DHSC

Thorbeckepark, Utrecht (vv DHSC = DOS-Holland-Stichtse Boys-Combinatie)

Netherlands, province: Utrecht

9 XII 2017 / DHSC - DUNO D 2-5 / Saturday League 1C (= NL level 6)

Note 1: around the time of my match visit, representatives of the board of DHSC as well as DUNO were unapologetic about their ambition to rise to a higher level of the non-league ladder, and about the fact that they reward football players for their services. As a result, both clubs are attractive for former professionals. In DUNO's ranks, former Ajax and De Graafschap player Purrel Fränkel plays left back, whilst DHSC has Evander Sno (formerly NAC, Ajax, Celtic and one cap in the national team) and Rodney Sneijder (brother to Wesley Sneijder, who is one of DHSC's main sponsors) in its ranks. Photo 10 below shows Evander Sno (front, left) and Purrel Fränkel (black guy in red in the background).

Note 2: DHSC were formed as a merger of DHC '04 and vv Stichtse Boys. DHC '04, in its turn, was the result of former professional league side vv DOS (Door Oefening Sterk) and twofold Sunday League national champions USV Holland coming together in one club in 2004. The grounds of DOS and Holland were situated in the Thorbeckepark. After the 2007 merger, Holland's premises were knocked down and replaced by several apartment blocks. DOS' former ground was completely reorganised into three new pitches with a new club house (constructed in 2009). DHSC's main pitch is roughly situated on DOS' erstwhile training pitch.

















All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Thursday, 7 December 2017

NETHERLANDS: RKSV Bekkerveld

Aarveld, Heerlen (RKSV Bekkerveld)

Netherlands, province: Limburg

7 XII 2017 / RKSV Bekkerveld - Sporting Heerlen 3-2 / District South II, Regional Cup R3









All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

NETHERLANDS: vv Zelhem

De Pol, Zelhem (vv Zelhem)

Netherlands, province: Guelders = Gelderland

3 XII 2017 / Zelhem - SV Babberich 3-0 / District East, Sunday League 5C (= NL level 10)









All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Monday, 4 December 2017

BELGIUM: FC Wezel Sport (B) (1995-2002) / KFC Racing Mol-Wezel (B) (2002-2010) / KFC Wezel (2010-2014) / Wezel Sport FC (2010-2014) / Lommel United (B) (2010-2017) / KFC Wezel Sport (2014-)

Moresnetlaan, Wezel (KFC Wezel Sport, formerly FC Wezel Sport - B ground / KFC Racing Mol-Wezel - B ground / KFC Wezel / Wezel Sport FC / Lommel United - B ground)

Belgium, province: Antwerp

1 XII 2017 / KFC Wezel Sport - KFC Mol 1-0 / Antwerp, Provincial League 3C (= BE level 8)

Note 1: the pitches at Moresnetlaan were inaugurated in 1995 as the youth and training facilities for FC Wezel Sport, and later, after the merger with KSV Mol, for KFC Racing Mol-Wezel; Wezel Sport's stadium was knocked down in the year of the merger. When Mol-Wezel, in its turn, were absorbed by KVSK United, forming Lommel United, Wezel Sport's matricule was preserved and used to allow some youth teams to play under a new name, KFC Wezel. Meanwhile, it was decided upon by others that first team football should return to Wezel; hence, in 2010, a new club, Wezel Sport FC, was founded. KFC Wezel and Wezel Sport FC merged in 2014, forming KFC Wezel Sport.

Note 2: for those who read and speak Dutch - note the awful spelling mistake on the banner in the second-last photo.










All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author

Friday, 1 December 2017

NETHERLANDS: FVC

Wiarda Zuid, Leeuwarden = Ljouwert (FVC = Friesche Voetbalclub)

Netherlands, province: Frisia = Friesland

29 XI 2017 / FVC - Rijperkerk 3-1 / District North, Regional Cup R2

Note: FVC, founded in 1919 as vv Vitesse, have played at their current ground since January 2010.











All photos: (c) W.B. Tukker / www.extremefootballtourism.blogspot.com. Publication of any of these images only after permission of author