Friday, 17 November 2017

NETHERLANDS: SC Neptunus (1945-2011) / RVV Blijdorp (B) (2011-2019)

Familiestadion, Rotterdam (RVV Blijdorp - training ground, formerly SC Neptunus)

Netherlands, province: South Holland

24 VIII 2010 / SC Neptunus - Excelsior Maassluis 1-6 / District West II, Regional Cup - group stage

Note 1: SC Neptunus, founded as RV&AV Neptunus in 1900, moved to the Familiestadion (at the Abraham van Stolkweg) right after World War II; in 1942, a baseball branch had been added to the club. Over the years, Neptunus became one of the Netherlands' most dominant baseball teams, winning multiple national titles. The baseball ground literally eclipsed the football pitch and its stand, which dated back to the early 1920s. Finally, in 2011, SC Neptunus' football club left to merge with RVV Schiebroek '94, forming RVV Neptunus-Schiebroek and playing its football at the latter's Hazelaarweg Zuid ground. Since 2011, the football pitch at the Familiestadion has been used by RVV Blijdorp and Neptunus baseball players as a training ground; in November 2017, the nearly one-hundred-year-old stand was knocked down.

Note 2: below, a combination of photos of three different visits, chronologically: match visit, August 2010 = pictures no. 5-12 / non-matchday visit, November 15th 2017 = pictures no. 15, 17-18, 21-25, 28-31 / non-matchday visit, November 17th 2017 = pictures no. 1-4, 13-14, 16, 19-20, 26-27.

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

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

NETHERLANDS: vv DEMOS (1957-2004) / vv GSS (1957-1995) / vv DRGS (1995-2008) / vv Hargasport (2004-2015)

Harga Oost, Schiedam (formerly vv DEMOS / vv GSS / vv DRGS / vv Hargasport)

Netherlands, province: South Holland

March 2011 & November 2017 / no match visited

Note 1: In 2004, one of the original inhabitants of Harga Oost - DEMOS (De Eendracht Maakt Ons Sterker) - merged with vv GTB (Geen Tegenstander Beter) and Schiedamse Boys to form vv Hargasport in 2004. Until 2008, Hargasport shared its ground with vv DRGS (De Roode Zon - Goede Sport Staalt Schiedam), a club which eventually (c2008) left for Thurlede, using the ground of the former vv Martinit; DRGS eventually ceased all activities in 2013. After several irregularities on and off the pitch which marred the last years of Hargasport's existence, this club's teams were banned from taking part in any competition in November 2014; two months later, being unable to meet the costs due to the Schiedam community for the use of their ground, vv Hargasport were dissolved.

Note 2: the photo series below is comprised of pictures taken on two different non-matchday visits: 1-9 = March 2011 / 10-16 = November 2017.

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

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

NETHERLANDS: MV&AV Middelburg (2000-2001) / vv Zeelandia (2000-2001) / vv Zeelandia Middelburg (2001-)

De Veerse Poort Noord, Middelburg (vv Zeelandia Middelburg, formerly MV&AV Middelburg & vv Zeelandia)

Netherlands, province: Zealand

14 XI 2017 / Zeelandia Middelburg - VC Vlissingen 1-6 / District South I, Regional Cup R2

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