Thursday, 17 October 2019

BELGIUM: Verbroedering Strijland-Gooik (1972-2018) / VV Kester-Gooik (B) (2018-2019) / KV Kester-Gooik (2019-)

Wolvenstraat, Gooik Strijland (KV Kester-Gooik, formerly Verbroedering Strijland-Gooik / B ground of VV Kester-Gooik)

Belgium, province: Flemish Brabant

13 X 2019 / KV Kester-Gooik - FC Borght-Humbeek 3-1 / Brabant, VFV Provincial League 1 (= BE level 6)

Note: Verbroedering Strijland-Gooik, founded in 1972, played their football at Wolvenstraat from the club's foundation onwards, though they did not field a first team from 2008 onwards. In 2018, a merger was concluded between Verbroedering Strijland-Gooik and KV Kester-Gooik, forming VV Kester-Gooik. For one more season, first team football was played at Lindestraat in Gooik, whilst a completely new ground was constructed at Wolvenstraat, which involved building a new clubhouse as well as turning the pitch through ninety degrees. Inaugurated in November 2018, the new Wolvenstraat accommodation hosted Kester-Gooik's youth academy as well as being the venue for a couple of VV Kester-Gooik first team games; from the 2019/2020 season onwards, KV Kester-Gooik (note that the prefix VV was changed back to being KV after one season only) have moved all their football to the new ground. The pitches at Lindestraat have remained in use for training purposes.









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

BELGIUM: FC Unitas

Broekstraat, Ravels Eel (FC Unitas)

Belgium, province: Antwerp

13 X 2019 / FC Unitas C - FC Kollektiv 5-1 / KVDV, Sunday League

Note: FC Unitas, founded in 1970, have played at their current ground from 1998 onwards. They are members of Kempisch Verbond der Vriendenclubs (KVDV), a league of clubs from the Turnhout area not affiliated to the Belgian Football Association. During my visit, two matches were played simultaneously: while Unitas C played Kollektiv on the ground's main pitch, Unitas B took on Het Vervolg on the side pitch (final score: 1-1). FC Unitas A has ceased activity several years ago.












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

BELGIUM: KFC Nazareth Sportief (1945-1992) / VC Nazareth-Eke (1992-)

Complex 'Sterrenbos', Nazareth (VC Nazareth-Eke, formerly KFC Nazareth Sportief)

Belgium, province: East Flanders

10 XII 2011 / VC Nazareth-Eke B - KFC Petegem-Schelde 4-3 / East Flanders, Provincial League 4B (= BE level 8)
12 X 2019 / VC Nazareth-Eke - VC Zwijnaarde 2-3 / East Flanders, Provincial League 3B (= BE level 8)

Note 1: VC Nazareth-Eke are the result of a merger between KFC Nazareth Sportief (founded in 1945) and Blauw Wit '89 Eke-Nazareth.

Note 2: below, a compilation of photographs of two different visits: December 2011 = pictures 1-4 & 11 / October 2019 = pictures 5-10.










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

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

BELGIUM: KV Blauwvoet Otegem

Scheldestraat, Otegem (Koninklijke Vereniging Blauwvoet Otegem)

Belgium, province: West Flanders

12 X 2019 / KV Blauwvoet Otegem - KSK Beveren-Leie 1-0 / West Flanders, Provincial League 2B (= BE level 7)

Note: asked about the origin of his club's idiosyncratic name, one of KV Blauwvoet's officials was keen to point out that the club, founded in 1944, were named after "De Blauwvoet", the anthem of Flanders' Catholic Students Movement with Flemish nationalistic lyrics by 19th century Romantic poet Albrecht Rodenbach; this politically charged name was chosen at the instigation of a local school teacher. After playing at two different pitches close to Otegem's town centre, Blauwvoet Otegem moved to their current ground in 1954. The covered stand dates back to ± 2016, whilst the installation of a 3G pitch was undertaken in the summer months of 2019.












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

BELGIUM: FC The Camerados

Kerkplein, Sint-Margriete (FC The Camerados)

Belgium, province: East Flanders

12 X 2019 / FC The Camerados - FC L'Estaminet 2-3 / Amateursport Div. 2

Note: FC The Camerados (occasionally spelled as FC The Camerado's) are members of Amateursport VZW, a league of amateur teams in the Bruges region not affiliated to the Belgian Football Association. The Camerados have played their football at the ground shown in the pictures below from the club's foundation in 1972 onwards, though a renovation saw the pitch turned through ninety degrees at some point.















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