Tuesday, 29 August 2017

BELGIUM: R Union Wallonne Ciney

Joseph Lambert, Ciney (R Union Wallonne Ciney)

Belgium, province: Namur = Namen

10 III 2012 / RUW Ciney - JS Habaysienne 3-0 / League 4D (= BE level 4)
26 VIII 2017 / RUW Ciney - Union La Calamine 3-0 / ACFF Div. 2 (= BE level 4)

Note 1: Joseph Lambert was Ciney's mayor from 1959 until his untimely passing away in 1968. Works on the stadium bearing his name in Ciney's Parc Saint-Roch began in 1970; it took no fewer than five years to complete the construction. By way of celebration, an inaugural match was held on August 3rd, 1975, against Slovan Bratislava (from what was then Czechoslovakia).

Note 2: below, a combination of photos taken during two different match visits: numbers 1-14, 16-17, 19-20 & 23: August 2017; numbers 15, 18 & 21-22: March 2012.

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

Monday, 28 August 2017

BELGIUM: JS Maffle (1970-1994) / RJS Ath-Maffle (1994-2004) / JS Meslin Grand-Marais (2008-)

Chaussée de Mons, Maffle (JS Meslin Grand-Marais, formerly JS Maffle & RJS Ath-Maffle)

Belgium, province: Hainaut = Henegouwen

26 VIII 2017 / JS Meslin Grand-Marais - Entente Acren-Lessines B 2-1 / Hainaut, Provincial League 2A (= BE level 7)

Note: JS Maffle, founded in 1970, became a member of the Belgian FA in 1974; in 1994, the club merged with RJS Athoise to form RJS de Ath-Maffle, with first team football being played in Maffle. Ten years later, in 2004, RJS de Ath-Maffle disappeared in a new merger, this time with FC Ath Sport, becoming R Géants Athois. As the ground in Maffle was now left without a club, JS Meslin Grand-Marais - a club with just one pitch, in Ollignies - applied to the Ath town council to be allowed to use it, a request which was finally granted in September 2008.

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

Friday, 25 August 2017

BELGIUM: SK-Plenke (1983-2016) / KFC Baal (B) (2011-2016) / SK Plenke Werchter (2016-)

Corneel Van Leemputten, Werchter (SK Plenke Werchter, formerly SK-Plenke & KFC Baal, B ground)

Belgium, province: Flemish Brabant

25 VIII 2017 / SK Plenke Werchter - FC Klim-Op Begijnendijk 3-2 / Flemish Brabant, Provincial Cup - group stage, group C

Note: SK-Plenke, founded in 1974, moved to the Tremelobaan ground (later renamed Corneel Van Leemputten) in 1983; the club played its football in the KBLVB (Koninklijke Belgische Liefhebbersvoetbalbond), which became part of Voetbal Vlaanderen in 2016. In 2011, it was decided upon to bring Plenke's best player into one team to try and compete in the regular Belgian Football Association's leagues. After five years of football under the flag of KFC Baal, Plenke applied for its own matricule (9660) and started life in Provincial League 4 under its own name. Meanwhile, the club still competes in Voetbal Vlaanderen's leagues as well with a second squad of players.

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