Sunday, 10 June 2018


Hofgeest, Velserbroek (VSV = Velseroorder Sportvereniging)

Netherlands, province: North-Holland

9 VI 2018 / VSV (za) - Atletico Club Amsterdam (za) 0-0 A.E.T. - VSV wins penalty shoot-out: 5-3 / District West I, Saturday Leagues 3 & 4 - promotion-relegation play-off semi (= NL levels 8 & 9)

Note 1: VSV, founded in 1912, won the Netherlands' cup final in 1938 and were a professional league side from 1954 until merging with IJVV Stormvogels in 1963, becoming Telstar. Whilst Telstar have remained a regular in the Dutch professional leagues ever since, both Stormvogels and VSV withdrew into non-league. Having played at several locations in and around Velsen, VSV settled down at the Hofgeest ground in Velserbroek in 1997.

Note 2: according to the locals, the 'hoist' (cp. photos 10, 14 & 15) is the original scoreboard of Sportpark Schoonenberg, home of Telstar, which has sported a modern remake since a couple of years. Unfortunately, VSV's scoreboard is not in use any longer. 

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

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