Tuesday, 23 October 2018

NETHERLANDS: RV&AV Feijenoord (B) (1949-1956) / SC Feijenoord (B) (1956-1971) / SC Feyenoord (B) (1971-1978) / SC Feyenoord (1978-2019) / Feyenoord (B) (1978-2019)

Sportpark Varkenoord West, Rotterdam Zuid (formerly B ground of RV&AV Feijenoord, SC Feijenoord & Feyenoord / A ground of SC Feyenoord)

Netherlands, province: South Holland

19 II 2013 / SC Feyenoord - vv Smitshoek 1-0 / RTV Rijnmond Cup R3
23 X 2018 / SC Feyenoord - vv ZBC '97 8-0 / Voetbal Rijnmond Cup R1

Note 1: RV&AV Feijenoord, founded as vv Wilhelmina in 1908, moved into Stadion Feijenoord (De Kuip) in 1937. Twelve years later, in 1949, all Feijenoord youth teams took up playing their football at Sportpark Varkenoord, which, henceforth, was also used for training purposes by the first team. In 1956, the club changed their name to become Sportclub Feijenoord (and fifteen years later, in a minor spelling adaptation, Feijenoord became Feyenoord). In 1978, Feyenoord was split in two: the professional side BVO Stichting Feyenoord, and a non-league side, SC Feyenoord; henceforth, Sportpark Varkenoord West was shared by SC Feyenoord and Stichting Feyenoord's youth teams. The main stand, replacing a wooden predecessor which was sold to vv Wilhelmus in Voorburg, was constructed in 1994. In mid-2019, SC Feyenoord & Feyenoord's youth academy moved to the newly built Sportpark Nieuw Varkenoord West, constructed on one of the side pitches of the ground pictured below; subsequently, Sportpark Varkenoord West was demolished.

Note 2: below, a compilation of photographs of two different visits: pictures 1-22 = match visit, October 2018 / pictures 23-29 = non-matchday visit to abandoned ground, September 2019.

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

Monday, 22 October 2018


Sportpark De Wijchert, Wijchen (SV AWC = Alverna Wijchen Combinatie)

Netherlands, province: Guelders = Gelderland

21 X 2018 / SV AWC - GSV Be Quick 1887 0-1 / Zondag Hoofdklasse A (= NL level 5)

Note: pictures 1-5 were taken on a non-matchday visit in June 2018.

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

Saturday, 20 October 2018

BELGIUM: SC Sartois (1957-1962) / RC Sartois (1964-2015) / RC Villers-la-Ville (2015-2018) / RES Frasnoise (2018) / RC Villers-la-Ville (B) (2018-)

La Bruyère du Coq, Sart-Dames-Avelines (RC Villers-la-Ville, training ground, formerly SC Sartois / RC Sartois / RC Villers-la-Ville, A ground)

Belgium, province: Walloon Brabant

14 X 2018 / ES Frasnoise - FC Gerpinnes B 6-1 / Hainaut, Provincial League 3D (= BE level 8)

Note 1: RC Sartois, founded in 1964 - two years after the demise of predecessor club SC Sartois -, merged with SL Villers-Matima in 2015, forming RC Villers-la-Ville. In the first three years after the merger, first team football was played in Sart-Dames-Avelines, whilst all other teams played at the Rue Emile Léger ground in Villers-la-Ville proper; in 2018, however, RC Villers-la-Ville's first team moved to Rue Emile Léger as well, which means the ground in Sart-Dames-Avelines has been in use since just for training purposes and an occasional match now and then. Between August and October 2018, RES Frasnoise from nearby Frasnes-lez-Gosselies (just across the provincial border in Hainaut) played their football at Sart-Dames-Avelines whilst their own ground was undergoing thorough maintenance works. The photos below were taken at one of these RES Frasnes matches - a rather odd addition to my match collection, a Hainaut Provincial League fixture being played in Walloon Brabant.

Note 2: photos 1-2 were taken on a non-matchday visit, earlier in October 2018.

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