Monday, 16 September 2019

BELGIUM: Herleving Red Star Haasdonk

Poerdamstadion, Haasdonk (Herleving Red Star Haasdonk)

Belgium, province: East Flanders

14 IX 2019 / HRS Haasdonk - KVV Vlaamse Ardennen 0-3 / East Flanders, Provincial League 1 (= BE level 6)

Note: Herleving Red Star Haasdonk were founded in 2008 as the successor club to the former FC Red Star Haasdonk, the club which played their football at the Robert Waterschootstadion - but moved away to Stadion Puyenbeke in Sint-Niklaas (Belsele) in 2002 and changed names to become KV Red Star Waasland (and later, in 2010: KV Red Star Waasland-SK Beveren). HRS Haasdonk started their life as a provincial league side in the summer of 2009, playing at what is now pitch 2 of the Poerdamstadion - a ground which, until then, had been in use for recreational football only. In the following year, the Beveren town council built the club a completely new main pitch next to the recreational ground, including a clubhouse and a covered grandstand. The new Poerdamstadion was inaugurated in October 2011.













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

NETHERLANDS: SSV Be-Quick (1962-2003) / vv Strijen (2003-)

Gemeentelijk Sportpark - Sportlaan, Strijen (vv Strijen, formerly Strijense Sportvereniging 'Be-Quick')

Netherlands, province: South Holland

14 IX 2019 / vv Strijen - vv Wieldrecht 3-2 / District South I, Regional Cup - group stage

Note: SSV Be-Quick, founded in 1921, played at three different grounds before moving into the municipal ground at Prins Clausstraat (since, the entrance gate has been moved to Sportlaan). In 1992, the wooden stand was replaced by the current stone construction; that same year, local rivals Ventura Sport were absorbed into Be-Quick. Finally, in February 2003, the club officially changed their name to become Voetbalvereniging Strijen.









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

Friday, 13 September 2019

BELGIUM: KFC Meise

Sportpark De Nekker, Meise (KFC Meise)

Belgium, province: Flemish Brabant

8 IX 2019 / KFC Meise - K Hoger-Op Bierbeek 0-0 / Brabant VFV, Provincial League 1 (= BE level 6)















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

Thursday, 12 September 2019

BELGIUM: FC De Kroon (± 1979-1982) / VK De Kroon (± 1982-?) / FC Echt Brecht (?-±2016) / FC Beuckie (2012-2015) / Svenska Sport (2013-2019) / KWB Oostmalle (2017-)

Café 'De Kroon', Brecht (KWB Oostmalle, formerly FC De Kroon / VK De Kroon / FC Echt Brecht / FC Beuckie / Svenska Sport, and many, many more recreational football sides over the years)

Belgium, province: Antwerp

8 IX 2019 / KWB Oostmalle - Oud KLJ Zandhoven 4-2 / Friendly

Note: though those involved in maintaining the pitch at Café De Kroon in Brecht could not tell me exactly how old the ground was, it must have been there from around 1979 onwards. For many years, it was home to recreational side FC De Kroon, later renamed VK De Kroon - and, locally, the ground is still referred to as 'Veld VK De Kroon', though this team ceased activities many years ago. Especially in the 1980s and 1990s, countless other local sides not affiliated to Belgium's Football Association played their football at Café De Kroon along with VK De Kroon. More recently, as popularity of recreational league football on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning has decreased, the pitch has seen much less action. After the demise of VK De Kroon, the ground was home to, amongst others, FC Echt Brecht (until 2015 or 2016), FC Beuckie (2012-2015) and Svenska Sport (2013-2019). The only current users, KWB Oostmalle, moved in in 2017.




















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