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ASWH (logo).png
Full name Altijd Sterker Worden
Founded 1929-08-01
Ground Schildman
Ground Capacity N/A
Chairman Netherlands Herman Jonker
Manager Netherlands Marco van Vugt
Coach Netherlands Jack van den Berg[1]
League Derde Divisie
2015-16 Saturday Hoofdklasse B,
3rd (promoted)

ASWH is a football club from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, Netherlands. The club is playing in the Saturday Derde Divisie. It won the Hoofdklasse A title in the 2004-05 season. The club would go on to win the national Saturday amateur football title and the national amateur football title. Subsequently, ASWH reached the third round of the 2006–07 KNVB Cup, defeating professional side Cambuur in the second round.


1929–1939: The early years[edit]

The club was founded on August 1, 1929, as ASW, by five youths from Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht: Bas van Wingerden (born 1915), Johannes van Wingerden (born 1917), Jan van Nieuwenhuyzen (born 1917), Siem van der Wulp (born 1919) and Harmen Haksteeg (born 1920). The oldest of the five, 14-year-old Bas van Wingerden, became the club's first chairman. He was succeeded by then 16-year-old Harmen Haksteeg in 1936. Haksteeg would remain chairman of the club until 1971.

The origin of the club name is not clear. Some claim it stood for Altijd Sporten Wij (We Always Play Sports), others claim it meant Altijd Sterker Worden (Always Grow Stronger). The club eventually settled on the latter.

The club initially only played away matches, for lack of an own ground. This changed when a local farmer gave the club a pasture in 1936. The first home match was played on May 25, 1936, against ULO Groenendijk. The club sought admission to the Rotterdam district of the Christian Dutch Football Association.

1940–1969: The war and re-emerging[edit]

The club was suspended from football competition during World War II after the board had refused to sign an oath of loyalty to the Nazis. Club members had to go in hiding or were deported.

The club was re-established in 1945 in Oostendam. The first title for ASWH 1, in the highest division of the Dordrecht district of the Royal Dutch Football Association, was won in 1949, by winning all matches. This posed a problem: the pitch didn't meet the criteria for admission to the league system of the football association. A new ground was found in Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht, and the club was promoted. An H for Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht was added to the club name, to avoid confusion with another club called ASW. The club played in the Vierde Klasse, without much success.

The club hovered between the Derde Klasse and Vierde Klasse throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

1970–2015: The climb to Hoofdklasse[edit]

Slowly but steadily, ASWH rose through the ranks, and in 1996 the club was promoted to the Hoofdklasse, the highest tier of amateur football in the Netherlands. The club was relegated two years later, followed by the title in the Eerste Klasse and automatic promotion back to the Hoofdklasse. The club was placed in the Saturday Hoofdklasse B, where it finished in third place.

The next season brought the first Hoofdklasse title in the club's existence. The next season the club won the title, this time in the Saturday Hoofdklasse A. The third Hoofdklasse title was won in 2004–05, this time followed by the national title for Saturday amateurs (defeating IJsselmeervogels and Excelsior '31) and the national amateur title (defeating Argon).

From Fall 2010 through Spring 2016 ASWH played continuously in Hoofdklasse B.

2016–Present: Derde Divisie[edit]

In the 2015–2016 season ASWH finished third. Through playoffs it was promoted for the first time beyond the Hoofdklasse, to the newly coined Derde Divisie (formerly Topklasse). ASWH started its first semi-professional season with a series of victories that stopped at a loss against Heemskerk-side ODIN '59.[2]



Dutch Championship Amateur Soccer
Champion in 2005
Dutch Championship Saturday Soccer
Champion in 2005
Section championship
Champion in 2001, 2002, 2005


KNVB Amateur Cup
Winner in 2006, 2014
District Cup South I
Winner in 2006, 2014, 2016
Dutch Super Cup for Amateurs
Winner in 2005, 2014


Current squad[edit]

As of 26 October 2016

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Netherlands GK Stef Doedée (year 4)
2 Netherlands DF Jerry Tieleman (year 2)
3 Netherlands DF Stanley Husen (year 1)
4 Netherlands MF Mels van Driel (year 6)
5 Netherlands DF Gilmaro van de Werp (year 4)
6 Netherlands MF Jesper van den Bosch (year 4, captain)[3][4]
7 Netherlands MF Jeffrey Altheer (year 1)
8 Netherlands MF Lars Bosscha (year 2)
9 Netherlands FW Peter de Lange (year 1)[5]
10 Netherlands MF Nick Slotboom (year 3)
11 Belgium MF Bart Deprez (year 1)
12 Netherlands DF John van Vugt (year 1)
No. Position Player
13 Netherlands FW Robbert Olijfveld (year 2)
14 Netherlands DF Peter Verhoeve (year 3)[4]
15 Netherlands MF Jeremy Hubregtse (year 1)
16 Netherlands GK Marvin Nootenboom (year 2)
17 Netherlands DF Victor de Blok (year 2)
18 Afghanistan MF Shabir Isoufi (year 2)
19 Netherlands FW Billy Nzojyibwami (year 1)
20 Netherlands DF David Almeida (year 2)
21 Netherlands MF Sven Breukhoven (year 1)
22 Netherlands MF Ryan van Dijk (year 1)
23 Netherlands FW Nedely Fortes (year 1)

Notable former players[edit]



  • Cor Scheurwater (1958–?)
  • Ad de Bondt (?–1974?)[7]
  • Gerrit Wijngaard (1974?–1975)
  • Leo van Graafeiland (1975–1978)[8]
  • Roon Schleurholtz-Boerma (1978–1979)[8][9]
  • Henk van Osch (1979–1984)
  • Cees van den Bosch (1984–1986)
  • Gerard Weber (1986–1988)
  • Arnold Lobman (1988–1991)
  • René Vermunt (1991–1993)
  • Arie van Zouwen (1993–1997)
  • Arie Romijn (1997–1998)
  • Hans Maus (1998–2000)
  • André Wetzel (2000–2001)
  • Jack van den Berg (2001–2006)
  • Bill Tukker (2006–2008)[10][11]
  • Willem Leushuis (2008–2010)[12]
  • Fop Gouman (2010–2011)[13]
  • Ron Timmers (2011–2013)[14]
  • Michel Langerak (2013–2015)[15]
  • Jack van den Berg (2015–Present)[16]

Assistant coach[edit]

  • Ab Ritmeester (1980s)[7]
  • Ed Ridderhof (2013–2015)[17]
  • Johan Sturrus (2015–Present)[18]


  • Michel Devilee (2004–?)
  • Marco van Vugt (2011–Present)


  • Bas van Wingerden (1929–1936)
  • Harmen Haksteeg (1936–1971)
  • Frans van Son (1971–1979)
  • Ger van der Straaten (1979–1981)
  • Kees Zwijnenberg (1981–1886)
  • John van Spronsen (1986–1992)
  • Cor Scheurwater (1992–1998)
  • Leo van den Berg (1998–2002)
  • John Middendorp (2002–2014)
  • Herman Jonker (2015–Present)[19]


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