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Following in father’s footsteps
18 June 2013
Daley Blind only has four official matches in Ajax 1 to go until he joins the exclusive Club of 100. After he’s played them, and joins the illustrious list, he will be the one hundred and fiftieth Ajax player to have participated in more than one hundred games in an Ajax jersey. He will also be the third Ajax player to follow in his father’s footsteps. And, on Father’s Day, that is definitely worth mentioning.
Damon Mirani Talent of the Year
12 June 2013
During the traditional Trophy Night last week, Damon Mirani was honoured as the Toekomst’s Talent of the Year. At the Toekomst, the 17 year old from Monnickendam received the Sjaak Swart Trophy from Wim Jonk (technical heart) and Theo van Duivenbode (board of directors). The right-footed central defender was visibly, and audibly, honoured with being chosen.
Ajax youth closes with trophy night
12 June 2013
It’s a wonderful tradition, which was given a new twist this year. On Trophy Night (formerly Pennant Night), the Ajax talents from the youth academy closed the football year in a festive fashion. The highlight last week was Damon Mirani winning the Talent of the Year award.
Kinsbergen: ‘Framework is rock-solid’
Now that most of the players and members of the technical staff are enjoying their well-earned holiday, hard work is being done behind the scenes. General Manager Michael Kinsbergen expands.
De Boer on ‘a collective title’
The battle has been fought, the prizes received. Ajax is the champion, and, while still in holiday mode, is already preparing for the new season. Exclusively for Ajax.nl and the Official Ajax Yearbook, that will appear around the start of the 2013-2014 season, Frank de Boer looks back on the 2013 championship year. The year during which he coached Ajax to a historic trilogy is discussed through the lens of a few specific themes.
‘Ajax still visible in China’
Ajax was supposed to be in China two weeks ago. A match against AC Milan in Beijing, the capital, was going to be the close to the championship year. But because the promoter wasn’t able to finalize the organization of the match, the trip was cancelled. This doesn’t alter Ajax’s plans with the Asian country. Marketing director Edwin van der Sar explains.
Ajax players climb Alpe D’Huez
Climbing a mountain to fight a deadly disease. That’s what Fons Groenendijk and Peter Leeuwenburgh are doing this week in the French Alps. Ajax A1’s coach and keeper are participating in the Alpe D’HuZes, an annual benefit in the fight against cancer.
‘The right coaches in the right positions’
The team of coaches within the youth academy is complete. In the new season, more attention will be paid to the players’ individual development. Wim Jonk (technical manager) elaborates, on behalf of the technical team.
Ajax extends Frank de Boer’s contract
Ajax’s management has reached a verbal agreement with head coach Frank de Boer to extend his contract, which had been effective until June 30, 2015. The new contract takes effect on July 1, 2013 and is valid for four years, until June 30, 2017. De Boer: “This new contract is exactly what I wanted.”
Veltman looks forward to Stam’s arrival
The 2012-2013 season marks the third championship season in a row. It was the year in which Viktor Fischer definitely broke through, and Daley Blind was voted Ajax Player of the Year. In the shadow of the 32nd national title, there are several players who, for various reasons, also had a very special year. We feature these players this week. In this edition: Joël Veltman.
The discovery of the season
The Ajax Women have existed for exactly one year as of Saturday, 18 may. On their first anniversary, they played the PSV Women at home. Liza van de Most is a fixture in the Ajax Women’s team. Moreover; the 19 year old right back has racked up the most playing time of any of her team mates.
Klaassen counts down to next season
The 2012-2013 season marks the third championship season in a row. It was the year in which Viktor Fischer definitely broke through, and Daley Blind was voted Ajax Player of the Year. In the shadow of the 32nd national title, there are several players who had a harder time this year. We feature these players this week in three articles. In this edition: Davy Klaassen.
Ajax Women celebrate one-year anniversary
Exactly one year ago this weekend, a historic even took place at the Toekomst: the Ajax Women were established. Since then, Marleen Molenaar, the women’s football manager, has seen acceptance grow for the new branch. Now, she and the players are reaping the rewards. “They’re working very hard at what they’re passionate about.”
Ajax ends season in style
Ajax has ended the season in style. Dressed in its latest away kit, freshly minted champion Ajax defeated FC Groningen 0-2. Kolbeinn Sigthórsson and substitute Danny Hoesen scored the goals in the Euroborg. “We did well”, concluded a satisfied Frank de Boer.
Ajax is the champion!
Ajax is the Dutch champion! In the sold out Amsterdam ArenA, Willem II was defeated 5-0 on Sunday. The Amsterdam team thus won its 32nd national championship. Moreover, Frank de Boer and his Ajax players won the triple, their third national title in a row. After the championship match, a celebration burst out in Amsterdam.
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