Vrouwenvoetbal Alkmaar, commonly known as VV Alkmaar, is a Dutch football (soccer) club that competes in the Eredivisie, the top women's league in the Netherlands. The club is the only one in the league not affiliated with a men's professional club.

VV Alkmaar
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Full nameVrouwenvoetbal Alkmaar
Founded1 July 2017; 5 years ago (2017-07-01)
GroundSportpark Robonsbosweg
Head coachMark de Vries
LeagueVrouwen Eredivisie
2021–22Vrouwen Eredivisie, 8th
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

From 2007 until 2011 AZ Alkmaar had a successful women's section, but when they decided to pull the plug on the women's team for financial reasons, most of the players moved to nearby Telstar, who were starting up a women's section. The team continued to train in Alkmaar and because the offices were there as well. It was decided after the 2016–17 season to separate from Telstar, move to Alkmaar and form a new club.[1]

PlayersEdit

Current squadEdit

As of 16 September 2022.

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   NED Femke Liefting
2 DF   NED Ginia Caprino
3 DF   NED Hannah Flapper
4 DF   NED Maudy Stoop
5 DF   NED Cammie Mol
6 MF   NED Kim Remijnse
7 FW   NED Elanur Polat
8 MF   NED Manique de Vette
9 FW   NED Veerle van der Most
10 FW   SUR Amy Banarsie
11 MF   NED Ilvy Zijp
No. Pos. Nation Player
12 DF   NED Renee Zoutewelle
14 DF   NED Judith Roosjen
15 MF   NED Karlijn Woons
16 GK   NED Puck Louwes
17 MF   NED Isabelle Nottet
19 MF   NED Jasmijn van de Heijde
20 MF   NED Isa Colin
21 MF   NED Elfi Maass
22 MF   NED Kim Smal
30 DF   NED Yaël Mollink

BroadcastingEdit

As of the 2020–21 season, league matches played on Sunday are broadcast on Fox Sports. Public service broadcaster NOS occasionally broadcasts some Sunday games live and provides game highlights during the Studio Sport programme.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ (Dutch) Vrouwen van Telstar zoeken hun heil onder de vlag van Alkmaar, NOS, 1 maart 2017
  2. ^ "Women's Eredivisie secures coverage on Fox Sports and NOS". Sport Business. 10 August 2020. Retrieved 1 December 2020.

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