|Full name||Altijd Sterker Worden
|Manager||Marco van Vugt|
|Coach||Jack van den Berg|
|2016-17||Saturday Derde Divisie,
The club won section championships in 1949, 1959, 1961, 1970, 1883, 1999, 2001, 2002, and 2005, gradually ascending among the Dutch amateur leagues. In 2005 it also won the Dutch Championship Amateur Soccer and the Dutch Championship Saturday Soccer.
It has won several national cups: the KNVB Amateur Cup in 2006 and 2014, the District Cup South I in 2006, 2014, 2016, and the Dutch Super Cup for Amateurs in 2005, 2014. ASWH reached the third round of the 2006–07 KNVB Cup, defeating professional side Cambuur in the second round. In 2016 it reached the eighth finals against AZ Alkmaar.
- 1 History
- 2 Honors
- 3 Players
- 4 Staff
- 5 References
- 6 External links
1929–1939: The first decade
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
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
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
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.
- Dutch Championship Amateur Soccer
- Champion in 2005
- Dutch Championship Saturday Soccer
- Champion in 2005
- Section championship
- Champion in 1949, 1959, 1961, 1970, 1883, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2005
- As of 14 May 2017
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Notable former players
- Nikki de Roest – after youth on an ASWH women team, played for RVVH and PSV/FC Eindhoven. Also played on Netherlands U16 and U17 for women
- Eric Abdul – played for DHC Delft, ASWH 1, SV Estrella, SV Dakota and the Aruba national football team
- Jeffrey Altheer – played shortly in ASWH 1 after Feyenoord (bench only), Excelsior, Helmond, VVV, and Dutch national youth selections
- Nixon Dias – Played in Sparta Rotterdam, ADO Den Haag and Netherlands U-19, ASWH 1 and Dayton Dutch Lions FC
- Arjan Human – played in ASWH 1 after RKC Waalwijk, ADO Den Haag, and Cercle Brugge
- Quentin Jakoba – joined ASWH 1 after FC Eindhoven and Kozakken Boys. Later in Curacao national football team
- Yuri Petrov – before ASWH 1 played for Spartak Moscow, Lokomotiv Moscow, Waalwijk, Twente, Den Haag, Metalist Kharkiv, and Volendam
- Marten de Roon – after ASWH 1 played for Sparta Rotterdam, SC Heerenveen, Atalanta B.C., and Middlesbrough F.C.
- Robin Schmidt – after playing in ASWH youth teams, played for Sparta Rotterdam, FC Twente, FC Dordrecht, and SuS Stadtlohn
- Silvino Soares – played for ASWH 1 after FC Zwolle, KV Red Star Waasland and the Cape Verde national football team
- Raymond de Waard – before ASWH 1 played for Excelsior Rotterdam, Norwich City, AZ Alkmaar, and RBC Roosendaal
- Joshua Brard – after playing in ASWH youth teams, played for Sparta Rotterdam (bench only), FC Oss and LRC Leerdam, before playing in ASWH 1
- Jacob van den Belt – played in ASWH 1 after RBC Roosendaal, VVV-Venlo, and DOTO
- Stefan van Dam – played in ASWH 1 after Willem II and TOP Oss
- Leon van Dalen – played in ASWH 1 after FC Dordrecht (1988–2003) and TOP Oss (2003–2008)
- Gert van Hanegem – after playing in ASWH youth teams, played for USV Elinkwijk and FC Utrecht
- Dolf Kerklaan – former goalkeeper for ASWH 1 after Sparta Rotterdam and FC Zwolle
- Milco Pieren – played in ASWH 1 after Sparta Rotterdam, SC Cambuur, VVV-Venlo, and FC Zwolle
- Lorenzo Piqué – played in ASWH 1 after ADO Den Haag, FC Volendam, and FC Oss
- Carlos Ramos – played in ASWH 1 after RBC Roosendaal, SC Feyenoord, and Kozakken Boys
- Xander van der Veeke – played in ASWH 1 after PEC Zwolle and now defunct Zwart Wit '28
- Jordi Boogers and Ferry van Lare arrived from FC Dordrecht
- Michel Devilee – played 2 seasons for Excelsior Rotterdam, between his years at ASWH 1
- Michael van Dommelen – joined ASWH 1 after FC Dordrecht and BVV Barendrecht
- Boudy Hoogendoorn and Richard Lodder – joined ASWH 1 from ADO Den Haag
- Raymon Kuipers – after keeping for ASWH 1 was a keeper for FC Dordrecht, mostly on their bench
- Jan Scheurwater – after ASWH 1 played for FC Dordrecht, then returned to ASWH 2
- Henk Zwang (1950 or earlier–1954)
- Janus van der Gijp (1954–1955 or shorter)
- Cor de Zeeuw (1955 or earlier–1958)
- Cor Scheurwater (1958–1962)
- Piet Conferius (1962–1963)
- Cor Scheurwater (1963–1964)
- Cees de Jong (1964–1967)
- Ad de Bondt (1968–1973)
- Gerrit Wijngaard (1973–1975)
- Leo van Graafeiland (1975–1978)
- Roon Schleurholtz-Boerma (1978–1979)
- 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)
- Willem Leushuis (2008–2010)
- Fop Gouman (2010–2011)
- Ron Timmers (2011–2013)
- Michel Langerak (2013–2015)
- Jack van den Berg (2015–Present)
- Michel Devilee (in the 2000s)
- Marco van Vugt (2011–Present)
- Ab Ritmeester (in the 1980s)
- Ton Stam (2004 or earlier–2005 or later)
- Dogan Corneille (2008–2009)
- Jeroen Rijsdijk (2009–2010)
- Theo Smit (2011–2013)
- Ed Ridderhof (2013–2015)
- Johan Sturrus (2015–Present)
- Joop Hiele (2012–2015)
- John Bos (2015–Present)
- Bas van Wingerden (1929–1936)
- Harmen Haksteeg (1936–1939)
- Maarten Terlouw (1940–1942)
- Harmen Haksteeg (1942–1971)
- 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)
- PR ASWH (21 October 2016). "Jack van den Berg twee jaar langer bij ASWH" [Jack van den Berg another two years at ASWH]. Voetbal Rotterdam. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Zuinig AZ met samengeknepen billen langs dapper ASWH" [Efficient AZ with twitched ass passed brave ASWH]. Voetbal International. 14 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Eerste nederlaag voor ASWH" [First defeat for ASWH]. Voetbal Rotterdam. 25 September 2016. Retrieved 23 October 2016.
- Volwerk, Jan (1 October 2016). "SteDoCo verliest in slotfase van ASWH: 2–3" [SteDoCo loses in final stage of ASWH: 2-3]. janvolwerk.com.
ASWH-aanvoerder Jesper van den Bosch was niet te spreken over scheidsrechter Nick Smit uit Huizen en zijn assistenten.
- "Aanvoerder en verdediger langer bij ASWH" [Captain and defender remain at ASWH]. Tweede Divisie. 17 November 2016. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- Wiss, Jasper (24 November 2016). "Opnieuw contractnieuws van ASWH: De Lange verlengt contract" [Again contract news at ASWH: De Lange extends contract]. Tweede Divisie. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Samba Topscorer: Peter de Lange (ASWH) als koploper de winterstop in" [Samba top scorer: Peter de Lange (ASWH) enters winter break leading the pack]. Voetbal Rotterdam. 22 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- Van der Hooft, Barry (13 December 2016). "ASWH-aanvaller Deprez gaat brutaal voor een doelpunt tegen AZ" [ASWH striker Deprez boldly aims for a goal against AZ]. Provinciale Zeeuwse Courant. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Doelman Marvin Nootenboom blijft bij ASWH" [Goalkeeper Marvin Nootenboom stays with ASWH]. Regio Voetbal. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Marvin Nootenboom langer bij ASWH" [Marvin Nootenboom remains at ASWH]. Voetbal Rotterdam. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- Volwerk, Jan (4 February 2016). "Billy Nzojyibwami van ASWH 2 naar A-selectie" [Billy Nzojyibwami from ASWH 2 to A-selection]. Retrieved 25 December 2016.
- De Jong, Harry (25 March 2016). "Marten de Roon: smaakmaker in Italië". Heerenveense Courant. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Voetbal Nederland team hoofdtrainers". voetbaloost.nl. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- Scheurwater, Gerrit (18 October 2015). "Ab Ritmeester". aswh.nl. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Joop Molendijk trainer NSVV". Nieuwe Leidsche Courant. 20 February 1978. p. 13.
Roon Schleurholtz-Boerma wordt de nieuwe trainer van ASWH, waar Leo van Graafeiland opstapt. De laatste gaat na drie seizoenen weg naar HBBS.
- "Historie: 1979–1988" [History: 1979–1988]. aswh.nl. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "VOZ · Bill Tukker (ASWH) levert contract in" [Bill Tukker (ASWH) ceases contract]. Voetbal op Zaterdag. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- Bestuur ASWH [Management ASWH] (3 November 2015). "Voormalig ASWH-trainer Bill Tukker plotseling overleden" [Former ASWH coach Bill Tukker suddenly deceased]. aswh.nl. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "ASWH en Leushuis per direct uit elkaar" [ASWH and Leushuis separated with immediate effect]. Voetbal Rotterdam. 16 December 2010. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Fop Gouman nieuwe trainer Alblasserdam" [Fop Gouman nieuwe coach Alblasserdam]. 28 January 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "ASWH en Ron Timmers gaan uit elkaar" [ASWH and Ron Timmers part ways]. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Michel Langerak nieuwe trainer ASWH" [Michel Langerak new coach of ASWH]. RTV Rijnmond. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Jack van den Berg nieuwe trainer ASWH". RTV Rijnmond. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Selectie ASWH seizoen 2015–2016 bekend!" [Selection ASWH season-2015–2016 known!]. De Brug. 19 June 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- "Johan Sturrus wordt assistent trainer ASWH 1" [Johan Sturrus will be assistant coach ASWH 1]. aswh.nl. Retrieved 26 November 2016.
- PR ASWH (18 December 2014). "Herman Jonker nieuwe voorzitter ASWH" [Herman Jonker new chairman ASWH]. Voetbal Rotterdam. Retrieved 12 October 2015.
- "Eregalerij". aswh.nl. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Scheurwater en Middendorp erelid ASWH" [Scheurwater and Middendorp honorary member ASWH]. Regio Rijnmond Voetbal. 24 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- "Middendorp en Scheurwater erelid bij ASWH" [Middendorp and Scheurwater honorary member ASWH]. Voetbal Rotterdam. 25 November 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2016.
- Official website (in Dutch)