Haarlem Kennemerland

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Haarlem-Kennemerland
Full name Football Club Haarlem-Kennemerland
Founded 2010
Ground Haarlem Stadion
Haarlem
Ground Capacity 3,442
Chairman Henk Jansma
Manager René van Marsbergen
League Vierde Klasse (Saturday B, West 1)

Haarlem Kennemerland is a Dutch football club from the city of Haarlem, established in 2010 as the result of a fusion between the old HFC Haarlem and amateur Tweede Klasse club HFC Kennemerland, after the former club was excluded in January 2010 due to bankruptcy.[1]

History[edit]

On January 25, 2010, HFC Haarlem was declared bankrupt and was thus according to Dutch league rules excluded from the 2009–10 Eerste Divisie.[2]

In February 2010, HFC Haarlem was reborn as an amateur club that took the naming and logo rights of the old team[3] The club began talks for a potential merger with the amateur Haarlem-based side HFC Kennemerland from the Tweede Klasse,[4] It was announced that the merger was completed on April 27; the new club was named Haarlem Kennemerland, and will play home games at Haarlem Stadion, thus aiming to continue the legacy of the old HFC Haarlem.[1][5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "HFC Haarlem gaat fuseren met HFC Kennemerland". Sportweek.nl (in Dutch). 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010. 
  2. ^ "Failliet Haarlem verdwijnt uit het betaald voetbal". Voetbal International (in Dutch). 25 January 2010. Archived from the original on 21 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "'Nieuw' HFC Haarlem". WebRegio.nl (in Dutch). 22 February 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  4. ^ "HFC Haarlem fuseert mogelijk met HFC Kennemerland". SportWeek.nl (in Dutch). 4 March 2010. Retrieved 13 April 2010. 
  5. ^ "Failliet Haarlem fuseert met amateurclub Kennemerland". elfVOETBAL (in Dutch). 27 April 2010. Retrieved 2 May 2010.