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Owls To Tour Holland!

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By Stu Truman
May 13 2008

Sheffield Wednesday will travel to The Netherlands this summer as they prepare for the 2008/09 Championship campaign. The Owls will fly to Holland on Sunday, July 13, with two matches arranged for the five-day trip across the North Sea. Wednesday will face HFC Haarlem on Tuesday, July 15 and Stormvogels Telstar on Thursday, July 17, with both matches kicking off at 7pm local time.

The Owls will be hosted in Holland by HSV Football Club in Heiloo, Noord Holland, and both pre-season friendly matches will be played at HSV's ground, Sportpark het Maalwater, in stadium "de Basis" in town.

Heiloo is located approximately 25 miles north from Amsterdam near Alkmaar, near the coast, and the HSV-stadium is just a ten minute walk from the Heiloo railway station.

There is a frequent train service between Amsterdam Central Station and Heiloo and the journey will not take longer than half an hour.

HSV Club Secretary, Fred Brenner, said: "We are looking forward to welcoming Sheffield Wednesday this summer and HSV Football Club would like to invite the Owls fans to come over to Holland to enjoy their time here."

Both of the Owls opponents on this tour are top flight Dutch sides, which will prove challenging opponents for Brian Laws' team. HFC Haarlem was the first club of Dutch legend Ruud Gullit while striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink started his career at Telstar.

Admission to the matches will be just five euros and further information is available from HSV by emailing:

Supporters looking for accommodation should contact HSV's travel agency, Eurobudget, in Schagen.

Their website can be located at and there is a Sheffield Wednesday button with plenty of information regarding travel to Heiloo and accommodation. To go direct to this page click HERE


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Owls To Tour Holland!
Wonderful Wednesday (IP Logged)
13/05/2008 10:47
Owls To Tour Holland!

Re: Owls To Tour Holland!
mattowls (IP Logged)
02/06/2008 19:31
dont fancy going to holland again this year. i was really hoping they might try somewhere different.

really enjoyed going to the usa 2 years ago but i understand that its a bit far for a few people

Re: Owls To Tour Holland!
Stu Owl (IP Logged)
03/06/2008 08:51
Not bad to holland like. Quite reasonable and cheaper than USA matt

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