Wenters Athletic

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Wenters Athletic (506815)
Wenters Athletic
Managed by _Buul
Club information
LocationGelderland Nederland
ArenaWenters Park
Fan ClubWenters Ultras

Wenters Athletic is a Dutch professional Hattrick football club located in Winterswijk, Gelderland.


Wenters Athletic was founded on the 29th of June, 2010. FRL-4ever, a bankrupt team playing in the Dutch 9th division, was taken over. The club moved to Winterswijk and built its very own stadium at the west side of town. The stadium, named Wenters Park, can hold 12 000 spectators.

Season 31: June - August 2010

The team started in the lowest Dutch division in the middle of the season. Ten out of fourteen matches had been played already, and WA was at a stable 4th position. Before the first match had been played, several players from all over the world were transfered to the club, inluding later heroes Roberto Fuina and Primo Saputo. Welshman Michael McGovern was appointed as the first head coach. The first official match was played against the kromme tenen, who were held on a 2-2 draw. Out of the last three games two were won, and one ended in a spectacular 3-3 draw. This was enough for the club to end as 4th in its first season.

Season 32: August - November 2010

Although the club finished only fourth in its first season, this was enough to promote towards the eighth division. The team not only promoted, it also made its debut in the KNVB Beker, where it lost 1-6 against third division team PSV Amsterdam. Wenters Athletic was placed in one of the strongest eighth division leagues of the Netherlands. The team started the season expeditiously, winning two out of the first three games. Later on more and more matches were lost, and it seemed impossible to finish top-5. Because of these disappointing results, Michael McGovern was fired and Arne Åsheim was appointed as the new head coach. Inspired by the new trainer, the team managed to finish its second season as fifth.

Season 33: December 2010 - March 2011

As Season 33 began - the current season - the VIII.1402-league has become a lot stronger. With the current excellent teams and a quite experienced team relegating from the seventh division, it became an even bigger challenge to finish higher than last season. This season WA would not try to become champion, but the focus will be led on training. Although, while writing this Wenters is in second position with nine points out of twelve.


Wenters Park, Winterswijk
Current capacity: 12 000

Wenters Athletic plays its home matches at the small and cozy Wenters Park. At the moment the stadium can hold 12 000 spectators. It is located in the west of Winterswijk, close to a railway station and a well-known fastfood restaurant. Because more and more matches are getting (almost) sold out, WA's board is discussing the possibility of expanding the stadium to around 18 000 seats.


League results

31 32 33

*Current season. Last update: 30 Dec 2010

KNVB Beker results

31 32 33
NQ Round

Current squad

No. Country Position Player Since
1 France GK Sébastien Lemesle 27-10-2010
2 Sweden DEF Jörgen Josefsson 11-08-2010
3 Netherlands DEF Gerwin Bekkema 29-06-2010
4 Netherlands DEF Wicher Keen 29-06-2010
5 Spain MF Víctor Sala O'Shea 29-06-2010
6 Italy MF Primo Saputo 29-06-2010
7 Hungary MF László Matolcsy 05-07-2010
8 Italy MF Roberto Fuina 02-07-2010
9 Sweden MF Håkan Svantesson 01-07-2010
10 Netherlands FW Jimmy van Bremerhaven 29-06-2010
11 Netherlands FW Nicky de Haard 29-06-2010
12 Turkey GK Tahsin Sıcak 30-06-2010
13 Netherlands FW Berry Oving 29-06-2010
14 Netherlands FW Jerôme van Reijsen 29-06-2010
15 Netherlands DEF Joachim Goedvolk 29-06-2010
16 Netherlands DEF Clarence Coenegracht 29-06-2010
17 Netherlands DEF Pieter-Paul Slier 29-06-2010
18 Sweden DEF Joakim Davidsson 02-07-2010
19 Spain MF Antonio Guzmán Rosales 29-06-2010
20 Turkey MF Yalın Metanet 29-07-2010
21 Chile MF Paco Sastre 01-11-2010
23 France MF Nicolas Besse 01-11-2010
24 Spain MF Jakob Lazkaibar 23-11-2010

Youth Squad

When Wenters Athletic was in its second season the club started its own youth academy. This team was called Wenterse Welpen. Since then several players were promoted to the first team and some were transferred. At the moment the training focus is on playmaking and scoring, and the academy holds some promising talents.

Notable youth exponents

Position Player Sold to Sold for (€)
MF Jos van der Ban Italy Sutton UTD 5 000
MF Jeen Meulenberg Romania terminatorii 15 000


Chairman: Netherlands Buul
Head coach: Norway Arne Åsheim
Youth team coach: Netherlands Folkert Jan Stoutjesdijk
Scout: Netherlands Stef Rombouts
Scout: Netherlands Stoffel Dijns
Scout:Netherlands Giel Allevelt