Edgar Chadwick and the flying dutchmen

September 20, 1909
Exactly twelve months ago the English Association amateurs made the Grosvenor Hotel, Carr-lane, Hull, their headquarters prior to leaving for their Swedish tour. Another international team will shortly be “at home” at the headquarters of the City Tigers. The Dutch Soccer players will arrive by the Rotterdam steamer at the Riverside Quay at 11.30 on Wednesday morning to fulfill attractive list of fixtures on the occasion of their first visit to this country. On arrival the party, numbering 21, will at once proceed to the Grosvenor Hotel, and remain there until the following morning, when they will leave the 10.45 G.C. train to Sheffield.

The following is a complete list of the players: Goal, Gerrit Pop: backs Louis Otten, Carl Klicks; half backs, H. A. E. Kollmann, Noud Stempels, D. Crok; forwards, H. Visser, Wm. Groskamp, Henk Muller, Caius Welcker. Reserves: Goal, L. Otten; back, Chris Blainkert; half backs, Leo Bosschart, Gerrit Pop; forwards, ” Mees” H. E. Kollman, G. Pop.

The Dutch representatives have been trained the finer arts of football by the well-known International, Edgar Chadwick, who will, of course, accompany the players throughout their tour. The first match is to take place on Thursday, September 23rd, with the Sheffield A.F.C., at the Sheffield United Ground, Bramall-lane.
The most important game will be decided on the following day, when the Dutchmen renew, their acquaintance with the Manchester University team, in the match played at the attractive enclosure (the Firs) at Fallowfield. The University have played a couple of interesting matches against their Dutch friends. On Good Friday last they met at the Hague, when a hard game resulted in a draw of I—l. On the Easter Monday they were seen in opposition at Antwerp, where the Dutch representatives won by 2 goals to 1 in a game which occupied no less than 160 minutes.
On September 25th the Dutch party meet Carlisle United, at Brunton Park, Carlisle. A week to-day they are to be entertained by Liverpool Balmoral at the Everton ground, Goodison Park. Another journey will entailed to allow of the team fulfilling its last engagement when they anpear at the Stoke ground, their opponents being North Stafford Nomads.
The Dutchmen will play in blue jerseys, with white collars and white knickers. On concluding their programme our Continental visitors will journey to Hull, arriving here at 5.29 p.m. Wednesday, September 29th, and departing from the Riverside Quay at 6.15 the same night.
(Hull Daily Mail: September 20, 1909)


  1. This is about Quick (The Hague) some first names: Gerrit Pop, Louis Otten, Carl Klicks, Noud Stempels, Wim Groskamp, Henk Muller, ‘Caius’ Welcker, Chris Blankert, Leo Bosschart, ‘Edu’ Snethlage seems to be missing but he did play. Strange thing is: there isn’t a regular goalkeeper in the squad. Pop (guest player from HVV) has played as a goalkeeper before.

      1. Hi Jeroen,

        Thanks for this amazing update. I have now updated the articles and changed the tags accordingly. Your input is much appreciated!



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