Southend United have had a close relationship with the Netherlands for many years, most formally, with it's Capital Amsterdam.
As a director and sponsor of the club with his company Hi-Tec Sports since the 1970s and recently also with their new shoes brand Duca del Cosma, Dutch businessman, Frank Van Wezel and his wife Caroline have been fervent supporters of the Southend United Football Club for many years. This relationship and pride is continued throughout Southend-on-Sea.
Due to their enthusiasm and various interviews with, for example, Football International (VI) and national newspapers such as the NRC Handelsblad, there has been increasing interest for the English football club throughout The Netherlands.
With the flight from Amsterdam to Southend the shortest to visit an English professional club, with a flight time of only 40 minutes, the idea of Dutch Blues was born.
The first Dutch Blues game will be when Southend welcome Oxford United to Roots Hall on Saturday 25th November, with plenty more to take do before and after the game.
If you're from The Netherlands and are interested in taking in your first Southend United game, please email Daan Riemeijer.
For more information on what is involved in the Dutch Blues package visit the website.