Located in beautiful woodland surroundings and just 5 kilometres north of the City Centre, the impressive ‘De Herdgang’ training facility is where the academy and first team train – and your group could too! Inspiresport have unique access to this state-of-the-art first team & academy facility. At ‘De Herdgang’ your group will experience coaching sessions from PSV coaches and unique access to watch the first team training (subject to availability).
On top of world class training, inspiresport groups also get the opportunity to watch first team and youth team training sessions (subject to match and training schedules) and receive a behind the scenes tour of the magnificent Philips Stadium, giving your young players a real understanding of life playing in the Dutch Eredivisie. This is an opportunity not to be missed, so don’t delay and make PSV Eindhoven the location of your club’s next soccer tour.
PSV Eindhoven – The Club
PSV (Philips Sport Vereniging) Eindhoven, currently play in the Dutch Eredivisie and have never been relegated to a lower division.
The club was founded in 1913 as a team for Philips employees. PSV’s history contains two golden eras revolving around the UEFA Cup victory in 1978 and the 1987/88 European Cup victory as part of the continental treble in 1988. Throughout the years, PSV established itself as a stepping stone for future world class players like Ruud Gullit, Romário, Ronaldo and Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Since its foundation, the club has played in the Philips Stadion and the club’s strong connection with Philips is displayed from its shirt sponsoring right through to board member ties. Fans have named themselves ‘boeren‘, which is Dutch for either peasants or farmers, taking pride in Eindhoven’s status of being a provincial city and their Brabantian heritage.
The Training Facilities
Inspiresport teams will train at PSV´s impressive training complex, ‘De Herdgang‘ located 5 kilometers north of the City Centre and the club’s Philips Stadium. It has been the home training ground for PSV´s senior squad since 1983. The youth and amateur teams have played their home matches there since 1992. De Herdgang underwent comprehensive renovation in 2002 and the club continues to update its training facilities to ensure the complex provides its playing and coaching staff with the very latest technologies available.
‘De Herdgang‘ consists of ten pitches, two of which are artificial turf, including the main pitch. A stand has been built at the Academy’s main pitch, with a capacity of over 200 people. ‘De Herdgang‘ is situated in large wooded area, where the players can prepare in a peaceful and private environment, whilst not being too far from the hustle and bustle of Eindhoven’s city centre.
Besides having the most advanced and up-to-date sports and training complexes, ‘De Herdgang‘ is also the base for administration staff, scouting department and all club coaches. There are eleven dressing rooms, physiotherapy suites and a base for the medical staff, including a consulting room. There is also a café bar & very busy laundry at the complex, tasked with keeping all the squads in clean playing and training kit on a daily basis.
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Eindhoven is a must-visit destination in the Netherlands. Located in the southern part of the country, Eindhoven has evolved from a small industrial town to a bustling technological hub. The city played a crucial role during World War II, as it was heavily bombed and later rebuilt into a centre for innovation and design. Eindhoven is renowned for its cutting-edge architecture, including the iconic Evoluon building, and its dedication to modern art and design. Visitors can explore the Van Abbemuseum, a prominent contemporary art museum, and admire the innovative designs of the Design Academy Eindhoven. Soccer enthusiasts will recognise Eindhoven as the home of PSV Eindhoven, one of the country’s most successful football clubs, with a passionate fan base and a rich history of achievements. The city also hosts the annual Dutch Design Week, attracting creatives from around the world to showcase their work. Eindhoven’s vibrant nightlife, diverse culinary scene, and the lively Stratumseind, the longest pub street in the Netherlands, offer endless entertainment options. With its unique blend of history, innovation, football culture, and artistic endeavours, Eindhoven offers a captivating experience for visitors seeking a dynamic and culturally rich destination in the Netherlands.
Here’s a taster of some of the excursions we can provide for you subject to availability…