Hey gang! We’ve been invited to have photos of the Oranje Legion included in a video montage of supporters groups from around the country. I’ve got some pictures of us in action, but the selection is limited. If you have some photos of the Oranje Legion doing our thing, could you please email them to email@example.com? Thanks!
What an exciting game against the Crew last Saturday night! What a great crowd and amazing soccer atmosphere! I’m willing to bet that there are a number of fans in the Miami Valley that would like to relive some of those moments. The Oranje Legion, in partnership with the Dayton Dutch Lions, is offering you a chance to do just that. Furthermore, we’re offering the chance to do it in style.
Brad Boldman, one of our most passionate members, won a team-sponsored raffle for a trip to the Dutch Lions’ match against the Crew in Crew Stadium on July 10. He has graciously offered some of the seats to members of the Oranje Legion. A limousine will be picking us up at the Greene, taking us to the game (tickets for the match are included), and bringing us back to Dayton after the match. I’m told that pretty much anything goes in the limo, so only members age 21 and older are permitted to participate.
If you’re on the fence about whether or not to join the Oranje Legion. This trip to Columbus should give you some extra incentive. Sign up. Get your scarf. Enjoy the match against the Crew in style. Join us in maintaining an electric soccer atmosphere every time the Dutch Lions take to the pitch.
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The University of Dayton has a pretty good chant that we could incorporate into our library. A YouTube video with the UD version is linked below. Brian Reiss and I have adapted the lyrics for the Dutch Lions.
The person leading the chant (in brackets) gives a call and response to begin. Then everyone does the spelling and the rest of the chant in unison. Watch the video, and you’ll see how it should go (the chant leader is a little obscured by the band).
[Gooooooo Dutch Lions!]
Goooooooo Dutch Lions!
[Gooooooo Dutch Lions!]
Goooooooo Dutch Lions!
Let’s go Dutch!
Here’s a chant that’s been used by several groups of supporters from around the world. Patty suggested that we do a chant like this, so I’ve adapted it for us.
Don’t forget that the adapted lyrics appear below the embedded video.
Here’s one with a lot of clapping, and it will sound great with a drum. Pay attention to the first 14 seconds of the video.
(Clap Clap, ClapClapClap, ClapClapClapClap) Lions! (Repeat)
The Dayton Dutch Lions will be facing Forbes in a preseason match at the Miami Valley School on Saturday, April 13 at 2:30 PM. This will be the final “home” match before the USL PRO home-opener against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on April 20.
I am strongly encouraging all current and potential Oranje Legion members to show up to Miami Valley School at 1:30 PM. Why?
- I will be distributing Oranje Legion scarves and membership cards. I’d rather not have to miss part of the game to do this.
- We need to practice some of our chants. The field at the Miami Valley School is a good venue for this.
- You can stick around and support the Dutch Lions after we’re done practicing. Yet another opportunity to practice our chants.
Please send me an email at email@example.com if you plan to show up before the game.
The Dayton Dutch Lions FC USL PRO team will begin preseason training with two sessions on Saturday, March 30 at the Miami Valley School. The first session will be held at 9:30 AM. The second will begin at 2:45 PM. Based on an announcement on the DDLFC Facebook page, the sessions are open to the public.
I know it’s the middle of Easter weekend, but I encourage current and potential members of the Oranje Legion to attend at least one of the sessions. Apart from this being the first opportunity to have a look at this year’s team, I will be there to distribute membership cards and scarves to those who have not yet received them. It might also be a chance to practice some of our chants.
Miami Valley School is located at 5252 Denise Drive, Dayton, OH. The training area is located to the left if you’re facing the school.
Members of the Dayton Dutch Lions and Oranje Legion joined folks from all around the Miami Valley at Bowl for Kids Sake at Poelking Lanes on Woodman Drive. The event is a large fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters. The Dutch Lions entered a bowling team to raise funds. They also helped to sponsor the event and provided a donation of 4 season tickets and an authentic game jersey that was raffled.
Members of the Oranje Legion showed up to support the philanthropic works of the Dutch Lions. We cheered for the bowlers, distributed Dutch Lions schedules and game vouchers for youngsters, and we promoted the team to all the good folks taking part in the event.
Leo, the affable Dutch Lions mascot, made an appearance. He did a little bowling and a lot of dancing. Later in the afternoon, he was joined by his good pal, Heater, from the Dayton Dragons. Hilarity ensued.