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AVTV special feature: Getting to know captain Ron Vlaar

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AVTV special feature: Getting to know captain Ron Vlaar

AVTV paid a special visit to Ron Vlaar's family home to find out more about the club captain.

The online video team drove to Hensbroek to meet up with the people who have shaped his career in the game.

Check out our special feature on Ron Vlaar.

First up, AVTV chatted to Kees Wijte, his first coach at first club Apollo 68.

He told us about Vlaar's personality as a young kid, his ability growing up and how proud he is to have seen the centre-back blast his way on to the Barclays Premier League stage.

We took a look at some early photos of Vlaar and toured the football ground where he honed his skills.

Then it was on to the house of Margaret Vlaar, Ron's mum.

Margaret - alongside Ron's sister Lisan - told us about her son aswell as showing us some early snaps of the skipper as a nipper.

Interestingly, the home is on the street next to the ground of Apollo 68, so Ron didn't have far to walk to practice his football skills.

They live on Ron Vlaar Straat, named after the man mountain's quality displays for Holland over the years.

Check out our special feature on Ron Vlaar.

By @AVFCOfficial 26th July 2013
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