In 1976 UDI won promotion back to Derde Klasse before marking their sixtieth anniversary in 1979 with an extension to the clubhouse. The following year the Uden club won the league to reach the second tier, before making it back to back titles in 1981 as they reached Eerste (first) Klasse for the first time. After four seasons they side were demoted.
In 1996 UDI lost a play off game for promotion against EHC as the clubhouse received refurbishment. However they weren’t to be denied in 1997 as the club rejoined the Hoofdklasse, as the ground was renamed Parkzicht.
In 2000 UDI won their second regional Hoofdklasse title, before collecting their third two years later. It proved to be a great year for the club as their second and third teams also won their championships. In 2004 with the club membership continuing to grow a new clubhouse is erected. To celebrate a pre season match with Galatasaray took place in 2005. A partnership was forged the following year with both NEC and PSV.
Although I’d done pretty well throughout my trip using the excellent 9292 Dutch travel app on my phone, I got lost and confused in trying to work out where my bus may pick me up on the route to Veghel. After much frustration I eventually walked a long way back to the bus station to jump on board the no.152 to my next venue.