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"Comeback" campaign: LSB is promoting a return to sports clubs


The corona pandemic has also left its mark on the country's sports clubs - they have lost members. These are now to be won back and newcomers to be recruited.

The corona pandemic has also left its mark on the country's sports clubs - they have lost members.

These are now to be won back and newcomers to be recruited.

Halle - The State Sports Association of Saxony-Anhalt (LSB) is currently trying to reclaim ground lost by the corona pandemic with a poster campaign. Under the motto "Comeback", the 3049 sports clubs between Altmark and Burgenland are to be supported in winning back and new members, as the LSB announced on request. Last year the sports clubs in the country lost more than 10,000 members and eleven clubs stopped working.

"That is less than we had to fear, but still a serious turning point in the sporting landscape," said press spokesman Frank Löper.

The disabled and rehabilitation sports association of Saxony-Anhalt with a decrease of 3283 members and the state gymnastics association with a decrease of 1542 were particularly affected by the decline in membership. explained Löper.

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This is followed by the sports of soccer (minus 758), athletics (minus 559) and volleyball (minus 360).

"One can still sum up: The athletes in Saxony-Anhalt are loyal to their clubs in these difficult times," said Löper.

According to the information, there were also professional associations that were able to attract new members.

Right at the front were the state hiking association with an increase of 384 members, the tennis association (137) and the triathlon association (133).

The air sports association, the regional motor sports association and the regional cycling association were also able to record growth - sports that are usually not practiced in teams.

Meanwhile, Saxony-Anhalt's sports minister Tamara Zieschang (CDU) has announced additional millions in aid for the state's sports clubs.

She is planning a special program with the title “New Start Sport 2022 - Saxony-Anhalt in Motion”, announced her ministry.

It is planned to provide the member clubs of the state sports federation with an additional total of around 4.4 million euros in the coming year.

The money should be used to attract members and to recruit and train volunteer trainers and trainers.


Source: merkur

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