DFB Vice President Hannelore Ratzeburg
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Ten years after the World Cup in Germany, DFB Vice President Hannelore Ratzeburg still sees women as underrepresented in football.
»The DFB has a problem filling positions with women.
We need role models, also at the functionary level, ”said the 69-year-old from Hamburg on Deutschlandfunk.
However, women in the German Football Association also have very few opportunities to advance to the Presidium like them.
Only a few posts could currently be filled by women.
Fundamental structural reforms are needed to bring about sustainable change.
"And that's a thick, thick, thick board," she said.
“Then we would have to make changes to the statutes because we would also have to change the structures for the regional and state associations.
And I think I won't experience that anymore. "
Ratzeburg demanded: »We should no longer differentiate between men's and women's football.
Our sport is called football. ”At the 2011 home World Cup, the German selection was eliminated in the quarter-finals against eventual title winners Japan.
Ratzeburg is worried about the development in the youth sector.
The number of girls in membership has decreased by 30,000 over the past ten years.
“The big clubs that have several girls' teams don't have this problem.
We don't have these break-ins in the metropolitan areas, but in the open country.
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