Michael doesn't like it anymore
Created: 11/30/2022, 10:00 am
Associated with FC Forstern for decades: Chairman Björn Michael (left) and his deputy Andrea Ippisch (right) congratulated the long-standing members (from 2nd from left) Franz Wandinger (70 years), Josef Neumeier (70 years), Josef Keilhacker ( 50 years) and Anni Krieg (50 years).
© Eicke Lenz
The annual general meeting of FC Forstern ended with a bang.
Forstern – At the end of the event, Björn Michael surprisingly explained that this was his last event as chairman of FC Forstern because he was resigning for personal reasons.
Professionally, Björn Michael holds a responsible position in the care sector.
The past three years have been extremely challenging, as has his voluntary work as boss of FC Forstern, who has been busy with the renovation of the sports grounds and especially the sports home for years.
The necessary measures, especially the financing in the seven-digit range, cannot be managed at the moment, which is why he is resigning.
Michael's deputy Andrea Ippisch will take on the tasks on an interim basis with immediate effect.
The meeting went quickly and smoothly.
This was not the case with the club's structural and sporting projects during the Corona period.
Some of the sports offers had to be restricted, and there were many meetings and suggestions on the subject of sports homes.
The ideal solution of building a new sports center had to be postponed due to economic developments.
And even with the slimmed-down version, there were questions, especially with regard to the financial support from the municipality.
In his welcome address, Mayor Rainer Streu praised FC Forsten's commitment to the sporting offer and emphasized that the municipality knew the need for the renovation, but could not make any financial commitments at the moment.
In any case, alternatives and solutions will be sought promptly, but we will remain in mutual exchange.
The corona-related restrictions also resulted in resignations.
Since January 1, 2020, 148 members have left the association, the current status is 1750 members.
The interdisciplinary FuTuTe (football, gymnastics, tennis) youth leader Alexandra Börnert presented informative figures about the sporting events in the youth sector.
In 2021, 28 coaches looked after the 14 youth soccer teams, the gymnastics department had 13 coaches for 19 groups, and in tennis there were 51 coaches for 50 teams and groups.
A total of 570 young athletes are looked after at FC Forstern.
Because of Corona, a number of events such as torchlight hikes, Forst-AIR-ner indoor football days, children's carnival and sports and toy bazaar had to be cancelled.
The 41st senior tennis tournament, on the other hand, could be held, as well as meetings of the departments and the entire association.
Chairman Michael took over the financial report for the cashier Markus Stumpfegger, who was unable to attend.
The figures for the years 2020 and 2021 were presented.
Due to the failure of the sports offers, more or less all trainers would have given up their income, which had a positive effect on the results.
These effects will not apply to 2022, but thanks to strict cost control, a surplus of 14,000 euros is almost certain.
Sabine Greska and Sebastian Klinger had checked the cash register and had no objections, so Stumpfegger was unanimously approved.
In view of the forthcoming challenges and tasks, a moderate increase in contributions – the first in ten years – was decided on January 1, 2023: for young people (up to the age of 17) from 8 to 12 euros, for active adults from 26 to 36 euros and for passive ones from 26 to 30 euros.
Because of the corona pandemic, the celebration of the 75th anniversary of FC Forstern, founded in 1946, was canceled.
BLSV district chairman Martin Weber presented Michael with the BLSV certificate of honor and a voucher for the purchase of equipment.
Former mayor Georg Els received the BLSV medal of merit in gold from Weber for special services to the sport.
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Long-standing club members were then honored: from the football department Franz Wandinger, Josef Neumaier (both 70 years old) and Wolfgang Hiltwein (60 years old), also for 50 years Maria Berger and Anna Krieg (both gymnastics), Andreas Wollanek (tennis), Josef Keilhacker, Günther Schwarz and Richard Wachinger (all football).