A new team: The footballers of TSV Erding are now leading (from left) Treasurer Kurt Müller, head of department Tobias Steiger, deputy Oliver Kurowski and secretary Max Malterer. © Wolfgang Krzizok
The imminent end of the football department at TSV Erding has been averted.
Erding – At an extraordinary annual general meeting on Wednesday evening in the TSV clubhouse, a new head of department was presented, which was then also elected: Tobias Steiger is the new head of football.
"Why are we standing here today?" asked Ralf Sandner, acting head of the department, recalling the Annual General Meeting four weeks ago, when no new department head could be found. The background is the founding of FC Herzogstadt under the umbrella of Rot-Weiß Klettham, combined with the transfer of the Erdinger footballers to this club (we reported). Thus, the football department of TSV Erding was on the verge of dissolution due to a lack of players, which displeased the club management.
"There were one or two things that led to discussions," Sandner admitted. They then sat down with TSV president Rainer Winter "and untied the Gordian knot". The acting head of football announced that there would continue to be a men's game operation under the TSV umbrella.
"We will start with an SG Erding/Klettham in the B-Class – an official application to the Football Association has already been submitted," Sandner announced. The team will consist of players "who only have the right to play here, filled up with players from FC Herzogstadt". He also reported on a "very harmonious conversation" that had taken place in this regard with Klettham's football department head Patrick Tischer.
"We have found a department head," Sandner told the 45 members present, adding that they did not have to worry financially. The football department currently has around 8500 euros in its account, plus 1000 euros in the cash register. Perimeter advertising and advertisements would soon add another 10,000 euros. "We have created the conditions for us to move into a golden future – we are looking forward to it," enthused Sandner, before finally thanking all the helpers.
The subsequent elections were led by TSV president Winter, who said: "On the one hand, I'm pleased that we've managed to keep the game going, on the other hand, I'm curious to see how things are going at FC Herzogstadt." The new team at the helm of the Erdinger footballers, which was elected without dissenting votes, consists of department head Tobias Steiger, his deputy Oliver Kurowski, treasurer Kurt Müller and secretary Max Malterer, who confessed: "I'm a big fan of the merger, and I think we have something very big planned." Acting youth leader remains Lothar Feuser. "He will continue in this position until the season is over," Sandner explained. For the new season, the youngsters will then move completely to Klettham or FC Herzogstadt.
"I am looking forward to working with the new department management," concluded TSV President Winter and promised: "We will sit down together in the near future."