Blind Football League Starts

DFB – honorary captain Uwe Seeler, supported the project Rothenburg/Berlin (RL/ots) on March 29, 2008 started the blind Football League with teams from Marburg, Dortmund, Stuttgart, Hamburg-St. Pauli, Essen, Chemnitz, Mainz and Wurzburg-Berlin (syndicate) in their first season. As part of a public training of the blind football team with kickers Bundesliga Hertha BSC, the new League was presented on March 18 on the training ground of the football Bundesliga. The renowned sports equipment manufacturer Erhard sports international Rothe Castle ob der Tauber, a playing field was specially equipped with special football gangs. The German League for the blind is made possible through a collaboration of the DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger, German of disabled Sports Association and the German of blind and seeing disabled Association. “The introduction of the blind Football League is a continuation of the Herbergerschen football philosophy and fits so perfectly with the objectives of the Foundation”, the Chairman of the DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger, Karl Rothmund stressed.

Ludger Elling, Vice President of the German Association of disabled sports (DBS), highlights the progress of blind football in Germany: “blind football is a relatively young sport in the area of blind sports. Since its first demonstration at the Paralympics in Athens 2004, the blind football has more and more supply. Now four years later getting the chance, to establish a federal League, the acceptance will increase even further.” Uwe Seeler, Member of the Board of Trustees of the DFB Foundation Sepp Herberger, took over the patronage for the blind Football League and was excited after the visit to the training ground: “I hope that the blind Football League with the introduction of the League is experiencing greater public attention. The athletes and initiators deserved it.” Information about blind football: blind football two teams compete with five players. Target is to the ball in the opponent’s goal as in soccer-looking player, place. The players in the field are blind. Wear eye patches or bandages, which compensate for any differences in the reputation damage among the players. Goalkeepers are not blind.

You and the team own guides, each of which is positioned behind the opposing goal, conducting with calls to their players. The ball of the blind footballers is accompanied by rattles inside and heard in this way. On see also in Germany and also all around the blind football. About Erhard sport international: Erhard sports International GmbH & co. KG, Rothenburg ob der Tauber is the leading manufacturer and supplier of sports equipment industry. With more than 200 employees that manufactures sports equipment and equipment components of 125-year-old family-owned company for the global market. With more than 10,000 articles, Erhard sports International is one of the largest providers in the industry. Also the planning and equipping of sports halls and sports facilities in all is one of the core competence of the enterprise World. International major events such as World Championships and the Olympic Games are regularly equipped by Erhard sports international.