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Interesting approach against the referee shortage

Interesting approach against the referee shortage

Every year, the bavarian ministry of education and the bavarian state sports association (BLSV) call on schools and sports clubs to form "sports work groups" the aim of these partnerships is to get students interested in a particular sport – and to show them the way to clubs, which they are unlikely to find or take on their own.
While cooperation is still being considered or merely discussed at some other school locations, the johann philipp von schonborn high school – located in the heart of the rhon soccer district – has already been offering its students the opportunity to train as official referees for the german soccer association (dfb) for two years as part of its extremely broad range of elective courses. Now they are also officially entering into a cooperative partnership.

A good decision

"The elective class was a good decision. It was super interesting and still gives me great pleasure", says anton muthig, who together with his classmates leon maximilian heida and hannes wirsing had already taken part in the elective lessons last year. All three also passed the official referee novice exam of the bayerischer fubballbund (BFV) with flying colors in spring 2017 and have since been on the road as referees and assistants at the pitches in the rhon district.

"Also financially not uninteresting", justus borst, who took part in the elective course during the current school year and found out that it is quite possible to earn extra money as a referee. Besides him also vincent schoppner, philipp schafer and simon weigand got since september weekly all theoretical and practical basics of the "referee craft" from their teacher daniel karch, at the same time referee and member of the teaching team of the rhon district conveys. The training program includes units on rhetoric, improving body language and dealing with stressful situations, as well as video analysis of conflict situations. In role-playing games, solutions to these conflict management exercises are then developed. The schoolchildren thus receive an education that will open up extensive areas of knowledge for them in their later professional lives and in their leisure time, beyond their actual work as impartial officers.

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800 Fools were on the loose in adelsdorf

800 fools were on the loose in adelsdorf

To the 20. For the first time, the SC adelsdorf had invited all the big and small fools to the children’s carnival in the aischgrundhalle, and witches, frogs, princesses, bees, magicians and many more made a pilgrimage there on sunday afternoon. The children’s carnival is already so well received that there was already a traffic jam at admission. About 800 visitors flocked incessantly.

The preparation team with claudia ruppert, nanni hoppner, heike kowohl, katrin sander and erika kramer had pulled out all the stops and put together a colorful program. The "nimble little bees, the kids from the children’s gymnastics, the unicycle group "groove&" move" and the dance school "center stage were guests and whirled around in front of or on the stage.

As a big surprise the unicycle group had rehearsed a disney-medley together with all groups. Many attractions like glitter tattoos, a parcours, polonaise, games, spab and dance, a ratsel with a chance to win and attractive prizes, handicraft spab and a photo box awaited the foolish visitors. A rough drawing competition with prizes for the ten best pictures, which will then be exhibited in the town hall, and a candy bar with cocktails for children rounded off the afternoon.

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Circle of friends takes stock

At the annual general meeting of the "association of the friends of herzogenaurach high school (FGH), the leaders looked back at their work. The main focus has been on purchases for the school library, grants for tutoring, financial contributions for seminars and support for needy students.
The largest single item was the request for the school library, as the teacher in charge wanted to continue the renewal of the stock. All this was financed thanks to donations from the sparkasse and private individuals, as well as the annual contributions of the 230 members.
A substantial contribution came from the 2017 graduation ball, as the FGH once again acted as the organizer – as a link between the high school graduates and the city of herzogenaurach as the host and landlord of the sports hall. The open-mindedness of the city was particularly emphasized. The 2017 abiball was again a great event with around 700 guests, to which the communities of grobenseebach and weisendorf also contributed.

Money for the library

For the coming year, the major item (almost one third of the total budget) is once again the modernization of the library collection. Funds will also be made available for the music department. In total, the FGH will contribute about 8000 euros to the education and training needs of the gymnasium in herzogenaurach. This amount is in high of the expected income, and only in case of unexpected demands for further expenses is a resort to the "savings stocking" of the circle of friends is needed, which is exactly meant for such coarse investments. The FGH hopes for more friends of the gymnasium as new members.
Hartmut simon

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Full concentration on voluntary work

Full concentration on voluntary work

Alfred gundling adjusted to a largely new working environment six years ago. The trained metalworker ran for mayor of the city on behalf of the CSU. "Because until then there was only one candidate", remembers the 59-year-old. A selection is entirely in the interests of democracy. It took a long time to get his employer to give him the green light for this sideline activity. That’s why he announced his arrival comparatively late.

But the double burden of work and honorary office after gundling’s election did not last long. Six months after the election, his company closed because there was no successor for the sick boss. Suddenly everything was different. "I have not taken on any more work in order to concentrate more on the office", says gundling.

In addition to his duties as mayor, gundling and his family run a winegrowing business on the side. He cultivates 0.6 hectares of vineyard and grows wine in his own cellar. In the heckenwirtschaft, the gundlings organize wine tastings for registered groups, such as spa guests or federal police officers. "But since I’ve been burgermeister, that’s become less of a problem", the incumbent alludes to the many evening appointments associated with the office.

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270 Young people pass the firefighting test

The knowledge test of the youth fire departments of the bamberg district took place in the school gymnasiums in zapfendorf. The fire referees and youth wardens came from all over the district with their young people. District youth officer klaus jungkunz and fire department commander stefan eichelsdorfer buried the pruflinge.
After the test, there was a small fortification for everyone. On the rough school break yard all young people met then to the language exchange and could marvel at numerous fire-brigade vehicles.
After the many judges had corrected the examination sheets, the final result was eagerly awaited: all had passed, as district youth director jungkunz announced. He thanked the supervisors and referees, the market town of zapfendorf, which provided the premises, and the zapfendorf fire department for organizing the event.
Mayor volker dittrich was impressed by the number of participants in this test in his greeting. After all, 270 young people took part in the project, for which 75 supervisors were available. 20 arbitrators check the submitted sheets.
District fire chief bernhard ziegmann was proud of the young people and expressed the hope that they will continue to be active members of the fire department in the region in the future.