Jochen Benz has just joined the board of professional volleyball players

After VfB Friedrichshafen e. V., who elected the govt committee earlier than Christmas, joins the supervisory and advisory board of the new VfB President GmbH.

Jochen Benz, President of VfB Friedrichshafen e. V. Effective instantly as a brand new member of the Advisory Board. Benz replaces Dirk Bogen, who briefly holds one of the two foremost shareholder seats.

VfB mentioned in a press release: “Following the resignation of Wunibald Wösle and the finish of his tenure on the advisory board of Volleyball GmbH, Dirk Bogen has served as a member of the advisory board on behalf of the foremost shareholder for a restricted interval. till the new VfB president is elected. VfB’s purpose was to fill the accountable function of the advisory board of Volleyball GmbH in the presidential emptiness with a reliable particular person from Friedrichshafen. Dirk Bogen gratefully took on this duty for VfB Friedrichshafen e. V. took over. “We are extraordinarily grateful to Dirk Bogen for supporting us by this era together with his in depth information and expertise.”

1989 Jochen Benz is third from the left with the quantity 6 on his jersey. (Photo: VfB Friedrichshafen)

Benz, himself a 15-year-old participant and later energetic as a volleyball official, explains his extra function as follows: “It is evident that the closing of the ZF ARENA just isn’t solely an important stress for all concerned, but in addition means the improvement of the sport. professional sports activities have been sadly left behind. Now, luckily, the BODENSEE-AIRPORT ARENA may be situated as a brand new residence area, and I’m very glad that the extremely dependable managers can focus extra on the additional strategic improvement of the professional operations. I’m excited to be concerned right here and to work hand in hand with the GmbH, the advisory board and all the companions and followers of VfB.”

The eight-member Advisory Board consists of (representatives in parentheses):

  • Chair: Simon Tischer
  • Vice Chairman: Jochen Benz (VfB Friedrichshafen eV)
  • Bernhard Gunther (ZF Friedrichshafen AG)
  • Heribert Hierholzer (Zeppelin GmbH)
  • Dr. Ralf Hoppe (Federal Volleyball Foundation)
  • Andreas Koster (Friedrichshafen)
  • Hans-Peter Schorpp (VfB Friedrichshafen eV)

VfB Friedrichshafen eV V. Founded in 1909, VfB Friedrichshafen e.V. V. Today it’s the largest multi-generational and multi-industry affiliation in Friedrichshafen and one of the largest associations in Baden-Württemberg.

The membership presently has 3,684 members (finish of 2022) in 23 completely different divisions and over 30 sports activities. The VfB is especially proud of the Children’s Sports School (KiSS) with 450 contributors. As the German report champion, the Bundesliga volleyball staff was organizationally reworked into VfB Friedrichshafen Volleyball GmbH, the place the membership owns 90 % of the capital.

(Club announcement: VfB Friedrichshafen eV)


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