Lower Rhine Football Association

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Lower Rhine Football Association
Formation 18 January 1947
Type Football association
Headquarters Friedrich-Alfred-Straße 10
400,988 (2017)
Peter Frymuth
Parent organization
German Football Association
Website fvn.de

The Lower Rhine Football Association (German: Fußballverband Niederrhein, FVN) is the umbrella organization of football clubs in the German Lower Rhine region, and comprises 14 football districts. The FVN was founded in 1947 and has its headquarters in Duisburg. President of the FVN is Peter Frymuth.[1]

The FVN belongs to the Western German Football Association[2] and is one of 21 state organizations of the German Football Association (German: Deutscher Fussball-Bund – DFB).[3]

In 2017 the FVN had 400,988 members from 1,234 football clubs with 9,816 teams.[4]

The FVN has been provider of the Sportschule Wedau in Duisburg since 1978.[5] Here sports courses are carried out and coaches and referees are trained. On top of that the Sportschule Wedau serves as a community center. Holiday camps for children and adolescents are regularly held here.


  1. ^ "Das Präsidium" (in German). Fußballverband Niederrhein e.V. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Der WDFV" (in German). Westdeutscher Fußballverband e. V. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Regional Associations". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mitglieder-Statistik 2017" (PDF) (in German). Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  5. ^ "Was macht eigentlich ein Fußballverband?" (in German). Fußballverband Niederrhein e.V. Retrieved 19 September 2015. 

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