Middle Rhine Football Association

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Middle Rhine Football Association
Formation 21 December 1946
Type Football association
Headquarters Sövener Straße 60
364,250 (2017)
Alfred Vianden
Parent organization
German Football Association
Website fvm.de

The Middle Rhine Football Association (German: Fußball-Verband Mittelrhein, FVM) is the umbrella organization of the football clubs in the German mid-Rhein area and covers the football districts of Aachen, Berg, Bonn, Düren, Euskirchen, Heinsberg, Cologne, Rhein-Erft-Kreis and Rhein-Sieg-Kreis.[1] The FVM was founded in 1946 and has its headquarters at the Sportschule Hennef. President of the association is Alfred Vianden.[2]

The FVM belongs to the Western German Football Association[3] and is one of 21 state organizations of the German Football Association (German: Deutscher Fussball-Bund - DFB).[4]

In 2017, the FVM had 364,250 members from 1,126 football clubs with 8,016 teams.[5]

The FVM is provider of the Sportschule Hennef.[6]

Sportschule Hennef[edit]

Sportschule Hennef is one of Europe's leading sports schools for football and is also the national training center for boxing and wrestling in Germany. It is the regional training center in North Rhine-Westphalia for weightlifting and judo. Numerous attendances of the German national football team, especially before the 1954 FIFA World Cup, and other top international teams from different sports have made the Sportschule Hennef well known nationwide. In 2005 the Argentina national football team attented the Sportschule Hennef during the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup.

The construction of the Sportschule Hennef was started on 1 October 1949 and completed in the summer of 1950. After an extensive modernization for a total of EUR 6.8 million due to the 2006 World Cup, the school has 3 grass pitches, an artificial pitch, a synthetic turf hall, two multi-purpose halls, each a special hall for judo, boxing, wrestling and weightlifting, a weight room , an outdoor swimming pool (50m lanes) with a ten-meter tower and an indoor swimming pool (25m lanes), nine meeting rooms and a modern computer room as well as a spacious auditorium. In addition, it has 200 beds in four different categories.[7]


  1. ^ "Das Verbandsgebiet" (in German). Fußball-Verband Mittelrhein. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  2. ^ "Präsidium" (in German). Fußball-Verband Mittelrhein. Archived from the original on 17 September 2015. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Der WDLV" (in German). Westdeutscher Fußballverband e. V. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  4. ^ "Regional Associations". Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mitglieder-Statistik 2017" (PDF) (in German). Deutscher Fussball-Bund. Retrieved 30 March 2018. 
  6. ^ "Sportschule Hennef". Sportschule Hennef. Retrieved 22 September 2015. 
  7. ^ "History". Sportschule Hennef. Retrieved 13 January 2016. 

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