VfR Baumholder

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VfR Baumholder
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Basic data
Surname Association for lawn sports Baumholder 1886 eV
Seat Baumholder , Rhineland-Palatinate
founding 1886 as a gymnastics club Baumholder
Colours green white
Board Joachim Nickchen, Dieter Bergisch, Berthold Hoffmann, Burkhardt Bidinger, Ingrid Lopez
Website vfrbaumholder.de
First soccer team
Venue In the Brühl
Places 6000
league Regional League West
2018/19 2nd place

The VfR Baumholder 1886 is a sports club from the Rhineland-Palatinate town of Baumholder .

It has 1200 members in the six branches of badminton , soccer , karate , chess , tennis and gymnastics , making it the largest club in Baumholder. The previous branches of heavy athletics , track and field , volleyball and handball have fallen asleep - in some cases for many years.


A gymnastics club existed in Baumholder from 1862 to 1869, to which TV Baumholder, founded on September 2, 1886 with 20 members, was linked under its first chairman Heinrich Lang. Since there was no gym, gymnastics took place in a hall in winter and in the courtyard of the Protestant rectory in summer. In 1907 there were already 220 members, since 1919 there was a football department within the gymnastics club, which was spun off on February 12, 1921 as "Sportverein 21 Baumholder". Since documents from this time cannot be found, it is unclear exactly when the name was changed to “Club for Lawn Sports”.

Current situation

The club's regional flagship is the club's chess department, which plays in the Palatinate League, while the first men's soccer team, which was third or fourth rate in the 1950s to early 1990s, is now only eight-rate. Their greatest success in 1959 was a 1-0 victory in the cup game against 1. FC Kaiserslautern , which competed with world champions. Jakob Mohr scored the goal for VfR Baumholder. In the stadium complex in Brühl there are tennis courts as well as a soccer field and, since 2008, an artificial turf field. The former players Gerd Menne and Jürgen Dringelstein later made careers in the Bundesliga . In addition to gymnastics and apparatus gymnastics, the gymnasts also practice cheerleading . The tennis department has five teams (2014). The karate division has existed since 1974 and is very popular with young people. The badminton department, which was founded in 2001, has three playgroups.

The following national championships are listed in the club history:

  • Karl-Horst Böhmer; German youth weightlifting champion in the 1950s
  • Isolde Leonhard; Vice European champion in her age group marathon in 1990
  • Emmerich Kiss; 5th of the European Championships in hammer throw in his age group in 2010 and World Cup participant in 2012

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. https://www.europlan-online.de/bruehl-stadion/verein/15315