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22 November 2020 | in NUSF News

115th General Assembly held virtually for the first time at adh Germany

Although adh Germany held their 115th General Assembly, this was the first edition that was held virtually. At this meeting, candidates had been nominated for candidature to serve on their new executive board and committee for the next two year term.


Delegates re-elected Jörg Förster (University Sports Hamburg) as the Chairman of the board who will enter his third term of office in this position. He will be joined by Sarah Pullich (full-time/HS Rhein-Waal) taking over the role as CFO, as well as Dirk Kilian (full-time/HS Darmstadt) and students Julia Berschick (University of Regensburg), Franziska Faas (University of Heidelberg) and Joshua Miethke (University of Potsdam).


In addition, the delegates bade farewell to the student board members Johanna Becker (IST HS Düsseldorf), Miriam Lange (DSHS Cologne), David Storek (University of Lüneburg) and Maren Schulze (full-time/Uni Potsdam), who were not up for election.


"Since March 2020 we have all been experiencing a changed world. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed immense challenges for university sports,” said Jörg Förster in his opening speech. “We will have to deal with its effects for a long time as the pandemic has fundamentally changed university life. We must prepare ourselves to live with severe restrictions on our core task - getting university members moving for even longer," he concluded.


In addition, Förster also mentioned the wide acceptance of the bid for the 2025 FISU World University Games in Germany.


“The intended application for the 2025 FISU World University Games has opened the doors to decision-makers and has also given us the opportunity to address the other, diverse topics of university sports,” he said. “The newly elected board will do everything in its power to ensure that the process is continued in an optimal way and to further strengthen university sports through the application process. We would like to take the opportunity to write sports history with our member universities and to positively shape the future of university sports despite all the difficulties".


The committee went straight to work at the General Assembly and discussed current issues in adh Germany’s competitive sport, event cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic and guidelines on good governance. With a fresh outlook from a newly elected committee, the first ever virtual 115th General Assembly for adh Germany was a big success. According to Förster, there is a strong future in store for the federation.  


"I want to thank everyone involved for taking up the challenge of making the necessary decisions in digital form to position the adh strongly for the tasks ahead”.