Bad Kreuznach Thunderbirds
In the year 2004 some American Football driven guys, who played before, met
and thought about how to reestablish an American Football Team in Bad
Kreuznach. From the scratch they started a first training session with as
less as 5 players. But with every following session other players joined. In
December 2004 the roster was strong enough to found the very own team, the
"BK Thunderbirds e.V." in Bad Kreuznach.
Currently they roster contains more than 50 players and also a youth team
was founded in the year 2009. In addition the BK Thunderbirds have a Pee Wee
and Women Cheerleading section.
Coblenz Raptors - Baseball and Softball
Surprisingly, Baseball and Softball, two of the world’s most popular sports, are hardly known of in Germany. But not so in Koblenz. Since 2008, here in Koblenz we find the Coblenz Raptors, part of the CTG, who are trying their very best to make these two sports more popular in this part of the world.
Many of our players have played for other clubs around Germany and have experience in various leagues. Since their formation the Raptors have played only in the Mixed-Softball-League. “It is our goal”, says coach Mel Holdermann, “to introduce as many interested newcomers to these sports as possible, so that we will be able to compete in all Baseball and Softball leagues soon”. We are looking for anybody who is interested in this sport, no matter if rookie or Barry Bonds himself. We would also welcome anybody who is interested in coaching.
For us it’s not just important to be successful, but also to have fun and enjoy playing this intriguing game. Presently we train twice a week, and are participating in several local sports events and occasionally meet for a beer or a Bar-B-Q. If the opportunity arose we’d love to play against a team from South Carolina….
So much more than just soccer…
The 1. FFC Montabaur has already visited Columbia S.C. in 2003. The players, supervisors and coaches of both teams share not only a common interest in sports, but also enthusiasm, that can be experienced if one takes a look beyond one’s own community – or in this case a look across the pond. For the girls from Montabaur and Columbia that pond looses its separative function for a few days a year. It is that time a year when those two soccer clubs meet either in Rhineland-Palatinate or in South Carolina to learn from each other, to play soccer and of course to have fun.