On Thursday night, there was horrible information for the Nawaro Straubing club, but in addition for all the Volleyball Bundesliga (VBL): Nawaro Spielbetriebs GmbH, the sponsor of the ladies’s first division crew, was declared bankrupt on the identical day. . The volleyball courtroom Straubing is due to this fact on the breaking point. In a press release despatched by the VBL, the club justified the transfer by the “more and more tough financial state of affairs of the nation”. “Things have modified in the final two weeks,” Ingrid Senft, Straubing’s managing director, instructed SZ on Friday. Senft didn’t need to reveal extra due to the continuing course of.
As SZ realized from individuals entrusted with the case, Straubing just lately waited in useless for the final tranche of state Corona bridging help – as a substitute of transferring the precise 5-determine sum, he just lately obtained a rejection discover at dwelling. In the previous partial quantities had been at all times transferred to the club. The lack of cash has torn an enormous gap in the funds, which is now already very tight as a result of pandemic and the vitality disaster.
According to Thursday’s announcement, the VBL’s licensing committee has requested the Bundesliga club to submit intensive paperwork. After they’re reviewed, a call shall be made as as to whether Straubing can proceed to play in the present season. With 9 matchdays nonetheless to go, the sport towards leaders Allianz MTV Stuttgart ought to go forward as deliberate this Saturday (20:00). That’s an necessary sign to followers and sponsors, says Senft. Last however not least, Straubing wants each cent of viewership income to have the ability to pay salaries and different operating prices. As for the game, the season is coming to an finish for Straubing, who’re eight factors in need of a play-off spot as the ultimate stage; relegation halted for the third season in a row.
Volleyball in Lower Bavaria goes via darkish days: In Vilsbiburg, coach Völker has to depart on the finish of the season.
Players and coaches drawn to Straubing in the volleyball province of Lower Bavaria in the previous knew what to anticipate right here: a household club the place everybody is aware of everybody, with brief distances and a small-city really feel. It can be a club with not very straightforward fundamental circumstances, as a result of the coaching was held in totally different halls, many different issues needed to be improvised – and one of many smallest in the league, as a result of the funds didn’t permit a very huge leap. In 2015, Straubing was promoted to the primary division – and began skating in his first season. The club was pressured to file for chapter in March 2016 after factors had been deducted for lack of proof of profitability.
As a outcome, Nawaro Spielbetriebs-GmbH was fashioned, and in 2018, Straubing returned to the second division and was promoted again to the primary division. The coach Benedikt Frank, who was generally known as an awesome expertise promoter for 3 years, then made some progress with many younger gamers, and in 2020/21 Straubing even certified for the quarterfinals of the playoffs. Then Frank, upset by the dearth of monetary potential, moved to Wiesbaden. It wasn’t the flawed time, it was clear now.
Volleyball in Lower Bavaria is clearly going via darkish days proper now. Still in rivalry for the playoffs, Roten Raben Wilsbeeburg introduced on Wednesday that they won’t renew the contract of coach Florian Völker. The purpose for that is the dearth of improvement of the crew. The identical goes for Straubing. But Navarro now has structural and way more dramatic issues.
The club introduced on Friday afternoon that ladies’s head coach Lukasz Przybylak will be a part of from Straubing, efficient instantly. “Unfortunately, the present state of affairs doesn’t permit each side to work collectively. Navarro Straubing want to thank Lukasz Przybylak for the profitable sports activities cooperation this season and desires him all the most effective in the longer term,” the club mentioned in a short assertion. Is it profitable? Straubing has received two of 13 video games to date this season.