Partner club update – June 2012

Great news from Freiburg, where our partner side Freiburger have secured promotion to the sixth tier of German football, the Verbandsliga (very approximately equivalent to Step 2 or 3 of English non-league). A 900-strong crowd cheered FFC to a dramatic 5-1 play-off victory against SC Offenburg. It was a tense afternoon for all though as, due to the three-team play-off system, Freiburger needed to win by four goals. They went in at the break with a one goal lead but the visitors levelled soon after half-time, and it wasn’t until the last half hour that FFC put themselves in contention. They went into stoppage time with the score 4-1. Giuliano Reinhardt’s 91st minute goal made it 5-1 to send the locals into ecstasy (click here to see winning goal and celebrations)!

Congratulations to everyone at Freiburger on a fantastic achievement.