BSG SPAX 67
The beginnings of our works football team go all the way back to 1995. Even then, the "SPAX Team" already played regular friendly matches against customers or other companies in the region. An important "deciding match" was even played at the Tivoli stadium in Aachen! It was from this sporting group that, in 2008, the official "BSG SPAX 67" was created, which is professionally led by a board of directors selected by its members. There are currently 55 active and passive members, who support the BSG team, and are drawn both from SPAX and from other corporate divisions of ABC.
Already in their first season in the league of the works sport association Betriebssportverband Hagen-Ennepe-Ruhr e.V., our BSG made it to the cup finals, and our 18 or so players are cutting a good figure in the current league games.
Keeping fit together and enjoying sport, this is the principle under which we train once per week at the Bremen Stadium in Ennepetal, on the brand new synthetic turf of the 4th generation. With its team of players aged between 17 and 50, the BSG can thus easily stand up to any opponents from other renowned regional companies and in its league!
Westphalian league – We are playing too! In the 2009/2010 season, our protegé TuS Ennepetal has reached its highest football league so far, and the league of North Rhine-Westphalia is not far off. As their main sponsor, we support Ennepetal with heart and know-how.
We support the most respected international U19 football tournament, the SPAX Cup of TuS Ennepetal! It is held every year in May, and draws around 15,000 spectators from near and far to the Bremen Stadium in Ennepetal. Famous U19 teams from major international clubs such as FC Chelsea, Manchester United, CA Boca Juniors, Atletico Mineiro, FC Schalke, Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg SV make a very attractive range of participants for Ennepetal each year.
Over three days of tournament, the 8 teams compete to establish the winner, and can present themselves to the world of football. At the end, the champion goal scorer, the best player and the best goalie of the tournament are chosen, while in the background professional contracts are wrapped up. The tournament has in past years included players who went on to shine on the international stage: Lajos Detari, Jürgen Klinsmann, Dennis Bergkamp, Andrei Schevtchenko and David Beckham, Franco Foda, Mario Basler and Stefan Effenberg – all of them have played in the Bremen Stadium.