adh held its Gala in Berlin alongside their latest General Assembly ©adh

Members of the German University Sports Federation (adh) have met in Berlin for their Annual General Assembly, electing a new Board and holding a gala during the event.

More than 200 university delegates were in attendance including adh President Jörg Förster, who said the nation was excelling in the build-up to the 2025 International University Sports Federation (FISU) Summer World University Games in Rhine-Ruhr.

"With the intensive preparations for the Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games, the very positive response to the national adh competition and education events, the successful EUSA Games or the all-round successful initiative 'Bewegt studieren - Studieren bewegt 2.0!' we were able to achieve many successes in the current year," said Förster.

During elections, Förster was re-elected unanimously for another two-year term - his fourth term in total.

Board, Commission and National Council members were also elected.

Administrators said they were proud of the way German sport overcame the pandemic ©Getty Images
Administrators said they were proud of the way German sport overcame the pandemic ©Getty Images

Vice-president for research at HU Berlin Christoph Schneider and German Rectors' Conference secretary general Jens-Peter Gaul spoke of the challenges that university sport has overcome during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as noting how it can assist the development of young people during their studies.

Following this, the adh Gala was held which saw awards given to the University of the Year, Best Male and Female Athletes, Team of the Year and an accolade related to sustainability.

Goethe University Frankfurt was named the University of the Year for its contribution to the region and national university bodies.

Lea Scholz from HU Berlin and Michael Roth from HTW Berlin were the women’s and men’s winners following their results at the FISU World University Championships Speed Skating earlier this year.

The national women’s futsal team won the Team of the Year after strong results at the FISU World University Championships in July.

TU Chemnitz and the Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences were rewarded for their work in the sustainability sector.