As a result of the affair about psychological violence in German handball and also at the women’s Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund, Andreas Heiermann resigned as honorary chairman of the handball department of the Dortmund club. BVB announced this on Thursday.
“Of course, the most recent events surrounding the first BVB women’s handball team have also kept me busy. After careful consideration, I’ve come to the conclusion that I’d prefer to withdraw from this voluntary position, which I had long been considering for 2024 for personal, private reasons.” , said Heiermann, who wanted to make his “contribution to the restructuring and further professionalization of the handball department, which I believe has already become necessary at this point in time”.
BVB President Dr. Reinhard Rauball accepted the resignation and praised Heiermann’s achievements in terms of the economic and sporting development of the club.
Some players had publicly raised massive allegations against a coach who was also responsible for the club. The German Handball Association (DHB) is also affected by the events.