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Who are we?

BIGSAS FC, the Junior Fellows, Senior Fellows and friends of BIGSAS men's team, was officially created in 2011, and has since been involved in a number of competitions. The women's BIGSAS FC team has also been active. Though we label the teams as men's and women's, the teams very often are indeed mixed, a solid take-off point of BIGSAS' Gender and Diversity Programme.

In 2012, we played in the first division of the "Wilde Liga" Bayreuth against nine other teams and finished sixth on the league table. Since then, our trophy shelf is gradually growing. Our colours are orange and green both representing our positive disposition for the future and our love for an ever-green planet earth. 

Love football?

Join us! There is always space for new members (women and men) in our teams. Please get in touch with team captain Hanza Diman or team coordinator PD Eric Anchimbe and become part of our football club!

Upcoming activities

Like in the past decade, BIGSAS FC will continue to hold the flag of BIGSAS and African Studies in Bayreuth high by taking part in the Wilde Liga here in Bayreuth. The aim, as ever, is to give our JFs more opportunities to interact with the larger Bayreuth community and foster cultural exchange. Of course, we also want to add a bit of play and relaxation to our research work. This year (season 2022), we are playing in the 4th League of the Bayreuth Wilde Liga (currently top of the league), the ASV Oberpreuschwitz Hobbyturnier, and in a number of additional tournaments, too. 

Successes (a selection)

  • 2022: Hobbyturnier (ASV Oberpreuschwitz) (6th place)
  • 2021: Wilde Liga Bayreuth, 4. Liga A (league winner)
  • 2019: Tsubasa Cup (3rd place)
  • 2019: Hobbyturnier (ASV Oberpreuschwitz) (winner)
  • 2019: Wilde Liga Bayreuth, 4.Liga B (3rd place)
  • 2016: AKWABA football tournament, Nuremberg (4th place)
  • 2014: Wilde Liga Bayreuth, 3. Liga A (2nd place)
  • 2013: Post SV Hallenturnier (8th place)
  • 2013: Friendly match with the Police Department of Upper Franconia (winner)
  • 2012: Interkultureller Doppelpass, University of Bayreuth (winner)
  • 2012: Wilde Liga Bayreuth, first division (6th place) 

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