A time to make friends was the slogan of the World Cup in 2006.
A few young men, excited about this event which none of us will experience in the same way again, were sitting in a basement, planning the foundation of a new football club. Unfortunately, a tragic death ended the project already being at an advanced stage during that time.
But true pirates do not give up! Eleven years later, a group of former pioneers and new crew members are starting a fresh attempt! Our adventure begins under a new flag but with old motives!
For many of you, our club name might sound unconventional or even strange, but taking a closer look at it, one recognizes the various similarities between a football team and a pirate crew as well as between our club and a pirate ship!
When thinking of pirates and their way of living, we instantly feel freedom, especially with regard to the sea as a place where you can forget your sorrows. For us, pirates are a bunch of courageous men, braving the storm and the flow of the sea as well as committing themselves to the common good of the crew and the ship! From the season 2017/18 onwards, we are setting off to fight huge battles.
Franconodal! This was the first known name of our community in 772. Shipping and trade started in 1787 but in the course of World War II, our harbour more and more lost significance and was eventually shut down. But half a century later, piracy has found its way into our city with the descendants of former prestigious and proud seamen!
Our crew is a team of like-minded people, searching for happiness in our sport. For us, happiness implies to create and build up something of our own, including a crew entirely serving the benefit of the team with each member actively participating in our project.
In the past, on board of every pirate ship, everything was shared equally, especially the loot and the stock of rum. The origin of a crew member did not matter at all. These are principles we fully identify with!
We are setting the sails, intending to make a difference by drifting away from common football clubs! Yes, we are different and we are proud of it! Proud of integrating and supporting people who had to flee their country! Proud of having deaf teammates on board! And also proud of facing people with prejudices with an open mind, intending to convince them of our project.
A time to make friends! That is how everybody should feel when visiting our matches. Our goal is to show decency as well as respect to every opponent, referee and of course to the audience.
Certainly, football is a sport based on results! And make no mistake, we really want to achieve something but we would never throw our principle overboard! We pursue to pass on important values like solidarity, tolerance, fair play and hospitality to the people we seek to integrate. In addition, we will support our team members even aside from the pitch, thus accelerating their integration process.
We are a diverse crew! Together, we start our journey! Now, it is our time to get on board and hoist the sails! Our crew is constantly looking for new members! You can identify yourself with our values and principles? Perfect!
Every pirate ship needs a proper crew. Have a look at our members. We always set sail together, crossing the endless widths of the ocean.
Merchandising is in work. As soon as our porducts are available, they will be added to the page.
Association work and social projects always need the backing of supporters, sponsors and favourers. However, it is not self-evident to find supporters in this area. Thus, we appreciate that our concept has been welcomed in the business world and are truly grateful. Thanks to everyone for the positive feedback we have received so far. Also, on behalf of the whole pirate crew, a big thank you to all the supporters for your financial aid and other contributions, enabling our project to flourish!
You can identify yourself with our values and principles?
If you have further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.