OUR MISSION :
We have a dream. A dream, of an open basketball department, in which we all evolve together, as players as well as human beings. An association where men work for women and women for men. A learning facility where our children learn not only dribbling and lay-ups, but also life skills. An association that sets an example for a society that stands for the will to develop, participation and co-determination, integrity and transparency as well as fairness and respect. We are Türkiyemspor Berlin Basketball.
Women and girls are underrepresented in the sport of basketball. According to current data, only 23% of all player passes issued throughout Berlin are female.
We want to change that with our #GIRLSBORNTOFLY project!
As a Basketball Club in Berlin-Kreuzberg we want to:
- inspire girls of all backgrounds to participate in athletics
- encourage lifelong participation – from youth through adulthood
- support our members in their volunteer work
- contribute to equality in sport within our community and beyond
100 Female Basketball Players in Kreuzberg by 2023
By end of 2023 : provide 100 FEMALE BASKETBALL players in the neighborhood with a new basketball home
INSPIRING GIRLS TO BE LIFELONG PLAYERS
Ballsie started as a project of Freibeuter 2010 and Türkiyemspor, two basketball clubs based in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. We now co-host events for the community to play, talk, and show support to our athletes and volunteers.
Türkiyemspor Berlin e.V., founded 1978 in Berlin-Kreuzberg, is the biggest Sports club in Germany that was founded by migrants. In addition to the adult football department, which includes four men’s and three women’s teams, the club is very active in youth development. In the 2018/2019 season, nearly 400 boys and girls are playing at Türkiyemspor. The club is regarded as a flagship of the Turkish community of Berlin and the multicultural district of Kreuzberg. Beyond sports activities, Türkiyemspor is committed to social and intercultural exchange. For this, the club has received several awards. One notable example is the Integration Award (2007) of the German Football Association (DFB).