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The GC-heart of Investor, Scion of a proposal for female

For the ride of a longer half-time break. And 16 kilometres from the Letzigrund in Zurich, in addition to Niederhasli, 26 minutes, in more or less liquid city traffic takes. So anyone who wants to, can both cover a match of the GC men in the EM-stadium and one of the GC women on the Campus sports field.

Heinz Scion wanted to on this Saturday in early November. And so he saw a half of GC - Kriens, the game of the Challenge Cup, sat in the car and experienced after nearly a half an hours drive, such as GC in the national League A was subject to FC Basel. Because both of them are close to men and women. Or, more correctly: because the women are now closer.

for Decades, the shoot was with his blue and white GC-heart. He was twelve years on the Board of the club, starting in 2007 as Vice-President, acted until 2014, in the Board of Directors and was, until the beginning of this year major shareholder. A lot of money and heart and soul he put in all the time in the Association, as a managing Director and Chairman of the Board, the Scion AG as well as a private man, and plenty of time he has spent. Not least as President of the influential donor Association Blue Label range.


"The efforts should go in the direction of professional football": Heinz sprout in the stands of the Letzigrunds. Photo: Keystone

His withdrawal as a shareholder was noisy. Up on Blue Label, he has completed today, officially, with the GC men. The 72-Year-old, is now dedicated to women and called a few weeks ago, the patrons Association White Label. Ten founding members, among them the daughter of Natalie Scion Döbeli, now CEO of the company, the former GC President Thomas Gulich and Erich Vogel. 2000 francs paid to each member of the year – the Blue Label is 25'000. President's Blue Label-a Board member Martin Wanner.

to 200000 francs per year

The goal for the first year is to grow to 25 members, the second to 50 and the GC women as soon 100'000 Swiss francs. Thus strong> women's football in the Swiss

Until recently, received the GC as well as the FCZ by Fifa amount to the promotion of its women's Department. This agreement expired last year, which is why GC missed a beat, around 100'000 Swiss francs – at FCZ, there were even 150'000. By using the Scion AG, as well as the architecture office of then-GC President Stephan Anliker entrances in the past year, as sponsors, could be filled in the hole. The money from the patrons Association White Label would be to increase the budget by 50 percent.

Erich Vogel observed the GC women in Niederhasli on 23.11.2019. Photo: Dominique Meienberg

Heinz Scion is convinced that he reached the goal of 50 members soon. "Women's football is booming and has his permission," he explains, "women make up more than half of the population, and therefore, they should also have the opportunity to play football."

the advertising effectiveness Adds: "in Many places in Europe can afford to pay more and more Clubs in a professional operation, because the sponsors recognize the value of women's football." His favorite example is the VfL Wolfsburg, where carmaker VW promotes the women is because as Scion, "of course, women buy cars".

GC is to be a pioneer

His Vision is that in Switzerland, the GC assumes this leadership role. What begins in a first step, team events, or a Free-GA for the game, you could go with part-time positions more. And in the long term? "I think that the efforts should go in the direction of professional football", says Scion. Interest and capital are available, he is convinced that, conversations with his Blue-Label-colleagues would have shown him this. He wants to win, especially female patrons, and the GC women's Department, which is not a member of the AG, increasingly professionalizing.

"If people with such well-known names to use for us women, this is like a dream."Mirjam Dobler

In the case of the person in charge of women, these efforts will go down like honey. And it's not even the money, the head of Mirjam Dobler most excited, but the commitment and the signalling effect. "If people with such well-known names to use for us women, this is like a dream," she says.

Dobler, once himself a footballer, has a clear conception of what is for the women particularly urgent. In short: "everything that helps us to simplify the game inside out".

Heinz, Scion has made in the next few weeks in the Laundry Department on Campus audition. Or the groundsman. Because the women are in need of fresh Shirts. And a field to play. Scion says: "We must get the women out of her wallflower existence and integrate them and on an equal footing."

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Created: 26.11.2019, 06:19 PM

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