Rapid II promoted to HPYBET 2nd league
A recent decision taken by the ÖFB (Austrian Football Federation) has confirmed that our second team, SK Rapid II, will be promoted to the HPYBET 2nd League for the coming season. With WSG Tirol remaining in the Bundesliga, there was an empty space left in the second division, and our junior team has been given the go-ahead to fill that space.
Here’s how Willi Schuldes, our Sporting Director for Rapid II, the academy and youth talent departments reacted to the decision: "It is a belated reward for an excellent last season. For every single player it is the next step in their development. Even for those players who have already been able to get a taste of the Bundesliga, promotion to league two is only advantageous, as our second team is now also represented in professional football".
Managing Director of Sport Zoran Barisic: "After the strong autumn our boys have earned their promotion. We are proud of their achievements so far, whether in the Eastern Regional League or at international tournaments such as the Ruhr Cup in Dortmund. The promotion has many advantages for the entire club and we are looking forward to the opportunity that now presents itself. Internally, we will discuss the new situation so that we are prepared as well as possible for the tasks ahead".
Rapid II also has another piece of good news to celebrate: Blitz Blank, the leading provider of cleaning services based in Vienna with around 900 employees, is taking over the official partnership and chest sponsorship of the junior Hütteldorf side, and thus taking its commitment to Rapid II to a new level.
Photo: Christian Hofer.