1. FC "Vorwärts" Röslau

Established in 1922, FC "Vorwärts" Röslau is one of the most traditional football clubs anywhere in the Wunsiedel district.

In 1951, the first team made the leap into what was then the "A Division" (now the District League) and has never been relegated to a lower division since. During the 1962/63 season, the team was promoted to the County League for the first time. Unfortunately, the team’s stint in this league lasted only a year as it missed out on the one point needed to avoid relegation. More than 20 years went by before the team was promoted to the County League again. In the 1984/85 season, the team easily won the A Division title. Once again, however, its stint in the County League was over after only a year.

During the 1990s, the A Division was renamed the District League. As runners-up for the 1995/96 season, FC Vorwärts was promoted to the County League for the third time – once again with a squad made up exclusively of players from Röslau. In front of 900 spectators in Stammbach, it won the all-important relegation game against SV Sparneck 4:0.

After three years in the County League, the team was then relegated to the District League again. Nevertheless, Röslau easily won the District League title in the 2001/2002 season and was then promoted for a fourth time. On this occasion, the team managed to remain in the County League for two years. Instead of being relegated this time, the team was promoted to the next division. As runner-up in the Upper Franconia-East County League, Röslau thrashed ASV Gaustadt 5:0 in the key relegation game in Bindlach. Promotion to the Upper County League marked the biggest success in the history of the club! Vorwärts has been playing in Upper Franconia's highest division for four years now. For a small community like Röslau, this really is a major achievement!

BD-Sensors-Sportpark – an investment in the future

Around €200,000 has been invested in a project to build a new football pitch for FC Vorwärts. Currently under construction, the new facility is due to open in July 2008 and will bear the name of the future main sponsor BD Sensors. Naturally, managing director Bernd Nürnberger would love to see the opening of the BD-Sensors-Sportpark coincide with the team being promoted to the State League. However, the team has a long, hard road ahead of it before it can achieve this ambitious goal.

The FC "Vorwärts" women's team too has been very successful for many years now. Like their male counterparts, the women play in the Upper County League and have also tasted life in the State League. The club has already received a number of awards for its successful youth work. FC Vorwärts currently has an A, a C, an E and an F youth team playing. There is also a G youth team.