The Kreissportbund (KSB) Herford e.V. (Herford District Sports Association) forms the umbrella organisation and the interest group of the non-profit and organised sport within the district of Herford: It is the merger of the sports clubs affiliated with them as well as the town and community sports associations (SSV/GSV) in the district of Herford.
KSB Herford e.V. is a registered association. It promotes the objectives of the State Athletic Federation NRW within the scope of its territorial jurisdiction. KSB Herford is represented in the committees of the District of Herford, the State Athletic Federation and in many other institutions where it safeguards the interests of its sports clubs.
The nine SSV and GSV in the district constitute the independent sub-division of the KSB Herford. As registered associations, they support and supplement the work of the KSB at district level.
Thanks to the good and close collaboration with the SSV and GSV, the District of Herford has a coordinated sports policy, which benefits the entire sport in the District of Herford. KSB Herford is a full member of the State Athletic Federation NRW since the rules of the State Athletic Federation NRW dated 19 Jan. 2008 came into force.
The joint interest group has a history - the development of the District Sports Association
- 1946: Established on 16 March as district gymnastics and sports club Herford (KTSV)
- 1955: Registration into the register of associations at the District Court Herford on 1 July
- 1971: Renaming to Kreissportbund Herford e.V. (Herford District Sports Association) (KSB)
- 2017: 272 sports clubs with a total of 71,371 sportsmen and sportswomen belong to the district sports association. Furthermore, the district sports association closely works with the nine town and community sports associations.