The players, sporting director, coaches and officials of SV Wehen Wiesbaden have agreed to forego a portion of their salaries in the coming months, in a bid to support SVWW in light of possible losses of income caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
"It sends a strong message," said sporting director Christian Hock, adding: "It also shows the responsible way in which our players, coaches and officials think, and that they realise that we will only manage to overcome this crisis if we pull together."
The SV Wehen Wiesbaden executive management and workforce, as well as the stadium company, have already expressed their willingness to follow suit and forego a portion of their salaries.
"All of us together are facing a challenge that is unprecedented; that applies to both society as a whole and to us as a club. And it is only if we stand together as a supportive community that we shall succeed in overcoming this challenge," said Nico Schäfer, a spokesman for the executive board. "The fact that every single individual within the club is pitching in and is prepared to tackle the tasks facing us together makes us both proud and at the same time confident, especially at this moment in time."
Speaking on behalf of the first team, captain Sebastian Mrowca said: "We discussed the matter within the team. For us, there was no question that we would stand together, especially now in this difficult moment, and that we would show unity with everyone at the club throughout this situation."