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Women and Girls Department

Our Department

1.FC Union Berlin e.V. has five different teams between participates in matches from ages 13 to our senior squad. 

Our concept for player development and training follows mainly that of our youth academy centre. The different requirements of young female footballers are taken into account, so training programmes can suit accordingly. The basis of the learning objective is the age and performance-oriented structure of each individual player with reference to the current phase of development. In order to ensure the development of our young players, 1.FC Union Berlin works together with qualified coaches in the women's game.

The women's department networks with its partner in a number of different ways. Most of the girls active at 1.FC Union Berlin attend the sports-focused Merian High School in Berlin-Köpenick. The school offers training units for girls, which are conducted by youth coaches of 1.FC Union Berlin who are accompanied by teachers from the school.

In addition, the learning centre can be used as a homework room as well as for tutoring and remedial teaching. Comprehensive medical care for the girls is guaranteed with close cooperation with the club's youth academy. The physio department of the club is available to the girls in case of need. The medical partner is DRK Schwesternschaft.

1.FC Union Berlin works together with a large number of partner clubs in order to maintain a high level of talent promotion in the youth setup. Through school groups and joint visits to professional league games, the youngsters are given their introduction to football.

Our aim is to create a pathway for young women footballers into the upper performance bracket and to support them in both school and sporting matters.

Julia Wigger

Head of the Women and Girls Department

Women and Girls Department