Hertha BSC: Application there!  Will the club soon have a women’s team?

Hertha BSC is currently the only Bundesliga club without a women’s team. That could change…

From 2009 to 2016 there was a cooperation with the women of 1. FC Lübars. In 2015, the team became second division champions, but decided against promotion for financial reasons. The cooperation ended in 2016.

In 2020, the cooperation with Bundesliga club Turbine Potsdam followed, which expires on June 30, 2023 and could then be terminated.

Hertha’s members have long wanted their own women’s soccer department. It was last heard in June 2022 at the meeting of the support group for the east curve and at the general meeting.

BILD learned: Now it’s up to him bureau even a first draft application for the establishment of a women’s or girls’ department on the table!

Hertha President Kay Bernstein (41) confirmed when asked by BILD: “Yes, that’s right. This topic will be on the agenda for the next Bureau meeting in early September.”

Then he and his six colleagues on the presidency discuss the application, which could then be presented to the members at the upcoming general meeting in November.

The sender of the application is an association of Hertha fans, mainly from the official fan club “Axel Kruse Jugend”.

It says: “Our club creates all the conditions to offer women/girls in the football department continuous training by qualified trainers at a grassroots level from summer 2023 at the latest and with one or more teams from the 23/24 season at the latest framework of the BFV (Berlin Football Association – editor’s note) To allow game operations to participate as “Hertha BSC”.

How does Hertha react?

Similar proposals have been discussed in the past. The high costs of a separate girls’ and women’s department in all age groups (estimated costs: around 3 million euros) and the lack of sports fields were arguments against it at the time.

This time, the applicants propose not to be on the pocket of the professional department (KGaA), but to want to finance themselves through club contributions, voluntary commitment as a trainer, kit manager, physiotherapist, regional sponsors or possibly sponsoring memberships. And also to use sports fields in other parts of the city.

What are the new Hertha President Bernstein and his board doing? Will Hertha soon have its own women’s soccer department?

By Editor

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