Last year, the coronavirus stood in the way when it came to junior football. The game was largely brought to a standstill, with sporting competition suspended across all age groups. But our managers, coaches and players were still busy during the football-free period. Blue-and-white officials and players used the time productively, getting involved in social and political issues in a variety of ways. In addition to the day-to-day tasks related to matchday, IT and public relations, as well as talent development, the academy staff invested a lot of time and effort in the areas of social engagement, including volunteering, educational events, and fair play, as well as taking part in various rules and regulation training courses and further education.
"Acknowledgement of the excellent work in our academy!"
For the passionate and exemplary efforts, the Berlin Football Association (BFV) has awarded the Hertha BSC Football Academy the 2020 Gold Award - for the fourth time. "This recognition acknowledges the excellent work that is done every day in our academy. Receiving the Gold Award once again makes us incredibly proud and gives us additional motivation to continue the meticulous and hard work," said Hertha's Vice President Thorsten Manske on the award. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, there will be no formal presentation ceremony this year. The award was presented digitally by the association.
Cooperation partner Hertha 03 also recognised
Despite the lack of celebrations, there is another reason to be proud: Hertha 03 Zehlendorf, our long-standing cooperation partner, received the Silver Award from the BFV. "We are incredibly happy and are extremely pleased with to have been awarded this by the association. Of course, our thanks go to Hertha BSC for the many years of good and intense cooperation. We benefit from it greatly," said André Schindel (First Chairman, Hertha 03 Zehlendorf) on the award.