The 1.FC Union Berlin was founded in the former East Germany in 1966 and has gained a cult following in the intervening years for the unique atmosphere at home games, and the tight bond between club and supporters. Whilst the actions of the club off the pitch are first class, their performances on it are no less exemplary. ‚Eisern Union‘ or ´Iron Union‘ as they’re affectionately known, have managed to establish themselves as one of Germany’s top teams in recent years, both in the professional and youth ranks.
The club’s academy is without doubt one of the best in Germany, with a 3-star rating from the German FA, the highest possible accreditation. The coaches you will be taught by from the academy have history in producing players who have succeeded at international level, the most famous example being former German international and Premier League champion Robert Huth. You can expect a highly-professional atmosphere and challenging exercises from the Union coaches that will develop you as a player in a short amount of time. However, the staff, who all possess at least a UEFA B-Licence, will also look to expand your skillset beyond the beautiful game, meaning you come away from your time with Union not only as a more technically proficient footballer but also a more-rounded individual.