Borussia's youth players were no less pleased to move to the new BORUSSIA PARK stadium than the senior squad. At long last the talented youngsters had their own changing rooms inside the stadium and training pitches right next to Borussia's new home. The days when the club's youth-team players had to be bussed across the city to training grounds and match venues are now a thing of the past.
The flagships of the youth section are, of course, the Under-19s and Under-17s, who both play in the Bundesliga West. But the foundations of the future are also laid at Under-9 level. A strong youth section has always been the key for a strong senior side, and this will be no different in future. Borussia is aware of this and is focusing on the development of young talent. It is for this reason that Borussia host the Santander Cup on an annual basis. The high-quality youth tournament, which Borussia put on in partnership with main youth sponsor Santander Consumer Bank, was won most recently by Barcelona under-13s.