Taking the next steps in women's football

First trial in January

Just a few weeks after the decision to enter women's football with an U16 team from the 2023/24 season, we are taking the next steps towards that at FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Bernd Winkler, a former Austrian Bundesliga player at Altach (among other clubs), has taken over as head of women's football. The 43-year-old from Salzburg has been working as a scout for our Red Bulls for around eight years.

I am really looking forward to the challenge as it's really something I have a passion for. Our aim is to create the right structures to allow as many young female players from the region as possible to join us and train at a good level in order to sustainably grow our women's football team. We will use the same philosophy that we have already gained really good experiences with for the boys in the Red Bull Football Academy. The first trial session in January provides an important first step. 

Bernd Winkler

After we made a clear commitment to women's football recently, it has been important for us to quickly develop the framework we need to succeed. These first organisational steps are a good basis for that.

Stephan Reiter

First RBS women's trial day in 2023

Would you like to play women's football for FC Red Bull Salzburg? Our first trial day for those born in 2008, 2009 and 2010 is to take place on 19 January 2023 at the Red Bull Football Academy. Young footballers from the Salzburg region as well as those from neighbouring Upper Austria and Bavaria (as long as they are within an hour's drive) can bid for a spot in our first ever women's team.

Checklist & useful info

  • All girls interested in taking part should please fill out the below form by 9 January at the latest.
  • You need permission from your current club to train with us.
  • Players are to meet on Thursday 19 January 2023 at 16:00 by the trophy cabinet of the Red Bull Football Academy in Liefering.
  • There will be a  training match as well as sports medical tests. 
  • Please note: All players will be notified by us by 13 January if they can take part in the trial day or not. Should they be admitted, further information on the trial day will follow.