After having identified a lack of qualified physical education teachers, SVW implemented a school program that aims to promote motor development in children and youth. The program has been implemented in 11 local districts and supports the city’s education system. Werder also offer a program that provides more than 120 football players with disabilities the chance to take part in regular training sessions. With the support of a partner organisation, the program has also provided coaching courses to 14 young people with disabilities. SV Werder also have an extensive grassroots football department, with 25 teams.
Werder’s SPIELRAUM program is using sports as a means of connecting with children between the ages of 10 and 14. The program offers weekly training sessions in five local districts and serves as a supplementary program to the various youth social programs run by the city. Together with Refugio, Werder also run five programs at the Weserstadion designed for refugees.