Bayern sign partnership with Singapore
Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich have agreed a youth development partnership with the Singapore Sports Council (SportSG), making it their sixth football school in Asia to date.
The youth partnership between the European heavyweights and SportSG will involve the international youth tournament series “FC Bayern Youth Cup” alongside with FC Bayern coaches exchange and education programs. The signing ceremony took place at the Jurong East Stadium with club legend, Klaus Augenthaler, in attendance.
“Football is becoming more and more popular in Singapore, and we’re proud to cooperate with SportSG. An extensive exchange of knowledge and our continuous support of the development of youth football in Singapore is the focus of the partnership,” said Jörg Wacker, FC Bayern executive board member for internationalisation and strategy.
Shedding more light on the aim of the academy, SportSG CEO Mr Lim Teck Yin said,”More than providing affordable football programmes for children and youth, we pride ourselves in enhancing the quality of our programmes. We partner like-minded clubs that bring excitement and excellence to our participants.
“We are very happy to have a famous global brand in football, FC Bayern, as long-term partner to enrich our existing programmes. There is a lot to learn from them with their long-standing record of producing well-rounded players. Their expertise will definitely help to inspire upcoming talents, encourage more players to train seriously and I hope that we will see sustained and increased interest in the sport over the years.”
Bayern have been active in Asia for a long time and with this latest youth partnership in Singapore, they have increased their number of football schools in the region to six (Thailand, Japan and three in China).