WPSS boy signs for Bayern Munich!
WPSS is thrilled to announce that elite school graduate Sarpreet Singh has signed a 3 year professional contract with German and world powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Singh was flown to Munich with his family last weekend to be shown the club ahead of a dream move for the young Aucklander.
Sarpreet joined the elite school at 8 years old and worked hard as a full time member until the age of 16. He then moved down to Wellington to join the Wellington Phoenix Academy before earning his first professional contract 2 years later.
The attacking mid fielder enjoyed 2 stand out seasons in the A League, catching the eye with some sparkling performances, magic moments and some breath taking goals. He quickly made a name for himself and his growing reputation grabbed the attention of clubs around the world.
A humble young man, the 20 year old is taking it all in his stride.
‘To be able to continue my development at one of the biggest clubs in the world is a dream come true. Bayern is a massive club with a proud tradition and I am excited to be a part of that for the next stage of my career’.
Thankful for the opportunities and help along the way Singh acknowledged the support he has received in order to get his chance on the European stage.
‘Working in the elite school and playing for Onehunga Sports from the age of 8 has played a huge part in helping me get to where I am today. The guys at WPSS have taught me so much not just about football but also about life and I am still in close contact with them today. Miya and Leigh are like family to me now and I am grateful for all they have done for me’.
Singh left his family at 16 years of age to move to Wellington and a step closer to his dream and he appreciates the belief the A League team from the capital showed in him.
‘It wasn’t easy to make the decision to leave home but I was always told that in order to realise my dream I had to make sacrifices along the way. I have had a great time in Wellington and the club accelerated my development in the professional set up. The Wellington Phoenix gave me my first chance in the professional game and I will never forget the faith the club has showed in me, its been a great 4 years’.
Sarpreet will start his Bayern Munich career in the reserve team, an under 23 side that plays in the third professional league in Germany.
It is then up to him to see how far he can go with promotion to the first team the ultimate goal.
WPSS would like to congratulate Sarpreet on this awesome achievement and we look forward to supporting and following him every step of the way.
We are so very proud of you Sarpreet, you are an inspiration to all the young players in the programme who turn up to training every day dreaming that one day they will pull on the shirt of Bayern Munich.