Borussia Dortmund and Singapore's Warriors FC join hands for youth development

Warriors will benefit from the coaching sessions provided by Dortmund's coaches and will send out players to Germany for training camps..

Eight-time German champions Borussia Dortmund and nine-time Singapore champions Warriors FC announced a youth development partnership on Friday. 

Warriors FC, one of the oldest and most successful football clubs playing in the Singapore top-tier professional football league, will become the official club partner of Borussia Dortmund in Singapore.

Warriors FC have emphasised youth development and grooming players to achieve success for the club and country. Since the inception of the professional league in Singapore, Warriors FC have won a record 9 S-League titles.

Borussia Dortmund Warriors FC Singapore

The partnership will see BVB coaches travelling to Singapore on a regular basis to conduct coaching sessions and workshops for Warriors FC youth players, coaches and technical staff as well as analyzing the current status of the club’s youth development and to support the set-up of new training facilities.

Further, Warriors FC youth players and teams will travel to Dortmund to regularly take part in training camps and learn about BVB’s philosophy. A constant exchange of knowledge will take place between coaches and technical staff for the duration of the cooperation.

On the partnership, Carsten Cramer, BVB Chief Operating Officer, said, “By having our Asia Pacific Office in Singapore for four years already, we have learned about the Singaporeans' phenomenal love and passion for football. This partnership with Warriors comes in at the right time now. Their approach with a lot of discipline and youth fits with our key competencies. We are happy to share the BVB philosophy with our new partner and look forward to emerging talents in the country.

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Borussia Dortmund Warriors FC Singapore

"The cultural exchange, as well as knowledge transfer, will be extremely valuable for both parties.”

“After having visited Warriors FC in Singapore in March, it was a great pleasure to know their keen interest in developing youth football and young players in Singapore”, said Lars Ricken, former BVB player and now Head of Borussia Dortmund’s Youth Academy.