Thai outfit Suphanburi FC have sealed a development programme with top Bundesliga club side Borussia Dortmund in a bid to promote and raise the club’s reputation across the local area and development of local talent.
Under the partnership which was signed for three years, Suphanburi and the German Bundesliga giants will share football knowledge, with the Thai League club are looking for the benefit from the expertise of Dortmund’s academy staff.
While Dortmund, the 2012/13 European Champions League finalists, seek to promote their brand further in South-East Asia.
“Products of the academy can be a useful resource for Suphanburi province,” the club president, Varawut Silpa-Archa told ESPN.
“As there is Simork FC in the regional leagues and Suphanburi, there would be a clear pathway for players that could lead to playing for Suphanburi.
“This process will help the club develop its international profile when Dortmund are in our province. We already have a strong partnership with Yokohama F Marinos in Japan and this project would give our club a link to the links bring forged with the province.”
Last year, Dortmund also formed a partnership with another South-East Asian side when they sealed a long-term development with Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim.