After 12 seasons at Western Springs, Bradley Wilson is now chasing his dream of playing professionally in Japan. For the next four years he will be studying and playing football at Doshisha University, in Kyoto.
Bradley joined Western Springs at the age of 6 developing his skills and forming his goalscoring habits during his early years in the Whole of Football program. He was awarded the springs Male Youth Player of the Year for two consecutive seasons and debuted in the Mens Premier team at the age of 14, playing against players more than twice his age!
Club football at Springs has also led to Bradley gaining success beyond Springs with selection into many representative teams including, Auckland Football Federation National Age Group Competitions, National Youth League and National League for Auckland City, NZ Men’s U16s where they were OFC winners in 2018 in Solomon Islands and playing for NZ Men’s U17s at the FIFA 2019 World Cup in Peru.
Springs Football Development Coach Maurie Wasie said “Bradley is a kid with a top attitude who realised his potential early on and elevated it with determination, class and maturity as footballer and a role model. He has been a huge asset to the club and will be surely missed. We wish him all the best with his studies and footballing future”.