Wanderers secure Sapsford on a three-year deal

Western Sydney Wanderers FC have confirmed the signing of midfielder Zac Sapsford for the next three Isuzu UTE A-League seasons.

The 19-year-old plied his trade at Hakoah Sydney City East FC where he played from the 13s to the 20s before spending a season and a half overseas in the United Kingdom with Chester FC.

In 2021, Sapsford returned back to Australia, accumulating more first team minutes with Hakoah prior to the season pausing due to COVID-19.

Sapsford then made a move to the Red & Black’s cross-town rivals, playing for their National Premier League 1 squad this year making 12 appearances and scoring seven goals.

A very exciting young prospect, Sapsford said he was ready to kick off his journey with the Red & Black.

“I was very excited when I got offered the contract, it’s something that I have dreamed of. A professional contract as a kid was the dream,” said Sapsford.

“As any young kid, you want to be playing football and the opportunity to potentially play in the A-League is a dream for me and that was definitely one of the reasons I have decided to come here.

“I feel like (head coach) Mark Rudan believes in youngsters and me being 19, soon turning 20, he sees something in me where hopefully I can help the team. I guess I’ve done well enough to prove that to him and this season coming, hopefully I can play as much as possible.

“With the West, there’s a very proud culture and the fans are very energetic here. I’ve seen the Sydney Derbies, the fans are crazy and they love it. I love the idea of the fans energy filtering down to the players and it makes you want to work harder off the pitch.”