Team Wellington are pleased to announce the signing of Northern Ireland Youth International, Ollie Bassett ahead of the 2019/20 ISPS Handa Premiership season.
Bassett was born in England where he started his football career as a youngster in the Aston Villa Academy before signing a scholarship with Southampton in 2014.
The following year, at the age of just 17, Bassett made his debut for Yeovil Town becoming the youngest player at the time to play in the English Football League. Later that year, he signed his first professional contract with the club.
In 2018, Bassett made the move to New Zealand and was picked up by Waitakere United where he went on to make 18 appearances and score four goals last season.
Bassett is Head Coach Scott Hales, second new signing and he believes the 21-year old attacking midfielder is an exciting player and one to watch.
“Ollie has been a great find at Club level and has immense potential to develop more as a player and to really go places.
“He is one of the best technicians I have seen and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to work with him,” the Head Coach said.
Bassett said making the decision to move to the Capital was easy after speaking with Hales.
“Scott was very clear about the goals for the Club in the upcoming Premiership season and I believe that I can contribute to helping the team move forward and make those a reality.
“I’m a player that likes to get on the ball and create chances for my teammates and I’m really looking forward to meeting the players and getting started.”
Bassett, already residing in Wellington, will start pre-season preparations with his new team in September.