Home  |  News  |  Photo  |  Video   |  Travel  |  Learn Chinese  |  Opinions  |  EZFM  |  NEWS Plus  |  CHINA PLUS
China to build 50,000 football schools by 2025
   2017-02-22 08:33:25    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Min Rui

[Photo: Baidu.com]

Chinese sports authorities have upped their objectives to try to fast-track football development in this country.

Original plans to have 20-thousand schools created specifically for football by 2020 have now advanced, with authorities saying they expect to have 20-thousand football programs operational at schools before the end of this year.

The broader plans are to create 50-thousand of these schools by 2025.

Wang Dengfeng, vice president of the China Football Association, says this is a game changer for Chinese football.

"The goal is to have 50,000 football schools in China. On average, each school could train 1,000 young players, and that means we can have 50 million young soccer players, who can play the game well. This is a solid way to select of football talent for our future reserves. Improving Chinese football is no longer just a dream."

Football experts are also in the process of designing 360 different training programs to be implemented in primary and secondary schools.

Coaches will also be provided with better training and instructional videos.

The move part of a broader ambition by Chinese President Xi Jinping, an avid football fan, who has laid-out a series of benchmarks for Chinese football, including qualifying for the World Cup, hosting the World Cup, and eventually winning the World Cup.

[Photo: Sina]

Share

               


CRIENGLISH.com claims the copyright of all material and information produced originally by our staff. No person, organization and/or company shall reproduce, disseminate or broadcast the content in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of CRIENGLISH.com.

CRIENGLISH.com holds neither liability nor responsibility for materials attributed to any other source. Such information is provided as reportage and dissemination of information but does not necessarily reflect the opinion of or endorsement by CRI.

                         
News
China
World
Politics
Business
Sports
Showbiz
Sci-tech
Photo
Recommended
China
World
Sports
Showbiz
Travel
Video
C4
The Sound Stage
Showbiz
Travel
China Revealed
My Chinese Life
Travel
Destinations
Photo Gallery
Recommended
Learn Chinese
"In" Chinese
Chatting in Chinese
Pop Culture
Traditional Culture
Living Chinese
Chinese Studio
Chinese Class
Learn English
Special English
Pop Chart
Everyday English
Fabulous Snaps
CRI News
China.org.cn  | Xinhua  | People's Daily Online   |  CNTV.cn  | China Daily  |  Global Times  | China Job  |  China Tibet Online  | Taiwan.cn  | eBeijing  | Beijing Today  | China-Eurasia Expo  | APEC Yiwu Conference  | Chinese Embassy in S.Africa  | Chinese Embassy in Australia  | Chinese Embassy in NZ