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Grassroots work in China expands

Posted on 6 October 2016  - 02:00

The Club continues to gain recognition in China as a leading example of youth football development as we last week launched a project in partnership with the country’s largest children’s charity, the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation.

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Our Global Coaching team will deliver three coach education workshops in Guangzhou over the coming year, with young people from the charity visiting the Club next month as part of a cultural exchange.

China has a government-led stragey to grow participation in the game at grassroots level with the ultimate ambition of hosting a future World Cup Finals.

Our grassroots work in the country, as well as our Academy setup at home in London, have been highlighted as best-practice examples by recent delegations to have visited Europe from China.