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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.


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.