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The Year of the Cockerel

Posted on 13 January 2017  - 06:00

Our players will wear special edition warm-up shirts ahead of Saturday’s game with West Bromwich Albion as we begin our annual Chinese New Year celebrations.

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As 2017 will be the Year of the Cockerel in China, the festival takes on added significance for the Club and Saturday kicks off a campaign of activities running up until January 28, New Year’s Day.

The Club has an estimated following of 45 million in China as interest in the Premier League continues to grow – our Chinese social media channels are among the most popular in European football.

Through our Global Coaching programme, we are committed to helping develop the game at grassroots level in China. In recent years, we have delivered courses in eight regions across China and Hong Kong, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.