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Chinese and foreign experts gathered to Meizhou to discuss the football development of youth

Update: 2017-04-24 10:29:49 Source: MeiZhou Daily Hits:22

Yesterday morning, the second session of Guangdong youth sports dialogue was held in Meizhou. Chinese and foreign football legend carried out the "Keynote speech" and "guest dialogue”around the theme of "opportunities and challenges of Youth soccer industry”.

 At the meeting, Wang Xunzhang, Vice Chairman of China Zhi Gong Party,Vice Chairman of Guangdong CPPCC and Chairman of Guangdong Zhi Gong Party, Zhang Chen, Vice Mayor of Meizhou addressed a welcome speech. Qiu Guofeng,president of Jiaying University,Gao Jingping,deputy director of the Provincial Sports Bureau,Deng Xiquan,deputy director and Standing Committee of former Chinese Football Association Referee Committee, conducted keynote speeches. Bora Milutinovic, former coach of Chinese National Football Team sent a video. He said, we need to exercise young people. The future of a country's football depends on the talented players, if they’re young players, that would be better.

 Subsequently, five Chinese and foreign guests from Italy, Germany, Portugal, Britain and Meizhou, started a dialog around the "how to develop football for youth". Representatives of young and foreign students also shared their football stories on the spot.

 Meizhou,the hometown of "King of the world”Lee Wai Tong, was awarded as the "Hometown of Football" in 1956 by the National Sports Commission. All along, Meizhou has made a positive contribution for the Chinese football, has sent more than 300 outstanding football talents for the country, including Zeng Xuelin, Yang Feisun, Wang Huiliang, Xie Yuxin and other famous athletes. Jiaying University opened the first undergraduate regular college football course in mainland China and began enrollment in 2013, has trained out Tan Ruyin, member of China National Women's soccer team and so on.

 The event was undertaken by the Guangdong Zhi Gong Party, Western Returned Scholars Association Guangdong Overseas-Educated Scholars Association, Guangdong Youth Sports Federation, Meizhou Zhi Gong Party, Meizhou Sports Bureau and the Jiaying College.