19th Beibei Cup Teenager Men's Football Competition Held

2016-07-14 11:04:41   China Soong Ching Ling Foundation

Hosted by China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCLF), Chinese Football Association and Zhangjiagang Municipal People's Government, the 19th Beibei Cup Teenager Men's Football Competition was held in Phoenix Town, Zhangjiagang City, on July 8, 2016.

The 19th Beibei Cup Teenager Men's Football Competition kicks off in Jiangsu.

Young players attending the opening ceremony walk past the platform.

The Beibei Cup Teenager Football Competition was launched by CSCLF, Chinese Football Association and Zhangjiagang Municipal People's Government in 1983, to implement Comrade Deng Xiaoping's instruction in "Football Should Start from Children". It's the starting point of the football public welfare programs of CSCLF, as well as the earliest and most influential nationwide teenager football competition that has been held for the most times and lasting for the longest period. Excellent football players including Fan Zhiyi, Peng Weiguo, Li Bing, Li Tie, Yang Chen, Sun Jihai and Shao Jiayi attended the competition. It was held again 15 years after the 18th Beibei Cup in 2001.

Wang Dazhao, Member of the Executive Committee and Director of the Press Committee of Chinese Football Association, said the China Football Reform and Development of the Overall Program urged to develop football's educational function, promote campus football sport, and boost the mutual development of academic studies and football skills, as well as the growth of teenager football talents. The restarting of the Beibei Cup Football Competition is the detailed action under this policy. He hoped the competition could adapt to the development of the era, become the competition looked forward by teenagers who love football, and lay the foundation for the realization of China's football dream.

The excellent opening match of the Beibei Cup.

The excellent opening match of the Beibei Cup.

It was known that altogether 24 football teams from teenager football training centers all over the country participated in this competition. The competition including 96 games started from July 8, and lasted until July 14. The best 8 teams will be awarded at last.

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