Kunshan soccer players to train in Germany
2017-07-12 16:57:00

Kunshan and Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke youth academy was shortlisted as a representative project of Sino-German football cooperation.

Kunshan will send 27 students and seven Chinese coaches to the youth academy training in Germany in August.

Kunshan & Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke youth academy was founded on Oct 15, 2016, jointly sponsored by Kunshan Municipal Bureau of Sports, Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke and Kunshan Qihang Youth Football Development Center.

Min Hongwei, director of Kunshan Municipal Bureau of Sports, said that Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke is a traditional strong team in Germany and Europe and it has Germany's best youth football training system. After the establishment of Kunshan & Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke youth academy, the club has run one youth academy activity in Kunshan every month. It has also teamed up with the under 10 and under 12 elite teams while offering training to coaches in Kunshan. By 2021, the number of young football players trained by the youth academy is expected to exceed 500 and one or two players in the elite teams will be selected to play for Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04.

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