Professional Players versus Young Players, 2014 "Kinder+Sport" Guangzhou Children Football Training Camp Closes as a Great Success
May 31st 2014, Guangzhou – Today, 2014 "Kinder+Sport" Guangzhou Children Football Training Camp closed as a great success in a heated and joyful atmosphere. Under the ex-goalkeeper of national football team Mr. Ou Chuliang's instruction, one hundred primary school students who have gone through training in the past three consecutive weekends competed with 11 renowned professional football players, including Chi Minghua and Hu Zhijun, at the ever first "11 VS 100" simulation match in China. The match ended with the score of 1 to 1, which marks a satisfactory full stop for the training camp. Mr. Zhao Shaoming, Executive Committee Member of China Football Association and Deputy Director of Sports Bureau of Guangdong Province, Mr. Cheng Zhiwen, Director of Football Association of Guangzhou Province and Ms. Konnie Zhu, Director of Corporate Affairs of Ferrero China attended the closing ceremony and granted certificates to these children.
This May, 2014 "Kinder+Sport" Guangzhou Children Football Training Camp, hosted by Football Association of Guangdong Province and supported by Ferrero China, provided 8-class hour basic football training course for a hundred Guangzhou children. Under the instruction of professional coaches, the kids not only mastered the basic football skills in a step-by-step way such as controlling the ball, passing the ball, dribbling the ball and shooting, but also got familiar with the rules of football game and cooperation between team members through practical rehearsal. At the closing ceremony, one hundred children and 10 parents participated in a family interactive shooting game, during which the kids showed their excellent shooting skills against the parents' strong defenses. The presence of Ou Chuliang brought to the climax of the closing ceremony – "11 VS 100" competition match is on. The little footballers went to great lengths and closely cooperated with team members to defend in their own responsible regions. After the intermission, these young players took a more active role in attack with Coach Ou's instruction, and even brought the ball into opponents' forbidden zone for several times, taking the whole match ups and downs thrillingly. Watching the children's excellent courageous performance, the chief coach Ou Chuliang couldn't help giving them a thumbing up and a big applause together with the audience so as to cheer up the little players on the field.
Mr. Zhao Shaoming, Executive Committee Member of China Football Association said, "Chinese teenager football is now thriving. The football training camp is right on time to enable the children who have great interest in football to participate in the game and enjoy the glamour of football, thus inspiring long-lasting passion towards sports, which is of great importance in promoting sports among teenagers."
"We are very glad to partner with enterprises and to have invited professional football players to teach children basic knowledge of sport safety and basic football skills in their favorite way", Director of Football Association of Guangzhou Province, Mr. Cheng Zhiwen said.
"It has always been the concept which ‘Kinder+Sport' advocates that bring children into the sports in a more positive way and let them enjoy the joy of sports, which is also the original intention of establishing this training camp. We believe that in addition to developing football skills, children will also enhance adventurous spirit to face up the challenge and deepen friendship through collaboration with team mates. We hope that by virtue of the glamour of football, we can build up a platform for children to enjoy the fun and benefit of sports, thereby helping them get rid of the sedentary lifestyle and fostering a healthy sporty lifestyle, " Director of Corporate Affairs of Ferrero China, Ms. Konnie Zhu said.
2014 "Kinder+Sport" Guangzhou Children Football Training Camp is another popular sports program in Guangzhou, following the last year program "Kinder Family Run". This program received heated response since its launching – over 1,200 primary school students from more than 150 schools signed up for this program. As an active promoter of teenager sports, Ferrero hopes to spare no effort to promote teenager sports through "Kinder+Sports" in order to help children grow happily in regular exercises. It is learnt that "Kinder+Sport" program will also be launched in other cities in the rest of the year, to bring the positive spirit to more teenagers in China.