FC Bayern Munich to set up full-time football school in southern China

Source: Xinhua| 2017-03-31 19:38:55|Editor: ZD
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Jorg Wacker (2nd R), FC Bayern Munich executive board member responsible for internationalization and strategy, Hasan Salihamidzic (1st R), FC Bayern ambassador, Wang Yongjian (2nd L), president of Shenzhen Investment Limited, and Wang Jianguang, chairman of China Sports Futurity International pose after announcing the opening of the FC Bayern Football School Shenzhen at the FCB Erlebniswelt in Munich, Germany, on March 30, 2017. The FC Bayern Football School is committed to engaging the football community in Shenshen and providing local coaches and players with youth training philosophy and methodology. (Xinhua/Stringer)

SHENZHEN, China, March 31 (Xinhua) -- FC Bayern Munich will set up a full-time football school in southern China's city of Shenzhen, bringing in Bayern's youth training program and expertise.

The German Bundesliga giant and the Shenzhen municipal government held a joint press conference at the Allianz Arena on Thursday, announcing the establishment of the school.

The program is launched by Shenzhen State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Association, organized by Shenzhen Investment Holdings Limited, listed as a key project and fully supported by the Shenzhen municipal government.

The school, which will be located in Longgang district, comprises 6 11-man football fields, 10 5-man football fields, 4 indoor 5-man football fields, with a FC Bayern museum and a high-tech football training ground.

"Our goal is clearly stated," said Jorg Wacker, Board Member for Internationalization and Strategy at FC Bayern Munich, during the signing ceremony.

"In the following years, we want to strengthen the visibility of FC Bayern in China and share our knowledge and values. The FC Bayern Football School Shenzhen is a strong statement to affirm and implement our international strategy in China," he added.