Young football players in the match. [Photo/Maoming News Network]
David Beckham, former captain of England Football Team, showed up at Zhixin High School in Guangzhou on Tuesday, June 28, 2016. His appearance caused a stir on the campus and China's Internet. Beckham played football with the students there and said hopefully he could induce passion about football into these students.
People in Maoming also have a strong passion for football. On June 3, the People’s Government of Maoming City held a meeting to prepare for the “Mayor’s Cup” Youth Football League which will be launched from September to November.
It is learned from the meeting that, in order to carry out the national and provincial policies about youth sports development, and to train more youth football players, Maoming will hold the “Mayor’s Cup” Youth Football League annually based on the plan of the government.
Cui Shuang, vice mayor of Maoming, pointed out that the first “Mayor’s Cup” Youth Football League would be of great significance for the development of youths in Maoming.
(By Xiangyue, Monica)