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FC Inter launch new football academy in China

By Community | November 30, 2017

FC Inter opened the Academy WIFA Sichuan in the city of Chengdu, China, following a strategic agreement between FC Internazionale Milano, Suning Sports Group and Wawa International Football Academy.

The Academy WIFA Sichuan is the fourth Inter academy in the country.

The new opening represents the first step in a wider development plan shared by Inter and Suning for the growth of the Inter Academy project in China.

“We are delighted to be able to unveil this project, which sees us become active players alongside Suning in the Sichuan area, especially given that we are collaborating with such a well-organised, solid partner like WIFA,” said Inter Vice President Javier Zanetti.

“We are passionate about strengthening football culture by sharing our technical expertise and training coaches and young players in their countries of origin according to international footballing and ethical standards.”

Mark Zheng, Suning’s deputy general manager of competition management, added: “The development of this partnership is an important first step in the process of raising awareness and improving football training in China.

“It’s something that Suning is fully committed to promoting, by drawing on the professionalism and expertise of Inter.”

WIFA founder and president Pu Wen said:“WIFA and Inter Academy will work together to develop youth football in Sichuan province with the objective of creating the next chapter in the history of Chinese football. For us, this is about our responsibility to society and responding to the huge demand from fans here in China,” said WIFA founder and president Pu Wen.

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