Vision China program for youth launched in Wuhan

The inaugural Grassroots and Youth Elite Clubs League concluded successfully in the Chinese city of Wuhan. The league, played during China’s Golden Week holidays, saw the participation of 46 clubs in different age groups, AFCMedia reported. More than 650 registered players, 62 coaches and 57 referees took part in the Elite Clubs League in which the Wuhan Football Association also used a novel ‘Green Card' concept to foster fair play. While 14 U-9 teams played at the Wang Shongyuan Primary School, 12 U-11 and U-13 teams were based in Han Jiang Erqiao Training Centre. Four U-16 and U-18 age group teams played at the No 12 Middle School. The Elite League also drew the attention of Sony (China), who expressed an interest in sponsoring the Vision Wuhan project, with top company officials attending the matches.