Puneet Varma

Sun Jihai Youth Training Football Base

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Built  2015-16
Owner  Sunac China
Address  The European Garden for City, Chongqing
Type  Football Training Complex
Similar  Hyde Road, Carrington Training Centre, Academy Stadium, Burnden Park, Roker Park

The Sun Jihai & The European Garden for City Youth Training Football Base is a future football academy based in Chongqing in China. The brainchild of footballer and former Chinese national team captain Sun Jihai, the academy will be funded by Sunac China and based in their The European Garden for City complex.

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Facilities

The central feature of the academy will be its full-sized 11-a-side pitch, laid out to FIFA A-grade standard. In addition, the almost 99-acre development will feature three seven-a-side pitches and six five-a-side pitches.

Affiliations

While owned and operated independently of any football club, the Youth Training Football Base will work in conjunction with renowned teams from around the world to bring in top-level youth football coaches, particularly from Valencia as well as those from Jihai's former club Manchester City. Additionally, in order to enhance the development and experience of the youths in the program, the academy will run various summer camps and events allowing its participants to travel to the academies of foreign clubs to train in Manchester as well as at other world class club facilities around Europe.

References

Sun Jihai Youth Training Football Base Wikipedia


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