Teen Soccer Girls Shine on Schoolyard

May 19, 2015
Editor: Kate Wu
Teen Soccer Girls Shine on Schoolyard
School girls from Hefei, capital of east China‘s Anhui Province, exercise their soccer skills on the field on May 18. [Xinhua/Xie Chen]

Nurturing China's next generation of female football stars runs high on the agenda of a trailblazing school in Hefei, capital of the country's eastern Anhui Province.

In 2007, it established its first youth girls' football team. In 2014, the team picked up bronze in the National Junior Under-12 Football Championship.

Up until now, the sporting school has turned out no less than six squad members of the China Junior Team or the China Under-17 Team.

(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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