SPORTS Girls pursue football dream in NW China's Xinjiang

SPORTS

Girls pursue football dream in NW China's Xinjiang

Xinhua

16:43, April 05, 2021

Xia Songhao (C) cheers up his students prior to a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021. In 2011, the girls' football team of No. 2 Primary School in Shawan City was established. With the guidance of Xia Songhao, who has coached football on campus for nearly ten years, the girls' football team has become a diverse group composed of multi-ethnic players. After continuous and strict training, the team has achieved excellent results, winning a number of championships at different levels. (Photos: Xinhua/Hu Huhu)

Xia Songhao (2nd R) and his students participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 1, 2021.

Xia Songhao (L) shows basic moves of football to his student Kadirya Mardan during a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021.

Xia Songhao demonstrates how to play football during a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 1, 2021.

Students participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, April 1, 2021.

Xia Songhao (3rd L) and his students participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021.

Aerial photo taken on April 1, 2021 shows that Xia Songhao (C) and his students participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Zhang Zhixin (R) and Manzira Arxidin, members of a girls' football team, participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021.

Photo taken on April 1, 2021 shows Xia Songhao, the coach of a girls' football team, at No. 2 Primary School in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Xia Songhao (R) and his students Ma Yuting participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021.

Xia Songhao (3rd L) and his students participate in a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021.

Xia Songhao shows basic moves of football to his students during a training session in Shawan City, northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, March 31, 2021.

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