TRAVEL Guizhou's Ziyun county seeks to fuel its tourism through junior soccer

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Guizhou's Ziyun county seeks to fuel its tourism through junior soccer

By Xing Wen | chinadaily.com.cn

17:56, July 19, 2018

Landscape of Ziyun (Photos provided to China Daily)

Guizhou's Ziyun county plans to host a football event for players aged under 11 next month.

And the third Chinese Football Association Junior Football event will kick off on August 12, which will have more than 600 boys from 48 teams across the country.

During the two-week event, summer camps will also be held.

Wu Xiaomin, a deputy-mayor of the Ziyun county, says the area featuring typical karst landforms boasts beautiful scenic spots.

Zhou Jun, the secretary-general of the Guizhou Football Association, adds that the national competition will also help promote tourism and the culture of Ziyun.

According to Han Qingshan, the CEO of the junior games' operator Soda Soccer, the live streaming of the annual games' final was seen by over 30,000 viewers last year.

Guizhou's Ziyun county plans to host a football event for players aged under 11 next month.

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