Nhan Dan Online – Yamaha Motor Vietnam launched a programme in Hanoi on April 17 to seek and foster young Vietnamese football talent for future national teams.
The ‘For the Future of Vietnamese Football’ project will offer professional training courses for young footballers aged between 6 and 13, who could become members of the Vietnam national football squad in about ten years.
“In order to develop Vietnamese football, we must pay great attention to training the young generation of players,” said general director of Yamaha Motor Vietnam, Masaki Asano. About 50 primary schools in Hanoi will also be provided with football training facilities through the programme.
The project will officially kick off in Hanoi on June 2 with training courses for children under 6, 8 and 10. A number of foreign football experts will participate in the programme including Masakuni Yamamoto, the current advisor to Japan’s youth football development programme.
The U-11 and U-13 Yamaha Football Cup tournaments in Vinh Phuc and Ninh Thuan provinces from June 29 to July 29 are also scheduled within the framework of the programme. The winners of these tourneys will be invited to take part in the ASEAN Cup in Malaysia and JUBILO Cup in Japan.