Football Academy Yunnan

Unique in the Heart of Eternal Spring

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The Football Academy Yunnan will be developed under the guidance of athletes first in the heart of the Yunnan province in China under the guidance of.

The elite football training center and football school is the only one of its kind in China to offer a first-class training facility for young and professional soccer players at an altitude of 1,700 m in ideal climatic conditions all year round.

It serves both as a football school for young talents, as well as for training camps of professional teams from China and abroad and the China National teams.

The Yunnan Province is located in the Southwest of China bordering to Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

The province capitol Kunming with its region around the city of Yuxi is located centrally in Yunnan at an altitude of 1.700m above sea level.

The Football Academy Yunnan will be constructed at the northern coast of the Fuxian Hu Lake.

The province of Yunnan is located in the southwest of China. The cultural and scenic diversity distinguishes this region, bordering with the countries of Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar.

The Football Academy is built on about 65.000m² in an ecoregion on the edge of Lake Fuxian Hu, about 40km away from Kunming, the provincial capital with over 7 million inhabitants. Kunming is known as "the city of eternal spring" for its moderate climate and flowers that bloom throughout the year.

There are several private beach facilities, boat docks and 5-star hotels, such as the Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake situated on the banks of the Fuxian Hu Lake. The region of Yuxi is ranked in the top 10 of the highest quality of life in China due to the quality of air, the mild climate and the low cost of living.

The 65.000m² plot at the northern bank of the Lake Fuxian Hu.

View over the Fuxian Hu Lake.

The 5-Star Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake Hotel.

By 2025 up to 50.000 football schools are to be established in China.

Footbal schools are very popular in China. The Evergrande football school is the largest in the country with up to 2.500 students.

The Chinese Football Association wants to build a total of 50.000 football schools for young players up to the year 2025. An average of 1.000 young players shall be trained in each school.

Young footballers demonstrate their abilities at the R&F Football School's opening ceremony in Meizhou, Guangdong province. The school, a joint project between the Chinese Super League club Guangzhou R&F and the leading English football club Chelsea, has registered 140 students aged 8 to 12 years. The English club has sent several staff members to help with the youth training in the school.

By invitation of the car company Volkswagen the football school of the Bundesliga club VfL Wolfsburg organized training camps in Beijing, Changchun and Shanghai. With a high-caliber team, the VfL football school spent nine days in China and taught the participants a lot about football, but also team spirit, creating great enthusiasm and fascination for football.

84 participants from 5 to 13 years were trained for five days in accordance with the training philosophy of the FC Schalke 04 squad. Fun and professionalism were the first priority. On board were four coaches from the successful junior performance center as well as two coaches from the football school staff.