If your kid’s a little Leo Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ryan Giggs or even just a Kevin Nolan, then you’ll probably be interested in the upcoming football classes hosted and run by China Clubfootball.
Located at over 20 different venues around Beijing and Tianjin including ISB, IAB, Yew Chung, Zhongguancun, Wangjing and Harrow, the courses are ran by English FA qualified coaches and are designed to be ‘educative… building a passion for football and developing on-the-pitch skills and knowledge… emphasizing the principles of teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership’ all in a fun and enjoyable way.
The course costs RMB 650 for 9 weeks including drinks, a course completion certificate, player profile and team photo. Kit costs an extra RMB 100. If you want more information on it then check out their website, call 5130 6893 or email . You’ll need to register before you can take part.
All of which sounds a bit intense. But having taken part in one of these courses back in 2007, I can say that I can wholeheartedly recommend it. The coaches are all very friendly and genuinely know their stuff. What’s more, the certificate, photo and player profile make a nice keepsake and something to boast/moan about some years down the line.
But if you’re not convinced that this is for your children, perhaps the free taster sessions on September 6th at Zhongguancun and Wangjing will persuade you otherwise. Again you’ll need to book in advance using the contact details above.
So dust off your boots, get the shin pads out and get ready for kick-off.