This football team to represent Chongqing to compete in the 14th National Games
Football players of 2003 age group form Chongqing Furen High School. (Photo provided by interviewee)
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- 51 goals, 0 conceded! Recently, the reporter received news from the Nan’an District Education Commission that the football team of 2003 age group (hereinafter referred to as “03 age group”) from Chongqing Furen High School won the championship of Chongqing Campus Football League High School Men’s Group A with a complete victory, which is also their fourth consecutive municipal championship after winning the Chongqing Football Association Cup in July this year.
It is worth mentioning that they also won the second place in the 2019 National Youth Football Super League. However, the football team was officially established in 2015. How did these teenagers make it? The reporter interviewed them face to face.
Song Pan, one of the main players of the team, is the winner of the “Best Shooter” in the 2th Summer Football Association Cup for High School students.
In 2016, Song Pan accidentally participated in a friendly match against the football team of 03 age group from Chongqing Furen High School during his intensified training in Wuzhou. Song Pan's excellent performance of shooting attracted the attention of Lin Lin, head coach of Chongqing Furen High School 03 football team, so that he invited Song Pan to Chongqing.
Since then, Song Pan, who has lived in Zhuhai since he was a child, chose to come to Chongqing alone in order to get more professional training.
In this team, like Song Pan, there are more than 10 players who came to Chongqing in order to pursue their dream of football by leaving the city they are familiar with.
In order to catch up with the knowledge-acquired course, every time they carry out intensified training all over the country, they will pack themselves not only daily necessities such as jerseys and sneakers, but also special items that must be brought--textbooks of Chinese, mathematics and foreign languages.
“Whether or not these children will pursue professional football in the future, paying close attention to their study will also give them more choices.” Lin Lin said that every time they carry out intensified training all over the country, in addition to everyday training, 24 team members will also bring textbooks of Chinese, mathematics and foreign languages.
Winger Gong Yunyang ranked fourth in the grade among the seven members of the National Youth Team in the National U14 League in 2017, while the main force of the team, Xiang Yuwang, also scored a full score in the mathematics exam before.
In order to ensure the enough sleep duration of the students, Lin Lin has also set a strict schedule. “If you are found not asleep at 10:00 at night, you will be disqualified from the line-up of the game.”
Next year, this group of teenagers will represent Chongqing to participate in the 14th National Games, which is also a great opportunity for them to prove themselves. (Translated by Wang Junli, Fathom Language Limited)