The first Beijing Community Cup eight-a-side football match opens, 32 teams compete in the final stage
China News Service, Beijing, May 9th (Chen Hang) On the 9th, sponsored by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and the people’s governments of various districts, organized by the People’s Government of Dongcheng District, Beijing Sports Federation, Beijing Municipal Sports Federation Secretariat, The opening ceremony of the first Beijing Community Cup Eight-a-side Football Tournament (hereinafter referred to as the “Community Cup”) co-organized by the Beijing Football Association and the District Sports Bureau was held in the Tiantan Sports Center.
The picture shows the first game after the opening ceremony. Photo by China News Agency reporter Jia Tianyong
This Community Cup is the first citywide football match to be held after the Beijing Municipal Government announced on March 16 the implementation of measures to normalize the epidemic. Since the beginning of registration It received a positive response from the majority of football fans. The number of participants reached 5,582, including women, compatriots from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, and foreigners. They came from 16 districts, 10 townships, 57 towns, and 78 262 teams in two streets.
The picture shows the scene of the opening ceremony. Photo by China News Agency reporter Jia Tianyong
As the organizer and host of this tournament, the Dongcheng-level competition has the largest number of participating teams and a total of 48 teams have signed up.
From March 27th to April 25th, through the fierce competition of 355 games in the district preliminaries, 32 teams in the youth group and middle-aged group were selected and held in Tiantan Sports on May 9th. The center, Huairou Sports Center, Chaoyang Changying Sports Center, and Tongzhou Olympic Sports Center compete in the final stage. On May 30, the championship, second and third runner-up teams will be determined.
In order to allow more people to participate, before the opening ceremony, the Community Cup Organizing Committee set up facilities such as live table football, football nine-square grid, football darts, etc., which greatly increased public participation in football. interest of.
The official promotional video of the Community Cup “Football makes the city more exciting” was played at the opening ceremony. With the cheerful opening song “Youth Jump Up”, Beijing football legends Shao Jiayi and Liu Ailing will lead the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics mascots “Bingdundun” and “Snow Rongrong”, fancy football players and cheerleaders , Dongcheng District campus football players and others rushed into the stage and lawn with the ball, singing songs together, pushing the atmosphere of the scene to a climax.
p >The picture shows Gao Hongbo, vice chairman of the Chinese Football Association, showing his shooting skills. Photo by China News Agency reporter Jia Tianyong
At the opening ceremony, Zhang Jing, secretary of Sikuaiyu Community, Dongcheng District, told her football story. Zhang Jing, who grew up in the sports committee’s courtyard, comes from the “Football Home”. Her husband and son love to play football, and her son chooses to work for the Beijing Youth Football Club. Zhang Jing and her family injected their passion for football into their work and contributed their strength to the development of football.
Gou Zhongwen, Director of the State Sports General Administration, Du Zhaocai, Deputy Director of the State Sports General Administration, Xia Linmao, Member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Municipal Committee and Secretary of the Education Working Committee, Secretary of the Dongcheng District Committee, and Zhang Jiandong, Deputy Mayor of Beijing, attended the opening ceremony. (End)