Juventus Academy have expanded their presence in Asia with the opening of two new facilities.
First on 28 September, Juventus Academy Tianjin was inaugurated in China with an event at Yinghua International School, where the Academy will be based. It was an important moment that was attended by many local authorities. In addition to the First Director and Head of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Italian Embassy in Beijing, Emanuele De Maugret, exemplifying how the birth of a new Academy in China is very important for both Juventus and for the Italian spirit that the club represents in the world. In fact, Tianjin is the fourth Chinese Academy, after those of Zhuhai, Nanjing and Meishan, whilst an Academy is being constructed in Shanghai.
President of Juventus Legends, David Trezeguet was also present at the inauguration, who brought with him the pleasant surprise of the Scudetto trophy. The former Juve number 17, also participated in the opening ceremony in the presence of over 3,500 children who will be part of the new project.
From China to Vietnam, where two days later on 30 September, a press conference was held to present the new Juventus Academy Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, the first in the country.
The event took place in the presence of the Italian ambassador of Vietnam, Cecilia Piccioni and the Italian consul of Ho Chi Minh City, Dante Brandi, with Trezeguet and Jay (who was also present in China) in attendance, along the Scudetto. After the conference, the first training session of the children who will take part in the Academy was held, whilst Juve also visited the SOS Village handing out footballs.