Friday and Saturday were two important days for the city of Meishan, in the province of Sichuan, in China.
On Friday, the new Juventus Academy, which will begin its activities in February, was presented in the presence of Luca Adornato (Juventus Brand Development Manager), Carolina Chiappero (Juventus Academy and Brand Development Specialist), and Juventus Legend, Fabrizio Ravanelli, who stated: "The Juventus Academy project will transmit the essence and values of how Juventus intends to teach football to young people in China."
Saturday saw a visit from a Juventus delegation in Meishan and at the Three Sus Temple, a particular historical site of interest, which recently received the honorary certificate of protection of the UNESCO cultural heritage.
Ravanelli then met some of the young players that will be part of the new Academy, it was a great moment as the Juventus Legend spoke about his experience as a player, and how important it was to be committed and focused. With this valuable advice hopefully the young players can go on to fulfil their dreams and become the champions of tomorrow.
The recently inaugurated project is a very ambitious one, which aims to be a reference point for all the activities of Juventus in China. The Academy which will open its doors in February will welcome children aged between 4-17, with the aim of increasing their football and social skills in a positive and recreational environment. As always, the activities will be led by top level coaches trained by Juventus, with specific training courses planned for local instructors.
Not only that, but this project provides for the opening of a dedicated structure, which in 2019 will have 10 pitches available, with work set to begin in the coming months.