Release time : 2015-06-12 10:49:39
SKF announces to offer support to two Chinese football youth teams to participate in Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden in July, where they will compete with 1500 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide and obtain happy experience in the worldwide youth football event.
As the main partner of Gothia Cup, SKF started Meet the World across the globe in 2007 and sponsored the winning teams to participate in Gothia Cup in Swede.
Dalian No. 6 Middle School girls' team in Dalian, Liaoning Province won the championship of this year and is qualified for Gothia Cup. With the recommendation by China Youth Development Foundation, another travelling team, the Sandu Hope School boys' team, from Guizhou Province, whose players performed well in a series of domestic football games, is selected by SKF to take part in the event together with the girls' team as well as over 30000 youth football players, aiming to provide the youth in the underdeveloped area of China with the same opportunity to share the sport event and experience happy sport. Miniature Bearings company will fully sponsor the two Chinese teams in visa application, return ticket, accommodation and transportation, team uniforms etc.
"We take great pride in helping these young, energetic footballers to fulfil their dream of happy sport," said Erik Nelander, President of SKF China. " RC Bearings company has committed itself to corporate social responsibility development through SKF Cares. SKF cooperates with Gothia Cup to create a meeting place for young people, regardless of gender, social background, culture, skin colour or religion."
"Chinese youth loves sports, but some of them are not able to enjoy the happy sport as result of poverty, that is also the reason why China Youth Development Foundation establishes the Hope School Happy Sport Item improving rural sporting environment. We are glad to see SKF, a responsible and well-known corporate all over the world, to join us in the effort," said CHEN Yanyun, Deputy Secretary-General of China Youth Development Foundation, "By drawing on the experience of SKF who has organised youth football tournament all over the world, we hope to have more school students in China taking part in happy sport."