BEIJING, May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Argentine soccer star Zanetti, who recently retired from Inter Milan Club, was joined by Linda Wong, a pioneer in the creation of community education based within her real estate developments in China, to launch the new Inter Academy Yihai, a soccer-training program for boys and girls in China.
Zanetti currently serves as the vice president of Inter Milan Club and was instrumental in forming the Inter Milan Academy.
The announcement was made on a campus affiliated with Yihai Education Group (http://www.yihaiedu.cn/) in Beijing. Ms. Wong noted that Yihai is dedicated to multi-dimensional and diversified approaches to foster the intellectual and physical development of their students. "With the professional training system of Inter Milan, children can improve their fitness, develop healthy daily practice, enjoy soccer and the most important, build a more positive attitude and value towards their life," said Wong.
More than 5,000 students from 30 schools will be admitted to the new Inter Academy Yihai. In addition, there will be a training program for coaches and career planning offered to retired athletes. Through an exchange program, 20 Chinese students will be part of a professional training course in Milan where the Inter Academy is headquartered. Both Inter Milan Academy and Yihai Education Group anticipate that Inter Academy Yihai will be instrumental to the future success of the soccer industry in China.
"The philosophy of Inter Milan is to let a boy who loves soccer first to become a man and then a professional player! China is a country with enormous passion of soccer. Thanks to Yihai for providing such an opportunity to develop and enhance the value of soccer without any limit. It's just a beginning. We will grow up together in the future!" said Zanetti. He continued to say bringing an Italian-style soccer-training program to Beijing is the first step toward creating a world-class soccer team for China.
Zanetti is world renowned for his career with both the Argentine National Team, where he participated in two World Cup games, as well as his 20 years with Inter Milan winning multiple Italian Championships.
Linda Wong is an educator, philanthropist and entrepreneur whose company, Yihai Group engages in real estate development, education management, property services and business investments in China and globally.
Since 2014 the Yihai Education Group has become the exclusive funder of the National Committee on US-China Relations' Student Leadership Exchange to China Program. This support further demonstrates Ms. Wong's commitment to developing our next generation of global leaders.
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