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Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) - The Norwegian Football Federation (NFF) has granted more than 29.6 billion VND (nearly 1.3 million USD) to a community-based football project in the period from 2016 to 2019 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue .

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Van Cao, the project aims to set up football clubs with the participation of the community and bring basic football training to local children, enabling them to practise life skills.

The project targets to attract the attendance of female, ethnic minority and disadvantaged students to sport activities as well as to establish four football clubs every year during the period.

In the past ten years, the community football project has helped establish as many as 157 football clubs in Thua-Thien Hue province and Do Son district in Hai Phong city, said Pham Van Hung, Director of the provincial Department of Education and Training.

In Thua Thien-Hue alone, the project has enabled 16,000 disadvantaged students to join a lot of useful activities, he added.

On the occasion, the NFF and the Thua Thien-Hue Football Federation signed an agreement on multiplying the model in Thua Thien-Hue to other provinces and cities nationwide.-VNA