Former head coach of V.league 1’s club Quang Ninh Coal Pham Nhu Thuan will train young footballers in four places in the country. (Photo: dientutieudung.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Toyota Junior Football Programme 2019 for young players aged from 9 to 12 will be held between June 22 and August 11.

The selection round for the camp will be held at Gieng Day Stadium in Quang Ninh province on June 22, before moving on to Thien Truong Stadium in Nam Dinh province and Go Dau Stadium in Binh Duong province on June 29. 

The final destination for the selection round will be held at Vinh Stadium in central Nghe An province on June 30.

Up to 30 outstanding young athletes will be selected to take part in the camp in Hanoi.

Young players will be trained by former head coach of V.League 1 club Quang Ninh Coal and former national team player Pham Nhu Thuan as well as young professional talents including Nghiem Xuan Tu of Quang Ninh Coal, Pham Xuan Manh of Song Lam Nghe An, Tran Manh Hung of Nam Dinh and Nguyen Tien Linh of Becamex Binh Duong.

The camp will also give participants a chance to meet disabled swimmer Nguyen Thanh Trung who was named  a “Hero of Change” by the Hero Project in Vietnam under the “Start Your Impossible” campaign.  

Trung, who has won more than 40 medals at international and domestic events, will share his life story to inspire young footballers to strive and try their best to contribute to Vietnam’s football development.

The event, initiated by Toyota Motor Asia Pacific and in its fifth year in Vietnam, aims to nurture young players’ passion for football and raise their awareness of the need for a healthy body, soul and discipline.-VNA