Football City Dalian

With know-how from Enschede

Our sister city Dalian has been designated by the Chinese government in Beijing as one of the five most important football cities in China.  In the coming years, Dalian will receive major investments will be made in stadiums, football training centres and other football infrastructure.

On behalf of the government in Dalian, business woman Linna Hou visited Grolsch Veste in July to meet Mary Kok, the director of Holland Football University (HFU).

Hou also visited football-related companies such as Soccer44, Yalp, Xsens, Scisports and Ten Cate Grass.  Due to how impressed the Chinese delegation was, Holland Football University visited Dalian in October. During this visit, HFU gave clinics to Chinese football talents and it received an introduction to the Chinese football associations and explored how to establish a sustainable collaboration. There will be a follow-up to the talks in 2018.