Country for PR: China
Contributor: PR Newswire Asia (China)
Wednesday, November 20 2019 - 00:01
Zhang Jindong Praised Suning Women's Football Club for a Quadruple Crown
NANJING, China, Nov. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

In the evening of 19 November, the Chairman of Suning Holdings Group, Zhang 
Jindong presented the victory gala, giving a speech to praise the players' 
toughness and strength, and to appeal all guests to jointly support the 
development of Chinese football. He said 'the female football players did their 
best to achieve such honors and I'm so proud of them. I consider the players as 
examples to encourage social organizations to participate the football 
industry, to attract more younger people to have the same passion for football 
and to promote the development of football in China.'

After a victory over Dalian, Jiangsu Suning Football Club won the 2019 Chinese 
Women's Super Cup on 17 November, achieving 'Quadruple Crown' this season. 
Jiangsu also set a record and won the championships of Women's Super League, FA 
Cup and FA Tournament.

After taking the management in 2016, Suning made a comprehensive investment and 
optimization in operation systems, tactic systems, medical recovery and living 
support. Thus Jiangsu Suning Women Football Club has made a giant step forward 
in improving club's performance. In addition, more than 8 players represented 
national team for international matches.

Recently, Sony became the main sponsor for Suning Women Football Club, mainly 
because of the outstanding performance in 2019. As a result of exploring more 
business opportunities, Suning continuously focuses on the growth of club brand 
awareness. Zhang Jindong mentioned that Suning will enhance all kinds of 
support for players and coaches with better living and training standards. 
Furthermore, Suning will propel the development of all sport properties, 
including PP Sports, FC Internazionale Milano, and to combine all advantageous 
resources to accelerate the whole sport industry's progress. In the future, 
Suning will also send the best Chinese football players to Italy to learn 
advanced football knowledge and to train in a more competitive field.

He also mentioned that Chinese football is at a stage of low ROI. Enterprises 
often have to undertake the economic pressure due to the uncertainty of 
competition. So, how to find a sustainable solution has become an inevitable 
topic for each club. Except for the commercial sponsorship, the completion of 
youth training is the key for the success of Chinese football. The club, the 
government and society should act closely to work on the infrastructure 
construction and help Chinese football to develop in a health and sustainable 

About Suning Holdings Group

Founded in 1990, Suning is one of the leading commercial enterprises in China 
with two public companies in China and Japan. In 2019, Suning Holdings Group 
ranked as the top three brands among the top 500 non-state owned enterprises in 
China with annual revenues of RMB 602.5 billion (approximately EURO 77.24 
billion) and continued to top the list of Internet retailing category. Adhering 
to the enterprise mission of "Leading the Ecosystem across Industries by 
Creating Elite Quality of Life for All", Suning has strengthened and expanded 
its core business as retail through a corporate ecosystem comprised by multiple 
vertical industries, including commercial real estate, financial services and 
sports., the main subsidiary pioneering in online and offline 
retailing, has been listed in the Fortune Global 500 for three successive years 
from 2017 to 2019.

SOURCE: Suning Holdings Group