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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, September 27 2022 - 15:02
Qiongzhong Women's Football Team: Steel Roses Blooming in Splendor
HAIKOU, China, Sept. 27, 2022 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

On September 23, the quarter-finals of the First China Youth Football League 
were held in Suzhou. The Qiongzhong U15 Women's Football Team from China's 
Hainan Free Trade Port, despite the injury of the main player Huang Weiwei, 
eventually won the sixth place after several tough fights, according to 
Convergence Media Center of Qiongzhong County.

Since 2006, the government of Qiongzhong Li and Miao Autonomous County has been 
promoting the "integration of sports and education". Up to date, football 
classes have been available in more than 10 schools, where every student can 
receive training, education and accommodation, all for free. Huang Weiwei, from 
a disadvantaged background, seized this opportunity to study and play football 
at the same time. With her outstanding gift in football, Huang Weiwei became a 
daring "striker" girl on the field, winning 8 championships and 4 runner-ups 
with her teammates across China, Sweden, Denmark, etc. She has also won the 
honorary title of "Best Scorer" in many tournaments. She said she wished to 
enter a university via special enrollment programs for her football skills and 
achievements in the future and join the Chinese national team to compete for 
our country.

Many other girls share the same experience. Football has taken them to the 
world outside the mountains and onto the global stage, transforming their 
destiny. Since the first women's football team was established in Qiongzhong in 
2006, more than 30 players have been enrolled in the university through 
independent recruitment for sports talents, 56 have been rated as the Chinese 
National First-Level Athlete and 90 as the Second-Level. In this China Youth 
Football League, two players from Qiongzhong Women's Football Team were 
selected into China U15 Women's National Training Team for their excellent 

Source: Convergence Media Center of Qiongzhong County

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   Caption: Qiongzhong women's football team members are training on the field.