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MPT Grassroots Football Festivals And U-14 Football Tournaments 2019 Successfully Completed With Over 5,000 Youth Players Participated Nationwide

30 Oct 2019

(Yangon, 30th October 2019) – MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunication operator successfully held MPT Grassroots Football Festivals and U-14 Football Tournaments 2019, in collaboration with Myanmar National League (MNL), Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) as well as Department of Basic Education and Sports and Physical Education Department.

This nationwide initiative aimed to bring more opportunities for young Myanmar football players and promote a healthy lifestyle among the youths and this year’s events were participated by over 5,000 students from across Myanmar.

MPT Nationwide Grassroots Festivals and U-14 Youth Football Tournaments 2019 begun in July with more than 120 teams participated and showcased their football skills during matches and grassroots events held in 10 States and Regions (Mandalay, Monywa, Bago, Mawlamying, Sittwe, Pathein, Yangon, Taunggyi, Magwe and Kayin). Moreover, MPT circulated again a Basic Football Skill Drills and Exercises video series, with hundreds of DVDs distributed at the additional 2 Regions this year in which grassroots school children had opportunities to practice football skills in future by using the DVD. MPT and MNL in collaboration with MFF produced a Basic Football Skill, Drills and Exercises Video last year and circulated to the children participated at grassroots events in 8 Regions. Those videos can also be watched through MPT lotaya portal with MPT mobile services without incurring any data fees by simply clicking to https://lotaya.mpt.com.mm/service/mnl/training_video.

“I would like to congratulate all young players attending our events. Playing football from a young age was key to physical development for many of us. Youth development initiatives are also vital to the further development of football in Myanmar. I truly believe that, through the Festivals, many children across the country will be able to learn basic football skills and develop a greater love for the game”, said Mr. Reizo Umeda, Chief Commercial Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

MPT is committed to play an active role in facilitating the growth of the Beautiful Game across the nation, from developing vital skills and facilities to supporting MNL in its efforts to create a youth talent pool for years to come through Grassroots Events, Youth and University-Level football tournaments, under its “Myanmar in Our Heart” initiative.

Moreover, these events provide MFF with excellent opportunities to identify and recruit potential football talents from across Myanmar, potentially increasing the talent pool for national teams at various levels. It is also an opportunity for coaches and trainers to hone their skills, gain experience and share knowledge with their counterparts from other schools and localities, essentially equipping themselves with tools necessary to support future Myanmar Football Stars at the grassroot level.

U Soe Moe Kyaw, CEO of Myanmar National League said, “MFF and MNL are very pleased to be partnering with MPT again for this year’s events where thousands of young players will have an opportunity to showcase their skills and potentially go all the way to represent our National Teams at various levels. These nationwide grassroot level events are vital for the future of Myanmar Football and as such I would like to express my appreciation to MPT for its commitment and support as well as the players, coaches, trainers, teachers, parents and supporters.”

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