October 28: Having won the 2016/17 China League, the second-tier football league in China, Dalian Yifang FC have been promoted to the Chinese Super League for the 2018 season.
At the celebrations ceremony, the club’s title sponsor Dalian Yi Fang Group announced that they are going to build a football pitch in the Dongbeilu Primary School, a school with a profound history of football. Reportedly, the construction of the new pitch will cost nearly RMB 3 million.
Located in Dalian, Liaoning Province, Dongbeilu Primary School is famous for its football coaching course.
Over the years, the school has trained these young players and seen them move on to play for the Chinese national football team and professional football clubs, such as Guangzhou Evergrande’s Feng Xiaoting and Yu Hanchao, as well as Shandong Luneng’s goalkeeper Wang Dalei.
Since being founded in 2001, Dalian Yi Fang Group has focused on strategic investment, real estate development and cultural, sports and health business areas. In 2015, the group took over the title sponsorship rights of Dalian Aerbin FC and renamed it Dalian Yifang FC.
Proofread by Raymond Fitzpatrick