Children practise football in Beijing. Photo: AFP
Simon Chadwick
Opinion

Opinion

Simon Chadwick

Why realising China’s grand football plans will require much more than money and policy

From learning styles to parents who don’t want their children making a career in the sport, China has a lot of challenges to work through before its ambitious football scheme starts scoring goals

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Children practise football in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick

Simon Chadwick is a Professor of Sports Enterprise at Salford University in the UK, where he is also a member of the Centre for Sports Business.