Football tournament promotes cohesion between VOs in the UK | Company
Hanoi (VNA) – The third Vietnamese People’s Association Football Tournament in the UK kicked off in Birmingham on May 29.
The annual tournament attracted the participation of 21 teams of Vietnamese living and working in different regions such as London, Birmingham, Leeds, Glasgow and Liverpool.
Initiated in 2018, the event has become one of the major community activities, receiving enthusiastic support from a large number of overseas Vietnamese in the UK. Birmingham is currently home to the second highest number of Vietnamese working, living and studying in the UK, after London.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnam’s Ambassador to the UK, Nguyen Hoang Long, underscored the significance of the event, saying it helps create a playground for the community, by especially young VOs, to meet and discuss, thus promoting cohesion and mutual assistance.
Le Nam, the head of the tournament’s organizing council, said the council had invited a number of teams from the Republic of Korea, Nepal and China to join in order to improve exchanges and ties between the communities.
This year’s tournament, which brings together more than 1,000 players and supporters from all parts of the UK, also saw the participation of two women’s teams, he added./.