Knowing All about Hunan

A winning pitch for girls' soccer

Updated:2019-12-18 09:38:56

  Hebei school secures two national titles and figures out how to attract young women to the sport

  Coach Wang Zhanjiang had to hold back tears when her team from Hebei province won the final of the 2019 girl's national high school soccer championship in October.

  The 2-0 victory over Nanya Middle School in Changsha, Hunan province, means the teenage players would represent China at a world-level game, the International School Sport Federation's World School Championship in soccer, though the game has not yet been scheduled.

  "I can't believe we won another championship. It's like winning the lottery," said Wang, who has been a coach for almost 10 years.