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Media football tourney to kick off

Update: May, 31/2018 - 07:00
More than 300 journalists from the central and Central Highlands region will take part in the annual Media Football tournament in Đà Nẵng on June 2-3. — Photo courtersy JFC Đà Nẵng
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG —  More than 300 journalists from the central and Central Highlands region will compete in the annual Media Football tournament to mark the 93rd anniversary of Việt Nam Journalism Day (June 21), in Đà Nẵng from June 2-3.

The event’s organisers said eight teams from Thanh Hóa, Nghệ An, Hà Tĩnh, Huế, Quảng Nam, Đắk Lắc-Đắk Nông, Bình Định and Đà Nẵng will compete in a round-robin format in two groups, with the top team from each group qualifying for the final.

All matches will be played on a seven-a-side pitch in Tiên Sơn Sports Centre.

At the tournament, the organising committee will present scholarships worth VNĐ30 million (US$1,300) to underprivileged students and poor patients in the region.

It’s the fifth time the tournament has been held for journalists in the central region.

In 2016, journalists in the region and sponsors donated VNĐ6.3 billion ($278,000) to help storm and flood victims in the central provinces. – VNS

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