Student Vovinam tournament begins in HCM City

Monday, Jun 08, 2020 18:00

Students from 300 schools in HCM City are taking part in the annual Phu Dong Sports Tournament – Vovinam Nestle MILO Cup at the Phu Tho Stadium in District 11 until June 10. — Photo courtesy of Nestle

Some 1,620 students from 300 primary, secondary and high schools in HCM City are competing in the third Phu Dong Sports Tournament for the Vovinam Nestle MILO Cup, which kicked off at the Phu Tho Stadium in District 11 on June 6 as part of the HCM City Phu Dong Sports Festival.

It marks the return of school sports activities after a long break due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The event, to run until June 10, is organised by the HCM City Vovinam Viet Vo Dao Federation under the Department of Culture and Sports, the Department of Education and Training and Nestle, the Swiss food company.

Nguyen Binh Dinh, deputy head of the organisation board, said: “The tournament has started much later this year than in previous years, but attracted enthusiastic participation by students and schools.

“This shows that sporting spirit and love for Vovinam is spreading among children. We also appreciate the partnership by Nestle MILO in developing Vovinam tournaments for school students.”

Binu Jacob, general manager of Nestle Viet Nam, said: “With the goal of improving the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future, Nestle Vietnam, through the Nestle MILO brand, is committed to further developing the school sports movement towards nurturing and developing a generation of dynamic Vietnamese children.”

The Vovinam Nestle MILO cup and the HCM City Phu Dong Sports Festival are among the major activities under the “Active Vietnam” programme initiated by Nestle MILO, which seeks to encourage a dynamic lifestyle and physical activity in the community, especially among children. — VNS

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