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WELCOME << 中文  
Great Football United (GFU) was founded in early 2013 by Mr. Sandor Nagy to create an international football community in Qingdao. GFU aims to develop the FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) as a grassroots initiative in Qingdao. The main objective of the FIFA Grassroots Football Program is to allow football to be discovered by as many people as possible. The best way to attract new players to the sport is to give them access to football in their own environment whatever their age, sex, physical condition, skin color, religion or ethnic origin. The key concept of the program is to bring together as many people as possible through football. The Grassroots Program advocates for exchanges, sharing human values and, of course, promoting an appreciation for the joy and pleasure that accompany practicing the sport of football. Based on the Grassroots Football Program, GFU is developing its football academy in order to find and educate talented students who wish either to be professional footballers or to study abroad through GFU’s Career Program.

GFU Club Culture
GFU aims to create a culture where players feel safe and secure to express their creativity and love for the game as well as become a club that uses its culture for sustainability, longevity and growth. At GFU, all stakeholders buy into the club’s philosophy and culture, actively working to fulfill the club’s mission/vison and philosophy.
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Junior Regulations and Policies
Grassroots Program  
Grassroots program includes weekend coaching courses at 2 venues, after school activities at partner schools on weekdays and a well-organized junior league. Main focus is on football; however, special motor coordination and total body conditioning are also taught. GFU's Coaching Programs are open to boys and girls age 5-14 of all abilities, from complete beginners to advanced players. In this age group GFU’s professional foreign coaches aim to develop lifelong passion and teach important life values such as teamwork, respect, care and persistence. For more info click here>>
"Confidence comes not from always being right but from not   fearing to be wrong"
  Career Program
"Mistakes are your steps to your success not to your failure -   if you have confidence"
To provide an opportunity for talented student-athletes to pursue their dreams and at the same time not to give up on their academic education therefore, not risking their future. GFU offers a whole year planned training course to boys and girls age between 12-22. GFU aims to develop intelligent and all-round players who have chance to compete at home and abroad, at various levels of football. Whether the student becomes a professional soccer player or decides to study abroad, through GFU’s partners GFU manages its students to find them a professional soccer club or university to continue their development. For more info click here>>
Street Soccer  
Street Football Program is about delivering opportunities in communities to play football freely. In our hectic world, especially in the cities, we have less and less space and opportunity to enjoy the Beautiful Game. GFU aims to bring back the pure enjoyment of playing football for kids by providing football fields and balls to play for free without any coach or parent pressures. GFU believes that street football is a natural education platform where older kids teach the younger ones not only technical skills but social skills and life values by playing freely without adults telling them what to do. GFU is looking for those volunteers who want to give opportunities to their community to enjoy football and organize the activity on weekly bases. If you are interested, feel free to contact us here>>

"Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing   football in the streets with my friends."

-Zinedine Zidane-

Men Leagues & Activities  
Great Football United offers recreational activities and 5-aside International League which is established for expats and local football fans who would like to play in a whole year-round competitive league. The idea is to create a well-organized association what provides everything for a friendly but in the same time energetic football competition in a spirit of fair play. It is open for every men's amateur and corporate teams of all levels. If you have got friends who would like to try out themselves then sign up your own team. If you are new in town and want to find a team to play in and socialize through this wonderful sport, then contact us we will help you to get involved.
"You can learn more about a man in an hour of play than in   a lifetime of conversation"
  Women Programs
"Recreation's purpose is not to kill time, but to make life, not to   keep a person occupied, but to keep them refreshed; no to   offer an escape from life, but to provide a discovery of life."
Women’s Recreational Football Course is open to women of all abilities aged 18 and up who would like to enjoy this great sport once a week.

"What I love about women's soccer is that it is for all levels and no matter what your level is currently, it will improve. I look forward to the fun mix of exercise and comraderie on Monday nights."
- Olga Brimacombe –
"Going to Women’s soccer is the highlight of my week. I get to socialize, exercise, and destress all while doing something that I love which is playing soccer. It is so nice to leave all my responsibilities behind for an hour and have fun."
- Melissa Dentel -
Rural Schools Support  
Rural Schools Support is a program for Qingdao’s suburban schools. GFU, with cooperation of Qingdao Expat Charity, visits rural schools to hold soccer activities once per month to those disadvantaged students who would love to play soccer but are unable to due to their underprivileged situation.
The Qingdao Expat Charity’s sole purpose is to give back to the Qingdao community by supporting disadvantaged children, supplement tuition, improve rural school conditions, and provide vital financial assistance for children in need of medical attention, specifically congenital heart disease. The children supported have suffered the loss of a parent or both parents and have little to no income. You can support the Qingdao Expat Charity by attending upcoming events, volunteering, or through donations. Please follow them at or joining their wechat group at ‘Expat Charity Community Group’. With your help, the Qingdao Expat Charity can continue to make a difference in the lives of these children.
“It's not how much we give but how much love we put into   giving.”
Address: Room 1401, 14th Floor, Jufeng Chuangye Building, 52 Miaoling Road, Laoshan District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, PR China
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