HANOI (4 May 2012) – Clubs taking part in the V-League and the Vietnam First Division will have to comply with several new regulations including having their own football institute or training center for young footballers between the age of 11 to 19-years-old.
“This should be done for the future of Vietnamese football,” said Pham Ngoc Vien, the deputy chairman of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF).
“There is always a low domestic supply of qualified and young footballers over the last few years. But now, it is a requirement that football clubs establish football institutes and have their young players attend youth championships.”
At present, only HAGL, Dong Thanh, Khanh Hoa, Binh Duong, Da Nang, Hanoi T&T, and Hanoi FC have relatively good young footballer training system, while others such as Saigon FC, Navibank Saigon, Ninh Binh, or Hai Phong have little or no system at all.