Ajax has reached a 3 year agreement with the Chinese Football Association (CFA). Through this deal, Ajax will become the official partner of the CFA in their youth training program.
Representing Ajax, Commercial Director Henri van der Aat signed the contract at the CFA’s headquarters in Beijing. Says Van der Aat: ,,This isn’t only a great moment for Ajax, but also for our partners, Adidas and Aegon, called Aegon CNOOC in China. For them, it’s important that we remain active and visible in their growth markets. The CFA youth coaches will receive insight into our training methods, and the federation will send a delegation of coaches for training purposes to Amsterdam on a yearly basis. Their national youth teams will also participate in tournaments organised by Ajax.”
The partnership also includes a condition whereby Ajax’s first team will play a practice match in China against either the Chinese national team, or the Olympic team.