17 August 2017

Football for Youth Project PTTGC makes the football dreams of youth in Rayong come true

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Maintaining good health is essential in life, and the foundations for good health are widely recognized as beginning at a young age. PTT Global Chemical (PTTGC) believes that sports can play a pivotal role in building both physical and mental fitness, leading to the positive development of Thailand’s youth. It also fosters good sportsmanship and ensures that youth’s free time is used effectively to benefit their physical health and well-being.

This is why PTTGC and the Rayong Football Club teamed up to initiate the “Football for Youth Project.” It aims to develop and nurture youths’ interest in football, improve their football skills with experienced coaches, and provide an opportunity to play in real football matches so they can excel in the future.

Now in its third consecutive year, the Football for Youth Project has received overwhelming positive feedback from many groups in the province. This includes the Rayong municipality, Rayong Football Club, local communities, as well as parents and youths. Currently, four football players have passed the selection process and entered leading football academies.

The Football for Youth Project in 2017:

  • PTT Rayong Youth League 2017 is a football tournament for players under 12 years old. A total of eight teams compete in each category. The tournament takes place from April to November 2017 at a football field in the HRH Princess Sirindhorn Herb Garden and the PTTGC field in Rayong.
  • PTTGC Football Clinic 2017 is a coaching project that provides basic football skills for children ages 8 to 12 years old. It is run by coaches at the PTT Rayong Academy for 150 children during the school holiday from May to October 2017. The project also builds on the academy’s network of physical education teachers at schools throughout Rayong province by organizing a training program for them.
Football for Youth Project

Link to CSR Strategy: Growth

Objectives:
  • To strengthen family bonds and provide opportunities to spend more time together.
  • To support, promote, and develop the football skills of talented youth so they can excel in the future.
  • To create an opportunity for youth in Rayong, who undergo a selection process to enter the PTT Rayong Academy, to increase their chances of becoming professional football players.
Business Benefit KPIs
  • Create positive awareness for PTTGC and the PTT Rayong Football Club.
  • Encourage youth in Rayong to have good physical and mental health.
  • Recruit four football players who have passed the selection process to enter the football academy.

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