Apartment: School Physical of Education Division
Writer: Chou, Li-Jung
News Contact：Tsai, Mei-Chun
In order to implement the President’s ‘New Southbound Policy’, the Sport Administration gives grants to the National Pingtung University of Science and Technology holding “2019 NPUST ‘MONKEY CUP(阿猴盃)’ New Southbound International University Futsal Invitational Tournament”, specially inviting the football teams of Malaysian University of Sabah (Malaysia), Srinakharinwirot University (Thailand), HCM City National University (Vietnam) to rub shoulders with the Taiwanese Universities. The tournament, which contains 20 exciting matches for free entrance, will be held on November 22rd (Friday) to 26th (Tuesday) 2019. The final 3 matches on November 26th will be live television broadcasted by Videoland Sport TV(緯來) and also on YouTube MOE Sports channel.
Football is one of the most popular sport in the world, and is well developed in new southbound countries. The unique quadrennial World Cup always causes the football fever. In this tournament, 5 local football teams induding National Pingtung University of Science and Technology(國立屏東科大學), National Chung Hsing University(國立中興大學), National Taitung University(國立臺東大學), Shih Hsin University(世新大學) and Chung Hua University(中華大學) are the Taiwanese representatives going to competitive with other national teams. Each elite team will come with full force, and we look forward to seeing each player’s performance in the coming 20 exciting matches.
The Sport Administration continues to focus on primary, secondary, high school and college (4 levels) football development and bridging via ‘New Southbound Sports Policy Promotion Plan’ and ‘School Football Construction Project’. In addition, the Sport Administration hopes to build the football two-way communication mechanism with the new southbound countries, and then open up a long-term and stable mode of cooperation in the future to deepen sports exchange results and friendly cooperative relations with new southbound countries.
For the purpose of promoting two-way sport communication mechanism and enhance international vision, the Sport Administration, Ministry of Education continues to promote new southbound countries’ sport characteristics. This aims at offering young students who love sports an opportunity to be international, and understanding international sports events and related expertise, and achieving the goal in talent cultivation and resource sharing and blockchain links in the future.
The “2019 NPUST ‘MONKEY CUP’ New Southbound International University Futsal Invitational Tournament” will be held from November 23rd (Saturday) to 26th (Tuesday) 2019, and the opening ceremony will be held at Meng-Xiang Stadium at 11:20am on November 23rd 2019 (Saturday). The invited teams in the ‘MONKEY CUP’ tournament are all sent elite squads. The Sport Administration, Ministry of Education invites people who keep up with Taiwanese sports to join this tournament. Call on all football fans and sports fans, welcome to attend the matches enthusiastically and support your favourite football players.