The National Football Tournament for Children (U11) – Nestlé MILO Cup 2023 – began on May 9 in Hanoi, demonstrating Nestlé Vietnam’s commitment to inspiring and nurturing young Vietnamese players and helping them to reach out to both regional and international tournaments.
Since 1996, the tournament has received great attention from fans and sponsors nationwide. The National Football Tournament for Children (U11) – Nestlé MILO Cup 2023 – marks the companionship of Nestlé MILO for the second consecutive year as an official sponsor for many categories of the tournament.
|At the press conference |
At the press conference, Nestlé Vietnam was honoured to receive a certificate of merit from the Vietnam Football Federation for the Activ Vietnam campaign, recognising achievements and contributions to the development of Vietnamese youth football over the years.
As a healthy playground to develop the youth football movement, the tournament is expected to bring explosive moments between 50 teams from 40 provinces and cities across the country. The qualification rounds of the tournament will be divided into three regional groups, which will be organised from May 24 to June 12.
The qualifying round in Thai Binh will last from May 28 to June 10, and in Quang Nam, it will take place from June 1 to June 12. Teams in Tay Ninh will compete in the qualifying round from May 24 to June 8.
The 16 best teams will advance to the final round, which is scheduled from July 24 to August 6 in Buon Ma Thuot in Dak Lak province.
|Nestlé Vietnam receiving the certificate of merit from the Vietnam Football Federation for the Activ Vietnam campaign |
Vu Nam Ha, senior manager of Nestlé MILO and representative of Nestlé Vietnam shared, “Football has been a big part of the Southeast Asian Games and is on the list of official sports in the Activ Vietnam programme that has been implemented by Nestlé MILO for many years. Nestlé MILO believes that the formation of practice habits, especially football, is an effective way for children to improve their physical health and build persistent willpower, a factor that contributes to success in life.”
The representative of Nestlé Vietnam reaffirmed that, as the main sponsor, Nestlé MILO will continue to accompany the National Football Tournament for Children, a professional tournament in the youth football training system of the Vietnam Football Federation that creates the premise for an active and healthy Vietnamese generation and helps them reach more tournaments.
Representatives of the Vietnam national football team, including the players Do Duy Manh and Pham Tuan Hai, also shared about their journey of pursuing their passion for football and the important role of sport in forming the will to succeed.
Over its 25 years in Vietnam, Nestlé MILO has initiated a variety of activities and sporting tournaments for children across the country, attracting the participation of many athletes and student sports delegations.
In addition to sponsoring the National Football Tournament for Children (U11), Nestlé MILO has also supported the Ho Chi Minh City School Football Festival for eight consecutive years and the National Phu Dong Sports Festival since 2003, showing the brand’s unremitting efforts to raise the stature of the young generation in Vietnam and helping them to build a strong will to succeed in life.
By Thai An