On October 2017, the City of Newark traveled to China in order to establish a formal relationship with the City of Zunyi and Sushui. During the trip, partnering cities agreed to create mutual economic development initiatives, as well as the establishment of a youth cultural exchange program.

As a follow through, the City of Zunyi in China extended an official invitation to the City of Newark for the creation of a youth soccer trip. China desires to partake in a series of friendly soccer games as a part of the student youth exchange program. The international trip will take place from July 12 to July 21, 2018.  While in China, the City of Newark Team will play 2 games:

  • July 16/2018 (Newark vs Zunyi) in Zunyi
  • July 19/2018 (Newark vs Sushui) in Sushui


Details about the Newark Team:


The Newark Team will be composed of 20 players (age 15-18) along with two professional coaches. We have selected athletes from the various schools who play soccer within the City of Newark. The schools include the following: Saint Benedict High School, Barringer High School, Academy of the Arts and Humanities, Central High School, East Side High School, West Side High School, Weequahic High School, Technology High School and Science Park High School etc.

The total cost of the trip is $ 29,479.00. Please, consider making a tax-deductible donation of $ 1000 to sponsor a player for a life time opportunity to play in China.

Please click on the following link to sponsor.