The main idea behind any football grassroots development programme is to allow the sport to be discovered by as many people as possible. For China this is more than just an aspiration. Two years ago the government set out an ambitious plan to have 20,000 specialist soccer schools by 2020 and an additional 30,000 by 2025. At WFF 2017 we will focus on the challenges and opportunities for successful implementation of grassroots football at a national level on such a grand scale. Register now to join the discussion.