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Orbán, Hemingway Inaugurate Honvéd Youth Athlete Development Centre

Prime Minister Viktor Orbán and Budapest Honvéd FC owner George F. Hemingway on Thursday inaugurated the football team’s youth athlete training centre in Budapest.

“This is a special event for Hungarian football. When Kispest [the Budapest district Honved is located in] did well, the Hungarian football also did well,” Orbán said at the inauguration.

The government supports that every school child should engage in sports because “every nation will be shaped by its young ones”.

To the alumni of the Hungarian Football Academy, Honved’s youth training arm, Orban said that “The most important thing is to become good at competition. Then you know something you can use in all walks of life,” he said.

The training centre contains seven standard football fields and several pitches for five-a-side football.

via MTI
featured photo by Szilárd Koszticsák/MTI