The ‘2023 Yanggu Peace Cup North Korean Defectors & Multicultural Football Festival’ came to a grand end.
The event, which was held on the 4th and 5th at the Yanggu Sports Complex in Yanggu-gun, Gangwon-do, was held with the purpose of supporting social adaptation of new members such as North Korean defectors and multicultural families and contributing to global society. ‘2023 Yanggu Peace Cup North Korean Defectors & Multicultural Football Festival’ is hosted and organized by SH Sports Agency (CEO Moon Seong-hwan), which is concentrating its efforts on developing soccer in Korea and building and supporting soccer infrastructure for the socially underprivileged, Yanggu-gun, (foundation) Yanggu-gun Sports Foundation, Sponsored by Pocheon Ginseng Farming Association, Haha Mask, KBS Academy of Sports Arts and Sciences, HIGHSOL스포츠토토, Football List, Sun Medical Center, Arco Balleno Wonjujeom, AIRDOME_SH, Gopchang Shop, and Mongolian King.
It started with the round of 16 tournament on the 5th, when the final match was held. 16 North Korean defectors & multicultural teams competed fiercely with high level of performance. 2 million won for championship, 1.5 million won for runner-up, 1 million won for third place, 500,000 won for 4th place, 300,000 won for fair play team, 200,000 won for best team, and 100,000 won for impressive piece team (Yanggu Sarang Gift Certificate), Best Director, Excellent Director , Best Player, Best Player, MVP, Top Scorer, Best Attack, Best Midfielder, Best Defense, Best GK, Best Goal, Best Fighting, and Respex Awards.
Seo Heung-won, Mayor of Yanggu-gun, said, “The 2023 Yanggu Peace Cup North Korean Defectors & Multicultural Football Festival was held for the first time in Yang-gu, the center of the country, and I was moved by the way 32 teams respected and enjoyed it. I feel very happy that the beginning of harmony and peace seems to have fired a signal flare starting from the youthful Yanggu-gun in the center of the country.” Moon Seong-hwan, CEO of SH Sports Agency, said, “To the people of Yanggu-gun Sports Foundation under the head of Seo Heung-won, Yang-gu, the center of the country, who spared no effort to hold a soccer festival for North Korean defectors and multicultural teams who need warm attention in difficult times. I am sincerely grateful. As the beginning of inter-Korean peace, which began with a single soccer ball, and the beginning of harmony in the world beyond Asia, we look forward to the support and support of the domestic government departments and many companies.”