Kwon Oh-gap, president of the Korea Professional Football Federation, announced his New Year’s address to K-League fans for the new year in 2024.랭크카지노
In his New Year’s address, Governor Kwon Oh-gap thanked his fans for their love over the past year and promised to make “Fan First,” which approaches fans first, the top priority of the K League in 2024.
In addition, the creation of a digital ecosystem for the ▲K League, systematization of the history and records of the ▲K League, and strengthening of ▲ financial soundness and social responsibility were presented as key initiatives.
Below is the full text of President Kwon Oh-gap’s New Year’s address.
Hello, soccer fans who love the K-League?
The new morning has come in 2024 (甲辰年). I sincerely wish all of you happiness in the new year.
Marking its 40th anniversary last year, the K-League surpassed 3 million mark for the first time since the number of paid spectators was tallied. Once again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the K-League fans who visited the stadium.
In addition, last year, on the 40th anniversary, we held a glorious event to select legends who contributed to the development of soccer in Korea and donate them to the K League Hall of Fame.
To practice sharing through soccer, the “K League Assistance” foundation was established to further expand and systematize the work of looking after neighbors in need in our society.
Football fans, now the K-League begins its efforts to make the next 40 years beyond the 40 years that have passed.
In particular, this year, we will focus our efforts on further developing the interest and love you gave us for the K League last year.
First of all, we will make “Fan First” the top priority of the K-League, which brings us closer to soccer fans. Professional sports cannot exist without fans. We will always listen to fans’ voices and judge everything from their perspective. Not only executives and employees of the K-League, but also all K-League members, including K-League clubs, players, and coaching staff, will strive with the “Fan First” spirit, which puts fans first. To ensure that the era of 3 million spectators last year does not remain a temporary phenomenon, we will take a closer look and drastically revise any changes.
We will create a digital ecosystem for the K-League. The way soccer fans enjoy playing soccer is becoming more diverse, and digital is at the center of it. To support this, we need not only stadiums but also an online environment where you can experience and enjoy the K-League 24 hours a day. This year, we will create digital content that allows us to get closer to our fans. Focusing on the K-League Media Center established in 2020, we will further promote the sharing of video content in cooperation with OTT partners and each club, and expand the development of digital assets such as player cards.
We will make the K-League full of history and records. While preparing for the 40th anniversary project last year, I realized once again that our history and records are important. We will work harder to collect and discover materials and videos related to the K-League and organize them systematically. We will also subdivide various records and statistics to create more stories and attractions through the meanings and stories behind them.
Lastly, we will further strengthen our financial soundness and social responsibility. Although it is not possible to resolve the financial difficulties faced by clubs in a short period of time, we will establish a fiscal consolidation system to induce reasonable expenditure. In addition, we will establish an internal control system in the K-League club licensing regulations to enhance the transparency of club operations, and further advance social contribution and eco-friendly policies through systematic indicator management.
Dear soccer fans who love the K-League, this year is the Year of the Blue Dragon in 甲辰年. We hope that the blue dragon’s powerful spirit will be with you all, and we will do our best to impress you even more this year’s K-League. In addition, all K-League members will support Korean soccer so that it can do its best to bring great joy to fans by performing well at the Asian Cup in Qatar in January and the Olympic Games in Paris in July. Happy New Year.