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U-15 Mongolia Women’s National Team holds training camp in Kanagawa

18 July 2019

U-15 Mongolia Women’s National Team holds training camp in Kanagawa

The U-15 Mongolia Women's National Team held a training camp for eight days, from Wednesday 3 to Wednesday 10 July, at Seisa University Hakone Campus in Kanagawa. This camp was held to strengthen the team ahead of the qualification round for the AFC U-16 Women's Championship 2021, and the team conducted a total of four training matches during their stay.

The team also paid a visit to the town hall of Hakone Yumoto and visited the sceneries of Hakone on Monday 8 July, where the players were given the opportunity to wear Kimonos and experience the Japanese culture.

The results of the training matches are as follow:

Fri. 5 July vs OSA Rhea FC U-15 (30minsx2)
●0-4 (0-2)
Sat. 6 July vs Tokai University Shizuoka Shoyo Junior High School (30minsx2, 20minsx1)
●1-3 (1-0, 0-2, 0-1)
Sun. 7 July vs Tokoha University Tachibana Junior High School (30minsx2, 20minsx1)
●0-20 (0-12, 0-3, 0-5)
Tue. 9 July vs OSA Rhea FC U-15 (30minsx2)
●2-3 (0-3)

Coach and Players' Comments

KAWAMOTO Naoko, Coach
This camp was made possible with the support of the JFA, Mr. Yasuno and the staffs of Seisa University Hakone Campus, teams we faced in our training matches, OSA Rhea FC, Tokai University Shizuoka Shoyo Junior High School, Tokoha University Tachibana Junior High School, and Fujieda Higashi High School, who allowed us use their training field. I would like to share my sincere gratitude towards everyone who has supported us. Through this training camp, I was able to see the improvements of our players in first-hand. Our team did not function as a team at first, but as we went through the training matches, the players started to think on their own, how a team should function and what they must do to play as a team. Although we weren't able to win the match, our players showed great improvements in our final match, where they displayed a close battle with great intensity. This camp has also given the players the opportunity to grow as an individual off the pitch, where they took care of the daily chores at their accommodation to build their initiatives. These players will soon become players that represents Mongolia. They were able to gain not only the necessary skills in football, but the experience that will help them lead their country in the close future. We hope to utilise this experience to become a better team ahead of next year's qualification round for the AFC U-16 Women's Championship.

Naranbaatark Khandsuren
This was my first visit to Japan, and I had so much fun playing football under such wonderful environment. I was able to learn that Japan is a very beautiful country and their people are very polite and kind. I will never forget the night where we had dinner wearing the Yukatas. I will also remember our visit to lake Ashi as well. I feel so fortunate to be given the opportunity to learn about the Japanese culture during this camp. As an individual goal, I will work hard to improve my skills to become a member of the Mongolia Women's National Team in the future. My dream is to represent my country at the Women's World Cup. I am also thinking of becoming a referee after I retire as a player. We hope to support each other on and off the pitch, so that we can improve ourselves as a team.

Amartuvshin Sanchirmaa
This visit to Japan has made me realise how beautiful Japan is and how polite and warm welcoming the people are here in Japan. I felt that their spirit to help each other was very impressive. With their great speed and techniques, all the Japanese teams we faced were very strong. The Japanese players always played for the team and showed great efforts to execute their tasks. Our team must also do the same and make efforts to support each other. Once I return to Mongolia, I will work hard to improve my skills and train to heighten my speed and agility. I hope to utilise my leadership to help the team unite as a group and improve ourselves as a team. It was my first time visiting the sea and wearing a Yukata, so I was very happy. I am also glad that I was able to learn about the Japanese history when we visited the Hakone Checking Station. The view from the mountain was also very beautiful.

Accepting teams from the AFC Member Associations to hold training camps in Japan

Upon receiving requests to hold training camps in Japan, JFA will make all arrangements including training-matches in efforts to support the strengthening of the national teams of the Member Associations.
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