“JFA UNIQLO SOCCER KIDS in Vietnam" to be held on 1 July＠Hanoi / 2 July＠Ho Chi Minh - Commemoration event of the 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Vietnam and Japan -
31 May 2023
Japan Football Association (JFA) will host “JFA UNIQLO SOCCER KIDS in Vietnam" on 1 July in Hanoi and 2 July in Ho Chi Minh for the first time in Vietnam. The event will be co-hosted with UNIQLO as the special sponsor and will be held in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan. UCHIDA Atsuto, former Japan national team player and ambassador of JFA UNIQLO SOCCER KIDS, will take part in the event for both days.
The JFA UNIQLO SOCCER KIDS is a grassroots festival for children under the age of 6. Having launched in 2003 in Japan, more than 300 thousand children have participated in the programme and have enjoyed football, regardless of their sports experience. It has been held in venues all over Japan as well as in other countries such as Germany and Singapore.
This time, JFA and Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) will host the event together, based on its partnership, with the aim to contribute to the international exchange of both countries through football.
TASHIMA Kohzo, JFA President, said: “We are honoured to host this programme in Vietnam, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Japan."
“Japan and Vietnam have deepened ties of friendship through football in many ways over the years, including the dispatch of Japanese coaches and athletic trainers to Vietnam. It is meaningful that we will be able to create a new connection within Vietnam with the cultural exchange of children of Vietnam and Japan. We hope they enjoy playing sports and learn many things through football."
For both days, children will play 5-a-side game. Please fill out the online form below and submit your application by 16 June at 16:00 (local time).
1 July 2023 (Sat) Entrance opens at 8.00am, event planned to finish around 10:33am
Hanoi / Indoor Athletics Track of Hanoi Sports Training and Competition Center (Cung thể thao Điền Kinh)
2 July 2023 (Sun) Entrance opens at 8.00am, event planned to finish around 10:33am
Ho Chi Minh / Ho Chi Minh City FC Training Facility (Sân vận động quận 7)
*Each participant will play three 5-a-side games (5 minutes half).
*The event is for children under the age of 6. Sports experience is not required.
*Participation fee is free of charge.
*Participants will be provided with UNIQLO special uniform to wear on the day of the event.
*Pants, socks, shoes will not be provided.
*Participants wishing to attend, please apply via the online form. Only one application is valid per person.
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