"2010 Taiyo Oil Ehime FC Football School, Vol.1" was held at Ninjinia Stadium, Matsuyama City, Ehime Prefecture Comprehensive Sports Park on Thursday, April 29, 2010.
Applications were sought from first- to fourth-grade elementary school students and their parents living in Ehime Prefecture, and 112 people in 47 groups (58 children and 54 parents) participated in the event.
The participants did stretching exercises, practiced dribbling and played mini games on the turf pitch under the direction of coaches Nakajima and Aono and four Ehime FC players, including Kenta Yoshikawa.
The elementary school student participants spent a profitable day getting up close to professional football players whom they would normally only see on TV. Other fun features of the day included a souvenir photo with the players, an autograph session and a lucky draw for Ehime FC merchandise.
Taiyo Oil will continue to present sports schools of this kind, in order to help foster youngsters' interest in sports and development of a sound mind in a healthy body. (Courtesy: Ehime FC)