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Report on "The 1st 2014 SOLATO Ehime FC Football School

“The 1st 2014 SOLATO Ehime FC Football School” was held at the Ai Field Baishinji in Matsuyama City, Ehime Pref. on May 31, 2014 (Saturday).
 
The day’s football school was held for children from 1st to 4th year of elementary school, and their guardians, with the event gathering a total of 106 participants.
 
Members from Ehime FC, including Mun Dong Ju, a new player on the Ehime FC team, the team coach, and supporting team staff were present on the day. The sun shone brightly down as if summer had already come as the children at the event watched the techniques of professional players and played together in games on the Ehime FC practice pitch in what turned out to be a fun-filled day.
 
The ever popular lottery was also held, and the closing ceremony included a question corner where children could ask players such questions as how to win in a one-on-one situation, there were photo opportunities with SOLATO-kun, and other activities added further excitement to the event.
 
Taiyo Oil will continue to hold similar sports schools in order to help foster children’s interest in sports and development of a sound mind in a healthy body.

Event outline

Date and time

May 31, 2014 (Saturday), 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Entry from 11:00 a.m.)

Venue

Ai Field Baishinji, Baishinji-machi 1386-5, Matsuyama, Ehime 791-8082

Participants

53 family units, 106 people, comprising elementary school children from 1st to 4th year, and their guardians.

Day’s schedule

11:00 a.m. Entry 
11:30 a.m. Welcome speech
       (Kenji Sakamoto, Manager, CSR Group, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
11:35 a.m. Start of football school (warm-up and other simple exercises, instruction session, and mini-match.)
12:50 p.m. Closing ceremony
12:55 p.m. Commemorative photographs
1:00-1:15 p.m. Signing session with Ehime FC players