“The 3rd 2015 SOLATO Ehime FC Football School” was held at the Saijo City Hiuchi Athletic Field in Saijo City, Ehime Pref. on January 11, 2016 (Monday, public holiday). This was the first time in two years and a half for a Football School to be held outside of Matsuyama City. There were 53 participants in this Football School: elementary school pupils from first to fourth grade. Participating players included the forward, Genta Omotehara; the mid-fielder, Kosuke Shirai; the goalkeeper, Yuya Hikichi; as well as the team coach and members of the staff, all of whom provided guidance. The participating pupils were able to see for themselves the techniques of these football professionals on the actual pitch and play with them, making for a very enjoyable day.
The ever popular lottery was also held, there were photo opportunities with SOLATO-kun, a signing session with Ehime FC players, and other activities that 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.
January 11, 2016 (Monday, public holiday), 13:30 – 15:00 (Entry from 13:00)
Saijo City Hiuchi Athletic Field, 1-2 Hiuchi, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, 793-0003
53 elementary school pupils from grades 1 to 4
13:30 Welcome speech: Shinji Nakayama, General Manager, General Affairs Department, Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd.
13:35 Start of football school (warm-up and other simple exercises, instruction session, and mini-match.)
14:50 Closing ceremony
14:55 Commemorative photographs 15:00 – 15:15 Signing session with Ehime FC playersa