【Vietnam】Urawa Reds Heartful Soccer in Asia, International Exchange

Time Period
22nd to 26th Jul., 2017
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sport/Programme Category
Friends of the United Nations Asia-Pacific
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Motors, Mitsubishi Corporation
Sport for Tomorrow Consortium
Number of Individual Beneficiaries
300 people
With participation in the 2007 AFC Champions League (ACL), we started grassroots international exchange in Asian countries. We carried out grassroots exchanges that convey the importance and the enjoyment of sports, and the development of healthy young individuals.

We visited 6 places including local factory employees, Japanese schools, local elementary schools, local club teams, and orphanages. The philosophy of Urawa Reds Heartful Club is "heart of sympathy," "heart of trust," and "heart of working hard” were disseminated through lectures and practical skills. Even though there was a language barrier, everyone was full of smiles because they interacted through the common sport of soccer.

See below for the Japanese version.

Feedback from Local Contacts :

When I visited the Embassy of Japan in Vietnam, the ambassador said that Japan and Vietnam are strengthening their bond through exchanges in the sports field toward the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, and this Heartful Club activity was a very good opportunity.

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