World Football Championship for People with Mental Health Problems (Accredited Project)
- Time Period
- February 25 to 28, 2016
- Sport/Programme Category
- Japan Social Football Association
- Japanese Para-Sports Association Osaka Football Association
- Number of Individual Beneficiaries
- 916 people
Through football, we would like to eliminate the barriers between “disability” and society by giving all people the strength to live, and create environments in which people, by simply having a football, can go anywhere and make friends.。The Japan Social Football Association works with the goal making it possible for the people of the world with a mental disability to be able to have both happiness and goals in their lives. In October of 2013, the 1st International Symposium/Meeting on Sport for People with Mental Health Problems was held in Japan. Participants came from eight countries, all of whom have football as a national sport, and with each country agreeing to promote this as a development model for sports for people with mental health problems.
On February 25, 2016, meetings for the competitors, referees, and directors were held at the Sakai City Industrial Promotion Center. On the 27th, preliminary league (Japan, Italy, Peru, and Osaka) matches were held at J-GREEN Sakai. On the 28th, a match to determine 3rd place (Italy vs. Peru), and the final match (Japan vs. Osaka) were held at the same venue, with the results as follows.
First place Japan
Second place Osaka
Third place Italy
Fourth place Peru
On the 26th, Hiroaki Morishima and Masanobu Matsunami were invited to the Sakai City Industrial Promotion Center to participate in the Memorial Symposium
World Football Championship for people with Mental Health Problems