Touch Football Students in Training for State Tournament

Japan Touch Football training Program

Japanese Football Stadiums / October 31, 2014

Touch Football Australia has continued to build on the partnership with Japan Touch Association (JTA) with a number of key activities taking place in early part of 2017. Thanks to the support of the Australia-Japan Foundation (AJF), TFA assisted JTA to deliver a participation clinic to an all girls school in Chiba where close to 100 girls aged 12 to 18 took part in a development clinic run by Australian Women’s Open player and BLK Ambassador, Danielle Davis.

In addition to the Chiba clinic, the TFA delegation worked with the JTA to develop a plan which is giving the two organisations particular focus over the next year.

To capitalise on the February 2017 visit to Japan, TFA and JTA used the tour to deepen the level of engagement with the Australian Government by providing an overview of the project to Australian Embassy and AJF staff. The next phase of the program TFA will send a delegation to Osaka where participants are already excited by the prospect of a high profile Australian player or coach visiting to share their knowledge.

TFA is proud of the flagship partnership with JTA and is using it as a foundation to support the ongoing development of the sport internationally. With the support of the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Asian Sport Partnerships program, TFA will be delivering programs into China throughout March, April and May of 2017 where girls' participation programs will once again take centre stage.