Hokkaido FC is our sister club in
Japan. Playing in the first division of the Hokkaido League, which
it has won for the past two years, Barefoot is known as one of Hokkaido's
strongest amateur teams and currently has its sights on the Japan
Football League (Japan's semi-pro league). The club itself has players
ranging from 5 yr olds right through to adults, as well as a ladies
team. With its own purpose built indoor training centre it is used
by professional club Sapporo Consodole for training in the winter.
manager Masamitsu Oshima was instrumental in setting up our first ever
project back in 1994 when three 16 yr olds from Sapporo Dai-ichi high
school came to England to play football and study English. We owe a
great deal to "Ichi", "Maru" and "Yama" ,
as pioneers on our mission to promote cultural exchange between Japan
and the UK through football.