We have had a couple of meetings in recent weeks with our friends from the Japanese organisation who are keen to bring some players over to get experience of playing in the UK.
We already have Shinja & Tadashi who are enjoying training with our reserves and Gordon and I have had discussions with Hide from The Japanese School in Finchley to see how we can grow this relationship in the coming months.
The basic deal is that there are two companies in Japan who offer packages for young Japanese footballers (anything from 16-25) to come to Europe, continue their education, learn English and play football. We get paid to help the Japanese players with their football. It is an interesting development.
If you want to find out more about how this works check out this website – the only problem is you will need to understand Japanese. Nice to see so much about the Club being communicated internationally. With Matteo in Italy and now Japan the Wealdstone message is going global.