Wakatake Group · Agreement to develop football in Japan
Collaboration agreement with Wakatake Group
BOTH INSTITUTIONS JOIN THEIR FORCES TO COLLABORATE IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING OF NIPPON PLAYERS AND COACHES
Real Oviedo and Wakatake Group have reached a collaboration agreement for the development and training of Japanese players and coaches. This link between the Oviedo club and the Japanese company will make the first project go into action from August 2021, with the arrival in Oviedo of three young Japanese players to carry out a month-long immersion program with the club’s lower-level teams during their preseason training.
In this first project, the three Japanese players will have the opportunity to get to know the Real Oviedo youth academy methodology first-hand, combining individual training with team training with the different youth teams of the club in the capital of the Principality. An inclusive experience that goes beyond football, as they will also have the opportunity to discover the city of Oviedo and its culture, learn the local language, and feel the identity and values of the Oviedo team.
In addition to this first project, both parties are aligned with the same vision that will see a set of international actions in Oviedo and Japan. The objective is to promote the development of Japanese youth soccer and the identity of Real Oviedo in Japan. This development plan will include high-performance individual programs, clinics, international tournaments, coaching courses, e-learning programs, and many more actions.
“This collaboration agreement with a historic Spanish football club like Real Oviedo represents a great achievement for Wakatake Group. For our entire team, it is a great responsibility and an honor to work side-by-side with Real Oviedo in the beautiful mission of supporting the development of grassroots football in Japan and the rest of the world. We are confident that the values, history, tradition, and strategic vision for the future of this special club will be highly appreciated by our Japanese football ecosystem,” said Takeshi Inawaka, CEO of Wakatake Group.
Wakatake Group is a Japanese company whose mission is to contribute to the development of young soccer players in their transition from children to adults. Wakatake Group has been developing many youth soccer development programs for over 15 years, with a presence in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. These international experiences contribute to the player’s development and the person, both on and off the pitch. Wakatake Group works following a proven development formula: international affairs, comprehensive education, and social responsibility. In 2019, nearly 1,000 young people participated in the programs offered by Wakatake Group: international tournaments, high-performance venues with professional club academies, individual residential programs, international cooperation programs, coach training, and many more.