Japanese

Urawa Red Diamonds Ladies

Reds welcomed a new member to the family in April, 2005: Urawa Reds Ladies. The team originated as a community women's football club called Saitama Reynas F.C. in 1998. Playing in the L. League, Japan's top women's competition, they won their first league championship in 2004. It was a fitting moment to join the Reds organisation. The name was changed to Urawa Reds Ladies and both the senior and youth teams made a fresh start under the Reds umbrella.

Reds Ladies came fifth in their first L. League season. A little disappointing for the defending champions, it was a solid performance nonetheless in view of all the changes that had just taken place.

The Ladies confirmed their position as a major force in Japanese women's football by improving to finish second in the 2006 league standings with 12 wins, 2 draws and only 3 losses.

The marked overall improvement from 2005 owed much to manager Yoshikazu Nagai's sharp focus on winning. There was still a tendency in 2005 to run out of steam in attack and concede goals in the second half. In 2006, the concentration stayed taut for the full 90 minutes.

The performances also benefited from the signing of three players on professional terms. They became core members of the team.
The back up is also much fuller now. The players eat together in the clubhouse after training, travel by club bus even to home matches and wear club suits on the train when playing away.

Besides, the fact that supporters must now pay to see home games has made the players more committed than ever to producing their very best for the fans. They are very professional in outlook and totally focussed on the team.

Against the champions, NTV Beleza, however, the league record still read one draw and two losses in 2006. The goal for 2007 is to close that gap through further improvements in the playing environment and team play.

2017 Coaching Staff
Team Manager ISHIHARA Takayoshi
Coach MASAKI Hirofumi
Coach YANAGITA Miyuki
GK Coach NAGAI Atsushi
Trainer KANATOKO Nami
2017 Players
Number Position Name
1 GK IKEDA Sakiko
2 DF OSAFUNE Kana
3 DF KOHATA Shiho
4 MF KITAGAWA Hikaru
5 MF KURISHIMA Akari
6 DF NORIMATSU Ruka
7 MF IKADAI Risa
8 MF NAOMOTO Hikaru
9 FW SUGASAWA Yuika
10 FW KIRA Chinatsu
11 FW SEIKE Kiko
12 MF YAMAMORI Anna
13 FW SHIRAKI Akari
14 MF MITANI Sayaka
15 MF NAGANO Fuka
16 GK HIRAO Chika
17 MF ENDO Yu
18 MF SHIBATA Hanae
19 MF SHIOKOSHI Yuzuho
20 MF KATO Chika
21 GK MATSUMOTO Mamiko
22 DF NAGASHIMA Hikari
23 MF KIZAKI Aoi
24 DF MINAMI Moeka
25 DF NAGASHIMA Reina
26 FW OKUMA Rana
30 FW ANDO Kozue