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Association Japon De La Presse Sportive hold award ceremony   

Association Japon De La Presse Sportive held an award ceremony at Nippon Seinenkan from 6:30 pm on the 13th of May.

Association Japon De La Presse Sportive (AJPS) is an organization established by freelance journalists and photographers who work in the sports industry. It has a long history and celebrated its 30th foundation in 2006. This year, it introduced AJPS award to repay organizations in the sports industry for their kindness. 149 members voted and the executive committee chose Urawa Reds as the 1st winner. Our winning of ACL in 2007 and finishing 3rd in the club world cup were highly acclaimed. General Manager Shuzo Nakamura attended the ceremony. He received a crystal shield from President of AJPS Akito Mizutani. In his thank-you speech, he talked about some difficulties Urawa Reds faced in the ACL and concluded his speech by saying, “We will strive to regain the J.League title and retain the ACL champions. Hopefully, I can attend this award ceremony again”.

The shield contains the photograph of Saitama Stadium in red and white where we had our final of ACL on the 14th of November last year. This shield will be displayed in the supporters’ café.

General Manager Nakamura
“I am very happy on what we have achieved since those people who chose us are not only involved in soccer but other sports as well. The photo in the shield is very beautiful. It is really a professional photograph. We will display this in the supporters’ café so that everyone will be able to see.”