The “All Japan Women’s Youth (U-15) Soccer Tournament” will be held from 6th to 10th August.
This tournament will be held to decide Japan’s number 1 team in the women’s U-15 category. From the regional preliminary tournament, both women’s soccer clubs and club teams participat. Urawa Reds Junior Youth Ladies has been the champion for the past 2 consecutive years and will aim to be the champion again for the third time.
In the 1st round, 16 teams will be divided into 4 groups. The 4 teams will then play among themselves with the top team in each group (total 4 teams) advancing into the semi final. Reds Junior Youth Ladies will play in the A group together with Iga FC Flaulein, Albirex Niigata Ladies U-18 and Aguilas Kobe Junior Youth that are strong teams playing in the Nadeshiko league (except for Aguilas Kobe Junior Youth). Apart from having to face strong opponents, the schedule is very tight and Reds Junior Youth Ladies will have to play 5 consecutive games. Hence, the team will be put to the test.
On regular basis, Junior Youth Ladies has been training at a higher level with university students and adults. With pride as defending champion, we want them to play against the U-15 teams and achieve the third championship.
Comment from Junior Youth Ladies Head Coach Shintaro Kambe
“We are under pressure to win the championship for the third time. We have many players who have experienced winning since 2 years ago. Therefore I am sure we can do it. The girls who are in their third year of junior high school are regular players in the Kanto league as well. Hence we will play to our best and achieve victory.”
【Urawa Reds Official Media (URD:OM)】
◆The 15th All Japan Women’s Youth (U-15) Soccer Tournament◆
【Game schedule of Urawa Reds Junior Youth Ladies in 1st round A group 】
Friday, 6th August, against Iga FC Flaulein (kick off at 10 am, J-Village Pitch 1)
Saturday, 7th August, against Albirex Niigata Ladies U-18 (kick off at 10 am, J-Village Pitch 1)
Sunday, 8th August, against Aguilas Kobe Junior Youth (kick off at 10 am, J-Village Pitch 1)
■Schedule after advancing the 1st round
Monday, 9th August, 1st match (kick off at 10 am, J-Village Pitch 4), 2nd match (kick off at 12 pm, J-Village Pitch 4)
Tuesday, 10th August, 3rd placing match (kick off at 10 am, J-Village Stadium), final match (kick off at 12 pm, J-Village Stadium)
＊The pitch may be changed depending upon field conditions.