THE FIRST PEACE PITCH IN JAPAN

The Green Sports Alliance, Japan focus on grass roots projects and activities.

3 core values to visualized through the power of sports is (1) Environment designed between Nature and Society, (2) Bio (lives) connecting among Human Beings, Nature, and Society, (3) Peace.

Current international projects, are the construction of a grassroots football pitch for Disable Children in collaboration with Johan Cruyff Foundation

Haruki Sawada (Green Sports Alliance) writes; 80,000 people in Northern KYOTO, MAIZURU have had historical DNA and heritage with war and the army. Their city is the First place where Japanese soldiers were brought back from Russia, China, and Korea after WW2. Maizuru is currently still the base camp of Japan Defence Force.

City of Maizuru is running a private sector initiated, local minded smart community team, called “Maizuru Bamboo Monsters (MBM)“, who aspire to work on SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) together with multiple stakeholders in the local community, including city officers, public schools, farmers, local bank, private companies.

Talks are ongoing with MBM GM Mr. Shinichi IZAWA regarding interest for a Piece Field Project, with Maizuru city-owned high-grade artificial turf pitch and 3 high schools in the community.

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