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JCB, Global Football Academy hold soccer events for children in Myanmar

JCB, Global Football Academy hold soccer events for children in Myanmar 2017-12-21 02:26:27
Yangon and Tokyo, Dec 19, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB Co., Ltd. (JCB) partnered with Global Football Academy (GFA) operated by Samurai Pte Ltd. to hold soccer events for children in Southeast Asia. The first event was held in Yangon in Myanmar for two days on 17 and 18 December 2017. JCB is considering holding soccer events in other countries in Southeast Asia in the future.

Soccer is a very popular sport in Southeast Asia for both adults and children. JCB and GFA, which does soccer and other related business in Southeast Asia, are showing children in Southeast Asia just how fun sports can be and at the same time deepening the friendship between Japan and Southeast Asian countries through soccer. At this event in Yangon, famous soccer players and coaches active in the Myanmar National League taught and played together with around 130 children.

JCB and GFA will continue to contribute to society and promote communication with the people of Southeast Asia via soccer in the future as well.

Overview of the soccer event for children in Myanmar

1. Host

Hosted by: JCB

Organized by: GFA

Supported by: Myanmar National League soccer players and coaches

2. Date, location and participants

(1) Date: 17 December 2017, Sunday

Place: Myanmar Football Federation Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon.

Participants: Around 100 participants including around 90 children

(2) Date: 18 December 2017, Monday

Place: Dream Train in Yangon

Participants: Around 50 participants including around 40 children

About Dream Train

Dream Train is youth development home which opened in 2010 in Yangon by the NPO Japan Heart. Children at the home are fed, educated, and receive vocational training leading to independence. JCB and GFA visited the home on 18 December.

About Dream Train and other Japan Heart activities in Myanmar:

About JCB

JCB is a major global payment brand and a leading payment card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with hundreds of leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and card member base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, please visit:

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JCB Co., Ltd.

Kumiko Kida
Corporate Communications

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