Disabilities soccer conference to be established by JFA for Tokyo Paralympics

January 15, 2015

Japan Football Association (JFA) held a board meeting for the first time in fiscal year 2015 in the JFA House on January 15 and decided to establish the "Disabilities Soccer Conference (tentative name)".

Seven disability soccer groups including the Japanese Deaf Soccer Association exist in Japan at present. JFA has considered support to various disability soccer groups as one of its projects to move forward. 

Because JFA failed in unifying these groups into one, it decided to start foundation of the integrated group called the "Disabilities Soccer Conference" for the purpose of incorporation of each group, leader training programs in all kinds' business, and information sharing among the various disability groups. 

The move is possibly conscious of Tokyo Paralympics scheduled for 2020, though FIFA doesn't consider the Disabilities Soccer under its control. 

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