July 10, 2016
Kishino (left) applies himself
to tackle practice.
The first Deaf freshman, Kishino Kaede, 18, joined Wasoeda University, one of the strong contestants of Kanto Region University Rugby Match A Group, since foundation in 1918. He graduated from the Gifu School for the Deaf.
He was an excellent player who appeared on "U-18 combined team eastern and western match" for two years as a selected member from the team of a small number of players which has no chances to play at a national tournament during his high school days.
Kishino got over severe new face practice for about two weeks for the Waseda University Rugby Club and this April, and became a member of the traditional club.
His goal is to contribute to win as one of the best universities nationwide.
Deaf student challenges rugby at Waseda University