Ken Matsushima for Japan
16 October 2016
Pride of Yamanashi! 頑張れ日本代表選手！ヴァンフォレー甲府U12の皆さん、もう既に世界を脅かせた。今日のファイナルで、後悔のないよう楽しんでプレーして下さい。We are so proud of you! Vamos Ventforet!
48 club teams from all over Japan, over 700 kids, participated in the 2016 tournament
Participation: Open application during the month of December, and draw (in Jan).
Out of 48, 8 teams are seeded (top 8 teams of 2015 edition). 40 are chosen by the draw (out of over 200 applications).
Participates in the DNC since 2001
"World Champion" in 2014
2016 national team: Ventforet Kofu U12
2016 ranking: 2nd
2017 national final: March 26th
2017 national team: Kashiwa Reysol U12