Football Women's Pro League newly established November 14, 23:55 aiming for the opening of next year
The Japan Football Association has decided to establish a women's professional league with the aim of opening in 2021 after the Tokyo Olympics. There are many issues that need to be resolved, such as attracting customers and funding for the realization, and the skill of the association is asked how to formulate specific measures.
In the women's professional league, Norio Sasaki, who won the World Cup as the manager of the Japanese national team “Nadeshiko Japan” in 2011, became the head of the establishment preparation room, and examined the time of the event and the number of participating teams. It was.
Under such circumstances, the Japan Football Association decided on the 14th board meeting to establish a new women's professional league with the aim of opening in 2021 after the Tokyo Olympics.
The current domestic league “Nadeshiko League” is to keep it as an amateur.
On the other hand, in the “Nadeshiko League”, the number of visitors is low, and the current situation is that there are many issues that need to be resolved, including funding.
In addition, for such companies to invest in a new professional league is also, at the moment, that the prospect does not stand, how we come up with the specific measures for the realization, will be questioned ability of the Football Association.
Mr. Kiyotaka Suhara, managing director of the Japan Football Association, said, “The most important goal is to become a professional immediately after the overall sporting momentum at the Tokyo Olympics next year. I want to make a difference in the development. " After that, he said, “I want to avoid the situation where I can't solve the problem of sponsors and establish a professional league.”