Hello! Nice to meet you! My name is Connor O`Toole, I am 15 years old from Sydney, Australia.
I decided to come to Seiritsu because I believe it is the best opportunity available to me for both football and education. I have been in Japan for two weeks now, staying in the dormitory in Saitama with the other members of the Seiritsu Soccer Club. We have been training almost everyday for 3 hours, we have played two inter-club games and one trial game which we won 5-4!
Life in the Dormitory is very different to staying at home; each morning two first year students wake up at 5am to prepare breakfast for the others. Then we catch the train from Higashi-Washinomiya to Akabane at 7am which is approximately a 45 minute journey. Dinner is available between 6 to 8pm and at 9pm, each first year student has a cleaning task to complete, my task is to sweep and wipe the second floor hallway and the staircase. It is a very busy yet enjoyable schedule.
I'm looking forward to the next few weeks!
Connor has enrolled in seiritsu's successful soccer programme, which has not only produced Japan national team members Doko Mayo (Bronze medalist in 2012 FIFA women's U-20 World Cup) and Yuki Otsu (prolific midfielder in Japan's 2012 Olympic campaign where they reached the semi-finals, and now a senior national team member), but also helped launch the careers of several international students as well!
If you want to see how Seiritsu's soccer programme can help realise your superstar dreams, more details are here!
International Department Coordinator