October 30, 2014
Connor's October Blog Post
After a long, warm and tiring Summer I am back into the swing of things at school and as we are already nearing our third testing period there have been a few long and late nights back at the dorm in preparation for exams.
Despite such a busy study schedule football never stops! On the first Sunday of October the first qualifier for the All Japan High School Football Tournament was played against local rivals The Korean High school (Tokyo Chousen) in Jujo.
The day started off bleakly, the rain had been hammering down since the morning and didn’t look like it would ever end. The game itself started quite brightly with Seiritsu gaining a quick lead in the first 10 minutes, but as the game drew on mistakes crept in, resulting in a 2-1 loss in extra time.
On the following Tuesday all member of the football club met at the training ground where we were informed that the current 3rd year students would continue to train until the 29th of October and play their final game on the following day and from that point onwards next years ‘A’ team would be selected from the current 1st & 2nd year students.
This meant that everyone became everyone’s rival; with only 25 spots available, only a third of the players can be selected for the ‘A’ team.
Anyways I'll fill you in again later!