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November 21, 2014

Jason Davidson's school visit

On Wednesday November 19th, after the international exhibition football match between Australia and Japan the previous evening, former Seiritsu soccer athlete and Aussie national team member Jason Davidson returned to the school to give an assembly to the athlete students and staff.


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First, after refreshing his memory by walking the school corridors, Jason met all of his former coaches and some old classmates, along with Principal Fukuda.


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Then it was the assembly proper, where he talked about his time at Seiritsu and beyond, and answered questions from the students.


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After that, Jason's father, former pro footballer Alan Davidson, also gave a speech to the students. Jason then presented the shirt he wore at the 2014 World Cup match against Holland to Principal Fukuda.


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The students then presented Jason with a gift of flowers and the Seiritsu scarf (to keep him warm on the frost English mornings, surely!).


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Of course, everyone wanted to be in a photo with him, so the final fifteen minutes were spent with the students and staff, taking pictures and signing autographs, before Jason departed to the airport to travel straight back to the UK.


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A big thank you to Alan Davidson and Ralph Barba, who helped make the event possible, and Good luck to Jason with his future endeavours.


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Peter Williams
International Department Coordinator