Passion for football transcends borders at EKU, connecting head coach Walt Wells with Japanese coach Ryo Yoshimura from the Sekisui Challengers.

By the Numbers
  • Amagasaki, Japan, the home of coach Ryo Yoshimura, is 6,670 miles away from EKU.
  • The Sekisui Challengers compete in Japan's X-League, the country's professional football league.
State of Play
  • Coach Ryo Yoshimura visits EKU to observe practices and learn from the coaching staff.
  • Yoshimura aims to instill the passion for football he witnessed at EKU in his Japanese players.
What's Next

Coach Yoshimura returns to the Sekisui Challengers for their upcoming season while EKU continues its Spring practice.

Bottom Line

The unique connection through football between EKU and the Sekisui Challengers exemplifies the universal language of passion in the sport, fostering mutual learning and cultural exchange.