Media March 2014

Football group marks decade

The British Football Academy celebrates 10 years in Tokyo this year, the Savvy Tokyo website reported on 22 January.

Founder Sid Lloyd came to Japan in 1989, and wanted to fill what he saw as a void in the football scene for foreigners. In addition to an adult expat league, he set up the academy for children of all nationalities to learn, in English, how to play football.

Currently, about 500 children attend on a weekly basis at one of the group’s five locations.