Media January 2012

Kobe and Arsenal Ladies Clash in Charity Match

Women’s league champions INAC Kobe Leonessa drew 1-1 with Arsenal Ladies in a charity match for the 11 March disasters, the Mainichi Shimbun reported on 1 December.

Kobe scored after 70 minutes in front of about 11,000 spectators at the National Stadium before the visitors equalised, 12 minutes before time, in the Toyota Vitz Cup match.

“We were really happy to come over and do this tour”, said Arsenal manager Laura Harvey. “As soon as we knew it was an option, we wanted to take it because we feel [that,] with women’s football, you can’t often give something back like we have been able to do here”

*Top image: Jayne Ludlow, captain of Arsenal Ladies