JAC will establish this sports club under these goals

① Involvement in the Toronto, GTA Japanese community through sports

 

②To originate a creative future Japanese sports community culture through teaching sports in Japanese 

 

③To produce people that can be active in the future Japanese and Japanese Canadian Community through sports

J Athletics Canada is a sports group that puts emphasis on educational aspects of sports such fitness and health. Formed by former JFT (Japanese Football club of Toronto) representative and coach, Makoto Unagami, this group aims to create an environment where athletes of all ages can easily access and enjoy sports.

 

Our focus is to create an athletic environment where different age groups in the GTA (kids to seniors) can easily get involved with sports at their own level as well as enjoy sports with other age groups. We also lay our focus on helping to train kids who can return to the future Japanese communities through the sports community we aim to create.

about our logo 

いつの季節でも葉が多い繁ることから「永遠」を意味すると言われた「橘」。

橘の葉は季節にかかわらずお生い茂っていることから、

以前は桜が使われていた文化勲章にも橘が使用されている理由もここにあるといわれています。

我々 J Athletics Canadaでも季節、場所、年齢、性別問わず一人ひとりが永くスポーツへの

関わりを生み出したいという思いを込め、「丸に橘」をモチーフにした紋のロゴを

採用しました。同時に、ここカナダの地から我々の活動を発信できるよう日本・英語表記を

採用しております。

J Athletics Canada

Representative

​Makoto Unagami

福島県生まれ 埼玉県育ち

Workplace Safety & Prevention Service 

Ontario Certified member 保有

 

小3-小6:青木中央サッカークラブ

中1-中3:青木中学校サッカー部

高1-高3:埼玉県立浦和西高校サッカー部

社会人 : 川口バブルスSC

​アディダスカナダ 所属


Came to Toronto in 2004, and in 2006 became involved in establishing JFT. Was one of the main coordinators for Toronto’s first Japanese soccer school for young boys and girls. The JFT soccer school that only started out with 7 students has now come into its 13 year and starting this year is aiming to change from just a soccer school to a regional comprehensive sports club. Including the graduates, the group has grown to have more than 100 participants. He is happy to see the students grow overtime, as well as sees himself enjoy soccer even more after moving to Canada.

Greeting from the Representative

We will create an environment where kids will be able to love and have passion for soccer as well as nurture the idea of “wanting to get better”. The basic principle of J Athletics Canada is to get all participants to love sports. In order to do that, the coaches, and the management team will aim to create an environment that everyone would want to get involved in through sports, fitness, and so on. We have all experienced losing and have faced difficult and impossible tasks, but when you get over all those things you start to realize the enjoyment and the possibility for improvement. These things are what increases a player’s capacity and speed to grow and get better. As the ones teaching and coaching the players, we believe that our job is to increase the opportunities where players can find themselves enjoying and loving the sport.

 

As well, in order to have our kids, junior, and youth level players to growth, we need the full support of the parents. We thank all parents who have dealt with things far more difficult than us coaches such as purchasing the required gear, transportation to practice, and the player’s mental care.