The recent All Japan Gateball Teams Championships held in Fukuoka City from 15-16th October had 44 teams participating. Each team had to win the qualifying tournaments within their prefectures in order to progress to the National Championships. Held over two days the results were 1st- Kagawa Shoujima Shoukae Team seen in the photo below. The certificate, banner and trophy are proudly displayed by this youthful team.
In second place is a team named “E Force” that represented Mie Prefecture. The young players are the Captain’s children and their friends. What a wonderful achievement for these players who have promising future in the sport!