“WE ACTION Forum” hosted by JEF UNITED ICHIHARA CHIBA LADIES
The first WE ACTION DAY was organised by JEF UNITED ICHIHARA CHIBA LADIES on 12th September 2021, who held an online “WE ACTION Forum”, discussing how to achieve a society that allows for every person to individually shine.
The players were joined by Ms. Mayumi Kawaguchi, Deputy Mayor of Chiba City, and Mr. Seiichiro Maki, a former professional football player, to talk about social inclusion, as well as career development paths for women. Ms. Otaki who was pregnant at the time, had the chance to explain how the system within the WE LEAGUE allows for players like herself to be able to continue to play football even after giving birth. The panel discussion gave people the opportunity to consider and appreciate the value of diversity within society, and recognize the need to continually strive for an inclusive and supportive society that would enable the next generation to thrive.
In addition to the “WE ACTION Forum”, the players also took part in volunteering at a local clean-up event, as well as a ‘Food Drive’, organized by a food-bank that collects surplus home foods in the local neighbourhood and delivers them to local welfare organisations and institutions.