Westfield Matildas from Australia for a Pre-Match Training Camp(February, 2016)

The Australian women’s national football team (Westfield Matildas) had a pre-match training camp for the Asian Qualifiers Final Round of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

In October 1993, Canberra city signed a sister-city agreement with Nara city.
After that, they started exchanges in a football field in 1997.

The President of a local football association of Canberra introduced Nara to the national team at this time, as a camp site to the Asian Qualifiers Final Round of the Rio Olympics.
In responce to this, Nara Prefecture, Nara City and the Nara Football Association decided to work together for help the Australian team to achieve their aims.

21 players / 14 coaches / some staffs participated in this camp, and they finished the final adjustment of checking their formation successfully.
We held a welcome ceremony, a public training and a public session (signing and photographs) for local people in Nara during their staying.

This experience was good for us as a result of a pre-match training camp.

▲ Public Practice 1

▲ Public Practice 2

▲ Welcome Ceremony

▲ Public Session

▲ Sightseeing at Todaiji Temple

▲ Team “Westfield Matildas”

■Stadium:Nara City Konoike Sports Park Athletics Stadium
■Accommodation:Hotel Nikko Nara