Contributed by: Cam Homes Tuesday, April 08 2014 @ 08:05 am ACST
The Tokyo Goannas held their season 2014 Launch on Sunday 6th April with an open training session (including Auskick drills for the kids) at Futkotamagawa riverside to kick the day off then back to the clubhouse at the Hobgoblin at Roppongi for a sausage sizzle and a Goannas Pint and Parma Special washed down with a beer.
Goannas merchandise was on sale and committee members collected player and social membership subscriptions during the day.
The Tokyo Goannas club was founded in 1991 to promote Aussie Rules Football in Tokyo and Japan, being the most successful team in AFL Japan’s premier footy competition – Japan Top League. (Ten premierships)
The club was glad to get the season off on a good note playing and watching footy at “Tokyo’s best ex-pat sporting club”.
Coming up are some other events on the Goannas’ calendar;
April 12th: Goannas v Osaka Dingoes pre-season practice match.
April 19th: Goannas v Japan Gaelic Association exhibition match: YACA
April 20th: Goannas training and NAB Auskick clinic: Futkotamagawa riverside.
April 25th: Anzac Day Memorial Service: Commonwealth War Cemetery, Yokohama Hodogaya, followed by Anzac Day AFL Games on the big screens at Roppongi Hobgoblin.
April 27th: Goannas AFL Japan Top League season kicks off against Komozawa Magpies at YACA starting at 3.00pm