Contributed by: Cam Homes Sunday, February 28 2016 @ 03:23 pm ACDT
The following is a snippet from the AFL Japan website.
AFL Scholarship Player Shoki Mukotaka from Senshu Powers Club flew from Narita Airport on 25th February to Melbourne to practice and train with Box Hill North Football Club. He will 'live' and train at the club for three weeks until 18th March.
The scholarship program also has the players homestay with members of the club so as to experience life in Australia.
"In Australia stay is homestay in the house of team-mate, has become a program that also experience life in Australia."
The AFL Japan Scholarship has run for a number of years now and several Samurai players previously participated in the Scholarship.
Genki Tanaka being one such scholarship holder who spent a season in Melbourne playing at Box Hill North also studying English and acquiring AFL qualifications and accreditations in coaching and umpiring.
Sohei Yoshida also spent five weeks at Box Hill North prior to the 2014 International Cup.