The Japan Wheelchair Rugby Federation (JWRF) is pleased to announce that the ” MITSUI FUDOSAN 2022 Wheelchair Rugby SHIBUYA CUP,” the first international wheelchair rugby tournament to be hosted by the JWRF, will be held between November 19 (Sat.) – 20 (Sun.) at the Yoyogi National Stadium 2nd Gymnasium.
With the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, many people are now interested in para-sports, and we hope that many fans will come to the place that has created so many stories as spectators this time and experience the vibrancy, realistic sound, passion, and excitement of wheelchair rugby and cheer for the teams. This is why we have planned this event.
We are pleased to announce that Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. will support this event as an event partner. We are grateful for Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. for supporting our event concept and has been supporting the federation since 2016, and has been our top partner since 2017.
In addition, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and Shibuya City, where the Yoyogi National Stadium is located, have agreed to co-host this event.
Shibuya City has been promoting wheelchair rugby at schools within the city since before the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and as the area is particularly interested in the sport, the city will support the event as a co-host.
The popularization and spread of para-sports is a major catalyst for the realization of an inclusive society, and we will take advantage of this opportunity to continue to promote interest in para-sports by starting a new international wheelchair rugby tournament here in Yoyogi.
The purpose of this event is to provide a starting point for the next generation athletes for both Japan and Australia, and to encourage them to spread their wings to the world from the SHIBUYA CUP. Therefore, the teams will consist mainly of young athletes.
|0.5||安藤 夏輝||Ando Natsuki||5||社会福祉法人飯盛会 障がい福祉サービス事業所 サンハウス||28|
|1.0||小川 仁士||Ogawa Hitoshi||23||バイエル薬品株式会社||28|
|1.5||渡邉 翔太||Watanabe Shota||25||ソシエテ・ジェネラル証券株式会社||31|
|1.5||日向 顕寛||Hiuga Akihiro||31||株式会社レスターエレクトロニクス||33|
|1.5||草場 龍治||Kusaba Ryuji||11||NTTビジネスソリューションズ株式会社||21|
|2.0||青木 颯志||Aoki Soshi||10||神奈川県立高浜高等学校||17|
|2.0||壁谷 知茂||Kabetani Tomoshige||8||AIGジャパン・ホールディングス株式会社||35|
|2.0||菅野 元揮||Sugano Motoki||55||LINE株式会社||30|
|2.0||中町 俊耶||Nakamachi Shunya||14||株式会社コロプラ||28|
|2.5||荒武 優仁||Aratake Masahito||35||株式会社コロプラ||31|
|3.0||白川 楓也||Shirakawa Fuya||44||テスホールディングス株式会社||23|
|3.5||橋本 勝也||Hashimoto Katsuya||32||日興アセットマネジメント株式会社||20|
|3.5||村田 和寛||Murata Kazuhiro||33||三建設備工業株式会社||28|
*Age is as of November 19 Japan time.
*Japan national team has 13 athletes who have completed the entry, but 12 athletes will be registered for each game.
*The captain is #32 Hashimoto Katsuya
*Athletes in bold are members who attended the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
*Age is as of November 19 Japan time.
*Athlete in bold is a member who attended the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
<Day 1> November 19, 2022 (Sat.)
|10:00-11:30||Game 1: Japan vs Australia|
|12:30-13:00||Entertainment shows (Double Dutch / DJ time / wheelchair rugby try & go )|
|14:30-16:00||Game 2: Japan vs Australia|
<Day 2> November 20, 2022 (Sun.)
|10:30-12:00||Game3: Japan vs Australia|
|13:00-13:30||Entertainment shows (Dance time / wheelchair rugby try & go )|
|14:30-16:00||Game4: Japan vs Australia|
*Any changes to the schedule will be announced on JWRF’s social media and website.
*Times are approximate. The end time of each game is subject to change depending on the game situations.
Guests from various fields will appear each day to make this event more exciting.
November 19 (Sat.): Professional Double Dutch team “REG☆STYLE”.
In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the team achieved the feat of winning three consecutive world championships at the Double Dutch Festival “DOUBLE DUTCH CONTEST”!
Their performances, from their skillful manipulation of two ropes to their powerful acrobatics and dancing, will mesmerize you!
November 20(Sun.): Professional dance team “FULLCAST RAISERZ”
A “physical dance troupe” that can compete on the world stage. The group is composed mainly of “Twiggz Fam”, one of the biggest KRUMP artists group in Japan, which presents KRUMP with their unparalleled sense, power, innovative performance, and control. One of the teams participating in D. LEAGUE as a team owner.
Both days: DJ and supervision of on-site music “CLUB CAMELOT, Shibuya”
CLUB CAMELOT is a nightclub located in Shibuya that offers the largest and finest entertainment in Tokyo! It was ranked No. 2 in the DJ MAG JAPAN club ranking in 2018, and in 2019, it was finally ranked No. 1 in the same ranking. 17 years after its opening, it continues to grow.
On-site music DJ: RESIDENT DJ “YOSEEK”
Born July 19, 1994 in Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, YOSEEK began his DJ career in earnest in 2014, and in 2017, at a young age, he became the resident DJ at CLUB CAMELOT, which holds approximately 300,000 people annually. In 2018, he performed at Ultra Japan2018 for the first time, and later that year he was ranked #2 in the DJ MAG JAPAN U-29 DJ category. In 2019, he continues to perform at Ultra Korea2019 and Ultra Japan2019, and is actively performing at music festivals as well as clubs.
Both days: Showing a cheering video from the Australian Embassy Tokyo x Shibuya City’s Elementary Schools
This event is supported by the Australian Embassy Tokyo. An Australian PR video will be shown at halftime and other times on monitors inside the venue, and a video from elementary school students in Shibuya City cheering on the Australian national team will also be shown.
Both days: Gifts for visitors (first 2,500 visitors on each day)
As a gift for visitors to the event, original towels will be distributed to the first 2,500 visitors on each day of the event. The theme color for this event is rainbow, and towels will be available in seven different colors, which will be distributed at random at the entrance to the venue. The towels will be distributed at random at the entrance of the venue, and participants will be encouraged to wave them in the air to cheer the teams on.
*You cannot choose the color, but you can exchange them with other visitors at the venue, etc.!
We will continue to post updates as they become available!
*We will inform you on our website and social media if there are any changes within the details of the event, schedule, or information.
*Original news article in Japanese: https://jwrf.jp/news/2022shibuyacup/