SPORTS FOR BUSINESS
Strengthening Australia-New Zealand-Japan relations at the grassroots level
As many members will know, the Chamber convened its first Sports for Business Committee meeting on 29 March. It was terrific to see so many members keen to be involved and we are excited about the start of what promises to be another very active committee.
With the Rugby World Cup held in 2019, soon followed by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic games, the time is right for the ANZCCJ to look at potential business opportunities for our membership. No one can deny the importance of rugby after Japan's amazing win over the South Africans at last year's World Cup.
I don't personally profess to know all the rules of rugby but I am truly enjoying seeing how Japan raises its profile further through sport. The Chamber is committed to supporting sporting associations such as the Japan Rugby Football Union and the Street Rugby Alliance to further raise the profile of rugby in Japan.
Events like the Street Rugby at Nihonbashi held on 2 April present a fantastic opportunity for Japan, Australia and New Zealand to strength ties at the grassroots level. We will keep you updated on the activities of the Sports for Business Committee and the exciting events that we are planning, including a reception in June on the occasion of the match between the NSW Waratahs and the Sunwolves. Keep an eye on the new Sports for Business events section in our website for news and updates!
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