Presentation of FCB Satellite-Escola in Kumamoto (Japan)
Katapult Sports, in collaboration with Amazing Sports Lab Japan (ASLJ), have negotiated with FC Barcelona the expansion of the current FCB Escola Fukuoka to add a new location in Kumamoto, to be operative from April 2018. The idea sprung following the FCB Charity Camp held in Kumamoto in summer 2016 after the terrible earthquake that hit the city in April 2016. The Camp was very well welcomed by the local community and opened the door to a more permanent presence of Barça in the city.
The agreement was presented to the public on February 22nd 2018 in a press conference held in Kumamoto. David Tisner, CEO of Katapult Sports was present in the event, along with FCB Escolas, represented by Mr. Toni Clavería (Coordinator for the Asia-Pacific region of FCB Escola Projects), Mr. Mitsuru Hamada, in representation of ASLJ, and the main representatives of the city of Kumamoto.