A Blast From the Past, January 11, 2011
This article was written in 2002 and shows one of the
founders of the club as well as our coach. The following is a recollection from our coach.
This article appeared in a women's lifestyle magazine. As a result, there were nine women who applied
to be an assistant staff member, doing such things as brewing tea and mixing sports drinks. From those
nine, there were two women who did come and help us for quite a good while.
From the photo, you can see it was at Osaka Castle and the date was October 2001. Playing in the shadow
of the castle was kind of cool. However, hitting the deck usually meant Dettol and Elastoplast. In the
photo, I think that was my Sherrin, a top shelf version that then had a VW logo on it. That dirt ground
was quick to split the double seamed stitch you will find at the points of a Sherrin. Our sport is unique
in usuing leather for the balls and even though it was certain that dirt would wreck them, nothing beats
kicking a quality Sherrin.
One more comment about those times was that it was hard to find space at the castle. People would be playing
baseball, soccer, american football, dancing, flying kites, you name it. You sometimes would need to argue
with other about having a fair go regarding space usage. In contrast, nowadays there seems to be fewer
sports played there on a Saturday afternoon.