About

Founded in October 2013

Registered to the JFA in January 2014

Philosophy

Passion

Love for the game. We try to pass on our passion for football to young players by helping them explore their potential, fall in love with the ball and enjoy the game to the fullest.

Improvement

Focus on the process. Our curriculum, build on our experience of french training methods, covers all technical, physical and tactical aspects of the game to help players improve and perform.

Development

Sports make great people. We try to teach players sports values such as respect, fair-play, teamwork, discipline, and perseverance so that they can become responsible young adults.

Community

Connecting people through sports. We connect Tokyo’s international community by getting together players of all nationalities, and create an unique chemistry on and off the pitch.

Goals

  • To create a safe, fun, and challenging environment where players, regardless their nationality, can improve their skills and enjoy the game
  • To make players development a priority by raising their skills, level of confidence and self-esteem while developing their own character
  • To support players education by teaching them sports values such as passion, respect, solidarity, humility, fair play.
  • To help players to achieve sports excellence by offering a great quality of training based on our experience of french training methods
  • To give an opportunity to foreign players to access Japanese competitions 
  • To give an opportunity to young japanese players to join an international football club and learn from a different style
  • To bring together the most talented players from Tokyo’s international schools and offering them exposure in  Japanese competitions
  • To build a competitive international football club in Tokyo that achieves results while mixing up the french, western, and japanese cultures

Staff

Nicolas Dhuez

Manager/Head Coach

France

Profile

Speaks french, english, japanese

Certificates:

  • UEFA B Licence
  • DEF (French Diploma delivered by the French Federation of Football)
  • Coever Youth Certificat
  • JFA Diploma Level D
  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Coaching Background:

  • Now Coach U6-U15 at FC Nomade since 2013, Tokyo
  • Now Coach U6-U17 at Aoba International School since 2014, Tokyo
  • 3 years as Coach U6-U17 at FC Chiyoda, Tokyo
  • 8 years as Coach U6-U12 at Lycée Français International, Tokyo
  • 2 years as Coach U8-U12 at FC Brighton, England
  • 3 years as Coach U8-U12 at RC Paris, France

Player’s Background:

  • FC Brighton (3rd Division), England
  • RC Paris (National 1), France
  • FC Metz (Ligue 1), France
  • Selected in U15 and U17 french national team
  • First pro contract at the age of 14 years old
  • Lorraine (champion)
  • Selected in the Paris Île-de-France team
  • Selected in the Hauts-de-Seine team, France
  • ES Nanterre, France
  • Charleval, France

 

Kevin Le Bras

Coach

France

Profile

Speaks french, english, basic japanese

Certificates:

  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Coaching Background:

  • Now Coach at FC Nomade since September 2017, Tokyo
  • English Soccer Coach at Global Athlete Project, 2017-18, Tokyo
  • Helped as an Assistant Coach U8-U10 at CSMR Outremont, Montréal, Canada
  • Helped as an Assistant Coach U8-U10 at SWFL Adrenaline, Fort Myers, USA

Player’s Background:

  • 2020: TOKYO CITY F.C., Tokyo, Japan
  • 2016: CSMR Outremont (PLSQ, semi-pro), Montréal, Canada
  • 2014: South West Florida Adrenaline (USL PDL, semi-pro), Fort Myers, USA
  • 2013-2014: Coastal Carolina University (NCAA Division 1), SC, USA
  • 2010-2013: Vannes OC (Regional 1, National 3, Ligue 2), France
  • 2009-2010: SCO Angers (U19, National 3), France
  • 2001-07: Chamois Niortais FC (U11-U17), France

 

Lionel Étienne

Coach

France

Profile

Speaks french, basic english, learning japanese

Certificates:

  • FFF Coaching Certificate U9-U12, 2009
  • FFF Referee Certificate, 2006-2007
  • JFA Referee Diploma Level 4

Coaching Background:

  • Coach U8-U15 at FC Nomade since September 2018
  • 2017-2018: Education License/Manager, US Bouscat, France

Player’s Background:

  • 2011-2012: SA Mérignac (DHR – 7th division), France
  • 2008-2011: SC Cadaujac (PH – 8th division), France
  • 2005-2008: SC Cadaujac (U18 PH), France
  • 2002-2004: CA Begles (U15 PH), France

 

Yurie Shimbori

General Manager

Japan

Profile

Speaks japanese, english

Certificates:

  • Kindergarden Teacher Diploma
  • Childcare Diploma
  • Counseling Diploma (Japan Mental Health Association Psychology Course)
  • Life Coach Certificate (Ginza Coaching School) (Trust Coaching school)
  • Mental training SBT license 3
  • Secretary Diploma

 

Competitions

Regular JFA Leagues

Overview of the Japanese system:

J.LEAGUES
Division 1/2/3 | Pro

2

JAPANESE FOOTBALL LEAGUE (JFL)
Division 4 | Semi-Pro

2

REGIONAL LEAGUES
Youth to Adults

2

PREFECTURAL LEAGUES
Grassroots to Adults

For our U13 and U15 teams
Playing in the Kanagawa League
In alliance with DSTY EAGLES
18 Games/Season

Independent Leagues

RECCOSS LEAGUE
Grassroots

For our U8, U10, U12 teams
~10 Games/Season

HIKARIGAOKA JUNIOR SOCCER LEAGUE (HJSL)
Grassroots

For our U8, U10, U12 teams
18 Games/Season

Selections

We build U12 and U15 selection teams with our best players from theses categories and go play tournaments several time a year. The U10 team also has a tournament every year, all players can join.

Every year, the Reccoss League selects the best U12 players of the league to be part of the Reccoss Selection Team. The team travels to Spain to play an important tournament.

Club Records

U15
2020 9th (stage 2)
2019 4th (stage 2)
U12 U10
2019/20 7th
2018/19 7th
2017/18 8th (stage 2)
3rd (stage 1)
2016/17 4th 5th
2015/16 5th 4th
U12 U10
2016/17 3rd 3rd
2015/16 1st 1st
2014/15 2nd 6th

Mitsubishi Tournament

U12
U10
2019 1st

Nadia Tournament

U12
U10
2016/17 1st
2015/16 1st
2014/15 2nd