October 3, 2019
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Inc. (Headquarters in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & President Calin Dragan; hereafter “CCBJI”) is pleased to announce that its women’s hockey team Coca-Cola Red Sparks competed for Hiroshima Prefecture in the National Sports Festival “Iki-iki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai 2019” held in Ibaraki Prefecture from September, and won for seven consecutive years since 2013.
After winning the quarter-finals on Monday, September 30 and then the semi-finals as expected, Coca-Cola Red Sparks today played the final game, “Hiroshima Prefecture vs. Gifu Prefecture”, and made a great win with 1-0, aggressively attacking the opponent’s goal with its speed and tenaciousness. Coca-Cola Red Sparks has been representing Hiroshima in women’s hockey in the National Sports Festival since 1996.
CCBJI operates the company sports "Coca-Cola Red Sparks Rugby Club (Men)" and "Coca-Cola Red Sparks Hockey Club (Women)". And the both teams not only deliver excitement to the local people through the games, but also create opportunities for the young people to exercise, improve their technical abilities, and communicate safer instruction methods through the sports clinic, in reference to CCBJI's corporate philosophy of "community-based". The teams actively participate in local events to help the local people to create a bright and vibrant community and a society in which everyone can live actively and healthily.
CCBJI will continue to create an environment to allow Coca-Cola Red Sparks’ members to focus on the sport to be qualified for Japan’s national team in the Tokyo 2020 Games, and work on not only daily business activities but also its sports activities under the corporate philosophy of "community-based".
■Awards ceremony for women’s hockey in the "Iki-iki Ibaraki Yume Kokutai 2019” on Wednesday, October 2, 2019
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