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Another successful event in Jakarta
YKK Holding Asia and YKK Zipper Indonesia successfully organized another edition of the "Just for kicks" YKK kids football clinic in Jakarta from the 18th-20th October 2010.

Though the event was organized right in the middle of the monsoon season in Indonesia, the event ran smoothly without any challenges due to the weather. World-renowned coaches from AS Roma were invited back again to conduct the clinic for the second time.

The event kicked off with a press conference held at the Sultan Hotel on the 18th October in the ASEAN Ballroom. VIPs included the General Secretary Mr. Nugraha Besoes and Technical Director Sutan Harharah of the Indonesia Football Federation (PSSI). YKK Holding Asia was represented by Mr. Kazuto Daimon while Mr. Yoshihiro Shirakawa and Dr. Bachtiar Alam represented YKK Zipper Indonesia.

The press conference started with local celebrity master of ceremony Ciska Becker who gave the members of the media an insight to the project and the fundamentals of the event. Dr. Bachtiar Alam then addressed the audience with a brief presentation of the YKK and their business in the region and Indonesia. Dr. Bachtiar meticulously explained the idea behind the initiative to create a Corporate Social Responsibility project that focuses on giving back to the society. He later impressed the crowd by stating the fact that the total production in YKK Indonesia Fastening Products Group has enough zippers that if attached together can take around the moon and back which drew huge laughter from the audience.

Later that afternoon, 30 coaches selected by PSSI were put through the paces by the AS Roma on the fundamentals of Italian football and specific training skills similarly used by AS Roma for their youth teams. A theory session was followed by a practical session that lasted for almost 3 hours.

Over the 4 sessions in next 2 days on 19th & 20th October, total of 267 kids participated in the football clinic and experienced first hand the skills test and exercises that kids from the same age group undergo in Roma. Mr. Shirakawa, Mr. Steven , Mr. Soenarto and Mr. Daimon from YKK IDN and YHA were tasked to select participants based on the participants' talent and enthusiasm for the coveted prize of an autographed ball signed by the three coaches as the Special award presented by the organizers. In addition, the AS Roma coaches also selected 4 participants based on outstanding skills during each session and presented them with an original AS Roma shirt which came as a surprise to the winners.

The smiles and laughter of kids who participated in the event was a great testament to the success of the project with the kids chanting "YKK! YKK!" towards the end of the day.

Date: 18th – 20th Oct 2010
Venue: PSSI Training Ground A
Time: 08:00 to 11:00 hrs (1st session)
14:00 to 17:00 hrs (2nd Session)
Category: Boys age 10-14 years old


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