In Hitachi Kashiwa Stadium on 24 August for ACL quarter-finals first leg match Kashiwa Reysol (Japan) vs. Guangzhou Evergrande (China), the teams stood together before kick-off to promote One Goal and the message of nutrition for every child to hundreds of football fans and young aspiring footballers in the crowd. 

Photo: Japan Football Association

A One Goal Japan donation box in the stadium raised money in support of One Goal projects throughout Asia that aim to improve child nutrition through education and greater participation in grassroots sports. Supporters could donate at the One Goal Japan booth and also learn more about the movement to end child nutrition in Asia. 

A particularly inspiring moment for the One Goal Japan team was when two young boys came running to the donation box. They donated to One Goal from their allowance money. To see children also giving to this important cause was absolutely heart-warming for our team. Thank you.

Replica uniforms were also sold online at the stadium sporting the One Goal patch on the left sleeve worn by football fans in support of the One Goal movement.

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The AFC Champions League, since 2014, have supported One Goal as 'champions for child nutrition'. Together we celebrate the power of football to bring people together and inspire our young people to enjoy the benefits of good nutrition.

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Together with the AFC Champions League, One Goal is raising funds for earthquake relief in the south central Asian country Nepal following the deadliest disaster in the country’s history. To donate in support of this feature project, visit One Goal's SimplyGiving Page.


Photos: World Vision Japan unless otherwise stated