Play Academy was created to give girls an opportunity to experience the positive impact of sport so I’m excited to welcome our first three grantee programmes to the family. Sport has been a huge part of my life and it makes me proud to know that, through Play Academy, more girls will have the chance to have fun through sport, building confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills for life in the process.
As a global partner of Laureus, MUFG is very excited to be supporting this partnership. The goals to which Play Academy with Naomi Osaka aspires, “to change girls’ lives through play and sport” resonates deeply with the goals MUFG and Laureus strive for ‘to create a better world through the power of sport’. MUFG realizes the importance of creating a society where individuals of all backgrounds can succeed no matter their gender, age or race. Collaborating with Laureus Sport for Good, we can communicate this very important message to the world and we are grateful for this opportunity. As a financial company originating in Japan, MUFG also endeavours to become the world’s most trusted financial group, and we are committed to supporting efforts to nurture individuals who are able to fulfil their dreams and succeed regardless of their gender.