A-League and J-League sign historic co-op agreement


Bridging the gap between Australia and Japan.

What a great move for both the Japanese and the Australian football.

Our relationship with the Futboltec academy in Australia run by Glen Trifiro & Jason Trifiro is a tremendous way for our Japanese kids and the Australian kids to integrate on a cultural exchange program which has been going on every January since the year 2010.

It took my company and my partner in OZ, Nikola Mandic over 6 years to bring one Australian player to Japan, our first one being Nathan Burns to FC Tokyo.

My brother Ken Imaya being the JFA licensed agent for my company to make the deal possible.
(We have sent 15 players into the NPL with one going on to the A league, Kojiro Kaimoto.)

This article below was written in the year 2008 when I had just retired as a player and was about to start something not knowing where it could lead to...

Slowly and slowly things have become a reality and can't be any happier for these relationships to continue.