There is plenty of talk about football leagues. Today, I had the oppurtunity to read the J-League Profile, which the organizers sent to me. Really impressive, they put their achhievements - which the world knows - on paper and most importantly their vision.
I am sure many of us have heard about J-League's 100 Year Vision. This is their explanation about the 100 Year Vision.
"Professional sport is not only about entertainment. The stadiums stand at the core of the J-League's work in building a richer sporting environment for Japan. We are nurturing a new sporting culture rooted in community - based sports clubs. The J-League has adopted the Hundred Year Vision - A happier Nation Through Sport, as a lucid way toexpress the vision the vision behind its activities for realising the league's founding principles."
As of July 2011, a total of 1,111 players are registered with J-League clubs, including 112 from countries like Brazil, Korea Republic and Australia.
Well, Japan is too far in front already and now they want to move further in front. Hope other nations in Asia will catch this vision and move ahead. Football should be run by professionals.