Sanfrecce Hiroshima Sanfrecce are one of the founding members of the J-League, and have a long history prior to its formation. Founded as the Mazda Works team, they were the first undefeated champions of Japan, and won the league six times before the foundation of the J-League.
The name Sanfrecce is a Portmanteau of the Japanese word San, meaning three, and the Italian Frecce, meaning arrows. The name comes from a story in which a lord told his three sons to break an arrow each. They did easily. Then the Lord gave each son three arrows bound together, and asked them to do the same. They found it far harder. He then told his sons that three arrows together were far stronger than one arrow, and this convinced the sons to work together for the good of the clan.
Rules of the competition –
• All kits must have the Crest of Sanfrecce Hiroshima on the shirt
• All kits must have the Nike logo on the shirt, socks and shorts
• All kits must have the Mazda logo on the shirt (the HQ of the company is in Hiroshima)
• All kits must have the player number on the back of the shirt, the shorts and on the front of the shirt.
• All kits must have a player name above the number.
Sanfre play in Purple/Violet for the home, and for the away, they did play in white or grey, but as of recently, they have started to play in pink, the colour of the official flower of Hiroshima.
At the end of the competition, all the entries will be judged and marked out of 15. This will be undertaken for both the home and away kits. The competition will start on the 15th August, and will finish on the 1st Sept.
Update - 3/9/2012: The competition is now CLOSED. Marks will be given shortly.
Update - 22/10/2012: It took some time due to unforeseen circumstances but Spider's results are in...