Footy and Love Event Suggestion

Recently the sport journalist, Martin Flanagan has made a speech about sports and politics in the Sports Writers Festival.


It’s a great speech and his journalism contains depth and passionate of sports. He is a respected journalist.


Sports bring us happiness, joy and excitement. But sadness comes up when our beloved team loses. All attitudes contain passionate.


Here in Japan, in old days people found their partners with omiai. It was an arranged marriage.


But it is almost dead these days. In 1970s to 1990s, meeting opposite sex at their workplaces for partners.


Now it’s hard to date here in Japan. Online dating sites here are dodgy and mostly for casual / sexual relationships. Some people involve in some activities including joining single parties and meeting parties. These activities are called konkatsu in the Japanese language.


I have heard there were konkatsu seats at the stadiums on baseball matches to create more relationships. Some people seem to establish relationships by attending games.


In modern society, people are more likely to get busy and it seems hard to meet single men / women.


I would like footy clubs to have knowledge that some footy fans are single and have less time to meet potential partners. I’m one of them.


Footy fans are passionate of the sport and seek connection through the sport.


Then why not holding single night events after the games for single footy tragic? I think such events will boost spectators for small clubs, such as my St Kilda as well as the Western Bulldogs and North Melbourne.


Foods and drinks will be served at the event and participants will discuss about footy and their club as well as talk about other interests. As they have the common interest (footy), it would be easier to establish a relationship.


In 2016, a Hawthorn supporter proposed his Bluebagger partner at the stadium in Launceston when two clubs played. Footy and love are connecting.


I would attend a St Kilda game when the single night is held. I hope St Kilda Club takes my opinion so that I can have a lovely partner.


Go Saints!

About Yoshihiro Imagawa

Love, passion and pride are seen on the footy that is the biggest part of my life. 1. St Kilda Club member: I am a passionate and crazy Sainter. Just hope we will win the second flag soon, especially after Dogs and Tigers having ended long premiership draughts. 2. The Osaka Dingoes Player and Public Relations Officer: Player number 44 that I chose to honour Stephen Milne with my wish being like a small forward like him. Lenny Hayes' hardworking attitudes are adopted on my trainings and practices. Nick Riewoldt's great plays are in my player audiobook too. 3. Writing: Here on the Almanac and also on the World Footy News. My skills utilise on great footy websites.


  1. Phillip Dimitriadis says

    I like the idea Yoshi. It’s gotta be better than bloody ‘kisscam’. Footy and love are not always mutually exclusive. I went out with a Carlton supporter years ago. The summer was nice and then I went to a Collingwood v Carlton game with her. GAME OVER.

    Whatever you do, avoid Carlton and Hawthorn types Yoshi. May as well stick to Japanese women.

  2. G’day Phil,

    Thanks for your comment and sharing your story.

    If my idea becomes reality and join the single night, I will talk to fellow St Kilda supporters and date one of them. I have emailed the club to show my idea.

    But I would open other opportunities and then take your advice.



  3. Yoshi it’s ironic in that the idea of clubs having virtual single nights were the clubs having discos
    over in SA it was Norwood footy club having,Sams on a Saturday night and Glenelg with the Bay Disco on a Sunday night they were a institution these were also big money spinners at one stage as with most ideas they come from the past all the best !

  4. G’day Rulebook,

    Thanks for your comment with a nice compliment.

    It sounds Norwood Football Club has strong community and is more social. Also they are smart gaining more profit.

    Carlton Footy Club has a cafeteria at Princes Park and it should be a good venue to hold single nights.

    Having a disco would be great, but I don’t think a disco is not needed. Having own cafeteria or bar would be great, but I guess the clubs could hire a ball room at Docklands Stadium or a nearby hotel. Then youngstars could go to the disco after the conference?



  5. Yoshi, you really may have hit upon a good idea here.
    I reckon it has plenty of merit.

    Are you aware that, back in the 80’s, the “Saints disco” on Saturday nights after home games at Moorabbin was notorious!

  6. G’day Smokie,

    Thanks for your comment and nice positive feedback.

    Unfortunately I had been unaware of the Saints Disco. I reckon discos are not as popular these days as they used to be…



  7. Stephanie Holt says

    This is a great idea :)
    Footy would give people something to talk about, as sport always breaks down barriers. And then they would definitely have something to share. And it’s a cheap date if they’re members!
    Good luck with your idea, and your plan to get to Melbourne to see the wonderful Saints. As you say, we are on the rise, and next year will be exciting.

  8. Hi Stephanie,

    Thanks for your lovely comment :-)

    Yes, sports break the barrier and create people’s connections. Friendships and relationships are established. Footy helps me establishing new friendships and has made me being here. I would not blossom my talents here if Yvette didn’t introduce this wonderful website.

    I have expressed my thoughts to St Kilda Footy Club with the link to the article. I hope the club helps single fans who are looking for a love.

    And as you say, we are on the rise. We have got good players through the trade period. Our talented players blossom more in 2017 and we will have an exciting September.



  9. Daniel Flesch says

    Phillip Dimitriadis , your constant bagging of other clubs – particularly Hawthorn – is pretty tiresome , mate.
    By now you should know the peril of over-generalisations and that all teams , clubs, supporter groups contain a mixture of all types from wonderful to horrible. Your stereotyping of certain football people has as much validity as blanket statements about Muslims , or Asians , or even …Greeks. Give it a rest please.

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