March is the month in Japan when students graduate from their educational establishment (This is because the new school year starts in April, not September as it is England).

To celebrate this momentous occasion in a young person’s life, FC Gifu are running a “Congratulations on your graduation!” (卒業おめでとうございます) campaign for this weekend’s home game against J2 table toppers Shonan Bellmare. Anybody who has graduated from any school/college/university and brings proof of their graduation to the information booth outside the stadium will receive one free ticket. It really is that simple. The ticket is for the unreserved part of the main stand.

I predict this will be a very good game, so I would urge anyone who knows anyone that has graduated to take advantage of this deal.