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OMIYA ARDIJA CLUB PROFILE

CLUB INFORMATION

Team Name OMIYA ARDIJA
Management Corporation NTT SPORTS COMMUNITY CORPORATION
President Hidehiko Sano
Address Club House:4-25-3 Nishi-Omiya, Nishiku, Saitama City, Saitama, 331-8585, Japan
Office:Omiya Chuo Bldg, 1-20-1 Takahana-cho, Omiya-ku, Saitama City, Saitama, 330-0803, Japan
Established 1969
Joined J.League 1999
Hometown Saitama City (population 1.2 million)
Home Stadium NACK5 Stadium Omiya

VISION

Making a contribution to create a friendly community where people can share a dream and be inspired.

MISSION

“Be strong for Omiya”

“Be strong for Omiya” expresses the need for each player and staff to be strong and be prepared to overcome any challenge or difficulty to reach their goal. If each individual becomes stronger and works together as a team, the organization as a whole will become even stronger.

“Be professional to exceed expectations”

“Be professional to exceed expectations” means that everyone involved in the club should make their best effort to fulfill expectations and produce results as a member of a professional football club. A real professional not only meets expectations but exceeds them.

ORIGINS OF THE CLUB NAME

The squirrel has been adopted as something of a mascot for Omiya City (which in May 2001 became Saitama City) and "squirrel" in Spanish was selected as the name of the football club (the Spanish word for squirrel is actually ardilla, but in order to make it easier to pronounce correctly, the club name is spelled ARDIJA). The name was chosen in the belief that everyone, from children through to adults, feels a familiarity towards squirrels and by extension, the hope is that the club will be universally loved and develop close links with the region.

EMBLEM

OMIYA ARDIJA
A squirrel and ball feature on the emblem. The tail of the squirrel stands upright to symbolize a formidable defense as well as balance. The five stripes coming off the ball represent rapid attacking football and this is echoed by the stripe design on the squirrel's tail. At the same time the design is also evocative of the Nakasendo, one of the Edo Five Routes that runs through Omiya City (now Saitama City).

LOGO

OMIYA Ardija
The sharp, rapid image of a squirrel's front teeth is one of its key characteristics and here they have been integrated into the logo to express sharp skills and incisive movement. The club's keywords of SPEEDY - ACTIVE - AGGRESSIVE are expressed in the logo.

MASCOT

Ardy

Ardy

The squirrel, which has been adopted as a mascot for Omiya City (now Saitama City), is also the motif for the Club Mascot. Ardy has orange fur, the same as the club color, and is a symbol of the close ties between ARDIJA and Omiya City (now Saitama City). The characteristic tail of the squirrel can be used to depict several different poses and express movement.

Miya

Miya

Miya was born to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the founding of the club. From her face to her build, her hips and her legs, she expresses femininity in every pose. Compared with Ardy, Miya is smaller in terms of her height, head size, torso, arms, legs and spikes.