A rugby team manager’s conversion to MBA student

Elvera Bartels

I graduated from Tokyo’s Waseda University in the late 1990s as a politics key and was hunting for a work when I saw that the Japanese rugby union was hiring an accounting assistant.

That was my way into the earth of rugby and, as I appreciated to use my English, I finished up aiding with the women’s global game titles in Japan as very well as negotiations with other unions when our staff travelled overseas. The task suited me and, in 2010, I was appointed as team manager for the Japanese women’s rugby sevens.

I experienced under no circumstances performed rugby — I just beloved to enjoy it. My father was a big admirer and would acquire me to online games when I was youthful. My most memorable match was the last of the Japanese national tournament in January 1984 when I was 10. We did not have tickets, but

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