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Getting your dream rugby job in Japan with Jess Souchon
Episode 2216th January 2023 • Jandals in Japan • Jayne Nakata & Catherine O'Connell
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Do you want to be part of the up and coming professional rugby scene here in Japan? Jess Souchon, Performance Analyst for the Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars shares her story of how she not only became a performance analyst but was offered a position of a lifetime here in Japan. Jess shares how she overcame initial frustration to accept and embrace the cultural challenges of working in Japan and finding that things were different to what she was used to in New Zealand but different can also be good.

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In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How Jess created a career as a sports analyst in New Zealand
  • How she came to be the performance analyst for the Mitsubishi Sagamihara Dynaboars
  • Arriving in Japan and adjusting to the cultural differences of working in Japan
  • Jess’ advice for people wanting to get into professional rugby in Japan

About Jess

Hailing from the Waikato Jess is currently a Performance Analyst in Japan for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Limited - Mitsubishi Sagamihara DynaBoars rugby team for the last two years. 

Jess loves all kinds of sport and is passionate about helping athletes to perform well out on the court, out on the field and out on the pitch.  In her previous roles, Jess was a head performance analyst for the Counties Manukau Steelers in the Mitre 10 Cup and she was also the Northern Stars netball team head performance analyst as part of the ANZ partnership.




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